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TORY GOVERNMENT WILLING TO SACRIFICE SHEEP FARMERS ON THE ALTAR OF A NO DEAL BREXIT

Plaid Cymru has slammed the UK Government for admitting that the Welsh sheep farming sector will be decimated if no Brexit deal is agreed with the European Union, expecting sheep farmers to effortlessly diversify into beef.    

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CROSS-PARTY BACKING FOR PLAID MOTION URGING SUPPORT FOR HOSTELS

A Plaid Cymru Motion in Westminster calling on the UK Treasury to provide targeted support for hostels impacted by the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic has secured widespread cross-party support.   

The Motion tabled by Liz Saville Roberts MP and sponsored by Hywel Williams MP calls on the Treasury to urgently put packages of support in place for the hostel sector, as figures from the Youth Hostel Association (YHA) reveal a £30m drop in income since March.  

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CAMPAIGNERS' DISMAY AT WELSH GOVERNMENT FAILURE TO SAVE NURSING BEDS

Community leaders have voiced their disappointment that nursing beds at the Penrhos Polish Home, Llanbedrog will be removed sooner than expected, accusing the Welsh Labour government of failing to find the necessary funding to maintain the short-term provision of care.    

 

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Important milestone for Llanbedr Road Bypass

Plaid Cymru Gwynedd Councillor, Annwen Hughes today welcomed the news that Gwynedd Council cabinet members have authorised for compulsory purchase orders to be made in relation to the A496 Llanbedr bypass road in Ardudwy.

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CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT SMALL BREWERIES FROM REGRESSIVE TAX HIKE REACHES WESTMINSTER.

Plaid MP says punitive government reforms could signal the end for many small independent brewers

M J Richardson / William Worthington's micro-brewery / CC BY-SA 2.0

Plaid Cymru Member of Parliament for Dwyfor Meirionnydd Liz Saville Roberts has accused the Chancellor of the Exchequer of blindsiding small, independent brewers in Wales, as the Westminster government push ahead with overhauling the way breweries are taxed.   

Under the contentious plans, dozens of small breweries across Wales face the burden of paying more tax because of a decision by the UK Treasury to cut Small Breweries’ Relief. Around 90 small breweries in Wales could be adversely impacted by the changes.

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LOCAL MP CALLS FOR COVID-19 TESTING CENTRES IN DWYFOR AND MEIRIONNYDD

Health Board urged to consider specific needs of rural communities when determining Covid testing sites

Plaid Cymru Member of Parliament Liz Saville Roberts has called on Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board to establish dedicated local community testing centres for people living in the Dwyfor and Meirionnydd area who present with symptoms of Covid-19.  

Whilst the Health Board has committed to opening a testing centre in Bangor, there remains no permanent provision for those living in Dwyfor and Meirionnydd, with the nearest alternative operational testing centres in Aberystwyth and Llandudno.

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Time to legislate the use of jet skis similarly to legislation of motorcycles

Jetski. Pic: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kitta/

Plaid Cymru Gwynedd will today call on the UK Government to create legislation to regulate offshore personal water vehicles, such as jet skis, in the same way as motorcycles are governed by road legislation.

“Does the population of Wales realise that Wales and countries within the United Kingdom are the only ones in Europe that allow jet ski users to drive along our waters without any form of restrictions?" asked Councillor Gareth Thomas who has responsibility for communities and economic development in Gwynedd.

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HEALTH BOARD URGED TO USE VACANT RAINBOW HOSPITALS TO REDUCE WAITING TIMES

Plaid Cymru Senedd candidate for Dwyfor Meirionnydd and Chair of the North Wales Health Alliance, Cllr Mabon ap Gwynfor has called on Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board to make use of the so-far unfilled north Wales rainbow hospitals to help deal with the sizeable backlog of patients waiting for treatment across the region.  

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PETITION RAMPS-UP PRESSURE ON HEALTH BOARD TO PROTECT LLŶN NURSING BEDS

More than one thousand people have now signed an online petition calling on Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and the Welsh Government to safeguard nursing beds at Penrhos Polish Home, Pwllheli.

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HEALTH BOARD URGED TO KEEP NURSING BEDS LOCAL AS PLANS ARE DRAWN UP

Plaid Cymru MP for Dwyfor Meirionnydd Liz Saville Roberts has called on Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board to provide firm assurances that work being done to look at the future of nursing beds at the Penrhos Polish Home and wider nursing care in Pen Llŷn will both safeguard the interests of residents and guarantee adequate nursing care in future in the immediate area.    

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