Patchy cancer plan implementation demonstrated by latest figures

The continued patchy implementation of the Welsh Labour Government’s Cancer Delivery Plan is demonstrated by the latest cancer waiting times, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have said.

Not a single Welsh health board met the 95% target for urgent cancer patients. On a Wales-wide basis, this target has still not been met since 2008.

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Wales the only part of the UK to show a yearly increase in unemployment.

Statistics published by the ONS show that unemployment in Wales increased by 4,000 since the last quarter.

And whilst total unemployment in the UK is down 198,000 since last year, in Wales it is actually up by 2,000.

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Eluned Parrott calls for establishment of central housing database to help Syrian refugees

Eluned Parrott, Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales Central, in a question to the First Minister today called on the Welsh Government to establish a centralised Welsh Government housing database that people can register with to offer a place to a refugee in Wales.

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Legality of Syrian drone strike must be questioned – Eluned Parrott AM

The public need to be assured that the recent targeted drone strike against Reyaad Khan was legal, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have said.

Cardiff-born Khan was killed in a precision drone strike on 21st August, the first of its kind by UK military services.

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Labour set to charge £1.85 for a bin bag

Cardiff’s Lib Dems have accused Labour of treating its residents with contempt after it was revealed replacement red striped waste bags would cost residents £1.85p each.

Households in some parts of the city will be using the bags instead of new 140 litre black bins and will be limited to a supply of three bags a fortnight.

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Cardiff Lib Dems slam Labour's rubbish idea‏

Cardiff's Liberal Democrats have described plans to limit the city's recycling centres to just two waste super sites as ridiculous and unworkable.

The Labour Council is finalising its plans for the city's waste centres, having already closed the popular and modern facility at Waungron Road in Llandaff. It is now set to announce the closure of either Lamby Way or Wedal Road. The surviving site will be converted into what is being called a 'super' site. 

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Huge Cardiff Council social care overspend is failure of leadership, say Lib Dems

Cardiff Liberal Democrats have expressed shock and alarm after Cardiff Council's social services department revealed a dire financial situation.

The department, the largest of its kind in Wales, told Councillors it already anticipated missing nearly half its planned savings, despite being only three months into the current financial year.

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Cardiff Council is failing our children with unhealthy food

The Liberal Democrat opposition group on Cardiff Council have expressed shock and disappointed at the large amount of processed food being offered to some of the city’s youngest school children in local authority schools.

Following Jamie Oliver’s exposé about the state of school dinners in England the National Assembly passed the Healthy Eating in Schools Measure 2009 championed by former AM, Baroness Jenny Randerson. The Measure was meant to raise standards in school food, but there is still an alarming amount of processed food and deserts that are high in sugar or artificial sweeteners.

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Tim Farron MP Elected Lib Dem Leader

Cardiff Lib Dems congratulate new leader of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron MP

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Cllr. Ed Bridges to step down in 2017

 

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Cllr. Ed Bridges, who has represented Gabalfa & Mynachdy for the Liberal Democrats since 2004, has announced his intention to step down at the next local elections.

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