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NHS in Wales could benefit from Miliband windfall tax pledge

Labour leader Ed Miliband has told his party's conference that more unites the UK than divides it.

Among the proposals in his 10-year vision for Britain, increasing the minimum wage to £8, raising £2.5billion for the NHS through a windfall tax on tobacco firms and a mansion tax which could also bring £120million to Wales, and lowering the voting age to 16 in general elections.

Rob Osborne reports.

Grieving families protest over removal of memorials

Grieving families have held a protest in Pontypool, in a bid to persuade Torfaen Council to let them decorate their children's graves with whatever they wish.

The council says that certain memorial items, like solar lights and windchimes, hinder the maintenance of cemeteries and will be removed.

But demonstrators say the rules vary from council to council, and want one set of regulations for the whole of Wales. Hannah Thomas reports.

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Welsh Government 'committed' to promoting responsible pet ownership

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The Welsh Government says it's committed to improving the standards of animal health and welfare through promoting responsible pet ownership.

The North Clwyd Animal Centre at Trelogan says it is facing a crisis because of the number of unwanted kittens being brought in.

We are committed to improving the standards of animal health and welfare through promoting responsible pet ownership.

Our Animal Health and Welfare Framework, launched by the Deputy Minister for Farming and Food earlier this year, offers us the opportunity to introduce lasting improvements in health and welfare standards for all animals in Wales.

– Welsh Government spokesperson
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