September 7, 2018

Vote Now for Your Parliamentary Pub of the Year!

Thank you to everyone who made suggestions as to which pubs I should consider nominating for Parliamentary Pub of the Year 2018. The final shortlist is: The Albany The City Arms The Discovery Inn The Four Elms The Pen and Wig Porters The Hollybush  The final vote is now open: You have until Friday 28th September to vote! To vote, …

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September 6, 2018

The EU is still our Best Trading Partner

Recently released Government trade figures once again show how important trading with the EU is to our economy. Every year the Government releases figures showing how much the British economy is buying and selling abroad and in which countries that trade takes place. This year’s figures show that we sell almost as much to the 435 million people that live in EU as we do …

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September 5, 2018

My Speech on Tory Small Claims Swindle

The Tories are yet again restricting access to justice, this time through a new Bill, the Civil Liabilities Bill, which will mean that injury victims who have suffered injury through someone else’s negligence, will not be able to recover their legal costs even if they win their case.   On the back of the mythical ‘compensation culture’ the Tories have …

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September 4, 2018

2018 Cardiff Half Marathon – Information on Road Closures

The Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon is one of the UK’s largest road races and attracts more than 20,000 runners and 50,000 spectators to the city. From the elite field – which attracts some of the world’s top runners – to the club athletes and charity fun runners who raised more than £2.4million in 2015, the race has something for everyone. …

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August 31, 2018

NoFit State Circus

I visited NoFit State Circus this summer for a tour of their building in Adamsdown and to find out more about the company with Executive Director Alison Woods and Bethan Touhig-Gamble, Head of Development. The building is a converted former chapel – as there aren’t many other types of buildings which offer the height that circus performers need. The main …

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August 30, 2018

24 Hours for Christian Aid Event

In October, Christchurch Uniting Church in Llanedeyrn are holding a 24-hour even to raise funds for Christian Aid. The church have invited members of the community to take part in the event, which includes family activities, a quiz night, BBQ, crafts, music and food. All the details are on this poster and you can just drop in any time:

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August 29, 2018

Will There Be Peace in Colombia?

In November 2016 an historic Peace Agreement was signed in Cartagena, Colombia, designed to bring an end to the decades long civil war in this most beautiful of countries. A civil war that had seen thousands of people murdered, disappeared and tortured including trade unionists, human rights defenders and social leaders. Colombia was the most dangerous place in the world …

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August 21, 2018

Are you Cardiff Central’s Best Small Shop?

The Best Small Shops Competition celebrates the creativity of small shops and the central role they play in our local community. The Best Small Shops Competition is open to any small shop* operating in the UK. The competition is free to enter and all shops who enter will also be promoted to consumers through an online Indie Retail Directory. Shopkeepers …

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August 17, 2018

Universal Credit Rollout Update

I visited the Job Centre on Charles Street in the city centre recently. The team showed me round the centre, which has recently been redesigned to create a more relaxed environment. It’s hoped the redesign will also reduce queues and waiting times. Following the rollout of Universal Credit, which has replaced a number of existing benefits, many constituents have been …

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