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Cardiff concede late to draw, whilst Newport win and Wrexham lose

Cardiff conceded a late goal against Burnley to draw 2-2 with their Championship rivals at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Burnley scored late on to draw with Cardiff. Credit: PA

The home side had gone two up with goals from Aaron Gunnarsson and Sean Morrison, but the Clarets halved the deficit with a goal five minutes before full-time, before Matt Connolly's injury-time own goal salvaged a point.

The draw leaves Cardiff 10th in the table and two points off the play-off spots.

Elsewhere there was better news for Newport County in League Two, who comfortably beat Luton 3-0. A hat-trick for Oliver McBurnie proving decisive for John Sheridan's men.

Wrexham though succumbed to a 3-2 defeat to Macclesfield in the National League - a late goal by James Gray not enough for the Welsh side at the Racecourse Ground.


Plaid Cymru 'cannot support' military action in Syria

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has said the party will not support military action in Syria, unless Prime Minister David Cameron addresses 'unanswered questions'.

Leanne Wood opposes military action in Syria. Credit: PA

A Commons vote allowing action against Islamic State could take place next week if David Cameron gains enough support.

But the Plaid leader remains dubious over a number of his claims.

Dropping bombs from the air will not lead to the defeat of IS. Neither will it the secure peace for the people of Syria or bring stability to the wider region. What is needed is a plan for a process of reconciliation and reconstruction. The Party of Wales urges all governments to redouble efforts to secure a comprehensive peace deal for Syria and the wider region. We urge world leaders not to repeat the mistakes of past Western military interventions in the Middle East. UK military action as currently proposed risks further escalation in Syria and making our own communities at home less secure. Unless the Prime Minister addresses all unanswered questions and brings forward a more comprehensive plan, Plaid Cymru cannot support military action."

– Leanne Wood, Leader, Plaid Cymru

Recently Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn came under criticism for his decision to write to his MPs outlining his opposition to action, before the Shadow Cabinet had reached an agreement.


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'Positive reasons' for free vote on Syria says Shadow minister

A member of Labour's Shadow Cabinet has rejected claims that the party's leadership has mishandled its position on military action in Syria.

There has been intense criticism of Jeremy Corbyn for writing to Labour MPs setting out his position before the Shadow Cabinet had reached an agreement.

He'd also earlier indicated that he wouldn't allow a free vote - where MPs vote according to their own conscience rather than following the party whip - when parliament decides whether or not to back action.

But speaking on a visit to the National Assembly in Cardiff, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Seema Malhotra, said that it had been 'a really important way to have this conversation.'

And she told Political Editor Adrian Masters that 'there are many positive arguments' for giving Labour MPs a free vote.

  1. Adrian Masters

Shadow Cabinet minister's income tax caution

A senior Labour figure has urged caution over the prospect of a future Welsh Government being given income tax powers without a long-term guarantee of funding.

The Chancellor announced this week that the law would be changed to give Welsh ministers part control over income tax without the need for a referendum.

George Osborne announced a deal on overall funding for Wales but only for the duration of the current parliament.

On a visit to the National Assembly, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Seema Malhotra, told Political Editor Adrian Masters that there must be a longer term funding promise.

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