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A former Plaid Cymru politician has pleaded guilty to making making more than 600 indecent pictures and videos of children. Simon Thomas, 54, admitted three counts of making indecent images of children when he appeared at Aberystwyth Magistrates' Court on Wednesday. The court heard 150 pictures and videos, found at…
An 18-year-old girl has been awarded almost £20 million in compensation in what is believed to be a record payout by the NHS. The teenager suffered catastrophic brain injuries after being starved of oxygen as a baby when doctors failed to properly ventilate her. The girl, who cannot be named,…
A Plaid Cymru councillor sexually assaulted a woman during a general election campaign and another with an "electric massager" at his home, a court has heard. William Jones, 67, is accused of rubbing his hands across the body of one woman before assaulting a second after he was elected as…
The minimum unit price of alcohol in Wales could be set at 50p by next year, the country's health secretary has announced. The new regime is proposed to come into force in summer 2019 and aims to improve health and tackle alcohol-related deaths in the country. The National Assembly passed…
An aspirin a day not only helps keep cancer at bay, it may also play a life-saving role in treatment, new research suggests. A review study involving hundreds of thousands of cancer patients found that in some cases survival chances were significantly increased by taking the painkiller. Compared with other…
Social Care Wales have issued a call for your views on changes to the practice guidance for social workers, social care managers and residential child care managers. The practice guidance describes the standards expected in every day practice and builds on the Code of Professional Practice for Social Care and…
NHS staff in Wales, including nurses and midwives, have agreed a new three year pay deal worth 6.5%. The agreement matches one announced in England earlier this year, and goes beyond in some areas, said the Welsh government. Pay bands will be restructured to include higher starting rates and there…
A former Plaid Cymru politician has been charged with making indecent images of children. Simon Thomas, 54, quit the party and his role as an Assembly Member after he was arrested in July. Thomas was MP for Ceredigion between 2000 and 2005, before joining the National Assembly for Wales to…
An initiative to reduce the risk of childhood sexual exploitation, a culture-change programme to improve the lives of older people in care homes and a project which had led to a significant reduction in the number of children being taken into care are among the winners of the 2018 Accolades.…
A new initiative to halt the development of a life threatening infection in older people with mental health problems has been launched at Wrexham Maelor Hospital. To mark World Sepsis Day on Thursday, new medical boxes have been introduced on the Maelor Hospital’s Heddfan Older Person’s Mental Health Unit, which…
A man has been arrested after a missing teenage girl was found by police. Naomi Rees, 15, was hunted by officers across the UK after she went missing from her home in South Wales four weeks ago. The schoolgirl was finally found on Tuesday night in Solihull, West Midlands, and…
A groundbreaking trial to prevent and manage Type 1 diabetes has been launched by a health board. Doctors hope a new drug will help regrow lost insulin-producing cells in the bodies of patients suffering from the chronic disease. The Clinical Research Facility at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board have…
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