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Powys County Times
More than 3,000 sign petition to save ancient 'Brimmon Oak Tree' near NewtownMORE than 3,000 people have signed a petition to save an ancient oak tree that
More than 3,000 sign petition to save ancient 'Brimmon Oak Tree' near Newtown
Powys County Times / Posted 3 hours ago
MORE than 3,000 people have signed a petition to save an ancient oak tree that is over 3,000 years old. Under plans for the Newtown Bypass the tree’s future appears to be in serious doubt, with one of the proposed routes planned to affect the tree’s... Read more
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walesonline
Welsh Minister Stephen Crabb welcomes creation of 250 jobs at new plantIn July, the Prime Minister announced that General Dynamics had won a support c
Welsh Minister Stephen Crabb welcomes creation of 250 jobs at new plant
walesonline / Posted 15 hours ago
In July, the Prime Minister announced that General Dynamics had won a support contract for Scout Specialist Vehicles. Along with a £3.5bn deal last year to manufacture 589 armoured vehicles, sufficient new work is available to justify the firm’s... Read more
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walesonline
Councillor defends Cardiff council's place at bottom of league tableCardiff council has come bottom of an all-Wales league table for the delivery o
Councillor defends Cardiff council's place at bottom of league table
walesonline / Posted 16 hours ago
Cardiff council has come bottom of an all-Wales league table for the delivery of local services – but a senior councillor has defended the authority’s record, saying the figures don’t provide a full picture. Data Unit Wales, whose board is made up... Read more
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Swansea City FC
Jack to a King heads to BelgiumAfter jetting off to America, the next stop for Jack to a King: The Swansea Sto
Jack to a King heads to Belgium
Swansea City FC / Posted yesterday
After jetting off to America, the next stop for Jack to a King: The Swansea Story is Belgium. It may be the tale of a rag tag group of football fans from South West Wales but the documentary detailing the dramatic rise of Swansea City is receiving... Read more
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walesonline
Customers are buying 'suspended coffees' for homeless people to drink laterCustomers at the Boardroom Coffee Shop in Duke Street Arcade can pre-pay £2 for
Customers are buying 'suspended coffees' for homeless people to drink later
walesonline / Posted 2 days ago
Customers at the Boardroom Coffee Shop in Duke Street Arcade can pre-pay £2 for a free hot drink which a homeless person can claim. Owner Caroline Nieuwenhuis began selling “suspended coffees” when she opened the cafe in March this year. 'Customers... Read more
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iol.co.za
Welsh tale of Red DragonsINDEPENDENT MEDIALlangoed Hall was the seat of the first Welsh government and i
Welsh tale of Red Dragons
iol.co.za / Posted 2 days ago
INDEPENDENT MEDIALlangoed Hall was the seat of the first Welsh government and is now a Michelin-rated country house hotel. Cardiff - When the sonorous singing swells through the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff next month, you will know that, win or... Read more
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walesonline
Campaigners unite in protest at proposed changes to women's health care servicesSupporters chanting “Save our services” joined the mass protest against plans t
Campaigners unite in protest at proposed changes to women's health care services
walesonline / Posted 2 days ago
Supporters chanting “Save our services” joined the mass protest against plans to temporarily scrap doctor-led maternity and gynaecology at one of the region’s three main hospitals – Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, Ysbyty Gwynedd or Wrexham Maelor Hospital. Other... Read more
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walesonline
Welsh Government warned against removing Gower's 'outstanding beauty' titleThe proposal to remove AONB status from Gower and the other such areas across t
Welsh Government warned against removing Gower's 'outstanding beauty' title
walesonline / Posted 3 days ago
The proposal to remove AONB status from Gower and the other such areas across the country has been made by an independent panel commissioned by the government. The panel, chaired by Professor Terry Marsden of Cardiff University, has proposed keeping... Read more
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walesonline
Call for investigation over role played by First Minister adviser in complainMs Kiernan, a former ITV Wales political editor, is the senior special adviser
Call for investigation over role played by First Minister adviser in complain
walesonline / Posted 5 days ago
Ms Kiernan, a former ITV Wales political editor, is the senior special adviser to the First Minister, and is often by his side when he makes public appearances. A member of the public who does not wish to be identified claimed Ms Kiernan had... Read more
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North Wales Pioneer
World War II veteran helps open new £4.2m Llandudno developmentA SECOND World War hero was VIP guest at the official opening of a new £4.2 mil
World War II veteran helps open new £4.2m Llandudno development
North Wales Pioneer / Posted 6 days ago
A SECOND World War hero was VIP guest at the official opening of a new £4.2 million housing development in Llandudno. Alf Davies, 95, is one of the tenants of Cartrefi Conwy’s Cysgod y Gogarth (Shadow of the Orme) and his memories of escaping the... Read more
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Denbighshire Free Press
Work set to start on Corwen hydro scheme after huge public supportA COMMUNITY group is celebrating after reaching its funding target. The group
Work set to start on Corwen hydro scheme after huge public support
Denbighshire Free Press / Posted 6 days ago
A COMMUNITY group is celebrating after reaching its funding target. The group which operates the Corwen Electricity Co-operative which operates a hydro electric scheme in the town of Corwen raised over £300,000 for the project. It is on course to... Read more
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walesonline
Campaign launched to raise £90,000 for mum who needs cancer drugA campaign has been launched to raise £90,000 for a mum-of-three who has been d
Campaign launched to raise £90,000 for mum who needs cancer drug
walesonline / Posted 6 days ago
A campaign has been launched to raise £90,000 for a mum-of-three who has been denied specialist cancer treatment on the Welsh NHS. Helen Davies, who has had cancer in her heart, lungs, spine and sternum, was told to take a special drug known as... Read more
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walesonline
Research in Wales says the humble dung beetle could save farmers millions Yes - Britain does have dung beetles and they could save us £376m a yearFor the first time ever a price tag has been put on the value of industrious Br
Research in Wales says the humble dung beetle could save farmers millions Yes - Britain does have dung beetles and they could save us £376m a year
walesonline / Posted 6 days ago
For the first time ever a price tag has been put on the value of industrious British dung beetles. Dung beetles establish important ecosystems Dr Beynon, lead author of the work, published in the journal Ecological Entomology this week, said:... Read more
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walesonline
Cardiff Bus boss tells staff 'don't be greedy' as Rugby World Cup strikes loomThe chairman of Cardiff Bus has called on the firm’s employees not to be greedy
Cardiff Bus boss tells staff 'don't be greedy' as Rugby World Cup strikes loom
walesonline / Posted 7 days ago
The chairman of Cardiff Bus has called on the firm’s employees not to be greedy as they threaten to disrupt the capital by striking during the Rugby World Cup. Cardiff Bus has offered a 3% pay rise this year and a 2% rise next year. This year’s 3%... Read more
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walesonline
'It was dry, technical language': Phil Bale on Welsh language criticismI’m sure many of the people who have worked with me on supporting the Welsh Lan
'It was dry, technical language': Phil Bale on Welsh language criticism
walesonline / Posted 7 days ago
I’m sure many of the people who have worked with me on supporting the Welsh Language – or heard me speak (in my faltering, learner’s Welsh!) at recent Tafwyl festivals – will have been as surprised as I was by the headlines in the press and the... Read more
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walesonline
Pupil absence in Wales' secondary schools falls to lowest recorded levelData released by the Welsh Government shows that just 6.2% of half-day school s
Pupil absence in Wales' secondary schools falls to lowest recorded level
walesonline / Posted 7 days ago
Data released by the Welsh Government shows that just 6.2% of half-day school sessions were missed during the 2014-15 academic year, down from 6.4% in 2013-14. The figure was as high as 9.8% in 2005-06 and Education Minister Huw Lewis said the... Read more
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walesonline
Councillor in charge of bin system overhaul insists change had to be madeThe councillor in charge of introducing Cardiff’s new bin regime has insisted t
Councillor in charge of bin system overhaul insists change had to be made
walesonline / Posted 7 days ago
The councillor in charge of introducing Cardiff’s new bin regime has insisted there was little option but to introduce new smaller bins. And he argued there was evidence people were beginning to accept the system. A total of 2,131 notices have been... Read more
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walesonline
Ambulance response times improve for the eighth month in a rowAmbulance response times for the most life-threatening calls have improved on l
Ambulance response times improve for the eighth month in a row
walesonline / Posted 8 days ago
Ambulance response times for the most life-threatening calls have improved on last month but still failed to meet targets. New figures for July revealed that 61.7% of “Category A” calls reached their casualty within the Welsh Government’s... Read more
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Denbighshire Free Press
Ireland’s president invited to Gwynedd for commemorationA CENTENARY of a major historic event could prove to be a big boost to the tour
Ireland’s president invited to Gwynedd for commemoration
Denbighshire Free Press / Posted 8 days ago
A CENTENARY of a major historic event could prove to be a big boost to the tourism with the possibility that one of the visitors could be President of Ireland Michael D Higgins. Plans are being drawn up to remember the 100th anniversary of Irish... Read more
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Denbighshire Free Press
People will be killed unless something is done on A494 speedsA CALL has been made to reduce the speed limit on one of Denbighshire’s busiest
People will be killed unless something is done on A494 speeds
Denbighshire Free Press / Posted 8 days ago
A CALL has been made to reduce the speed limit on one of Denbighshire’s busiest roads following several recent crashes. The corner of the A494 near the old Clwyd Gate Hotel was the scene of a crash on Monday that saw one person taken to... Read more
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walesonline
'Cloud of uncertainty’ hanging over 60 workers at Pembroke Dock call centreNow calls are being made for help to attract new business to the area. A state
'Cloud of uncertainty’ hanging over 60 workers at Pembroke Dock call centre
walesonline / Posted 8 days ago
Now calls are being made for help to attract new business to the area. A statement issued by Sam Kidger, Managing Director, of call centre owners the Friday Media group, said: “Friday Media Group are currently engaged in a period of consultation... Read more
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walesonline
Authorities across Wales 'struggling to cope' with listed buildingsThe chairman of a Welsh council’s planning committee said authorities across Wa
Authorities across Wales 'struggling to cope' with listed buildings
walesonline / Posted 8 days ago
The chairman of a Welsh council’s planning committee said authorities across Wales are struggling to cope with the thousands of listed buildings under their care. It comes after a claim by an architectural historian that mistakes are being made by... 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 9 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
One in five parents say they have never taken their children for an eye testOne in five parents in Wales say their child has never been to the optician or
One in five parents say they have never taken their children for an eye test
walesonline / Posted 9 days ago
One in five parents in Wales say their child has never been to the optician or had an eye test in school – despite the fact the appointments are free of charge. New research from Blind Children UK Cymru, a leading charity for children and young... Read more
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Denbighshire Free Press
Plan to revive fortunes of Jubilee city as bank shutsWHEN St Asaph was granted city status in March, 2012, it was a welcome shot in
Plan to revive fortunes of Jubilee city as bank shuts
Denbighshire Free Press / Posted 10 days ago
WHEN St Asaph was granted city status in March, 2012, it was a welcome shot in the arm for the community, but the past three years has seen a decline in fortunes. When the city’s only remaining bank, the Nat West, in High Street closes next month it... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Arlene Foster joins her Scottish and Welsh counterparts to warn Treasury that austerity measures going too far Finance Minister Arlene Foster has joined forces with her counterparts in Sco
Arlene Foster joins her Scottish and Welsh counterparts to warn Treasury that austerity measures going too far
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 10 days ago
Finance Minister Arlene Foster has joined forces with her counterparts in Scotland and Wales to warn that UK Government spending cuts are... Read more
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Environmental Data Interactive Exchange
£80m saved as Wales' recycling rates continue to rise Over the span of 12 years Wales has reduced the amount of resources it was se
£80m saved as Wales' recycling rates continue to rise
Environmental Data Interactive Exchange / Posted 10 days ago
Over the span of 12 years Wales has reduced the amount of resources it was sending to landfill by over 1.1 million tonnes, saving over £83m in Landfill Tax alone Latest figures show that Wales'... Read more
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walesonline
Leadership race 'fantastically' bad for Labour ahead of toughest vote since '99Labour will face its toughest election since the birth of the Assembly and the
Leadership race 'fantastically' bad for Labour ahead of toughest vote since '99
walesonline / Posted 10 days ago
Labour will face its toughest election since the birth of the Assembly and the party’s leadership contest is having a “fantastically” damaging impact, a former Welsh Government minister has warned. Former Natural Resources minister Alun Davies is... Read more
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walesonline
Welsh Government spent over £50m on IT, maintenance and furniture in five yearsThey said it was naive to think that buildings and furniture do not need improv
Welsh Government spent over £50m on IT, maintenance and furniture in five years
walesonline / Posted 10 days ago
They said it was naive to think that buildings and furniture do not need improvement or replacing. Information provided by finance minister Jane Hutt through the Assembly’s formal written questions process to Mr Davies show that £26m was spent on... 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 10 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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Otago Daily Times
Holding his breath to wear the silver fernWhile my sister once smacked 100 in the back yard at Mum's, there is no immedia
Holding his breath to wear the silver fern
Otago Daily Times / Posted 10 days ago
While my sister once smacked 100 in the back yard at Mum's, there is no immediate family member who has, with fern on beating breast, graced the international stage. True, there was once an ancient cousin, thrice removed I think, who set foot for... Read more
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walesonline
100 days to go before Wales becomes first UK nation to change organ donor lawsPeople are being urged to talk to relatives about organ donation with 100 days
100 days to go before Wales becomes first UK nation to change organ donor laws
walesonline / Posted 10 days ago
People are being urged to talk to relatives about organ donation with 100 days left before the law changes in Wales to a new opt-out system. Under the new system if people have not registered a decision on organ donation either way they will be... Read more
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walesonline
Hard-up councils in Wales unable to change speed limitsSpeed limits in some Welsh communities have still not been updated, six years a
Hard-up councils in Wales unable to change speed limits
walesonline / Posted 11 days ago
Speed limits in some Welsh communities have still not been updated, six years after councils were tasked with making roads more welcoming to children, walkers and cyclists. At least one council, Powys, chose not to respond to the government’s... Read more
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U TV
Spending cuts ‘too fast and too far’Ms Foster, along with Scotland's Deputy First Minister John Swinney and Jane Hu
Spending cuts ‘too fast and too far’
U TV / Posted 11 days ago
Ms Foster, along with Scotland's Deputy First Minister John Swinney and Jane Hutt of the Welsh Government, have issued a joint statement raising concerns that the Conservative Government’s ongoing austerity measures pose a risk to public... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Finance ministers warn UK Government over spending cutsThe finance ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have united to wa
Finance ministers warn UK Government over spending cuts
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 11 days ago
The finance ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have united to warn that UK Government spending cuts are moving "too fast and too far". Scotland's Deputy First Minister John Swinney, Arlene Foster of the Northern Ireland Executive and... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
Finance ministers warn UK Government over spending cutsThe finance ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have united to wa
Finance ministers warn UK Government over spending cuts
Croydon Guardian / Posted 11 days ago
The finance ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have united to warn that UK Government spending cuts are moving "too fast and too far". Scotland's Deputy First Minister John Swinney, Arlene Foster of the Northern Ireland Executive and... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Finance ministers warn UK Government over spending cutsThe finance ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have united to wa
Finance ministers warn UK Government over spending cuts
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 11 days ago
The finance ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have united to warn that UK Government spending cuts are moving "too fast and too far". Scotland's Deputy First Minister John Swinney, Arlene Foster of the Northern Ireland Executive and... Read more
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walesonline
'The cuts are too fast': Devolved finance ministers demand Treasury meetingThe finance ministers of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have united to wa
'The cuts are too fast': Devolved finance ministers demand Treasury meeting
walesonline / Posted 11 days ago
The finance ministers of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have united to warn that UK Government spending cuts are moving “too fast and too far”. Jane Hutt of the Welsh Government, Scotland’s Deputy First Minister John Swinney and Arlene Foster... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
Finance ministers warn UK Government over spending cutsThe finance ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have united to wa
Finance ministers warn UK Government over spending cuts
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 11 days ago
The finance ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have united to warn that UK Government spending cuts are moving "too fast and too far". Scotland's Deputy First Minister John Swinney, Arlene Foster of the Northern Ireland Executive and... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Finance ministers warn UK Government over spending cutsThe finance ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have united to wa
Finance ministers warn UK Government over spending cuts
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
The finance ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have united to warn that UK Government spending cuts are moving "too fast and too far". Scotland's Deputy First Minister John Swinney, Arlene Foster of the Northern Ireland Executive and... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Finance ministers warn UK Government over spending cuts « Shropshire StarScotland's Deputy First Minister John Swinney, Arlene Foster of the Northern Ir
Finance ministers warn UK Government over spending cuts « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 11 days ago
Scotland's Deputy First Minister John Swinney, Arlene Foster of the Northern Ireland Executive and Jane Hutt of the Welsh Government have issued a joint statement raising concerns that continuing austerity measures pose a risk to public services. In... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
Finance ministers warn UK Government over spending cutsThe finance ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have united to wa
Finance ministers warn UK Government over spending cuts
Kingston Guardian / Posted 11 days ago
The finance ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have united to warn that UK Government spending cuts are moving "too fast and too far". Scotland's Deputy First Minister John Swinney, Arlene Foster of the Northern Ireland Executive and... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Finance ministers warn UK Government over spending cutsThe finance ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have united to wa
Finance ministers warn UK Government over spending cuts
Oxford Mail / Posted 11 days ago
The finance ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have united to warn that UK Government spending cuts are moving "too fast and too far". Scotland's Deputy First Minister John Swinney, Arlene Foster of the Northern Ireland Executive and... Read more
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Streatham Guardian
Finance ministers warn UK Government over spending cutsThe finance ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have united to wa
Finance ministers warn UK Government over spending cuts
Streatham Guardian / Posted 11 days ago
The finance ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have united to warn that UK Government spending cuts are moving "too fast and too far". Scotland's Deputy First Minister John Swinney, Arlene Foster of the Northern Ireland Executive and... Read more
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Bury Times
Finance ministers warn UK Government over spending cutsThe finance ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have united to wa
Finance ministers warn UK Government over spending cuts
Bury Times / Posted 11 days ago
The finance ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have united to warn that UK Government spending cuts are moving "too fast and too far". Scotland's Deputy First Minister John Swinney, Arlene Foster of the Northern Ireland Executive and... Read more
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Gazette
Finance ministers warn UK Government over spending cutsThe finance ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have united to wa
Finance ministers warn UK Government over spending cuts
Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
The finance ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have united to warn that UK Government spending cuts are moving "too fast and too far". Scotland's Deputy First Minister John Swinney, Arlene Foster of the Northern Ireland Executive and... Read more
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guardian-series
Finance ministers warn UK Government over spending cutsThe finance ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have united to wa
Finance ministers warn UK Government over spending cuts
guardian-series / Posted 11 days ago
The finance ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have united to warn that UK Government spending cuts are moving "too fast and too far". Scotland's Deputy First Minister John Swinney, Arlene Foster of the Northern Ireland Executive and... Read more
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This is West Country
Finance ministers warn UK Government over spending cutsThe finance ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have united to wa
Finance ministers warn UK Government over spending cuts
This is West Country / Posted 11 days ago
The finance ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have united to warn that UK Government spending cuts are moving "too fast and too far". Scotland's Deputy First Minister John Swinney, Arlene Foster of the Northern Ireland Executive and... Read more
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Gazette News
Finance ministers warn UK Government over spending cutsThe finance ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have united to wa
Finance ministers warn UK Government over spending cuts
Gazette News / Posted 11 days ago
The finance ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have united to warn that UK Government spending cuts are moving "too fast and too far". Scotland's Deputy First Minister John Swinney, Arlene Foster of the Northern Ireland Executive and... Read more
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Express and Star
Finance ministers warn UK Government over spending cuts « Express & StarScotland's Deputy First Minister John Swinney, Arlene Foster of the Northern Ir
Finance ministers warn UK Government over spending cuts « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 11 days ago
Scotland's Deputy First Minister John Swinney, Arlene Foster of the Northern Ireland Executive and Jane Hutt of the Welsh Government have issued a joint statement raising concerns that continuing austerity measures pose a risk to public services. In... Read more
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