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Plaid Cymru's Health spokesperson Elin Jones has strongly criticised both UK and Welsh Governments for using the Welsh NHS as a political football 'in a particularly ugly football match.' She said attacks from Conservative politicians in Westminster were part of an 'appalling..pre-election spree.'
But she condemned Labour too for 'dismissing' concerns raised by Cynon Valley MP Ann Clwyd, calling it a 'shameful example of the tribal politics of Welsh Labour.'
And she blamed the First Minister for starting the row between the two governments by using his weekly question session as an opportunity to 'have a pop' at the UK Government.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal road accident in Bodelwyddan.
Emergency services were called to the incident on Sarn Lane early this morning, following a collision between a pedestrian and a public service bus.
The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
There were a small number of passengers on the bus, one of whom went to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd with minor injuries.
– Chief Inspector Darren Wareing
The investigation into the collision is already underway and I would urge anyone who witnessed the incident or who was travelling along that stretch of road after 7.30am this morning to contact officers at the Roads Policing Unit on 101.
Forwards coach Robin McBryde insists Wales will embrace tomorrow's match at Twickenham, after declaring, 'the hottest fires forge the toughest steel'.
England, presumably still reeling from their 30-3 defeat in Cardiff last year, have been revealed as the favourites to win against Wales, in the all-important 6 Nations showdown.
McBryde says he fears the backlash of beating Stuart Lancaster's men at the Millennium Stadium, but knows the psychological impact victory would have, ahead of their meeting in the group stage of the 2015 World Cup.
"England are a better team than last year and any bad experience, as long as you learn from it, can be turned into a big positive. That result in Cardiff could work against us.
We have to embrace this occasion because it won't get any easier at the World Cup.
It's a game of rugby and a game we all love because of the attritional side of it. It's not touch it's not football.
When the whistle goes it's 15 versus 15. We have experience and hopefully we can bring that to bear. Hopefully it will be a good advert for the Six Nations."
Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans has called for an end to the 'ludicrous' practice of moving the European Parliament from Brussels to Strasbourg every month. She told delegates at the party's conference in Cardiff that axeing the monthly move could save more than £100m a year.
She said she recognised that the European Union needs to be reformed but she said that leaving it wouldn't solve its problems.
– Jill Evans MEP, Plaid Cymru
I understand why people have lost faith in the EU. But the answer is not to walk away, but to change it.
The MEP also called for the creation of a European Civilian Peace Corps, made up of people doing jobs like teaching or nursing, to work in conflict zones.
Cardiff prepare to take on Fulham at the Cardiff City Stadium later. It's Cardiff's first home game since their 4-0 defeat against Hull, and Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has branded it a "big game".
Fulham are currently the only side below Cardiff in the Premier League.
Speaking at a media conference, Solskjaer said: "Neither team wants a draw, we both need a win. That's the nature of the game... and the pressure is on Cardiff because they're at home."
Plaid Cymru has pledged to cut red tape for teachers to allow them to concentrate on teaching with minimal bureaucracy. Education spokesman Simon Thomas told the party's conference a future Plaid Welsh Government would give schools more freedom.
Having excellent teachers and heads sitting before a computer filling in forms or ticking boxes, or sweating over reports at home, is a waste of their talent and commitment. I want to see them freed up to teach at the whiteboard face as much as possible.
That’s why I’m proposing to set up a taskforce to work with teaching unions to cut unnecessary bureaucracy. We want to work with schools and give them the freedom to achieve.
– Simon Thomas AM, Plaid Cymru
I want to see a system where the Welsh Government sets learning outcomes for schools, but to allows them flexibility to decide how they want to get there. We need to nurture best practice, and teachers need freedom to do that.
Wales' Under 20s suffered a crushing defeat against their English counterparts. The home side outscored the visitors by ten tries to one, leading 38 nil at half time. Flanker Gus Jones crossed four times for England. A late penalty try and conversion was all Wales had to show for their efforts.
England: Taylor, Thacker (2), Jones (4), Kibirige, Lundberg, Itoje; Convs: Burns (6), Olver; Pen: Burns
Wales: Try: Penalty; Conv: Price.
Firefighters are tackling a fire at a house in Llandysul, Ceredigion.
Mid and West Fire and Rescue Service were called to the property in Maes y Meillion at around 9.00am this morning.
Crews from Llandysul and Newquay are attending the fire.
The cause is not yet known, and there are not thought to be any injuries.
Campaigners against plans to downgrade A&E services at the Prince Philip hospital in Llanelli have welcomed a judicial review into the proposals.
The plans would see A&E services replaced with a nurse-led unit.
Campaigners called on the High Court in Cardiff to grant a judicial review into the way the local health board conducted its consultation into the plans.
A full hearing is expected to be held in June.