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Celtic Manor resort 'deeply saddened' by man's death

The Celtic Manor Resort is deeply saddened to confirm that a fatal accident took place on its Twenty Ten Course at around 7.50am on Tuesday 3rd March.

The incident is subject to an ongoing investigation which the Celtic Manor Resort is co-operating with fully.

The Resort is unable to comment further at this stage. Our thoughts are with the family at this very difficult time.

– Celtic Manor

Gwent Police and a health & safety team from Newport City Council are investigating the incident.

Man dies after Celtic Manor golf course incident

Gwent Police have confirmed a 20-year-old man has died after his vehicle went into a lake on a golf course at the Celtic Manor resort this morning.

The man, from the Ross-on-Wye area, was taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital in a critical condition this morning after an agricultural spraying vehicle that he was in went into the water.

The man's vehicle went into a lake on the Twenty Ten course Credit: PA

Police say a 46-year-old man, also from the Ross-on-Wye area, who was also in the vehicle was taken to the hospital remains in hospital.

He is being treated for minor injuries.

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St David's Day deal won't trigger tax vote says FM

First Minister Carwyn Jones has categorically ruled out holding a referendum on Welsh income tax powers "unless and until the the long term funding of Wales has been addressed satisfactorily". In a letter to Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb, he says the St David's Day agreement on more powers for the Assembly does not meet that test.

Mr Crabb wrote to the First Minister yesterday, saying that the momentum for more devolution may now be lost without "strong and positive engagement" from the Welsh Government. In his reply, Carwyn Jones adds to his initial response that the cross-party agreement had been "rushed and unsatisfactory".

I make no apologies for not supporting an announcement that falls far short of Wales' needs. I have no intention of seeking a referendum on partial devolution of income tax to Wales unless and until the long term funding of Wales has been addressed satisfactorily. You will recognise that neither the announcement by the Prime Minister, nor the Command Paper published by the UK Government, provides any such assurance. I am bound to say that the whole process leading to your announcement and Command Paper was deeply disappointing and frustrating. It was slow to start, ad hoc and poorly prepared. The first hint of financial proposals was given to me by the Prime Minister -not you- in a phone call a mere three days before your announcement. I was very clear to the Prime Minister that the proposals he described were unacceptable.

– First Minister Carwyn Jones AM

Carwyn Jones will be questioned in the Senedd on his attitude to the Saint David's Day agreement, after he makes a statement to AMs later this afternoon.

Celtic Manor incident involved vehicle rolling into lake

South Wales Fire & Rescue Service say they were called to the Celtic Manor after reports of "a small agricultural sprayer" that had rolled into a lake.

An aerial view of the Celtic Manor resort Credit: PA

A man was released from the vehicle prior to the arrival of the fire crews, and was taken to hospital by ambulance.

One critical after Celtic Manor golf course 'incident'

A person is in a critical condition at Newport's Royal Gwent Hospital after an incident at the Celtic Manor golf course.

The Celtic Manor resort hosted the 2014 Nato summit Credit: PA

The Welsh Ambulance Service said it was called just before 8am.

Two other people were checked at the scene.

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Welsh Tory leader sees case for more AMs

Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies has signalled that his party is no longer totally opposed to an increase in the number of Assembly Members, so long as the "total cost of democracy" does not go up. Mr Davies says the Welsh Government's growing powers and responsibilities make it difficult for an Assembly with so few backbenchers to hold it to account.

Are we really going to have another five years with just 60 AMs? It's already evident that there are huge pressures on the Assembly's ability to scrutinise the government.

– Welsh Conservative Leader Andrew RT Davies AM

It's possible that an increase in AMs could be linked to a cut in the number of local councillors as part of the local authority mergers expected in the next few years. Also the Conservatives are likely to revive plans to cut the number of Welsh MPs from 40 to 30 if they're still in power at Westminster after May's election.

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New plan to tackle rare diseases in Wales

Wales’ first ever plan to tackle rare diseases is launched today.

A rare disease is defined as a life-threatening or chronically debilitating disease, which affects five people or less per 10,000. Credit: Angelika Warmuth/DPA/PAImages

It sets out the Welsh Government’s expectations of the NHS in Wales to treat rare diseases for people of all ages.

A rare disease is defined as a life-threatening or chronically debilitating disease, which affects five people or less per 10,000. They can range from life-limiting illnesses to manageable conditions, which do not affect daily living. There are around 150,000 people affected by such diseases in Wales.

Examples include Sickle Cell, which is a disease arising out of genetic problems, and Spina Bifida - a disease arising out of deficiencies or exposures to substances during pregnancy.

"This is the first time Wales has developed a plan to improve the experiences of people living with rare diseases and it brings together a number of recommendations designed to improve coordination of care and lead to better outcomes for people.

To this end, we are keen to see real partnership across services, agencies, and above all between individuals living with rare diseases, their carers, patient organisations and the NHS.

Patients with these conditions can suffer greatly and we are determined to provide the best care we can for them. I expect this plan to make a real difference."

– Vaughan Gething, Deputy Health Minister
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