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Colleagues pay tribute to Tunisia victim

Colleagues of a Blackwood killed in the terror attacks in Tunisia last week have paid tribute to her.

Trudy Jones worked at a care home in Blackwood. Staff there say she 'had a smile for everyone'.

Trudy Jones was killed in the terror attacks in Tunisia last week Credit: Family photo

She was meant to be back in work tomorrow, and we were all expecting her to be back. I am speaking to the residents and the staff and they're all in shock.

She had a joke for everyone, she had a smile for everyone, she had time for everyone. It is a great loss to us. It's not a work colleague we have lost, it's a family member.

– Shawkat Khan, Care home manager

Prayers will be said in her memory this afternoon.


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Security patrols increased on Sousse beach

Security patrols have been increased in the Tunisian resort ahead of Home Secretary Theresa May's visit today.

Good Morning Britain's Chief Correspondent Richard Gaisford tweeted pictures of security personnel on quad bikes patrolling the coast where Friday's attack took place.


£10m to improve care for major health conditions

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£10m is to be invested to improve NHS services for major health conditions like cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

The Welsh Government says it will also improve liver, critical care, neurological, respiratory, end-of-life care and mental health services across Wales.

  • £1m will be invested in the cancer delivery plan to support projects to improve outcomes for people with lung cancer.
  • £1m for diabetes will go towards improving self management of the condition.
  • The respiratory implementation group, which supports the respiratory delivery plan, will be investing £1m to reduce variation in prescribing.
  • £1m for end-of-life care will be focused on hospices at home.
  • £1.2m of the £2m for neurological and stroke care will be invested in neuro-rehabilitation services.
  • £1m allocated to the mental health delivery plan will form part of a £3m package to improve access to evidence based psychological therapies and talking treatments for adults, children and young people

While we have seen good progress to date and while our NHS already continues to deliver excellent healthcare, I want the health service to use this funding to maintain focus on these key plans and deliver even more improvements in patient care and outcomes.

– Vaughan Gething AM, Deputy Health Minister

"She was a rock" - Family pay tribute to Tunisia victim

The family of a woman from Blackwood killed in the terror attacks in Tunisia last week have paid tribute to a caring person, who was always willing to help others.

Trudy Jones was killed in the terror attacks in Tunisia on Friday. Credit: Gwent Police

Although formal identification has yet to take place, it's believed 51-year-old Trudy Joneswas among the 38 people who died following the attack by gunman Seifeddine Rezgui on Friday.

Ms Jones family have released the following through their family liaison officer:

“Our mother of all people didn’t deserve this, such a caring person who put everyone else before herself. Always willing to help others, she loved everyone around her including all of the people she cared for at work. She’ll be missed by so many people. She was the rock of our family and kept us all going. None of us have a clue how we’re going to cope without her. We are all devastated and would appreciate if everyone can respect our privacy. Please leave us grieve our beautiful mother”.

– Trudy Jones' family
Trudy Jones was a mother and a grandmother. Credit: Wales News Service

Elsewhere Matthew James, a 30-year-old man from Trehafod, has returned home and is recovering in hospital after being shot three times whilst trying to protect his girlfriend from the gunman.

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