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Leader column: Cost of Living Crisis

Although I hope we have now seen the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic, I'm afraid to say there is another crisis looming on the horizon.

In April, households across Wales will see their incomes being stretched that much further by soaring energy bills, increased National Insurance costs and higher council tax bills. Some people have been quoted energy bill rises of £200 a month - that's extra money that many families simply don't have to hand.

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Level-playing field for all sports venues - Plaid MS

Plaid Cymru's regional Member of the Senedd Llyr Gruffydd has called for a 'level playing field' when it comes to fans attending sports fixtures. The call comes after it was revealed Chester Football Club's fixtures over Christmas went ahead despite the four sides of the ground being in Wales and after concerns were raised by North Wales Police and Flintshire Council. 

 

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Sewage problems in your community

Every community council in north Wales has been contacted by Plaid Cymru's regional MS Llyr Gruffydd to assess sewage contamination problems locally.

The move comes after complaints about sewage overflow in the village of Capel Curig last year.

Dwr Cymru - Welsh Water revealed that there were 3,000 communities in Wales facing similar problems and that Capel Curig wasn't even in the top 500 - despite raw human sewage flowing down the village's main road and into the nearby river at the height of summer.

Llyr Gruffydd said: "The problem in Capel Curig was bad enough but to be told, in a fairly off-hand way, that there were 500 communities more badly affected in Wales was quite shocking. I'm hoping that community councils, which have their ear to the ground, will be able to provide more detail in terms of sewage hotspots - despite requests Dwr Cymru have not provided a comprehensive list." 

The letter sent to community councils:

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Transforming people's lives

Commitments in Wales draft budget will “change people’s lives for the better” – Plaid Cymru

...but Wales still worse off under Westminster says finance spokesperson Llyr Gruffydd MS.

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600-minute wait for NHS 111 service

Concerns over North Wales 111 NHS service

Plaid Cymru’s North Wales MS has raised concerns about the 111 telephone service after being contacted by health professionals.

Llyr Gruffydd, Plaid Cymru's North Wales MS, told the Senedd that the 111 service for non-urgent medical advice was launched in June of this year across the region. 

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Flintshire school's worldview of climate change

Llyr Gruffydd MS with children and staff at Ysgol Gymraeg Mornant, Flintshire.

A rural school in Flintshire has a global perspective when considering climate change concerns due to a twinning arrangement with a school in Bangladesh.

The children's insight came to light during a visit from Llyr Gruffydd, Plaid Cymru's North Wales MS and chair of the Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Committee in the Senedd.
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Holden Report latest

Plaid Cymru calls for “transparency, accountability and improvement” as Holden Report published

 

“This is about far more than releasing a desperately overdue report, this is about accountability from all in charge of the health board during this most terrible time” – Llyr Gruffydd MS

Plaid Cymru has called for “accountability from all in charge” as the long-overdue Holden Report into mental health services in Betsi Cadwaladr health board is published.

 

 

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Bus firm urged to end strike

North Wales bus passengers hit by disruption as five-week strike starts - North  Wales Live

'Why are Welsh drivers being paid less than their counterparts in England?'

Plaid Cymru's North Wales MS has urged Arriva Bus Cymru to settle the strike with 400 bus drivers across the North, which is now entering its third day.
The strike was called by Unite bus drivers after the company refused to match its offer in Wales with the 39p offer it made bus drivers in north-west England.
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Welsh farmer's African inspiration to enrich soil

Alwyn Hughes, left, demonstrates the improved soil quality on his farm at Llwynau to Plaid Cymru councillor Wyn Jones and North Wales MS Llyr Gruffydd

A Welsh farmer has taken inspiration from novel farming practices in Africa to change the way he manages his land in the Conwy Valley.

Alwyn Hughes who farms at Llwynau near Capel Garmon, said the Covid lockdown had prompted him to look again at how he manages his upland farm.

 

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Healthcare training welcomed

Regional MS backs health education expansion in Wrexham and St Asaph

Plaid Cymru's North Wales Member of Senedd Llyr Gruffydd has given his full backing to Wrexham Glyndwr University's plans for a new Health Education Innovation Quarter.
The expansion plan would mean the university becoming the largest training provider in Wales outside Cardiff with more than 1000 extra students in nursing and allied health professions over the full cycle of courses.
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