June 8, 2018

Rail Electrification Work – Timetable Changes 11-14 June

Great Western Railway have provided me with an updated on their electrification work on the mainline between Cardiff Central and London. Next week (Monday 11 June to Thursday 14 June), evening services will be affected by electrification work with some services replaced by buses and others taking longer diversionary routes. More information is available on GWR’s dedicated web page GWR.com/electrification2018 …

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June 8, 2018

Islamic Relief #Cakes4Syria Campaign

I was delighted to receive a chocolate fudge cake, delivered to my office this week by volunteers from Islamic Relief as part of their #Cakes4Syria campaign. The campaign runs during Ramadan each year, inviting people to donate £10 to Islamic Relief’s Syria Appeal, in return for a chocolate fudge cake delivered to their door. Islamic Relief work hard all year …

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June 1, 2018

PopUp Business School in Cardiff

PopUp Business School is a project which aims to give people the skills and support to start a business from the ground up, in just two weeks. A pop up business school ran in the city centre for two weeks and I went to visit on the final day to meet some of the participants and find out about their …

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May 31, 2018

Dementia Friends Training

My constituency staff team and I completed Dementia Friends training this week. The training is a one-hour session which gave us all a better understanding of the issues people living with dementia may face, using practical exercises and discussing some of the ways different types of dementia can affect the mind. You can arrange a Dementia Friends training session for …

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May 23, 2018

Timetable Changes Due to Work on the Great Western Network

The Severn Tunnel will be closed between Saturday 16 June and Friday 6 July, impacting services between Bristol Parkway and Severn Tunnel Junction and between Filton Abbey Wood and Patchway. This will mean diversions and on some journeys coaches between Bristol Parkway and Newport.  Network Rail have set up a dedicated webpage GWR.com/SouthWales2018 with information for customers.  You can also find information …

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May 15, 2018

My Email Newsletter

Each month I send out an email newsletter to keep you updated on my work in Parliament and the constituency. Click here to read my April news. Would you like to receive future editions of my newsletter? Click here to sign up.

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May 14, 2018

Visit to the Newly Redeveloped Gassy’s Bar

I was pleased recently to visit Gassy’s Bar on Salisbury Road in Cathays to see behind the scenes of the £250,000 investment five months on from its re-launch.  We are lucky to have such a vibrant mixture of pubs and bars in Cardiff Central – and I am pleased to see Stonegate investing in them. As a member of the All …

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May 9, 2018

Celebrating Cardiff as a European Sporting City

Today is Europe Day where we can celebrate the fact that our once divided continent has enjoyed the longest period of peace it has ever known under the banner of the European Union. And, this Friday the Cardiff Blues will be taking on Gloucester in the final of the European Challenge Cup in Bilbao, Spain. As a fan and a member of the CF10 …

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May 4, 2018

Rail Disruption 5th – 7th May

I have recently been contacted by Great Western Rail about rail improvement works affecting trains to and from Paddington Station this weekend, 5th – 7th May. GWR have informed me that Network Rail were unable to update the timetable to show these changes until Wednesday 2nd May, and so passengers may be planning journeys on trains that are no longer …

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April 5, 2018

Tax-Free Childcare in Wales

The Tax-Free Childcare scheme provides help with the cost of childcare for working families. Parents of children aged under 12 and parents of disabled children aged under 17 can apply online through the UK government childcare service which can be accessed via the Childcare Choices website. If you’re a working parent with children under 12 (or under 17 for disabled children), …

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