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Smokers urged to quit with Stoptober campaign

Stoptober is one of the largest campaigns encouraging smokers to quit Credit: PA

Smokers in Wales are being urged to quit smoking with the start of the annual Stoptober campaign.

The campaign aims to help smokers understand the reasons why they smoke and encourage them to kick the habit.

Research has shown that people who stop smoking for 28 days are five times more likely to give up full time.

WRU: 'Record re-investment into the game'

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The WRU says re-investment into the game by the governing body is at record levels.

During the last financial year the WRU allocated £22.5 million into rugby an increase on the previous period at £22.1 million.

In this year's annual report the WRU also posted a profit before tax of £2.4 million on a turnover of £58.5 million for the period.

The total rugby allocations stand at just over £4.3 million for the community game, £1.1 million for the Principality Premiership and £17.1 million for the Regions in Wales.

It also says during the year the repayable bank debt was reduced to £15.0 million.

Bluebirds pick up a point at Brighton

Jones was on target for Cardiff. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Cardiff picked up a draw away at Brighton in the Championship this evening, with both goals coming mid-way through the first half.

Brighton defender Bruno scored for the home side after 20 minutes, before Bluebirds forward Kenwyne Jones equalised just a minute later.

The point is the fifth gained in the league under caretaker bosses Danny Gabbidon and Scott Young and moves Cardiff up to 13th in the League.

Elsewhere Wrexham scored late on to beat Kidderminster 1-0.in the Conference.

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Welsh Government budget: Where is the money going?

The Welsh Government has changed direction on funding the health service. After a series of below inflation increases, the NHS will get an extra £425 million over two years.

It's an above inflation increase, worth an extra 3.2 percent next year. The Welsh Government says it will enable the NHS to transform its services.

But there are further cuts for local councils. Though there's extra money for schools, following a deal between Labour and the Liberal Democrats to get the budget passed.

Our political reporter, Owain Phillips, has been looking at what the budget could mean for the services we all rely on.

Aldi warehouse to create 400 jobs in Cardiff

The warehouse will create around 400 jobs Credit: PA

Discount supermarket chain Aldi says it plans to create 400 jobs at a new warehouse being built on the outskirts of Cardiff.

The council has given the go ahead for a distribution centre to be built at Capital Business Park in Wentloog.

The plan is for a 42,000 square metre warehouse, offices and loading bays.

We are delighted that Cardiff Council has approved our plans to open a new Regional Distribution Centre, we are working closely with the local authority to invest in the area and create around 400 new jobs.

– Aldi spokesperson
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