04/03/2017 BBC Wales Today


04/03/2017

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The world number one initially struggled

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A Plaid Cymru Assembly member, suspended as a councillor

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for bullying behaviour, should also be suspended as an AM,

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senior party sources have told BBC Wales.

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Neil McEvoy has been suspended for a month after a tribunal ruled

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he broke Cardiff Council's code of conduct.

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Here's our Political Editor, Nick Servini.

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He's a controversial figure who is not afraid of the limelight.

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Yesterday, the Plaid assembly member, Neil McEvoy, faced the

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Adjudication Panel for Wales, which found he broke

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Today he was among friends, but not everyone was happy.

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One Plaid AM, Bethan Jenkins, said he

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Other sources told BBC Wales he should be

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I'm here to just carry on doing my job, I'm here to

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speak at the conference, I'm here now, hopefully,

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to set up an equality section to campaign on equalities.

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And I will stand up for my residents.

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The party will make a decision next week.

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The chair said it has been treated seriously.

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Neil McEvoy has clearly been the big talking

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point today, partly because

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he's leading Plaid's efforts in the council elections in Cardiff.

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But the problem for Plaid is this, an

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official adjudication panel has upheld a complaint of bullying

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And bullying is something that the leader of Plaid,

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Leanne Wood, has campaigned strongly against.

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Elsewhere at the conference, on the policy front,

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Plaid's economy spokesman Adam Price has said the party

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money to help fund education by putting a penny on income tax.

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It's the first time this has been floated

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by Plaid, and an early reflection of the tax-raising powers

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We will ask the people of Wales over the summer how these

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Should we raise a penny for a purpose dedicated

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200 million for our schools and colleges could close the

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gaping chasm of funding for students between Wales and our neighbours.

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Raising taxes is clearly not a popular

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pay for the NHS will add something different,

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and something Plaid hopes will

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generate much-needed traction with voters.

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The Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, has announced

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an extra ?27 million for GPs in Wales for the next

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Family doctors will get a 1% pay rise, and extra money

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to cover surgery costs and indemnity insurance.

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But surgeries will also be expected to deliver

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GP leaders say the changes are part of a wider review

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A new package for pay and expenses to help GPs run their businesses and

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deliver patient care, and in particular a new range of enhanced

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services, is improve services by people in nursing and residential

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care, improve get the people with diabetes. It as a commitment to

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recognising the extraordinary pressures facing general practice

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finances and then ensuring we have got some time and headspace to make

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sure we can have a proper contract that will meet the needs of the

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Welsh population going forward. Around 100 organisers of LGBT

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and Pride events from across the UK are holding their first spring

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conference at the Senedd. The UK Pride Organisers Network

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is behind more than 90 events. The Communities Secretary,

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Carl Sargeant, says the Welsh Government recognises

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the importance of Pride events as a positive stance

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against homophobic discrimination. Some football scores for you -

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and there was more Premier League success for Swansea City,

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after a 3-2 win against Burnley. In the Championship,

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Cardiff City lost 2-1 to Queens Park Rangers -

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with an own goal by Jazz Richards A disastrous afternoon for bottom

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of league two Newport County, with a 4-0 defeat against Leighton

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Orient. But Wrexham beat Braintree Town 2-1

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in the National League. Rugby - and in the Pro 12 -

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and defeat for the Newport Gwent Dragons, beaten 47-17 by Glasgow,

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despite this late The Cardiff Blues host

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Munster this afternoon. With just over half an hour played,

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still no score at the Arms Park. The weather forecast,

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and rain will spread from the south-west in the early

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hours, with some heavy A cloudy day tomorrow with outbreaks

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of rain for much of the day, occasionally heavy before the rain

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eases in the evening. A windy day, with gale force winds

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along the south coast.

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