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Rhodri Morgan has been asked to award nurses a full one-off pay increase today. Plaid Cymru leader Ieuan Wyn Jones challenged him to reject the Treasury’s plan of spreading nurses’ pay rises over two stages and bring in a single pay rise, as in Scotland.
Many of the 350,000 carers across Wales feel isolated and exhausted by their work, research to mark the start of National Carers Week has shown. A survey found carers believed their role was affecting their relationships and they needed more support.
A heroin addict with 77 previous convictions stole more than £200 meant for an autistic man. Samantha Richards, 30, cashed a benefits cheque for £217.13 addressed to the man’s mother, who was his full-time carer, a court heard.
Two Welsh MPs have put forward plans for a compromise on the Government’s highly contentious Mental Health Bill. Ministers want to make it easier to detain people and force them to be treated, regardless of whether they have committed a crime.