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Bleak week for NHS in Wales

It's been another bleak week for NHS statistics in Wales. Hard working front line NHS staff must be utterly demoralised seeing the constant bad news headlines and it is time the Welsh Labour Government addressed the problems.

Legal confusion reigns in RCT over education cuts

The consultation on the proposed nursery cuts in RCT has been extended until the end of January which is good news for opponents trying to put together a case against this ridiculous move.
However, we have to ask what exactly are the Officers at RCT Council playing at?

Labour Cabinet put sweeteners for staff before front line service.

RCT Cabinet have put off for six months a decision which would save the cash strapped Council a considerable amount of money without affecting front line services.

Caerphilly Council warned after employee surveillance

A council that ordered covert surveillance on a sick employee must review its approach after an Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) investigation.

Police Commissioners branded a waste of public money by Plaid AM

Plaid Cymru AM Rhodri Glyn Thomas has called for Police and Crime Commissioners to be scrapped once their current term ends.

The Carmarthen East and Dinefwr Assembly Member made the appeal with the annual cost of the Commissioners’ put at more than £3.2m.

UK deaths from Alzheimer's disease up by 52 per cent, finds study

An analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study, published in The Lancet, has found that Alzheimer's disease was responsible for 52 per cent more deaths in 2013 compared to 1990.
The number of UK deaths from Alzheimer's rose from 32,429 in 1990 to 49,349 in 2013.

Launch of child poverty animations

Children in Wales has launched a set of poverty animations with the voices of children and young people from across the UK.

New advice issued on Older People's Commissioner's information request

We are urging all providers to respond to the request from the Older People's Commissioner, Sarah Rochira, for information by February 2.