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Free swimming for Armed Forces personnel in Wales

The initiative will be open to all Armed Forces veterans. Credit: PA Images

The Welsh Government has launched a new initiative to provide free swimming for members of the Armed Forces in Wales.

The scheme will be open to all veterans and those currently serving who are on leave.

Eligible people must have a MOD Privilege Card and their home address in Wales.

Deputy Minister for Sport Ken Skates AM and Public Services Minister Leighton Andrews will be visiting Newport to launch the scheme and meet armed service personnel and veterans.

This is very pleasing and a further show of commitment from the Welsh Government towards Armed Forces personnel and veterans living in Wales. Great strides have been made by local authorities, all 22 of which have signed up to the Community Covenant, and we want to keep enhancing and strengthening the bonds that we have established over the last few years.

– Armed Forces spokesperson

Llanelli patients told they will now be able to see a GP

Patients in Llanelli will now be able to see a GP. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Following the news that patients in Llanelli were not able to see a GP this morning at one practice because there wasn't one, the health board has issued an update - there will now be doctors.

The health board and Rosedale Medical Group can confirm that, from tomorrow the Andrews Medical Practice in Llanelli will return to delivering a full GMS service with a full workforce.

Following the short-notice retirement of Dr Devichand on Friday, a Rosedale GP partner from Neath Port Talbot has now been appointed to work at the practice all day, every day, on an ongoing basis.

– Hywel Dda Health Board

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