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Contracts ‘keep dentists from poorer areas’ in Wales

Contracts 'keep dentists from poorer areas' in Wales 22 May 2019 Image copyright andresr/Getty Images Image caption The report makes six recommendations, which also cover training and orthodontic services Some NHS dentists are being discouraged from taking on patients in poorer parts of Wales because of how they are paid, an inquiry has found.
Paying dentists the same regardless of the amount of work involved “makes little sense,” said Dai Lloyd, assembly health committee chairman.
He ..

Swansea seafront ‘risks being overdeveloped’

Swansea seafront 'risks being overdeveloped' By Will Fyfe BBC Wales News 22 May 2019 Image caption Swansea council said it would not consider any high-rise developments An online petition aimed at stopping a number of possible developments along Swansea seafront has been signed by more than 1,700 people.
Swansea council is seeking expressions of interest in five sites it owns along Mumbles Road, almost all of which directly overlook Swansea Bay.
Councillors said there was a “demand fo..

Welsh teens’ lost sleep and no breakfast

22 May 2019 Image copyright Alex Potemkin/Getty Images Late nights on mobiles and computer screens, problems sleeping and then skipping breakfast the next day.
This is a picture of life for many Welsh teenagers drawn from what is said to be the largest study of its kind.
The health and wellbeing of nearly 104,000 pupils has been researched by Cardiff and Bristol universities – and most are happy with life and school.
But notable inequalities were found among 11 to 16-year-olds, asked about issu..

Claire Greaves death: Cygnet Hospital staffing levels ‘unsafe’

Claire Greaves death: Cygnet Hospital staffing levels 'unsafe' By Paul Martin Reporter, BBC Wales Live 22 May 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption”Eating disorders are not glamorous,” said campaigner who diedA senior nurse at a psychiatric hospital where a woman killed herself says he repeatedly told management he felt staffing levels were not safe.
An inquest found failings in Claire Greaves' care at Cygnet Hospital, including insufficient staff, contr..

Floating island part of new Swansea tidal lagoon plan

Floating island part of new Swansea tidal lagoon plan 21 May 2019 Related TopicsSwansea Bay Tidal Lagoon Image copyright PA Image caption The new project will be discussed by Swansea Bay City Region's joint committee later this month A floating island with up to 10,000 homes and shops forms part of an idea to revive a tidal lagoon project in Swansea Bay.
The new scheme – Dragon Energy Island – is seen as a replacement for the failed Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon which could not get UK government..

Brexit supporting MP called a liar while giving TV interview

A Tory MP who wears a body camera because of the abuse he gets has been called a liar while giving an interview.
David Davies, who represents Monmouth MP is pro-Brexit but he also voted for Theresa May's deal.
A member of the public who saw him told him that meant he was a traitor.
It came as he gave an interview to BBC Wales about the rise in abuse facing politicians.

Dawnus: Collapsed construction firm owed debts of £50m

Dawnus: Collapsed construction firm owed debts of £50m By Brian Meechan BBC Wales business correspondent 21 May 2019 Image caption The Swansea firm went into administration in March Construction company Dawnus collapsed owing almost £50m which is “highly unlikely” to be repaid, according to administrators Grant Thornton.
The Swansea-based firm owed unsecured debts of £40.5m to other businesses, £5m to its employees, and £3m in taxes.
A secured loan of £1.5m made by the Welsh Government may be p..

Cardiff woman’s purse contents returned after 10 years

Cardiff woman's purse contents returned after 10 years 21 May 2019 Image copyright Becca Milsom Image caption George said in the note he hoped some cards would come in handy A woman who had her purse stolen 10 years ago has had the contents returned.
Becca Milsom, from Cardiff, said she was “gobsmacked” after she was sent a letter signed by a man called George who had found the lost items.
Becca, 28, said the purse was stolen from her car when she was walking up the Wenallt in Rhiwbina.
Geo..

Abermule waste plant backed by Powys cabinet despite opposition

Abermule waste plant backed by Powys cabinet despite opposition 21 May 2019 Image caption Opponents were out in force to make their views known at County Hall in Llandrindod Wells Council bosses have backed plans to build a waste recycling centre in a rural village despite local opposition.
Letters signed by more than 200 people from Abermule were presented to Powys cabinet members urging a re-think.
Campaigners said the £2.7m scheme – granted planning permission by a majority of one last August..

Cardiff Bay zip wire plan offers ‘unique’ city views

Cardiff Bay zip wire plan offers 'unique' city views 21 May 2019 Image copyright Zip Now Image caption Riders would cross the bay from St David's Hotel (left) to the Norwegian Church Thrill-seekers are promised “unique” views of the Cardiff Bay waterfront with new plans for a zip wire.
Visitors would launch themselves from the roof of St David's Hotel, crossing the bay before landing in front of the Norwegian Church.
The attraction would operate from July to January and emplo..

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