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AM calls for 'independent review' into English GCSE grading

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Plaid Cymru shadow cabinet secretary for Education and the Welsh language has called for an urgent and independent inquiry following the confirmation that major changes to the examination criteria meant that pupils who sat the English GCSE examination in the summer of 2018 were placed at a clear disadvantage when compared to pupils who sat the exam in the summer or autumn of 2017.

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Plaid Cymru petitions UK government over social security stitch-up

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A petition calling on the UK government to postpone the roll-out of Universal Credit in Gwynedd has been launched by Plaid Cymru Members of Parliament for Arfon and Dwyfor Meirionnydd.

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Arfon AM and staff wear pink for cancer

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Last Friday (October 19th) was the Breast Cancer Now charity’s Wear It Pink Day, where people were encouraged to wear a splash of pink to work, school or out and about in order to raise awareness of the need for vital research into breast cancer. Plaid Cymru staff in the office in Caernarfon all wore pink to work on Friday to support the cause.

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Arfon AM welcomes Welsh 'Clwb Cwtsh' courses

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Arfon AM Siân Gwenllian welcomed a new project offering free Welsh courses that will be held in 76 locations across Wales, aiming to introduce Welsh to young parents.

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Labour government bows to Plaid Cymru pressure on second homes

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Following concerns raised by Plaid Cymru that five million people in the UK now own more than one home and that Gwynedd now has five thousand second homes - the largest number of any UK area – the Welsh Labour Government has said it will take some steps to correct an anomaly that currently means many second home owners are exempt from having to pay council tax or business rates on their properties.

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Arfon AM backs winter flu vaccinations

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As the winter months and flu season fast close in on us, the Beat Flu Team is once again launching its campaign to encourage people to get in touch with their GP surgeries and arrange a flu jab. Every winter in the UK thousands of people are affected by illnesses brought on by flu, with 170,000 people in Wales suffering, especially those within the at-risk groups who are more likely to contract the illness and suffer badly as a consequence.

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Plaid MP secures support from leading Welsh charities to fix flawed cold weather payment scheme

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Plaid Cymru Member of Parliament for Arfon, Hywel Williams will today (Tuesday 16.10.18) introduce a Private Members Bill in the House of Commons which seeks to redress flaws in the Government’s Cold Weather Payment system, denying vulnerable people in his Arfon constituency cash support during periods of prolonged cold weather.

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Arfon AM raises awareness of importance of Welsh dairy industry

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In the Assembly last week World School Milk Day was celebrated with the Members all receiving a pint of Welsh milk as a symbol of the importance of the Welsh dairy industry. One of those to receive the milk – from a local dairy – was Arfon AM for Plaid Cymru, Sian Gwenllian.

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Council demands a limit on immigration detention

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Plaid Cymru led Gwynedd Council has today become the first Welsh County Council to pass a motion calling on the Government in Westminster to put an end to the indefinite detention of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees.

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Eighteen years after a promise of 1,500 jobs from the Labour Welsh Government the Parc Bryn Cegin site near Bangor remains empty with not a single job having been created

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Last week in the Senedd in Cardiff, Arfon AM Sian Gwenllian once more asked First Minister Carwyn Jones for an explanation.

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