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UKIP leader to visit Senedd to settle Wales rift

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New UKIP leader Diane James is due to visit the Senedd later today.

She took over from former leader Nigel Farage at the party's recent conference in Bournemouth.

It is expected that James will meet with each of UKIP's Assembly members individually, in an attempt to heal the ongoing rift between the Leader of the group at the Assembly Neil Hamilton and Nathan Gill.

Mr Gill, although the Leader of the party in Wales and a UKIP Member of the European Parliament, sits independently from the UKIP group at the Assembly.

The split was caused after the group put pressure on Nathan Gill to choose between the two jobs which he has been unwilling to do.

We'll cover Brexit shortfall, Labour tells Wales

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Labour will commit itself to a multi-billion pound pledge to make up any shortfalls in funding for deprived regions and communities resulting from Britain's departure from the European Union.

The promise, to be announced today at the party's annual conference in Liverpool by shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry, guarantees that future Labour governments will match EU structural funding currently worth 10.8 billion euros (£9.3 billion) from 2014 to 2020.

Wales would be likely to benefit from the scheme. Currently it is allocated 2.4 billion euros (£2.1bn) under the current seven-year programme.



Wales international Ben Evans to leave Warrington

Ben Evans (left) has spent much of the last two seasons on loan. Credit: PA

Wales international Ben Evans is to leave Super League side Warrington at the end of the season, the club have announced.

The 23-year-old prop has made 22 appearances since joining the club from school alongside twin brother Rhys but has spent much of the last two seasons playing on loan with Bradford and Leigh after being hit by injury.

I've had an amazing time at the club since moving up here with Rhys and would like to thank all the staff and my team-mates for the opportunity but for now it's time to move on.

– Ben Evans, Welsh rugby league international

Wood claims Corbyn win could mean 'decade of cuts'

Leanne Wood warns of risks to Wales of Labour 'infighting'

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has responded to Labour's leadership election result by claiming that 'chaos and infighting' in the party will lead to 'a decade of decline under Tory rule in Westminster.'

She went on to say that the only alternative is to give Wales more self-rule.

This leaves us facing the prospect of a Tory UK Government‎ in London, that Wales has not voted for, doing its worst for the people in this country.

It is not often I agree with the MP for Pontypridd, but when he said that a victory for Jeremy Corbyn would condemn the UK to a decade of Tory cuts, it is difficult to see how he is wrong.

The only alternative to this now is a much a stronger devolution settlement for Wales and greater self-rule.

Labour have shown that they are unable to govern in Wales - just look at their poor outcomes after seventeen years of leading the Government - and this leadership contest has demonstrated how they are unable to act as a united and strong opposition in Westminster.

The case for our nation to be empowered with the tools that will allow people here to have a greater say on matters which affect their daily lives has never been stronger.

– Leanne Wood AM, Plaid Cymru leader
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