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No sex offenders will be admitted to a controversial new mental health unit in a Gwent village. Partnerships in Care, who are converting Beechwood House, in Goytre, near Abergavenny, from a rehabilitation unit for people with brain injuries to a specialist unit for people with mental health disorders, took the…
{mosimage} Social work starting salaries have risen by more than 6% in Wales since a hard-hitting report warned of the profession's massive recruitment and retention crisis a year ago. The report's author last night hailed the figures - up from £20,970 to £22,293 - as a positive response to the…
A senior Welsh police official has appeared before magistrates charged with three counts of rape. South Wales Police's director of human resources, Greg Jones, has been suspended from his £60,000-a-year post as a result of the rape allegations. He appeared before magistrates sitting in Swansea yesterday morning and was granted…
Monday, 4 Sep, 2006

Booze Fuelled Violence Falls

The number of arrests for booze-fuelled violence and anti-social behaviour in Gwent fell by almost 450 in the last nine months since 24-hour drinking was introduced last year. Critics of the new licensing laws feared an increase in violence, predicting a bleak vision of brawling drunken louts stretching police and…