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The Salvation Army celebrate 150 years

The Salvation Army is celebrating 150 years of supporting the most vulnerable in our society.

Founded in 1865, its mission has always been to help those in need.

In Wales, the church and charity has turned thousands of lives around.

Alexandra Lodge has been hearing some of their stories

This year marks the 150th anniversary of The Salvation Army.

The movement was started by pioneers William and Catherine Booth in the East End of London in 1865.

The story of The Salvation Army in Wales began on November 11, 1874, at the People’s Hall on Bute Street, near the docks.

It was started by Christian Missionary John Allen.

Jazz Richards leaves Swansea for Fulham

Wales international and Swansea player Jazz Richards is to join Fulham.

Jazz Richards leaves Swansea for Fulham. Credit: PA

Fulham said it was signing Richards on a deal until the summer of 2018, with an option to extend until 2019, for an undisclosed fee.

Richards helped Wales to a 1-0 victory over Belgium in qualifying for the European Championship. The 24-year-old leaves the Liberty Stadium having made more than 50 appearances for the club.

When I was on loan here last season I settled in straight away with the lads and the staff, and I enjoyed the style of football that Kit Symons was trying to get the team playing. That made me want to come back.

– Jazz Richards


North Wales health board will "not contest" judicial review

Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board chiefs say they are "sorry" for worry caused. Credit: ITV Wales

Betsi Cadwaladr health board have confirmed they will not contest a judicial review. The case was due to be heard next week. In a U-turn, the board said they would instead hold a consultation on the future of maternity services.

In a statement Simon Dean, interm chief executive of the health board said their intention now was to seek the views of staff and the public on options for their maternity services in the short term.

We all acknowledge what a difficult period of uncertainty and worry this has been for our staff and patients, for which we are very sorry. We remain extremely concerned about the fragility of the service, which is still short of the required number of doctors across north Wales.

We need to be confident of a robust, safe, fully staffed obstetric service across north Wales that is sustainable for the future. We know there are differing opinions about how best we can achieve this and there are no easy answers.”

– Simon Dean, Interim chief executive, Betsi Cadwaladr UHB
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