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15,000 signature petition over maternity services at Glan Clwyd hospital delivered to the Senedd

Campaigner Marsha Davies has delivered a 15,200 signature petition to the Senedd today.

She says she's angry at health board plans to "downgrade" maternity services at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd.

She's calling for the proposals to be reconsidered.

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St David's Day deal won't trigger tax vote says FM

First Minister Carwyn Jones has categorically ruled out holding a referendum on Welsh income tax powers "unless and until the the long term funding of Wales has been addressed satisfactorily". In a letter to Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb, he says the St David's Day agreement on more powers for the Assembly does not meet that test.

Mr Crabb wrote to the First Minister yesterday, saying that the momentum for more devolution may now be lost without "strong and positive engagement" from the Welsh Government. In his reply, Carwyn Jones adds to his initial response that the cross-party agreement had been "rushed and unsatisfactory".

I make no apologies for not supporting an announcement that falls far short of Wales' needs. I have no intention of seeking a referendum on partial devolution of income tax to Wales unless and until the long term funding of Wales has been addressed satisfactorily. You will recognise that neither the announcement by the Prime Minister, nor the Command Paper published by the UK Government, provides any such assurance. I am bound to say that the whole process leading to your announcement and Command Paper was deeply disappointing and frustrating. It was slow to start, ad hoc and poorly prepared. The first hint of financial proposals was given to me by the Prime Minister -not you- in a phone call a mere three days before your announcement. I was very clear to the Prime Minister that the proposals he described were unacceptable.

– First Minister Carwyn Jones AM

Carwyn Jones will be questioned in the Senedd on his attitude to the Saint David's Day agreement, after he makes a statement to AMs later this afternoon.

Police appeal after schnauzer dog and his owner attacked

Police in Penarth are appealing for witnesses after a dog attacked a walker and his own dog on Cardiff Barrage.

A miniature schnazer, similar to the one that was attacked. Credit: Wikipedia

On Tuesday, February 2 at around 3.55pm a 63-year-old man was walking his two miniature schnauzer dogs across the Barrage.

They were approached by another dog which is believed to have been either a lurcher cross Staffordshire or a lurcher cross pit-bull.

The dog was off the lead and attacked one of the schnauzers. It then attacked the gentleman as he intervened and tried to save his dog.

The owner of the suspected lurcher cross is described as a white woman in her 40s who was wearing a dark coloured coat.

We are trying to track this woman and her dog and we would ask that if anyone has details about this incident that they contact us.

– Police Sergeant Julie Odgers

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Celtic Manor incident involved vehicle rolling into lake

South Wales Fire & Rescue Service say they were called to the Celtic Manor after reports of "a small agricultural sprayer" that had rolled into a lake.

An aerial view of the Celtic Manor resort Credit: PA

A man was released from the vehicle prior to the arrival of the fire crews, and was taken to hospital by ambulance.

One critical after Celtic Manor golf course 'incident'

A person is in a critical condition at Newport's Royal Gwent Hospital after an incident at the Celtic Manor golf course.

The Celtic Manor resort hosted the 2014 Nato summit Credit: PA

The Welsh Ambulance Service said it was called just before 8am.

Two other people were checked at the scene.

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