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Cautious welcome for Post Office funding as assurances are sought for rural Carmarthenshire

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Local politicians Adam Price and Jonathan Edwards have given a cautious welcome the announcement by the Westminster government that it is investing £370million into the Post Office network, but the Plaid Cymru duo said rural communities in Carmarthenshire and throughout Wales needed guarantees that they would benefit from the circa £160million of that money which is designed to protect rural community branches.

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Christmas Message

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In our Christmas message last year we described 2016 as a year of change.  The vote to leave the EU, the election of Donald Trump and conflicts around the world changed the course history.  We predicted that 2017 would be the year of challenge.

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Politicians concerned by Llandeilo bypass delays

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The Assembly Member who brokered a £50million agreement with the Welsh Government to build a bypass around Llandeilo has expressed his concern at the perceived delay in getting the project underway.

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Jonathan discusses bank closures with NatWest representatives

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Having requested a meeting with the Chief Executive of NatWest bank following the recent announcement of local branch closures, Member of Parliament Jonathan Edwards met with senior representatives of the bank in Westminster last week.

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MP meets mobile phone giants to discuss Carmarthenshire connectivity

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Connecting Carmarthenshire was on the agenda in Parliament this week as local MP Jonathan Edwards met with a range of mobile phone giants to discuss the roll out of improved signal coverage across his Carmarthen East and Dinefwr constituency.
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Plaid Cymru leads public bank efforts after closure announcements

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Plaid Cymru politicians Adam Price AM and Jonathan Edwards MP have taken the lead on calls for a public banking model in the aftermath of yet more bank branch closures in rural communities.

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“Do not subject my nation to being merely a penal colony” – Jonathan

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The Westminster Government’s plan to open its second super prison in Wales is a clear sign of intent to turn the nation into “England’s affordable penal colony”, according to local MP Jonathan Edwards.

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Westminster blocks Welsh and Scottish amendments and confirms power-grab

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The Westminster Parliament has blocked amendments from the Scottish and Welsh Governments to protect Welsh devolution in votes in the House of Commons early hours this morning.

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AM concern for soil and water test answers following oil pipeline leak

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Assembly Member Adam Price has today expressed concern for the delay in residents receiving the results of soil and water quality tests following the oil pipeline spill in Nantycaws, after the Welsh Government Minister for Environment said it was "taking longer than expected" for Natural Resources Wales to receive relevant information.
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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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