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Extra funding for out-of-school childcare

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Communities and Tackling Poverty Minister, Lesley Griffiths, has announced £400,000 to provide out-of-school childcare for families across Wales.

The funding, which the Welsh Government says is on top of £2.3 million already provided, is aimed at gaps in childcare provision across Wales.

Projects set to get extra funding include childcare centres in Caerphilly and Conwy which will provide play workshops for local children.

Providing quality childcare and improving parents’ access to it is one of my top priorities. Childcare facilities are not just simply a place to go while parents are at work, they are also about improving the lives of children, especially those from our deprived communities.

Childcare not only plays a central role in improving children’s well-being and reducing inequalities, it is also vital to ensuring parents are able to access employment and training opportunities.

– Lesley Griffiths AM, Communities and Tackling Poverty Minister

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Family of missing Newbridge man make fresh appeal

Kyle Vaughan was known to his friends as 'Jabbers' Credit: Family/Gwent Police

The family of a missing man from Newbridge have made a fresh appeal for information, two years after he disappeared.

Kyle Vaughan, who was 24, was last seen at his home on December 30th 2012.

His damaged silver Peugeot 306 was found abandoned on the A467 between Risca and Crosskeys later that night, after a suspected collision.

A major murder investigation was launched within a week of his disappearance, and two men remain on police bail.

On the two year anniversary of his disappearance, his family say the best Christmas present they could receive would be to find out what happened to him.

Read more: One year anniversary of Kyle Vaughan's disappearance.

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