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Tribute to Dilys Colbourne MBE

It was with great sadness that I learnt from her devoted family that Dilys Colbourne MBE passed away on Sunday 2nd June. Dilys was a pioneering and visionary campaigner, playing a leading role in the Barry Citizens Action Group. She successfully fought the campaign to keep Central Park ‘green’, obtaining […]

Tribute to Catherine Watkins

There was overwhelming sadness in the community of Rhoose and much further afield when we learnt that Catherine (Cath) Watkins had passed away on Tuesday 11th December, after a courageous battle with cancer. Cath came to my attention a few years ago when she contacted me about the Homework Club […]

UN Report on Poverty in the UK

Recently, the UN Special Rapporteur Professor Philip Alston, visited the UK (including Cardiff) to report on the state of poverty. In his damning report, Prof Alston condemned the UK government’s treatment of the country’s poorest and most vulnerable.  He said that cuts to social support were inflicting unnecessary misery in […]