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Ex Labour Minister says party is in 'deepest crisis'

The former Labour minister Kim Howells has said his party is in the deepest crisis he can remember.

Former Labour Minister Kim Howells Credit: ITV News

Speaking on the radio this morning, the ex-Pontypridd MP said the party 'lacks radical thinking'.

Mr Howells also said most of the creative thinking is 'coming from the right.'

He warned that Labour would become a 'small and unimportant party' if changes aren't made.

I think the problem is that it was unmitigated gloom, and that unmitigated gloom that Miliband promulgated was because nobody is thinking in a radical way within the Labour Party.

It's dull, it's boring it doesn't inspire anyone and that's because they've stopped thinking about what kind of society they want in the future.

– Kim Howells

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'Prolific' bicycle thief banned from city centre

A prolific thief has been sent to prison for 20 weeks and banned from Cardiff city centre.

Eames is banned from the city centre unless he's going to the Job centre. Credit: South Wales Police

Lee Eames, 37, of Cardiff was jailed for theft of a bicycle and breaching a Community Order. On his release Eames will be banned from entering Cardiff city centre unless he has a job centre appointment.

Police also say he's not to be seen with a bike - unless he has registered it with them.

Eames is responsible for a high number of cycle thefts in central Cardiff and by issuing the three year CBO cyclists should be able to lock the bikes up knowing that one of our key offenders is behind bars.

– Police Constable Lia Jones

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Alert for owners as four cats are poisoned

The RSPCA is appealing for information and warning pet owners to be cautious after four cats were poisoned in Cardiff.

Credit: PA

The charity says the pets lived at Oakmeadow Drive in St Mellons. Three of them were put to sleep on veterinary advice - the other is receiving treatment.

The RSPCA says it isn't sure if the poisonings are deliberate or an accident but is asking owners to be vigilant.

Poisoning a cat is a criminal offence with a penalty of up to six months imprisonment and/or a fine of up to £20,000.

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