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Llandeilo & Ammanford bank closures a kick in the teeth to local residents

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Less than a year since Lloyds closed its branch in Llandovery the bank has today announced its intention to close its part-time branch in Llandeilo. Furthermore NatWest has also announced its intention to close its branches in Llandeilo and Ammanford - decisions to which political representatives have responded furiously.

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Police Air Service report justifies campaign to keep dedicated helicopter

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A report on the National Police Air Service (NPAS) published today has highlighted a "catalogue of failures" and "justifies the campaign to protect the precious Dyfed Powys helicopter" – that was the message from Jonathan Edwards MP who led the campaign, in conjunction with local newspapers, against losing the dedicated police helicopter.

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Let's back Small Businesses this Saturday

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Local politicians Jonathan Edwards MP and Adam Price AM are backing the Small Business Saturday initiative this weekend by pledging to do as much of their Christmas shopping as possible in local, independent stores.

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Plaid Cymru launches alternative budget ‘to rebuild and renew the country’

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Plaid Cymru has launched an alternative budget ahead of the UK Chancellor’s budget statement on Wednesday, calling for a major programme of infrastructure investment across Wales and a transfer of financial powers to allow the Welsh Government to “rebuild and renew the country".

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Welsh Government must demand full control over Welsh natural resources

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Wales must have full control over Welsh natural resources - that was the message from Plaid Cymru who have criticised the Labour Welsh Government for signing a shared ownership deal with the British Government.

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International body warns against scrapping Language Commissioner

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A leaked letter from the International Association of Language Commissioners has revealed important questions about the implications of scrapping the Welsh Language Commissioner. 

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Carmarthenshire Young Carers launch national campaign to change discriminatory study law

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Young Adult Carers in Carmarthenshire have this week launched a national campaign to change the law in respect of the length of time a young carer can study and still receive Carers Allowance.

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British Government must adopt Real Living Wage

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Ahead of Living Wage Week (5th – 11th November) Plaid Cymru has called on the British Government to increase the so-called ‘National Living Wage’ to the Real Living Wage, to boost disposable income.

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Universal Credit to hit rural Wales hard

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Rural Wales will feel greater negative effects of the British Government's flagship Universal Credit policy – that was the message from Plaid Cymru Member of Parliament Jonathan Edwards who says the self-employed and farmers are likely to be more negatively affected by the "cruel" policy.

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Wales should be grateful for investment in English railways, says British Government

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Wales should be grateful for investment in English railways – that was the message from the Secretary of State for Wales today when responding to a question from Plaid Cymru MP Jonathan Edwards.

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