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Immigration concerns 'belittled' by others - UKIP

UKIP's Welsh leader Nathan Gill says that voters' concerns on the issue of immigration have been belittled by others.

Nathan Gill feels others are belittling the immigration issue. Credit: PA

UKIP have been accused of scaremongering over the issue, but the party's members have been repeating their message on today's campaign trail.

Caroline Jones, UKIP's candidate in Bridgend, says uncontrolled immigration is a concern for many people in Wales and across the UK:

Fundraising mission launched for family of Danny Jones

The Rugby League Benevolent Fund has started raising money to support the family of Danny Jones - the Welsh international who died on Sunday of a suspected cardiac arrest.

Danny Jones leaves a wife and two 5-month-old twins. Credit: Keighley Cougars

The 29-year-old was taken off four minutes into Sunday's game at London Skolars after feeling unwell. He collapsed at the side of the field, an air ambulance was called and he was taken by road to the Royal Free Hospital Extensive efforts failed to resuscitate him.

The sport's Benevolent Fund has immediately started its fundraising mission to help Jones' family cope with the consequences - joined by Leigh Centurions owner Derek Beaumont who separately pledged £2,000 and challenged other club owners to do the same.

"It is always devastating when someone so young dies in these circumstances. Danny was a popular and talented rugby league player, having played at the highest level with the Wales national team and playing over 12 seasons for Keighley Cougars and Halifax. The family, friends and team-mates of Danny are currently and will continue to be supported by the RFL Benevolent Fund and Sporting Chance. We would ask that the privacy of the Jones family, players and Keighley Cougars staff be respected."

– Ralph Rimmer, The Rugby Football League's chief operations officer
Danny Jones, front, pictured during a previous match at Wembley. Credit: PA

Within 15 minutes of being launched, the fund's total stood at over £1,000, with fellow rugby league players amongst the donors.

Winning 12 caps for Wales, Jones spent his club career with Keighley and hometown club Halifax, although the standout moment came when he represented Wales in the 2013 World Cup, facing the Cook Islands in Neath.

"Everyone at Wales Rugby League is very shocked to hear of Danny's sudden passing. Our condolences go out to his family, friends and colleagues at this sad time."

– Brian Juliff, Wales Rugby League chairman


Lib Dems claim Severn Bridge tolls to be used as 'cash cow'

The Liberal Democrats have published figures which they say show how each political party would use the Severn Bridge tolls when they come back into public ownership in 2018.

The Welsh Lib Dems say they've calculated the average cost to a commuter of each party's plans for the tolls. Credit: PA

They say the average cost for commuters would be £1296 under the Conservatives, £888 under Labour and £480 under Plaid Cymru.

The Liberal Democrats claim that they are the only party to pledge to scrap the tolls once they come back into public ownership.

"The tolls are a huge barrier to business, costing the South Wales economy around £107 million a year. Tolls are extremely rare in the UK, so I see no reason why people should be forced to pay to enter Wales. People don't care about whether these tolls are devolved or not. What they do care about is scrapping them."

– Jenny Willott, Welsh Liberal Democrat candidate for Cardiff Central
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