Welsh woman with terminal breast cancer campaigns for more awareness

One person will be diagnosed with breast cancer every ten minutes in the UK. But if symptoms are spotted early enough many can survive. One woman with terminal breast cancer has been campaigning for more awareness around the symptoms. Dawn Wilson from Hengoed in the Rhymney Valley has been rallying politicians and doctors to create a lasting legacy.

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Charities are raising funds to give bikes to refugees in Norwich

Charities in Norwich are raising money to give bikes to asylum seekers and refugees. They say it’ll give them the independence to get around the city. Refugees live on thirty-seven pounds a week making it difficult to pay for public transport. But riding a bike could make a big difference to their everyday lives.

Cardiff campaigners have been fighting to save the trees in their local park

People living near a park in Cardiff have managed to halt what they call the “senseless destruction” of ancient trees in their area.

The controversial plan which would see around 40 of the trees felled, was needed to protect homes and local businesses, according to Natural Resources Wales.

But, in a dramatic stand off, contractors were forced to suspend the work as residents refused to abandon their protest.

 

A network for people of colour has been created in Cardiff

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A woman from the charity Hope Not Hate has started a group for people of colour in the Welsh capital.

Tatiana Garavito says, “people of colour do not really get spaces and the opportunities to get involved in political activism.” She plans to facilitate a space where this is possible.

People of colour black and brown can come and start discussing some of the issues they face in their communities and how they can overcome these issues.

We want to change the horrible narratives that have been used to talk about people of colour.

The group in Cardiff have been working on a campaign called ‘Barclays we are disappointed.’ Garavito says at least one in five migrants or refugees have had their bank accounts closed by Barclays or other banks. This makes it difficult for them to find work and earn a living. The campaign aims to put pressure on banks…

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