Calls to ban protests outside abortion clinics in Cardiff

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service says that anti-abortion campaigners can be distressing for patients and their families.

 

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Family raises funds in memory of daughter who died from rare heart condition

23-year-old Chantelle Madonia died from an undetected heart condition. Her family have raised more than £1,200 for the British Heart Foundation in her memory by organising a zumbathon.
 

Charities are raising funds to give bikes to refugees in Norwich

Charities in Norwich are raising money to give bikes to asylum seekers and refugees. They say it’ll give them the independence to get around the city. Refugees live on thirty-seven pounds a week making it difficult to pay for public transport. But riding a bike could make a big difference to their everyday lives.

One in seven girls in the UK struggle to afford sanitary products

It’s estimated that many 14 to 21 year-olds here in Wales can’t afford to buy their own sanitary products. One charity says 15 per cent of girls have had to take tampons and pads from friends due to the cost. One council in Wales says girls are even missing school as they are unable leave home during their periods, it now plans to hand them out for free.

A lollipop lady in Tredegar has been celebrating her last day after forty years in the job

Abertysswg Primary School is closing its doors as pupils move to a newly built school, but their lollipop lady won’t be moving with them.

 

Cardiff campaigners have been fighting to save the trees in their local park

People living near a park in Cardiff have managed to halt what they call the “senseless destruction” of ancient trees in their area.

The controversial plan which would see around 40 of the trees felled, was needed to protect homes and local businesses, according to Natural Resources Wales.

But, in a dramatic stand off, contractors were forced to suspend the work as residents refused to abandon their protest.

 

Hundreds march in protest against racism in Cardiff

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Protesters took to the streets of Cardiff yesterday to fight against racism.

The march, organised by Stand Up To Racism, was held on the UN Anti-Racism Day.

Juhel Miah, a teacher from Swansea who was banned from entering the US on a school trip, gave a speech about his experiences. Mr Miah described how officials removed him from a plane in front of his students. He says it was because of his name and the colour of his skin. When asked if he would try to go to America again, Mr Miah said:

I always wanted to go to New York, ever since I watched Home Alone as a child. I’m not going to give up.

There were speeches from politicians including Plaid Cymru leader, Leanne Wood, Jenny Rathbone Cardiff Central AM, Jo Stevens Cardiff Central MP, and Deputy Leader of Cardiff, Sue Lent.

Leanne Wood said, “Intolerance is on the…

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