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13-07-2017 – Labour raises tuition fees: Students were stunned to learn this week that their already huge debt levels are set to increase thanks to the Labour/Lib Dem coalition’s decision to hike up tuition fees in Wales.

13-07-2017 – Llafur yn codi ffioedd dysgu: Syfrdanwyd myfyrwyr yr wythnos yma pan ddarganfuwyd bod eu lefelau dyled sydd eisoes yn enfawr, yn disgwyl i gynyddu diolch i benderfyniad y clymblaid Llafur/Democratiaid i gynyddu y ffioedd dysgu yng Nghymru.

07-07-2017 – This week, the PCS union gave AMs in Cardiff Bay an insight into the madness of Tory cuts in the public sector. Wrexham and Porthmadog are due to lose more than 300 jobs in the coming few years as the UK Government closes tax offices and centralises services in Liverpool. The loss to the local economy will be significant but the PCS briefing also explained how expertise in the two sites will be lost…

23-01-2017  – The proposed takeover of Dee Valley Water by Severn Trent is turning out to be a battle of David versus Goliath proportions. And its impact is rippling far beyond Wrexham and the Dee Valley because the City is taking a very keen interest in why Severn Trent is spending so much time, effort and money to take over Dee Valley…

07-12-2016 – Earlier this week I asked the transport secretary what the Welsh Government was doing to ensure we didn’t see a repeat of this summer’s bus service shambles when GHA Coaches went to the wall. A number of services in the Wrexham area are now at risk as RJs of Wem, a successor company to GHA Coaches, has had its licence revoked…

18-10-2016Austerity – a one way street: “Austerity” isn’t an easy word to define. It’s been used as a catch-all to explain the cuts we’ve faced since the banking crash in 2007-8. Austerity, we were told, was necessary to balance the books and pay for the bankers’ bailout. Successive London government imposed cuts on public spending – in health, welfare, policing, fire and local council services – which saw budgets squeezed over the years and jobs lost…

20-09-2016 GP Crisis | GHA: New figures from the British Medical Association show that we in north Wales are facing an extreme GP crisis unless swift action is taken. They show that North Wales is the worst-hit part of Wales for GP practices closing over the past six years…

20-09-2016 Argyfwng Meddygon Teulu | GHA: Mae ffigurau newydd gan Gymdeithas Feddygol Prydain yn dangos ein bod yn wynebu argyfwng meddygon teulu eithafol yma yng Ngogledd Cymru oni weithredir ar frys. Maen nhw’n dangos mai’r Gogledd yw’r rhan o Gymru sydd wedi’i heffeithio fwyaf gan feddygfeydd teulu yn cau dros y chwe blynedd diwethaf…