Saturday, 17th October, 2015.

Helping Mother Nature

     It’s hands-across-Hadrian’s-Wall-and-Offa’s-Dyke time!

     Due to Wales’ dwindling pine-marten population, Scotland has supplied us with a few breeding-pairs to restore our wildlife stock.   I don’t know what made our population of these pretty animals dwindle, but thanks goodness someone has cared enough to do something about it!

     Alas, I have a report from Ceredigion to say there’s already been one flattened on one of their roads.

     Such is the nature of humankind’s development.

Liberty

     Good news from Newport!   The once-closed-down Liberty Steelworks is being reopened after more than two years of closure.

     That will provide more jobs, of course – a rare thing in the current financial crisis.

     At first, only one part of the works will be open for production.   But the company which runs the place hopes to expand on that once they see what’s happening in the industry.

More Liberty

     Still in Newport, the Council is pressing on towards a ban to stop beggars using the city-centre.   And, of course, sleeping rough will be included in the ban.

    But Liberty, the human-rights organisation, says the ban would “criminalise the most vulnerable in the city”.

     A question which must be asked is:  “Why are so many people sleeping rough in Newport – and many other places, large and small, in our land?”.

     Couldn’t be due to the rotten financial slump which is affecting so many of us, could it?

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About Archie Lowe

Though not born in Wales, I have lived and worked here for many years now. I love the place and love that mercurial thing "Welshness". I have been accused of being "a Taffophile" - which is pretty near the truth. The question I ask whenever some idea comes up for the whole of the UK is: "What's in it for Wales". I believe in an independent Wales and am so pleased that our Assembly is a big step on that road.
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