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A father-of-three who has been waiting since December to have an operation on his back has described how his debilitating condition has affected his physical, mental and financial health in "the worst scenario of everything". Graham Dunlop, 48, has been unable to work since being diagnosed with a cyst on…
Paedophile rock star Ian Watkins could have been caught and brought to justice nearly four years earlier if police had properly investigated reports from a series of informants, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has said. In a damning report, the IPCC details how South Wales Police missed a series…
A mother will face trial accused of sexually abusing her daughter after the girl's father pleaded guilty to raping the youngster on a number of occasions. The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Swansea Crown Court (pictured) on Monday where she denied two counts of assaulting…
An escaped psychiatric patient who collapsed after attacking a walker with a belt was lawfully killed by the man he attacked, an inquest jury has concluded. Khoung Lam was being treated at Whitchurch Hospital in Cardiff, south Wales, when he ran away from a carer while on escorted leave on…
A youth worker who watched a livestream of a six-year-old boy being raped and urged on the attacker has been jailed for 11 years. Darren Williams, 44, sent messages to the rapist instructing him to "put the sound on" and "prove it's live" by "smacking" the victim and making him…
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has published details of its latest inspection of learning disabilities services in Pembrokeshire. This latest report follows on from an inspection (in December 2015) which found some significant shortfalls and the local authority developed an improvement plan to tackle the issues raised.…
Wales Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced £850,000 to build a Maggie’s Centre on the site of the Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff. Maggie’s Centres are based in the grounds of large cancer centres and provide emotional and practical support for people with cancer, their families and friends. They are…
An initiative for mental health service users has won an innovation award. Cardiff University’s School of Psychology worked with Welsh Government to reduce the risk of suicide or physical harm to others for mental health service users. The resulting Wales Applied Risk Research Network (WARRN) is helping to ensure a…
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