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Protecting our environment

Welsh Conservatives today pledged to clean up Wales and do more to protect our natural environment. Shadow Minister for the Environment, Angela Burns AM, and Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the Assembly, Nick Bourne AM, launched the Party’s environment policies at Eco2 - Wales’ largest independent renewable energy company – in Cardiff.

U-turn on Wrexham rail snub welcomed

Commenting on WAG’s decision to begin talks on including Wrexham within a second express service from Cardiff to Holyhead, Shadow Minister for Transport Darren Millar AM said: “I am astonished that Labour-Plaid was ready to invest £3.5 million into this service without it stopping at the largest town in North Wales in the first place.

Burton’s Foods: Another blow to Welsh economy

Commenting on reports that Burton’s Foods, which produces Jammie Dodgers and other products at its factory in Cwmbran, is to cut 70 jobs, Darren Millar AM, Shadow Minister for the Economy said: “This is further worrying news for the Welsh economy.  Every job lost in the economy represents a family who will find it more challenging to make ends meet.

Llantwit Major : Heritage Lottery grant provides funding boost for Galilee Chapel project

South Wales Central AM, Andrew RT Davies, has today spoken of his delight at the announcement of a grant of £298,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to fund a local project at the Galilee Chapel. Andrew visited the project in Llantwit Major yesterday alongside Kay Swinburne MEP and Angela Jones-Evans, the Conservative Assembly candidate for the Vale of Glamorgan.

Diamond Holidays collapse blow to Welsh economy

Commenting on reports that Wales’ biggest holiday firm Diamond Holidays is on the verge of going into administration with 70 potential job losses, Darren Millar AM, Shadow Minister for the Economy said:

Welsh Conservatives to host UK Conference

Welsh Conservatives today welcomed news that the Conservative Party’s Spring Forum will be held at the Welsh Conservative Party Conference in Cardiff in March.

Outrage at surgery ban for North Wales patients

Commenting on reports that Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital is to stop treating North Wales patients due to a lack of funding, Darren Millar, AM for Clwyd West, said: "It is an outrage that people in North Wales are effectively being prevented from having the lifesaving heart surgery, which they have been waiting so long for.

North Wales neglected by First Minister?

Welsh Conservatives have expressed concern over the number of times the First Minister has visited North Wales. In a written assembly question, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the Assembly Nick Bourne AM asked: How many times has the First Minister visited North Wales on Assembly business since his appointment a year ago?