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  • Father and baby
    Erthygl: 2014 Awst 30

    Liberal Democrats will give fathers an extra four weeks paternity leave under manifesto plans announced today.

    Currently fathers are entitled to two weeks paternity leave but the Liberal Democrats want to go further and dedicate an extra four weeks exclusively to fathers. This will increase the protected paternity leave for dads to six weeks.

  • Deiseb: 2014 Awst 29
  • Eluned Parrott AM, Cllr. Ed Bridges and Ashley Wood parking
    Erthygl: 2014 Awst 29

    Residents in Gabalfa are suffering from parking misery - and the blame can be laid squarely at the door of Cardiff's Labour councillors.

    Since 2012, the Gabalfa Focus Team have tried to work with Cardiff Council's Labour administration to resolve local parking problems - but progress has been very slow. The inaction has been attributed to Labour's internal politics which has seen three different Cabinet Members dealing with the matter in just two years! The party also recently ousted its Council Leader, further delaying the matter.

  • Councillor Ed Bridges
    Erthygl: 2014 Awst 29

    Councillor Ed Bridges will be holding the following surgeries between now and the end of 2014:

    • Saturday 13th September, 1-2pm, North Star pub, North Road
    • Thursday 6th November, 6-7pm, North Star pub, North Road
    • Thursday 4th December, 6-7pm, Heath pub, Whitchurch Road

    Please note, there will be NO surgery during October.

  • Talking
    Erthygl: 2014 Awst 28

    http://www.walesonline.co.uk/incoming/western-mail-letters-thursday-28-7682223

    Dear Editor,

    In response to the article on 24th August 2014 about Cardiff joining the Core Cities Group, it is about time that Cardiff Council saw the bigger picture in bringing in investment for our city and Wales.

    In 2011, the Coalition Government's introduced the Localism Act, which gives local councils and local communities in England greater powers and more control over housing and planning decisions. The Act enables the UK's biggest cities to make the case for being given new powers to promote growth and set their own distinct policies for investment.

  • Mark Williams
    Erthygl: 2014 Awst 28

    Mark Williams, the Welsh Liberal Democrat MP for Ceredigion, has welcomed the news from DHL that as of 1st January 2015, no areas of Wales will be charged for delivery just for being in a rural area.

    DHL have been persuaded to drop the £16 charge by Mark Williams, who expressed his concerns that the 'Remote Area Service' charges were unfair to those living in rural areas, and was particularly damaging to all those running small businesses.

  • Speaking2
    Erthygl: 2014 Awst 27

    Jenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, has welcomed major new initiatives announced by the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, which will deepen the historic links between the UK and India.

    The Deputy Prime Minister has established a new award for individuals whose outstanding achievements have strengthened relations between the UK and India.

  • Profile
    Erthygl: 2014 Awst 26

    Jenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, has welcomed the news that under manifesto plans announced by the Liberal Democrats children in state-funded schools, including academies and free schools, will be guaranteed age appropriate sex and relationship education.

    The plans also include a curriculum guarantee of teaching pupils financial literacy and citizenship lessons.

  • Erthygl: 2014 Awst 22

    A Liberal Democrat government would allow football clubs in the top divisions to introduce safe standing areas into their grounds.

    Under manifesto plans announced today, football clubs would be allowed to work with their supporters to introduce standing areas.

    The Welsh Liberal Democrats have already supported calls in the Welsh Assembly to introduce safe standing for football grounds, but the Liberal Democrats' manifesto announcement would go further in making this a reality.

  • Aled Roberts conference
    Erthygl: 2014 Awst 21

    The Welsh Labour Government has revealed to universities this week that it is scrapping the Financial Contingency Fund for higher education students.

    This fund gave support to over 5,000 university students last year, with over £2million being handed out to fund books, childcare and disability costs for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Universities are now expected to make alternative arrangements to support students, but have been given less than a month to do so by the Welsh Labour Government before the new academic year begins.

Jenny Willott MP