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71% of ambulances reached 'most urgent' calls within eight minutes in March

The Welsh Ambulance Service says ambulance response times exceeded targets in March.

71.% of emergency responses to 'red' calls arrived within 8 minutes, above the target of 65%.

A spokesperson said performance ranged from 56.1% in Powys to 80.3% in Cardiff & Vale.

  • There were 35,450 emergency calls, an average of 1,182 per day, 9.8% down on the daily average for March 2016.
  • Of the total, 1,609 (4.5%) were classed as red, 21,858 (61.7%) were amber and 11,983 (33.8%) were green.

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Campaigner who fought for cancer drugs dies

The prominent cancer campaigner Annie Mulholland has died.

The 62-year-old from Cardiff had been living with ovarian cancer.

After going so far as to rent a London flat to gain access to drugs not available in Wales, she became well-known for lobbying the Welsh Government for fairer funding and access to cancer drugs.

New service to support children and teenagers affected by cancer

A new service has been launched across South Wales aimed at supporting children and teenagers when a family member has cancer.

It's being led by Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff.

New cancer support service for children Credit: ITV Wales

Living with cancer is difficult for anyone but it can be particularly difficult for children who might struggle to understand their parents illness.

That can often lead to feelings of isolation, anxiety and upset. But a new specialist service is hoping to change all that.

Alexandra Lodge has been finding out more about it.

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In his mid 50s Gavin was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease

Gavin Watkins was a successful engineer from Ebbw Vale when he noticed something wasn't right. After 18 months of symptoms he visited his doctor to be told he had Alzheimer's disease, he was in his mid 50s.

This is his story.

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