Saving Charity Shops

This is an article for Seaside News

A few weeks ago I visited one of the British Heart Foundation Cymru's Furniture & Electrical store to learn more about how proposed changes to business rates will lead to a loss of income for the charity and more empty shops on high streets across Wales.

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Rest Bay hotel and charity shops

This is an article for the Glamorgan Gazette

The potential closure of the Rest Bay Convalescent Hotel in Porthcawl has naturally raised a number of concerns. This is a Grade 2 listed building that has provided respite care and community facilities for hundreds of people.

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Rest Bay Hotel

This is an article for Seaside News

I was disappointed at the news that the Trust running the Rest Bay convalescence hotel are looking to close it in October because they say it has ceased to be financially viable. The Grade 2 listed building is now up for sale and there are rumours that it may be converted to apartments.

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Vaccination is the only viable solution

This is an article for House Magazine

In their report on progress to develop a vaccine solution for bovine TB, the Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee warned that vaccination is expensive and offers no guarantee of protection.

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The case for the Princess of Wales Hospital

This is an article for the Glamorgan Gazette

So now we know. The proposals for the reconfiguration of health services in South Wales have been published and are now out to consultation.

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