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walesonline
Leanne Wood says Labour has failed Wales but refuses to rule out a coalitionBut while touting Plaid as an alternative governing party with fresh ideas, she
Leanne Wood says Labour has failed Wales but refuses to rule out a coalition
walesonline / Posted yesterday
But while touting Plaid as an alternative governing party with fresh ideas, she has declined the opportunity to rule out joining Labour in coalition after next May’s National Assembly election. The South Wales Central AM said: “After 16 years of... Read more
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International Business Times
I'm backing Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leadership, despite his unsavoury "friends" Like many others, I face a real dilemma. I've known Jeremy Corbyn for more than
I'm backing Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leadership, despite his unsavoury "friends"
International Business Times / Posted 2 days ago
Like many others, I face a real dilemma. I've known Jeremy Corbyn for more than 30 years and love nearly everything he stands for. Yet there are a few important issues on which I profoundly disagree with him. Does this mean he should no longer have... Read more
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walesonline
First Minister responds to humanitarian tragedy as picture shocks worldThis heartbreaking image is of a young Kurdish boy, believed to be three years
First Minister responds to humanitarian tragedy as picture shocks world
walesonline / Posted 2 days ago
This heartbreaking image is of a young Kurdish boy, believed to be three years old, who was washed up dead on a Turkish beach after his family's flight to freedom came to a horrific conclusion. The boy, who was named by the Daily Mail as Aylan... Read more
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walesonline
Drowned Kurdish boy's image shocks EuropeThis heartbreaking image is of a young Kurdish boy, believed to be three years
Drowned Kurdish boy's image shocks Europe
walesonline / Posted 2 days ago
This heartbreaking image is of a young Kurdish boy, believed to be three years old, who was washed up dead on a Turkish beach after his family's flight to freedom came to a horrific conclusion. The boy, who was named by the Daily Mail as Aylan... Read more
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Independent
Pressure mounts on the PM to reverse Britain's hard-line stance on refugeesThe leaders of every political party in Britain apart from Ukip have called on
Pressure mounts on the PM to reverse Britain's hard-line stance on refugees
Independent / Posted 2 days ago
The leaders of every political party in Britain apart from Ukip have called on the Prime Minister to reverse his hard-line stance and sign the country up to accepting our “fair share” of refugees. Meanwhile a grassroots campaign has sprung up to... Read more
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walesonline
Leanne Wood under fire over "low" number of refugees she says Wales should takeAsked what sort of number of refugees Wales should take in Ms Wood replied: “We
Leanne Wood under fire over "low" number of refugees she says Wales should take
walesonline / Posted 2 days ago
Asked what sort of number of refugees Wales should take in Ms Wood replied: “Well, it’s very difficult to put an exact number on it. 'A relatively small number' “But I’ve previously supported Oxfam’s call in regard to Syrian refugees, for example,... Read more
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Denbighshire Free Press
Public meeting to discuss future of Ruthin care homeTHE future of Awelon care home in Ruthin will be discussed at a public meeting.
Public meeting to discuss future of Ruthin care home
Denbighshire Free Press / Posted 3 days ago
THE future of Awelon care home in Ruthin will be discussed at a public meeting. The meeting has been arranged by Plaid Cymru and will be chaired by Llyr Gruffydd, the North Wales AM who’s based in Ruthin. Mr Gruffydd said: “The response to the... Read more
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walesonline
Nigel Farage faces a Severn Bridge tolls backlashThe four parties currently represented in the National Assembly have joined for
Nigel Farage faces a Severn Bridge tolls backlash
walesonline / Posted 3 days ago
The four parties currently represented in the National Assembly have joined forces to attack Ukip’s pledge to scrap Severn Bridge tolls. Recent polls have suggested Ukip could be on course to win at least five of the 60 seats, a result that would... Read more
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Daily Record
George Osborne confirms £500m Faslane investment to boost jobs on the ClydeThe new contracts will ensure the future of the base's 6700 military and civili
George Osborne confirms £500m Faslane investment to boost jobs on the Clyde
Daily Record / Posted 5 days ago
The new contracts will ensure the future of the base's 6700 military and civilian staff and contractors, with the workforce expected to increase to about 8200 by 2022, he said. The work will include the construction of sea walls, jetties and other... Read more
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express
George Osborne 'bribes' Scotland with £500m nuclear jobs boostGeorge Osborne will use taxpayers' money to pump into Scottish jobs The Chance
George Osborne 'bribes' Scotland with £500m nuclear jobs boost
express / Posted 5 days ago
George Osborne will use taxpayers' money to pump into Scottish jobs The Chancellor said half-a-billion pounds of taxpayers' money would be pumped into the Royal Navy's Faslane base on the Clyde. Mr Osborne visited the home of the UK's nuclear... Read more
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Channel 4 News
Osborne: Corbyn and SNP would 'throw away' TridentThe chancellor said the existing 6,700 military and civilian jobs at the base w
Osborne: Corbyn and SNP would 'throw away' Trident
Channel 4 News / Posted 5 days ago
The chancellor said the existing 6,700 military and civilian jobs at the base would be safeguarded and the workforce would grow to around 8,200 by 2022 thanks to a new ten-year work programme due to begin in 2017. The changes will mean the whole of... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Chancellor unveils £500m Faslane investment to boost jobs on the Clyde Faslane is home to missile-carrying Vanguard submarines Thousands of jobs on
Chancellor unveils £500m Faslane investment to boost jobs on the Clyde
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 5 days ago
Faslane is home to missile-carrying Vanguard submarines Thousands of jobs on the Clyde will be secured with a £500 million investment for the Royal Navy's Faslane base, the... Read more
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thebee
Osborne's £500m For Faslane Is Wrong, Says SNPGeorge Osborne has announced a £500m investment for the Faslane naval base in S
Osborne's £500m For Faslane Is Wrong, Says SNP
thebee / Posted 5 days ago
George Osborne has announced a £500m investment for the Faslane naval base in Scotland, home of the UK's nuclear deterrent. Critics say the move suggests the Conservative Government will press ahead with the replacement of Trident nuclear weapons... Read more
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Express and Star
£500m investment for Faslane naval base announced by Chancellor « Express & StarThe Chancellor, who will visit HM Naval Base Clyde later, said the cash will fu
£500m investment for Faslane naval base announced by Chancellor « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 5 days ago
The Chancellor, who will visit HM Naval Base Clyde later, said the cash will fund the construction of sea walls, jetties and other projects as it gets ready to host the country's entire submarine fleet. The 10-year programme beginning in 2017 will... Read more
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walesonline
Ukip candidate quits party after saying immigrants should be 'gassed'Bobby Douglas, who is standing at a by-election in Caerphilly next week, was re
Ukip candidate quits party after saying immigrants should be 'gassed'
walesonline / Posted 9 days ago
Bobby Douglas, who is standing at a by-election in Caerphilly next week, was responding to a social media advertisement which said: “Nigel Farage has called for all immigrants to be banned from receiving benefits until they have been resident in... Read more
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walesonline
Language campaigner who criticised Plaid Cymru rejoins the partyWriter and academic Simon Brooks, who wrote an article for the current edition
Language campaigner who criticised Plaid Cymru rejoins the party
walesonline / Posted 10 days ago
Writer and academic Simon Brooks, who wrote an article for the current edition of Planet magazine in which he suggested Plaid was losing its cultural Welsh roots, said he was nevertheless impressed by Leanne Wood’s leadership. He said: “I’ve... Read more
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walesonline
Could a Corbyn victory help Labour win a Welsh Assembly majority?Jeremy Corbyn “would be an unusual choice” as Labour leader, First Minister Car
Could a Corbyn victory help Labour win a Welsh Assembly majority?
walesonline / Posted 10 days ago
Jeremy Corbyn “would be an unusual choice” as Labour leader, First Minister Carwyn Jones declared earlier this month. He said the left-wing MP would “have to prove” he can win elections by moving the party away from the centre ground. Ironically –... Read more
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North Wales Pioneer
£750,000 cuts will affect 'most vulnerable' Conwy residents, claims AMPLANS to cut funding that helps the most vulnerable people are “short sighted”,
£750,000 cuts will affect 'most vulnerable' Conwy residents, claims AM
North Wales Pioneer / Posted 11 days ago
PLANS to cut funding that helps the most vulnerable people are “short sighted”, according to Plaid Cymru AM Llyr Gruffydd. The North Wales regional AM said the Labour Government’s proposal to cut funding for Supporting People projects in Conwy would... Read more
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walesonline
Welsh language activist warns Plaid Cymru that the party has lost its rootsIn an article for the current affairs magazine Planet, Simon Brooks – who found
Welsh language activist warns Plaid Cymru that the party has lost its roots
walesonline / Posted 11 days ago
In an article for the current affairs magazine Planet, Simon Brooks – who founded the Welsh language communities movement Cymuned and is the author of several books on Welsh cultural issues – suggests that the cause of Welsh nationalism has become... Read more
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walesonline
Number of patients waiting nine months or more for treatment treblesThe number of patients waiting more than nine months to start NHS treatment has
Number of patients waiting nine months or more for treatment trebles
walesonline / Posted 12 days ago
The number of patients waiting more than nine months to start NHS treatment has trebled in the past four years, figures have revealed. A Freedom of Information Request by Plaid Cymru revealed that 25,373 people spent 36 weeks or longer on the... Read more
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walesonline
Palestine protesters to march in Cardiff ahead of Euro 2016 qualifierPro-Palestine demonstrators could travel to Cardiff from across Britain to prot
Palestine protesters to march in Cardiff ahead of Euro 2016 qualifier
walesonline / Posted 13 days ago
Pro-Palestine demonstrators could travel to Cardiff from across Britain to protest against Israel ahead of the country’s European Championships qualifier with Wales next month. Protesters in support of Gaza and Israel hold separate demonstrations in... Read more
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chroniclelive
Labour's factions are heading for a parting of the waysAt the end of last week’s column, I posed the question whether a victory for Je
Labour's factions are heading for a parting of the ways
chroniclelive / Posted 14 days ago
At the end of last week’s column, I posed the question whether a victory for Jeremy Corbyn in the forthcoming Labour leadership election might ultimately lead to a realignment of British politics. It is no longer a matter for idle speculation. It... Read more
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walesonline
UK needs independent body to oversee funding of different governments, say PlaidThe UK is on the road to becoming a federal state and an independent body is ne
UK needs independent body to oversee funding of different governments, say Plaid
walesonline / Posted 14 days ago
The UK is on the road to becoming a federal state and an independent body is needed to oversee the funding of the different governments, according to Plaid Cymru. He gives a scathing assessment of the UK Government’s “tactical” response to the... Read more
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walesonline
Could two Big Brother candidates join the fight for Cardiff Central?Cardiff Central could be set become a Big Brother battleground at the next Asse
Could two Big Brother candidates join the fight for Cardiff Central?
walesonline / Posted 16 days ago
Cardiff Central could be set become a Big Brother battleground at the next Assembly election. Mr Williams, who is 19 and is yet to finish his A-Levels but is already secretary of the Cardiff North Conservative Association, would first need to get on... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Labour's 'First Wives Club' unite in support of Yvette CooperLabour's First Wives Club today ganged up to back Yvette Cooper for leader. Th
Labour's 'First Wives Club' unite in support of Yvette Cooper
Daily Mirror / Posted 16 days ago
Labour's First Wives Club today ganged up to back Yvette Cooper for leader. The party’s top WAGs were among 150 female Labour members pledging their support for her campaign. Ex-PM Gordon Brown’s wife Sarah, former deputy leader John Prescott’s... Read more
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walesonline
Most people in Wales don't want Scottish powers, says Ukip's Mark RecklessThe man spearheading Ukip’s campaign for the Assembly next year says most voter
Most people in Wales don't want Scottish powers, says Ukip's Mark Reckless
walesonline / Posted 16 days ago
The man spearheading Ukip’s campaign for the Assembly next year says most voters don’t want to see Wales getting the same powers as Scotland. Mark Reckless, who is drawing up the party’s manifesto for the May elections, says the Cardiff Bay... Read more
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walesonline
Brecon Tory candidate 'should resign', says senior local ConservativeGary Price was selected as the Brecon and Radnorshire candidate for next year’s
Brecon Tory candidate 'should resign', says senior local Conservative
walesonline / Posted 16 days ago
Gary Price was selected as the Brecon and Radnorshire candidate for next year’s Senedd poll, but is facing an ombudsman investigation over whether he broke the Powys County Council code of conduct. Jonathan Reeves, of the Brecon and Radnorshire... Read more
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walesonline
Don't let a new era of secrecy fall on Government, warns Kirsty WilliamsWelsh democracy and the nation’s public services will be worse off if the UK Go
Don't let a new era of secrecy fall on Government, warns Kirsty Williams
walesonline / Posted 17 days ago
Welsh democracy and the nation’s public services will be worse off if the UK Government waters down the Freedom of Information Act, Welsh Liberal Democrat leader Kirsty Williams has warned. Ms Williams wants Freedom of Information powers to be... Read more
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walesonline
Could post-Corbyn Labour form progressive alliance with Plaid, Libs and Greens?Leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn insisted he has “serious” ambitions shortl
Could post-Corbyn Labour form progressive alliance with Plaid, Libs and Greens?
walesonline / Posted 17 days ago
Leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn insisted he has “serious” ambitions shortly after former Labour leader Neil Kinnock warned that people on the left must decide whether they want to back a party that will fight to gain power or spend their days in... Read more
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walesonline
North Wales to be a part of the Northern PowerhouseChancellor George Osborne has described his hopes that London’s dominance of th
North Wales to be a part of the Northern Powerhouse
walesonline / Posted 18 days ago
Chancellor George Osborne has described his hopes that London’s dominance of the economy will be challenged by the pooling of strengths of towns and cities. Northern Powerhouse minister James Wharton will today meet business leaders from North... Read more
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walesonline
More must be done to improve services for people with eating disordersSubstantial improvements need to be made to eating disorder services and the ex
More must be done to improve services for people with eating disorders
walesonline / Posted 18 days ago
Substantial improvements need to be made to eating disorder services and the experiences of patients in Wales, a cross-party group has warned. The Assembly’s Cross-Party Group on Eating Disorders claims although progress has been made since the... Read more
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walesonline
"No Christmas cheer" for Caerphilly this yearThe action comes following February’s news the council needed to find £12m in s
"No Christmas cheer" for Caerphilly this year
walesonline / Posted 19 days ago
The action comes following February’s news the council needed to find £12m in savings, but opposition groups suggested they had not yet “explored all avenues” to obtain funding. Caerphilly Castle's Christmas lights are set to stay off this festive... Read more
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walesonline
Riverside Labour councillor Cecilia Love resigns her seat on Cardiff councilCardiff Labour councillor Cecilia Love has resigned her seat, citing family rea
Riverside Labour councillor Cecilia Love resigns her seat on Cardiff council
walesonline / Posted 19 days ago
Cardiff Labour councillor Cecilia Love has resigned her seat, citing family reasons. Recently her attendance at council meetings has not been good, and shortly she was due to lose her seat under a law that says councillors are disqualified... Read more
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Ekklesia
New WOW Petition calls for impact assessment on cuts affecting disabled and sick peopleThe WOW campaign today launches a new e-petition to remind the Government that
New WOW Petition calls for impact assessment on cuts affecting disabled and sick people
Ekklesia / Posted 19 days ago
The WOW campaign today launches a new e-petition to remind the Government that they have failed to honour the parliamentary motion in support of the WOWpetition. Today the WOWcampaign launches a new petition on the Government e-petition website,... Read more
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walesonline
Stephen Crabb targets dependency in Wales as Government passes 100 days markMr Crabb predicted that the introduction of a National Living Wage announced in
Stephen Crabb targets dependency in Wales as Government passes 100 days mark
walesonline / Posted 21 days ago
Mr Crabb predicted that the introduction of a National Living Wage announced in last month’s Budget will result in a “pay rise” for 150,000 people in Wales by 2020. He added that next year’s increase in the tax-free personal allowance would boost the... Read more
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walesonline
Plaid Cymru pushes for reform of EU amid concern about harsh treatment of GreecePlaid Cymru’s long term goal for Wales is independence within the European Unio
Plaid Cymru pushes for reform of EU amid concern about harsh treatment of Greece
walesonline / Posted 23 days ago
Plaid Cymru’s long term goal for Wales is independence within the European Union but the treatment of Greece has forced it to question “what the EU has become”. The party’s Member of the European Parliament has laid out how she wants the EU to... Read more
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Independent
British political parties spent more than £100m last year preparing for election, figures showBetween them the Conservatives (£36.9m) and Labour (£35.3m) accounted for nearl
British political parties spent more than £100m last year preparing for election, figures show
Independent / Posted 24 days ago
Between them the Conservatives (£36.9m) and Labour (£35.3m) accounted for nearly three-quarters of political spending in 2014 as they attempted to gain the upper hand in the pre-election skirmishes. The two parties’ expenditure substantially... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Here's how much each political party had to spend to get an MP electedFor the first time in 2014, the total spending topped £100m - and for some of t
Here's how much each political party had to spend to get an MP elected
Daily Mirror / Posted 24 days ago
For the first time in 2014, the total spending topped £100m - and for some of the main parties that was money well spent. How much did each party spend in 2014? Here's a rundown of how much each political party had to spend to get an MP elected -... Read more
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walesonline
Plaid Cymru supporter denies she 'lied' when she registered with Labour to vote for Jeremy CorbynA former Plaid Cymru council candidate has rejected a Labour MP’s claim that sh
Plaid Cymru supporter denies she 'lied' when she registered with Labour to vote for Jeremy Corbyn
walesonline / Posted 25 days ago
A former Plaid Cymru council candidate has rejected a Labour MP’s claim that she “lied” when registering as a Labour supporter to vote for Jeremy Corbyn in the party’s leadership election. Esther Nagle, who stood unsuccessfully for Plaid in Ystrad... Read more
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walesonline
Former Plaid candidate now hoping to beat Welsh Lib Dem leader as ToryA former Plaid Cymru candidate who now hopes to defeat the leader of the Welsh
Former Plaid candidate now hoping to beat Welsh Lib Dem leader as Tory
walesonline / Posted 25 days ago
A former Plaid Cymru candidate who now hopes to defeat the leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats as a Conservative says he sees no contradiction in his political position. It won’t be the first time he has been up against her. In 2011 he was Plaid’s... Read more
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walesonline
Cuts in support for asylum seekers are attacked as 'dangerous' and 'immoral'The introduction of a new £36.95 flat rate will result in the amount families r
Cuts in support for asylum seekers are attacked as 'dangerous' and 'immoral'
walesonline / Posted 25 days ago
The introduction of a new £36.95 flat rate will result in the amount families receive being slashed. A single parent and a child would previously receive £96.90 a week. Now, they will be given just £73.90. Salah Mohamed, chief executive of the... Read more
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walesonline
Spat and sworn at over magazine article written 14 years agoA former parliamentary candidate has told how he was spat and sworn at in the s
Spat and sworn at over magazine article written 14 years ago
walesonline / Posted 26 days ago
A former parliamentary candidate has told how he was spat and sworn at in the street over a magazine article he wrote 14 years ago. The original piece never mentioned the word Nazi, although it suggested that rural Wales was inhabited by “gun-toting... Read more
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walesonline
Send silver medallists in the general election to the second chamberIf your beloved is struggling to fall asleep tonight, just whisper the four wor
Send silver medallists in the general election to the second chamber
walesonline / Posted 26 days ago
If your beloved is struggling to fall asleep tonight, just whisper the four words “House of Lords reform” and in seconds he or she will almost certainly enter the realms of sweet slumber and thank you in the morning. But in the off-chance that the... Read more
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walesonline
Wikileaks cables show US Government interest in Welsh devolution in 1970sA batch of American diplomatic cables published by Wikileaks shows that the US
Wikileaks cables show US Government interest in Welsh devolution in 1970s
walesonline / Posted 26 days ago
A batch of American diplomatic cables published by Wikileaks shows that the US Government took an intense interest in the prospect of Welsh devolution in the late 1970s. Among thousands of documents dating from 1978 published by the whistle-blowing... Read more
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walesonline
Nearly 20,000 computers 'still using 14-old' operating systemThere are fears up to 20,000 computers used by the Welsh NHS have out-of-date s
Nearly 20,000 computers 'still using 14-old' operating system
walesonline / Posted 29 days ago
There are fears up to 20,000 computers used by the Welsh NHS have out-of-date software making them vulnerable to viruses and other threats. The party said it fears the computers could therefore be open to viruses and other vulnerabilities. But... Read more

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