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Wales has the most expensive rates in the UK for small firms, while supermarkets are given the cheapest rates in the UK.
In Scotland, supermarkets pay more than small firms.
We want a similar and fairer two-tier business rate system and call for the devolving of business rates to Wales.
For a decade now, handgun caliber restrictions and magazine restrictions have been in effect after a tragedy involving a high caliber handgun.
Sporting shooters are unable to use handguns with a caliber of more than .38 inch or 9mm unless they are involved in a specialized competition e.g. metallic silhouette which requires a high caliber handgun.
The law entitles sporting shooters to own high velocity, low caliber cartridges but not the lower velocity, high caliber cartridges with a larger projectile. Sport shooters are also limited to 10 rounds or less which creates a major disadvantage during competition shooting events.
The purpose of this petition is to remove unnecessary caliber restrictions and increase the maximum magazine capacity from 10 to 15 keeping public safety in mind.
Baner Tywysogaeth Gwynedd oedd baner y Pedwar Llew yn wreiddiol ond yn dilyn cwymp y Dywysogaeth yn 1283, mabwysiadwyd y faner, yn wreiddiol, gan Owain Llaw Goch ac yna gan Owain Glyndŵr. Roedd y ddau yn ddisgynyddion i dywysogion Gwynedd gyda'r hawl i fabwysiadu'r faner. Newidiwyd y llewod i fod yn rhai 'rampiant' gan Owain Llaw Goch ac yna defnyddiwyd y fersiwn yna o'r faner gan Owain Glyndŵr yn ystod ei Rhyfel fawr Dros Annibyniaeth.
O dan y faner yma bu Cymru'n annibynnol o tua 1403 hyd at tua 1410 a gan mai baner Harri Tudur oedd un y ddraig goch ar gefndir gwyrdd a gwyn, wedi ei hatgyfodi yn 1958, rydym, fel gwladgarwyr, ond yn cydnabod baner y Pedwar Llew Rampiant fel gwir faner genedlaethol Cymru a gan fod cynlluniau ar y gweill gan David Cameron a Llywodraeth Lloegr i osod Jac yr Undeb ar drwyddedau gyrru ym Mhrydain, rydym yn mynnu ein hawliau dinesig i gael Pedwar Llew Rampiant Tywysog Owain Glyndŵr ar drwyddedau gyrru yng Nghymru.
The Four Lions Rampant was, originally, the Four Lions Passive flag of The Royal House of Gwynedd in Snowdonia, North Wales. Following the fall of the Royal House of Gwynedd, it was adoped by the rightful heir, the great warrior Prince, Owain Glyndŵr during his war of Independence 1400 - 1421ish and the 'passive lions' were changed into 'rampant lions' to illustrate that the Cymru (Welsh) were up in arms.
Under this flag, Cymru (Wales) was independent between 1403 - 1410ish and, as the red dragon on a green and white background was the standard of Henry Tudor King of England and was only resurrected in 1958, we as Welsh patriots only recognise the Four Lions Rampant as the true flag of Cymru and as plans are being drawn up by David Cameron to have the Union flag or Crest to appear on "British" driving licences, we demand our civil right to have the Four Lion Rampant flag of the Cymric people's Prince, Prince Owain Glyndŵr on Cymric (Welsh) driving licences.
Britain is now in a Double-Dip recession. Now we have a four day weekend and many other bank holidays due to the royal family. This cannot be helping local businesses, and the economy will get worse.
If we ditch the monarchy perhaps we can focus our efforts on better things to boost the economy, for example we could sell the castles and royal homes as tourist attractions, or they could be used to shelter those who don't have homes in Britain at the moment, the royal family can get proper jobs to help or get the normal retirement money like everyone else.
In the 21st century we should not have "Royal" people, everyone is equal, most other monarchy's are now gone and they're probably doing a lot better than we are.
Following the complete occupation of Wales by the Anglo Normans in 1282 - 4 and again, in the 1420's following the War of Independence led by the great Welsh Prince Owain Glyndwr, great areas of Welsh land was either taken by the English Crown or 'given' as rewards to English barons for fighting for England in the Welsh Wars.
Ironically this was repeated by the Tudors in the 16th, who were of 'Welsh Descent', One such example being the Dukes of Somerset being given Mynydd y Gwair and much else throughout Southern Wales. This Mountain is now the centre of a major local issue and national campaign as the Somerset Trust intends to establish a Wind Mill Plantation on it.
Apart from the above, much of Welsh land was common land - which meant that the peasantry had the right to build a smallholding on it as well as hunt and fish but, increasingly over the centuries and up to the present, the Gentry and incoming 'New Conquistadores, such as Iron and Slate Masters began to seize this Common Land by means of Enclosure Acts. The issue of Anglican Church ownership was very much addressed in the Welsh Tithe Wars of 1886 - 88 by a National Land League but there is still much unfinished business to be taken care of.
Today, the aforementioned land is still occupied by the English Crown and the descendents of the English barons and, increasingly, by outside 'Utiliy Companies as in the case of the Vyrnwy Estate, It is being extensively plundered of its natural resources, such as water and timber, and is being savagely destroyed by gigantic windfarms. It is our Welsh herital land and we want it returned to the communities and people of Wales through this Wales Land Act.
MTV -The Valleys is described by its makers as, “The Only Way is Essex, Geordie Shore and Made In Chelsea - but Welsh”. True North, the company who have won the commission to produce this programme state, “The True North team love what they do - they respect the people they work with and they put money on screen.” Geordie Shore featured its participants’ drunkenness, vomiting, ridiculous conversation, nudity and sex - is this the content of a respectful TV company’s product?
True North want to put money on screen from South Wales in this instance. Potential show members are flattered with hand delivered postcards in clubs and bars which read, ‘You’ve Been Spotted.’ This looks-based selection process taps into the idea that being a Cheryl or Ashley-Cole-Alike is a viable and aspirational goal.
Not only is the show advancing the empty ambition of celebrity, it misunderstands and will no doubt misrepresent The Valleys. It is moving young people twenty miles along the A470 to live in a shared Cardiff house for five weeks - a city the majority already frequent. Will they suggest all people who live in Welsh towns and villages rarely leave them?
On-screen coverage of South Wales often features the most run-down areas, opinions gleaned from the least broad minded, cumulatively leading to a negative, skewed vision of the area by those outside.
There is a surfeit of successful, highly educated, hardworking and eloquent people of all ages in and from the South Wales Valleys, who do not wish to appear drunk or naked on national TV. They aren’t the ones who will appear.
The contestants will have been cast by True North Production Company to make money and increase ratings. The South Wales Valley stereotype will be perpetuated. The Welsh stereotype will be propagated. The idea of vanity and fame as a career path will be given a helping hand, potentially inspiring a whole host of Welsh youngsters to avoid academia and concentrate on implants and hair extensions instead.
Stripped down, MTV The Valleys is about business people manipulating and exploiting human beings – and a nation - in order to make money – how can this be allowed to take place?
To read the full article, please see: http://lisaderrick.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/leave-valleys-mtv.html
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The people, organisations and businesses of the Cynon Valley aim to save it from being divided into 3 unrelated sections.
We oppose the plans issued by the Boundary Commission for Wales to revise the current consituencies of Wales in a manner that will remove the identity of the Cynon Valley and does not recognise it as a community.
We urge all individuals to sign our petition and for organisations and businesses based in or networking with the Cynon Valley to write to the Boundary Commission for Wales opposing these plans before 27th March 2012.
Together we can persuade the Boundary Commission of Wales to reconsider its plans and save the Cynon Valley. Act now, please sign our petition.
I believe this is the ideal opportunity to decide what United Kingdom citizens collectively wish to happen with regard to Scottish Independence.
It costs the UK billions every year to support Scotland. Similarly Scotland would be left with huge debt following separation.
The implications are serious for all UK citizens so it should be the decision of all United Kingdom citizens.
Mae’r A470 yn ffordd gefnol sy’n rhedeg o Gaerdydd yn De Cymru i Landudno yn y Gogledd. Bu I Lysgenhadaeth Glyndŵr lansio ymgyrch yn y flwyddyn 2000 i enwi’r ffordd yn ‘Brif Ffordd Owain Glyndŵr fel coffâd teilwng i’n harwr cenedlaethol mwyaf ar achlysur 6oomlwyddiant cychwyniad ei Rhyfel Mawr am Annibyniaeth 1400 - 1421. Bu i’r Cynulliad Cymreig anwybyddu’r apêl yn y flwyddyn 2000 ond nawr, gan fod yna alw o gyfeiriad arall i ran o’r ffordd gael ei alw yn “Y Royal Welsh Way” fel cydnabyddiaeth o’r Catrawd Brenhinol sy’n talu llw o deyrngarwch i Frenhiniaeth a Threfn Loegr sy’n parhau i feddiannu Cymru, mae Llysgenhadaeth Glyndŵr wedi penderfynu ail gychwyn yr ymgyrch a lansiwyd gennym yn y flwyddyn 2000.
The A470 is a spine road that runs from Cardiff in South Wales to Llandudno in the North. Embassy Glyndŵr launched a campaign in the year 2000 to name it 'Prif Ffordd Owain Glyndŵr' in memory of the greatest of our national heroes Prince Owain Glyndŵr and his copatriots who fought a great War of Independence from the year 1400 - 1421. The National Assembly of Wales ignored our request then and now, in the light of a campaign being launched to name a part of the road 'The Royal Welsh Way in recognition of the Royal Welsh Regiment who swears allegiance to the English royalty and the English State who still occupies Cymru, Embassy Glyndŵr has decided to re-launch the campaign initiated in the year 2000.
A very crude and poorly produced exhibition concerning the Princes of Gwynedd has been placed in a public lavatory in Abergwyngregyn, North Wales ....
The public are unhappy with the current voting system and the proposed AV system is too complicated and of little interest to the majority of the public as will be shown by today's low turn out. The public have become disenfranchised with politics and our patriotism has been shaken.
Many other countries with excellent governments and economies use Proportional Representation voting systems such as Party List Voting, e.g. Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Portugal and South Africa. It can be implemented simply with little if no additional costs. Other PR systems are still in use in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Germany on of the strongest economies in Europe. Voting turn out is getting lower and lower every election, the public are not happy with the current situation and revolts will become more common.
The public need to know and SEE their votes and opinions count, AV is not enough and people think you are not listening to them. They need honest politics where a coalition works together and is honest when they dislike or like the others policies. Please give us a referendum on PR so we can show you how we feel and listen to the results so we know you have our interests at heart.
Currently the BBC only broadcast 'The Super League Show' in afternoon and evening slots across Northern England regions (North East & Cumbria, North West, Yorks & Lincs, Yorkshire). Whilst viewers in the Midlands, Southern England and Wales can only see it in the very early hours of the morning (usually between 12:00am and 4:00am).
We would like the programme to be broadcast in it's usual afternoon/evening schedule across the whole of England and Wales from 2012.
This is desired because there are now a large number of Rugby League fans living outside of the four Northern England regions mentioned above, as well as two professional clubs that currently play in the Super League competition. We believe that currently the BBC is not making the programme accessible to a broad audience and attempting to widen it's appeal*.
* Part of the BBC One remit.
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The killing of animals is a shame but as the slaughter of animals is necessary to feed the many millions of meat eaters living in Great Britain it is vital that these animals are slaughtered in the most humane (Painless) way possible.
In a FSA approved slaughter house all animals are stunned prior to slaughter so the animal feels no pain or suffering at all.
But in a FSA exempt slaughter houses I.e Halal slaughter houses animal are not stunned prior to slaughter. Slaughter is carried out with a single cut to the throat, rather than the more widespread method of stunning with a bolt into the head before slaughter. Under Islamic law, an animal must be slaughtered by having its throat cut while it is conscious. The person carrying out the killing has to recite an Arabic verse at the time. Campaign group the Christian Institute, said: ‘The idea of having Islamic ritual said over meat would be objectionable to some Christians. I would find it objectionable, so it should be labelled as Halal.’
The Farm Animal Welfare Council (FAWC), which advises the government on how to avoid cruelty to livestock, says the way Halal meat is produced causes severe suffering to animals. They say “cattle can take up to two minutes to bleed to death - amounting to severe pain and distress to the animals”.
The RSPCA believes that religious beliefs and practise should be respected but also believe that animals should only be slaughtered under the most humane conditions.
Halal food is everywhere. According to recent news reports, it is being "secretly" snuck into your sandwich or fed to your child in their school dinner. It's also found in hospital canteens, pubs, sporting venues and most fast food out lets.
Britain's biggest supermarket chains are selling Halal lamb and chicken without telling unsuspecting shoppers. Those stocking meat slaughtered according to Islamic law include Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Somerfield and the Co-op. But the UK’s second-biggest supermarket, Asda, has refused to confirm or deny whether it sells Halal meat.
Most lamb imported from New Zealand by British supermarkets has been slaughtered according to Islamic law, but this is not mentioned on packaging. Some lamb from British abattoirs is also Halal.
The country’s biggest hotel and restaurant group, Whitbread– which owns the Beefeater and Brewers Fayre chains – was also selling Halal food, as were well-known sporting venues such as Ascot, Twicken¬ham and Wembley.
The Jewish faith have a similar slaughter method call Shechita but there are no Shechita slaughter houses in the UK. Members of the Jewish faith respect our laws and import their own Shechita meat to be sold only in registered Jewish supermarkets.
Why is it that a blind eye is being turned to the Halal labelling of food? Because it is politically correct not to say anything about it incase it offends the Islamic community within Britain?
Sorry but that is wrong. Halal products and outlets must be labelled so that the general public can have a choice. Why force it upon people. Why can it not be treated the same as Shechita meat! Well labelled and sold only in Jewish shops! If followers of Islam want Halal meat why can they not do the same as Members of the Jewish faith?
PLEASE SIGN IF YOU WANT YOUR MEAT LABELLED!
We, the fans of The 69 Eyes would like to show support in bringing the band to Wales to perform a gig.
On the 3rd March 2011, the people of Wales voted YES in a referendum to grant the Welsh Government additional powers to legislate in twenty devolved areas without being granted permission by the House of Commons and the Lords.
This means that the workload of the Office of Secretary of State has been vastly reduced to such an extent as to question its viability as a cost effective and efficient service to the people of Wales.
Secondly, the change in constitutional arrangements between Wales and the UK Government indicates the need for a change in relationships with direct contact between the two Executive bodies rather than through the bureaucratic 'middle person' as the Welsh Office now is.
Ar y we-fan AVON Connects, lle rydw i yn aelod ac hefyd yn gweithio i AVON mae yna lle ar eich proffil i dewis pa iaith hoffech chi siarad. Mae yna pop iaith OND Cymraeg. Rydw i wedi bod mewn cyswllt a AVON dros y wythnos dwethaf yn ofyn yddyn nhw adio Cymraeg at y tab ac hefyd yn rhoi gwybod yddyn nhw fod yna Deddf yr Iaith Cymraeg sydd yn rhoi ein iaith ni ar hawliau cyfartal yn Prydain. Serch hynny mae AVON newydd anfon e-bost atai yn dweud eu fod nhw methu helpu fi rhagor ac eu fod nhw yn WRTHOD newyd yr tab i adio Cymraeg at eu we-fan.
Helpwch fi i ddangos AVON fod Cymraeg yn Iaith Cymru ac yn Iaith swyddogol ym Mrhydain, ac i adio Cymraeg at eu we-fan.
On the AVON connects website, of which I am a Member and also work for AVON, under the preferred spoken language bar in members profile there is no tab for WELSH. I have been in contact with AVON over the last week or so stating that Welsh is an official language in the UK and that there is a Welsh Language Act . However I have recently received an e-mail from there administration team stating that they can NOT help me further and will not add Welsh to the language tab.
Please join me in showing AVON that Welsh is an official language and get them to add it to there language bar.
1. Make a new people's constitution where all are accountable to the people;
2. A fully transparent system run by the people for the people with the environment taking the lead.
FIFA is corrupt. Football fans should pressure national associations in their countries to leave FIFA and form a new world governing body for football.
Seven major Welsh charities have joined forces to condemn the Westminster government’s proposed cuts to housing benefit and local housing allowance.
Shelter Cymru, Community Housing Cymru, Mind Cymru, Citizens’ Advice Cymru, Gofal, Oxfam Cymru and Cymorth, together with the Chartered Institute of Housing, the National Landlords Association, the Welsh Tenants Federation say that the cuts will have a devastating impact on the most vulnerable people in our society and contribute to homelessness, housing need and poverty.
The proposed changes were announced in the UK government’s emergency budget in June and further annoucnements are expected in the Comprehensive Spending Review, which will be published on 20 October.
Remove the England Flag from Above Number 10 Placed there for World Cup.
The British Government today announced it was replacing the union jack above number 10 downing street (British Flag) with the St. Georges Flag (English Flag) for the duration of the World Cup.
The British Government (a coalition between Conservative and Liberal Democrat Parties) was elected by the British Public and so the flag above 10 Downing Street should reflect this.
Do you pay for resident parking permits in Maindee?
If so do you know that there is no wardens in Maindee to enforce other people not to park in the street for more than two hours and that the Police can not give out tickets to people because they haven't got any! The council also knew that there has been problems in Maindee in the last two years so why have we the residents have to pay for the permits still?
So this may not just be in Maindee but the whole of Newport might have a problem. If you do then please still sign this petition.
The main political parties have failed to implement or offer any reasonable policies to protect English identity. The ultra right parties such as the bnp and national front (if they even still exist in a meaningful way) are designed only to preserve white British identity.
If Scotland, Wales and Ireland can have their own devolved government under an umbrella British parliament, then why is England not allowed it. England is the only region of the uk whose residents have no say in how they are governed.
Bydd adolygiad ar ddyfodol Ysbyty Coffa Ffestiniog yn cael ei gynnal yn mis Ebrill 2010. Eisioes bu dyfodol yr ysbyty o dan fygythiad tua 4 blynedd yn ol. Rydym yn awyddus i weld yr ysbyty yn cael ei gwarchod ar gyfer y dyfodol a'i datblygu, gyda'r nifer o gwlau yno yn cael ei gynyddu i oleiaf 18 a bod yr Uned Man Anafiadau yn cael ei hagor am 24 awr y dydd.
A review on the future of Blaenau Ffestiniog Memorial Hospital will be held in April 2010. The future of the hospital was cast into doubt about 4 years ago. We want to see the hospital protected and developed for the future by increasing the number of beds there to at least 18 and that the Minor Injuries Unit is open for 24 hours a day.
Pontarrddulais is a small village and at the moment everyone is in the credit crunch, factories have just closed in the village is losing jobs for everyone.
However the care home yr hafod is currently looking to expand, but as yet planning permission has been denied.
After 20 years, the BBC is proposing to end Wales on Saturday which covers domestic sports results in the principality, including football.
The editors of MustBeRed are campaigning to have Ryan Giggs knighted. Hazel Blears MP (Lab) and Chris Grayling MP (Con) have given their support to the campaign.
Here are the 11 reasons why he deserves the honour:
1 Giggs is the most decorated player in English footballing history.
2 He is the only player to have played and scored in every Premiership season.
3 He has scored more than 100 league goals.
4 That FA Cup wonder goal against Arsenal.
5 Giggs has played more games for Man Utd than any other player.
6 The youngest footballer to have represented Wales.
7 Capped 64 times for Wales, and was made the team's captain.
8 A clean player who has NEVER been red-carded for Man Utd.
9 A role-model family man who has never been in the papers for the wrong reasons.
10 A fundraiser for charity and a campaigner against landmines and racism.
11 Admired by players and managers as the Premiership's "Best".
We would like to arrange some sort of transport from Birmingham to Cardiff for the people attending the Jonas Brothers concert on 17th November 2009.
Many people from Cardiff wish to attend this concert but are unable to find any available transport to return home to Cardiff. The people attending can easily get to Birmingham via a train but the last train leaves Birmingham at 10:12pm, the concert will not finish until 11pm and the Cardiff citizens are unable to get home.
We have looked at the prospect of staying overnight in a hotel or getting a taxi but the prices of this are extremely unafforadable. We do not wish to miss this concert as it is a once in a lifetime opportunity for these people to see their heroes perform live on stage. All we are asking is for a small type of transport to make the short return journey to Cardiff the same night at an affordable price.
We would really appreciate you considering organising a small trip. We would be extremely grateful and thankful to whom ever would be kind enough to organise this for the fans.
28. Arise Sir Shaky
Shakin’ Stevens is a musical legend and national treasure who deserves to be honoured and commemorated as thus.
The biggest selling male solo artist of the 1980s, he has entertained music lovers all over the world with his prolific recordings and live performances, not just in the 80s but in a career now spanning over 40 years.
Not many people realise that he paid his dues many times over by tirelessly recording and touring across the UK and Europe throughout the late 60s and 70s before finally getting his break.
His achievements include thirty consecutive UK Top 30 hits in a decade, and four singles in the German chart simultaneously, feats which to this day remain unsurpassed by any other artist.
Only this year he was invited to perform at the iconic Glastonbury Festival where he succeeded in drawing the biggest crowd for an opening artist on the Pyramid Stage, proving that he is still very much in the hearts of the music-loving public across the generations.
As such a successful ambassador for British music, he deserves at least some sort of official recognition for his services.
Arise, Sir Shaky!
A petition to request that The Mighty Boosh do a book signing in Cardiff as they have done one in every other country in the United Kingdom except Wales.
The Mighty Boosh have many Welsh fans as they found out in the three sold out live shows they had in October and November, 2008.
The government has published a shortlist of four locations for a new prison for Wales. One of those towns is Cwmbran.
The South Wales Argus believes it is wholly unsuited to housing a prison as the site is close to residential areas and three schools.