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Health boards meet ambulance targets for second month

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All of Wales' local health boards have met their ambulance targets for the second month in a row.

Figures show 75.3% of emergency responses to an immediately life-threatening illness or injury, known as red calls, arrived within eight minutes – exceeding the target of 65%.

Meanwhile, the national target has been hit for the tenth month in a row.

It follows changes in October, including dropping the target response time for non-life-threatening cases. Prior to that, the Welsh Ambulance Service was under scrutiny after repeatedly missing its response targets.

Posters in GP surgeries amid radicalisation fears

Posters in Arabic, Urdu, Bengali and Somali will appear in GP surgeries across Cardiff to raise awareness of a helpline for parents worried about terrorism and radicalisation.

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The NSPCC posters, which will also be written in Welsh and English, will appear in waiting rooms.

The children's charity says the service was set up after a spate of terrorist attacks and the growing problem of extremists targeting children.

We have seen a wave of terrorist attacks in recent weeks and months and both parents and children tell us how frightened they are by what is happening.

The number of calls received by ChildLine only adds to the feelings of fear and sadness that these evil attacks have prompted all over the world.

It is vital that we are able to provide parents with non-judgemental advice on issues ranging from the wider terrorist threat to the dangers of radicalisation.

– Des Mannion, Head of NSPCC Cymru / Wales
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