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17/05/2014  The 28-strong group of Plaid Cymru councillors on Carmarthenshire County Council has a new leader.
The 28-strong group of Plaid Cymru councillors on Carmarthenshire County Council has a new leader.

Cllr. Emlyn Dole, 57, has represents the Llannon area on the council since 2008. He’s married to popular singer Gwenda Owen and is part-time minister of three Independent churches in the Gwendraeth Valley.

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17/05/2014  Failure of Bryn Llywelyn wind farm appeal welcomed by local councillor.
Failure of Bryn Llywelyn wind farm appeal welcomed by local councillor.

Local Plaid Cymru county councillor Linda Evans said she’s overjoyed by the decision. “It’s a great tribute to local people who mounted a fantastic campaign and vindicates the original decision by Carmarthenshire Planning Committee to turn it down,” she said.

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27/03/2014  Cardiff City Soap Opera
Cardiff City Soap Opera

To add to the chaos in Cardiff Council a long standing and respected Councillor has now resigned from the Labour group.

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11/03/2014  Plaid Sports Charge Victory‏
Plaid Sports Charge Victory‏

Sports clubs across Carmarthenshire are celebrating after a Plaid Cymru motion calling on the County Council to freeze a highly-controversial plan to increase charges for sporting facilities was passed in full council today (Friday, 7 March).

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10/03/2014  Give Barry more powers, says local councillor
Give Barry more powers, says local councillor

Give Barry more powers, says local councillor   Town and community councils should get more powers if council shake-up happens   A Plaid Cymru councillor for the centre of Barry says that the town council should be given more powers if the Welsh Government decide to merge the Vale of Glamorgan with Cardiff.

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05/03/2014  PLAID SLAMS COUNCIL FOR BACKING COUNCILLORS WHO ADMITTED ‘UNLAWFUL’ ACTION
PLAID SLAMS COUNCIL FOR BACKING COUNCILLORS WHO ADMITTED ‘UNLAWFUL’ ACTION

Plaid Cymru has slammed Labour and Independent councillors in Carmarthenshire for backing council leaders who’d just admitted they’d acted unlawfully in aiding their Chief Executive to avoid paying tax.

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21/02/2014  Plaid Welcomes Chief Executive Announcement
Plaid Welcomes Chief Executive Announcement

Cllr Peter Hughes Griffiths, leader of the Plaid Cymru opposition group on Carmarthenshire CC welcomed the announcement that Chief Executive Mark James is standing down pending the result of a police inquiry, but condemned the failure of the council's Leader, Labour councillor Kevin Madge, to take decisive action.

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14/02/2014  'Build at all costs' attitude
'Build at all costs' attitude

Monday 10th February 2014 in Letters Barry and District News THE Welsh Government Planning Department’s suggestion that an evidence-based approach to the Vale of Glamorgan Local Development Plan should be ignored is both surprising and odd.

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30/01/2014  Senior officers and elected leadership must go, say Plaid Cymru MP and AM
Senior officers and elected leadership must go, say Plaid Cymru MP and AM

Following the publication of two damaging Wales Audit Office reports into the indemnity and pension arrangements of Carmarthenshire County Council’s Chief Executive, Mark James, Plaid Cymru politicians Rhodri Glyn Thomas AM and Jonathan Edwards MP have issued the following statement.

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08/01/2014  BEATING THE BUDGET BLUES:
BEATING THE BUDGET BLUES:

8 Jan 2014 The Labour-Independent regime which runs Carmarthenshire County Council intends balancing its budget by making savage cuts and raising charges for public services.

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07/01/2014  Wide-ranging council spending cuts under fire from Plaid Cymru
Wide-ranging council spending cuts under fire from Plaid Cymru

Opposition Plaid Cymru councillors in Caerphilly have warned against a list of proposed spending cuts which would see charges  brought in for dealing with rats and garden waste collection, closing public toilets and hiking sports club pitch hire charges.

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07/01/2014  Almost 3,000 homes lying empty in Caerphilly revealed by Plaid
Almost 3,000 homes lying empty in Caerphilly revealed by Plaid

Almost 3,000 homes across the county borough are lying empty, according to information obtained by Plaid Cymru.

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24/12/2013  Plaid Cymru reacts to the second phase of cuts from RCT
Plaid Cymru reacts to the second phase of cuts from RCT

19/12/2013 Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has reacted to the second phase of cuts from Rhondda Cynon Taf council which will impact hardest on those who can least afford it.

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24/12/2013  Plaid group agree not to take allowances rise - and call for gesture from top officers
Plaid group agree not to take allowances rise - and call for gesture from top officers

Plaid group agree not to take allowances rise - and call for gesture from top officers 17/12/2013 The opposition Plaid Cymru group on Caerphilly Council has backed a move to reject a suggested 1% rise in councillors’ allowances from next April.

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24/12/2013  Statement from the Plaid Cymru group, Caerphilly County Borough Council on the Public Interest Report covering Chief Officer Essential Car User and Annual Leave Allowances
Statement from the Plaid Cymru group, Caerphilly County Borough Council on the Public Interest Report covering Chief Officer Essential Car User and Annual Leave Allowances

19/12/2013 I have been waiting for the official Wales Audit Report (WAO) to clarify exactly what happened with the unlawful payments relating to the buy-out of car allowances and annual leave.

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09/12/2013  LABOUR MISLEADS LLANELLI - EMERGENCY UNIT REMAINS NURSE-LED...
LABOUR MISLEADS LLANELLI - EMERGENCY UNIT REMAINS NURSE-LED...

2.12.13 Plaid Cymru has expressed anger and disappointment after it was confirmed that the Accident & Emergency unit at Prince Philip Hospital will be nurse-led and GP supported, contrary to claims made by Labour politicians.

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27/11/2013  Plaid Cymru: “It’s time to reprioritise on education”
Plaid Cymru: “It’s time to reprioritise on education”

As the prospect of yet another set of alarming PISA results looms, the Party of Wales Shadow Education Minister Simon Thomas has said that education needs to be reprioritised by the Welsh Government.

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27/11/2013  Stop increase in car parking charges
Stop increase in car parking charges

Despite constant hikes in car parking charges in Carmarthenshire, there’s been a 7% drop in income from council car parks over the past 18 months.

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27/11/2013  Labour vote down Plaid motion on bedroom tax
Labour vote down Plaid motion on bedroom tax

The leader of the Plaid Cymru group on Caerphilly council, Colin Mann, has hit out at the failure of the Labour group to back a motion on measures to help tenants affected by the bedroom tax.

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24/11/2013  Plaid Councillor condemns ‘cruel, unfair and unworkable’ bedroom tax
Plaid Councillor condemns ‘cruel, unfair and unworkable’ bedroom tax

A Plaid Cymru councillor from Barry has condemned the bedroom tax as ‘cruel, unfair and unworkable’ after a council report revealed that only a handful of one-bedroom apartments had become available in the past year.

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