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Bakery job losses 'sad news' for Newport

Councillors and representatives in Newport have tweeted their disappointment at the news that reportedly 390 jobs are to go at the Avana Bakery site in Rogerstone.

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My heart goes out to workers and families at Avana following jobs news - especially after the hope when the factory was bought in July.

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Sad news for Avana Bakeries Welsh Gov need to demonstrate the expertise and provide support and assistance to ensure new orders forthcoming

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Cardiff City 'considering suing' Crystal Palace

Cardiff are considering taking legal action against Crystal Palace over the leaking of their starting line-up last season.

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It's understood club officials have sent letters to Palace and sporting director Iain Moody informing them of Cardiff's intentions.

Palace were found guilty of breaching Premier League rules earlier this week and fined following a four-month probe into the incident in April,when Cardiff complained that the Eagles knew manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team before the sides met.

Palace, who won the game 3-0, denied the claims against them with sporting director Iain Moody, who was sacked from a similar position at Cardiff earlier in the season, saying it was "incredibly, extraordinarily untrue" that he had any involvement in any wrongdoing.

It's understood loss of earnings caused by the Bluebirds' subsequent relegation is likely to form part of the action.

There was no comment from Crystal Palace as of this afternoon.

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Almost 400 jobs at risk at Newport bakery

Up to 390 jobs could be at risk at a Newport bakery, just weeks after it was bought by a new owner.

Avana Bakeries in Rogerstone was at risk of closure earlier this year after losing its contract with Marks and Spencer. It was bought by Food Utopia Limited last month. There are reports jobs could now be at risk again.

Cllr Chris Evans, who represents Rogerstone on Newport City Council tweeted his concerns.

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Seems my worst fears about #Avana bakery have been realised, details still coming through, but, not, good news.

Plaid say Scotland faces a grim future as part of UK

Plaid Cymru has warned of a "grim" outcome for Scotland if it votes against independence next month and insisted that if the Scots leave the UK, Wales can benefit. The party has seized on polling evidence that the English want Scots to stop benefitting from public spending above the UK average.

The same poll showed that the Welsh agree with the English on this issue, although there's little support in either Wales or England for Scottish independence. Plaid is supporting the campaign by its SNP sister party for a 'yes' vote next month.

Public opinion in England on how Scotland should be treated if it votes ‘no’ paints a grim scenario for Scotland if its people vote against independence in the referendum. There could be public demand in England for a backlash against Scottish public expenditure and against the voting rights of Scottish MPs. This idea of ‘playing hard-ball’ with Scotland is not likely to help rebalance the UK or solve the problem of political and economic power being concentrated in the south-east of England.

Plaid Cymru maintains that the emergence of an independent Scotland would be in Wales' economic, social and political interests. We have said that following the Scottish referendum there needs to be a new era of self-government for Wales based on a reserved powers model, so that we have a more equal relationship between Wales, England and any other parts of the UK.

– Plaid Cymru AM Rhun ap Iorwerth
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