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Police boss calls for coronavirus travel fines to be tripled to £3,000

A police boss has called for the tripling of fines for people who break the coronavirus travel restrictions – ranging from £1,000 to £3,000 for repeat offenders. The issue was brought into sharp focus by the confusion caused by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s unilateral easing of the lockdown in England which North Wales Police […]

Ex-soldier with PTSD and soccer ref team up to raise cash for NHS with comic videos

A former soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder has helped raise over £7,000 for NHS charities as part of a comedy duo making hilarious lockdown videos The entertaining efforts of Holyhead pals Garry Stewart and Carl Hagan have even had a thumbs up from music star Tom Grennan. Aircraft engineer Carl and former soldier Garry […]

World of work will change forever because of coronavirus crisis

Dr Edward Jones’s business prescription for surviving the pandemic A leading academic says the seismic shift in the way companies operate as a result of the coronavirus crisis will see many more staff working from home in future rather in an office. According to economics expert Dr Edward Jones, from Bangor University’s Business School, the […]

Accepting hospital patients into care homes led to doubling of Covid-19 deaths

A social care leader says news that care home deaths from Covid-19 have doubled is “utterly shocking but not surprising” because the virus has been imported into them by patients discharged from hospital. Mario Kreft MBE, the chair of Care Forum Wales, said the newly-published figures from the Office of Nationals Statistics (ONS)were an indictment […]

Lockdown should be extended and VE Day celebrations should be called off to save lives

A police chief is calling for celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day to be postponed and for the new three-week lockdown be extended for at least another week. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones and the three other Welsh commissioners have already raised the matter with the Welsh Government and […]

Police boss tells Welsh Government not to use the police like factory inspectors

The Welsh Government has been urged to change its mind about expecting police forces to enforce a new law to keep workers two metres apart, it’s been revealed. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones is backing the four chief constables in Wales who are unanimously opposed to the idea. Under the new legislation […]