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Wednesday, 25 Oct, 2006

More Women's Refuges 'Necessary'

Women fleeing domestic violence in parts of south east Wales will have to move "a long way away" unless more refuges are set up, say aid workers. Currently there is no refuge in Blaenau Gwent and the refuges in Newport, Monmouthshire, the Rhymney Valley and Torfaen face increasing demand.
Tuesday, 24 Oct, 2006

Widow Wins Nursing Costs Battle

An 85-year-old widow has been awarded £42,000 compensation after a battle over free nursing care. The family of Morfydd Jones, from Ystalyfera in the Swansea Valley, began a legal fight two years ago.
New targets on tackling child poverty in Wales have been set by the assembly government which, it says, demand a "radical rethink of policy".
More than 3.3 million sick days in Wales are caused by mental health problems and £292m is being lost to the economy of the country every year, says employment charity the Shaw Trust.