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Labour MP backs veterans’ support plans PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 July 2014 12:57

 

A Welsh Labour MP today backed Welsh Conservative calls for better support from the Welsh Government for veterans.

 

Welsh Conservatives have long championed a Veterans’ Card to give former armed forces personnel priority access to healthcare, including aural treatment as well as home adaptation, an extension of the free bus pass scheme and free swimming.

 

Mark Isherwood AM, Shadow Minister for Communities and Housing, said, "Welsh Conservatives have championed better rights for our ex-armed forces personnel who have made significant personal sacrifices to keep the people of Britain safe.

 

"We have pressed the Welsh Government to introduce a Veterans’ Card to give a clear statement of the rights of veterans and recognise the contribution they have made.

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UK GOVERNMENT ASSURES MORE NORTH WALES COMMUNITIES BENEFIT FROM SUPERFAST BROADBAND PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 July 2014 12:47

 

Assembly Member Mark Isherwood has welcomed the fact that additional UK Government money has assured that more communities in North Wales are set to benefit from the latest roll-out of high speed broadband.

 

It has been announced that 66 more communities across 10 local authorities in Wales, including Conwy, will get high speed fibre broadband by summer 2015 as part of the Superfast Cymru roll-out.

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Wales a safer place to live as crime falls PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 July 2014 12:46

 

Welsh Conservatives today warmly welcomed figures published today showing another drop in recorded crime in Wales.

 

Police authorities in Wales have recorded the following falls in recorded crime from June 2010 to the end of March 2014:

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CALL TO PROTECT HOLYWELL’S "HIDDEN GEM" WOODLAND PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 July 2014 12:46

 

North Wales Assembly Member Mark Isherwood has written to both the Natural Resources Minister for Wales and Flintshire County Council calling for a "hidden gem" woodland in Holywell to be protected.

 

The woodland, situated behind Ysgol Babanod Perth y Terfyn, is a typical ‘woodland garden’, estimated to have been planted in the 19th century, with a lot of yew and some magnificent holme oak and copper beech.

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AM CHALLENGES ARRIVA OVER AXING OF PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 July 2014 12:44

 

 

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North Wales Assembly Member Mark Isherwood has written to Arriva Trains Wales calling for it to review its proposals to axe its early morning service from Llandudno to Manchester.

 

Commuters claim that

proposed timetables by the company show the 6.34am direct service is set to disappear. Arriva trains have said they will run a service to arrive in Manchester before 9am, but North Wales rail users fear this will be the current direct 5.46am service, meaning an almost hour earlier start each day.

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