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GIVE OUR VALUED NHS WORKERS SETTLED STATUS SAYS PLAID

Tougher post-Brexit immigration rules will compromise patient care

Warnings from the Welsh NHS that the recruitment and retention of healthcare workers and care staff across Wales will be put at risk in the event of new, post-Brexit immigration rules have prompted calls for action from Plaid Cymru.

Brexit uncertainties and concerns about tougher EU immigration rules have led to calls on the UK government to provide all NHS staff in Wales with settled status, so that staffing levels and patient care are safeguarded during Brexit.

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LOCAL MP WELCOMES NEW BUYER FOR STATE-OF-THE-ART CHEESE PLANT

Gloucestershire-based Futura - one of the largest suppliers of continental cheese to the UK and Ireland - has taken on the GRH Foods factory in Minffordd.

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OUTCRY AS BARCLAYS SCRAP FREE POST OFFICE CASH WITHDRAWLS

Plaid Cymru MP urges bank bosses to ‘reverse flawed move’

Plaid Cymru MP for Dwyfor Meirionnydd Liz Saville Roberts has called on Barclays to reconsider its decision to stop customers from making cash withdrawals in Post Office branches in her constituency from the 8th January 2020.  

Whilst some services for Barclays customers will be unaffected - such as cash and cheque deposits and balance enquiries – the decision to remove cash withdrawal services from Post Office branches after this date has been met with fierce criticism.

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FM must apologise for “baseless attempted smear”

English Plaid Westminster Leader rebukes Drakeford for Plaid is anti-English claim

Plaid Cymru Westminster Leader Liz Saville Roberts has said that Labour politicians must distance themselves and the First Minister should apologise for his attempted smear of Plaid Cymru as anti-English.

Last night, during a lecture in Merthyr Tydfil launching a report saying that Wales could choose independence in the near future, the First Minister said that “our emancipation is not one based on framing other nations as the enemy: whether that be by Boris Johnson’s attempt to demonise the European Union, or Plaid Cymru’s attempt to blame the English for all our present discontents.”

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FISHERIES MINISTER ACCUSED OF BREACHING MINISTERIAL CODE IN SEA ACCESS ROW

Labour Minister prioritises interests of holiday home owner at expense of Llŷn fishermen

Labour Welsh Government Fisheries Minister Lesley Griffith has been accused of breaching the Ministerial Code by siding with a holiday-home owner from her Wrexham constituency in a dispute over the rights of local fishermen to access waters off the Llŷn Peninsula. 

Welsh Government Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths - who has responsibility for fishing in Wales - wrote to Cyngor Gwynedd to protest about signs put up by local fishermen to control parking at the Porth Colmon launch ramp in Llŷn.

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FREE-TO-USE CASH MACHINES UNDER THREAT AS GOVERNMENT IGNORE PLEA FOR HELP

Plaid Cymru MP calls for sufficient mitigation measures to shield rural communities from disproportionate cuts

Plaid Cymru MP for Dwyfor Meirionnydd Liz Saville Roberts has urged the UK’s second largest provider of cash machines to protect rural communities, as it moves ahead with plans to axe thousands of free-to-use ATMs including 3 in her constituency.   

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MP RESPONDS TO PWLLHELI FACTORY SHOP LANGUAGE ROW

Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd MP Liz Saville Roberts has responded to a decision by the Factory Shop to refuse to allow staff members at their Pwllheli store to wear badges showing that they speak Welsh. 

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DWYFOR MEIRIONNYDD NURSES SHORT-CHANGED BY CASH-STRAPPED HEALTH BOARD

HEALTH BOARD SLAMMED AS ACCOUNTANCY GIANT TARGETS NURSES TO SAVE CASH

Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd candidate for the National Assembly, Mabon ap Gwynfor has called on BCUHB bosses to reconsider plans which would force nurses and healthcare staff to work an additional unpaid shift every month.

The changes, being driven forward by global accountancy firm PriceWaterhouseCooper, will mean nurses taking an extra unpaid half-hour break during shifts and being on call during emergencies. It means full-time nurses will have to work an extra shift a month to make up the unpaid hours.

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CALL FOR GWYNEDD CANCER HUB TO SPEED-UP DIAGNOSIS

Campaigner backs calls for dedicated regional centre to drive-down mortality rates.

Plaid Cymru have called on the Welsh Government to invest more in cancer diagnostics in north Wales by establishing a rapid diagnostic regional hub in Gwynedd, following the release of mortality rates across the UK.

Their calls have been backed by Becky Williams, widow of Irfon Williams who led the Hawl i Fyw campaign. 

Newly-released mortality figures reveal that cancerhttp://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/903/news/49660 is the single biggest cause of death in north Wales, with 2,291 of the 8,156 recorded deaths attributable to cancer.  

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