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A husband and wife described as the "Fred and Rose West of Barry" have been jailed for a total of 36 years for grooming and raping teenage girls.Peter Griffiths, 65, and Avril Griffiths, 61, (pictured) abused the girls in a number of locations including at a sex party on a…
Wales Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, has announced the first project to be backed by the £100m Transformation Fund, to develop new models of health and social care. Developed by the Cardiff and Vale Regional Partnership Board, the Me, My Home, My Community project integrates health and social care to bring…
Wales Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, has announced £5 million will be spent this financial year to help relieve pressure on critical care units across Wales this winter. The £5m is part of the new £15m annual funding for critical care the Welsh Government announced in July 2018. The £15m fund…
A council must pay a man £2,500 after it destroyed his BMW while he lay in hospital.Flintshire County Council in North Wales removed the man's car after it was left outside his home for three days while he underwent surgery.A report by the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales found the…
Significant reform and radical solutions need to be considered to provide the essential services older and vulnerable people in Wales will need according to the National Assembly’s Finance Committee. In a new report 'The cost of caring for an ageing population', it found that adult social care costs are likely…
Three NHS managers defrauded a health board out of more than £700,000 by using the names of U2 members to award contracts to a bogus construction firm, a court has heard. Mark Evill, 42, Robert Howells, 65, and Michael Cope, 43, helped secure payments to a company set up by…
British Sign Language (BSL) should be recognised as the first language of many deaf children in Wales, a committee has recommended. The National Assembly's Petitions Committee examined a petition by Deffo! Cymru, a forum for young deaf people in the country. Figures by the National Deaf Children's Society put the…
New pilots to reduce reliance on prescription medication by prescribing interventions to improve mental health have been announced by Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething. Mind Cymru and the British Red Cross have been awarded a total of £1,351,066 to deliver projects across Wales. The British Red Cross will run pilots for…
More than two years since the Social Services and Wellbeing Act came in to force, the charity Action on Hearing Loss Cymru says many people who are deaf or have hearing loss are still not getting the care they are entitled to. 575,500 people in Wales are deaf or have…
A former Plaid Cymru politician has pleaded guilty to making making more than 600 indecent pictures and videos of children. Simon Thomas, 54, admitted three counts of making indecent images of children when he appeared at Aberystwyth Magistrates' Court on Wednesday. The court heard 150 pictures and videos, found at…
An 18-year-old girl has been awarded almost £20 million in compensation in what is believed to be a record payout by the NHS. The teenager suffered catastrophic brain injuries after being starved of oxygen as a baby when doctors failed to properly ventilate her. The girl, who cannot be named,…
A Plaid Cymru councillor sexually assaulted a woman during a general election campaign and another with an "electric massager" at his home, a court has heard. William Jones, 67, is accused of rubbing his hands across the body of one woman before assaulting a second after he was elected as…
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