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🧵 Snow Update

#Cardiff woke up to the anticipated snow covering this morning, which meant that there were some very slight changes to normal service. Roath Park Lake in the snow.
🚦Priority travel routes were gritted overnight last night, and most roads ran well throughout the day, with traffic reported to be lighter than usual.
There were some issues this morning in north Cardiff, on Thornhill Road, north of the junction with Capel Gwillym Road, and on Rhiwbina Hill.
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You’ve probably noticed that it’s currently snowing in #Cardiff so we wanted to give you a quick update on the current state of play across the city. Snow in Cardiff
Our schools have been risk assessed on a case-by-case basis and the vast majority are open as planned.
Four schools are impacted. They are:

•The Court School – closed.
•Pentyrch Primary School – closed.
•Cardiff West Community High School – opening at 9:45.
•Cantonian High School – KS3 class closed – 6 learners impacted.
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#Firefighters to go on #strike across the #UK after union members vote for action | 1h ago
- More than 80% of members who voted backed strike action across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland when they were balloted last month.…
#UK #Teachers set to #strike after pay #talks with #Tory ministers collapse | Jan 30
- Despite years of falling take-home pay, the government offered most teachers just 5 per cent for 2022-23 — about half the rate of 40-year-high double-digit #inflation.…
Tiny #Britain is sinking.
Who will be on strike on walkout Wednesday? | Jan 30
- 100s of 1000s of workers will go on #strike on Wednesday in separate disputes over pay, jobs and conditions - the biggest day of industrial action in more than a decade.…
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Here is Cardiff city council 'consultation' / proposal to close your @TheCardiffStory going to cabinet 22nd Dec.
I am an expert on this- it is expensive to move a museum. A mobile or virtual museum is just a proposal to close by stealth.
How much is #CardiffsStory worth to you? Extract from the cardiff city council papers
@TheCardiffStory delivers.
It connects future generations to their stories @futuregencymru . It supports community building @CAERHeritage.
It provides #DinkyDragons for families & memory box work for reminiscing.
#CardiffsStory connects us all, yet the council wants it gone.
@TheCardiffStory was built using money from the lottery.
Your money for your heritage.
How dare #CARDIFF city council squander our legacy?
The capital city of Wales with nowhere to tell its story. Why would the lottery trust Cardiff with cash ever again?
Save #CardiffsStory
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Si chiude l’era di Andrea #Agnelli alla juventus.
Mi sembra giusto in questa sede ripercorrere la mia luminosa e limpida carriera stagione per stagione. (thread)
2009/10: m’insedio il 19 maggio, dichiaro che “costruiremo una juve vincente”.
In realtà di vincente riesco giusto a guardarmi l’odiata Inter che 3 giorni dopo vince il #triplete.
Diventerà la mia ossessione per tutta la presidenza.
2010/11: inauguro uno stadio che ha progettato, finanziato e realizzato qualcun altro.
Ci piazzo sopra un numero di scudetti a cazzo e il merito e le foto me li becco io.
(ndr: il terreno della #Continassa fu pagato 0,58 € al m2 al comune di Torino, oggetto di scandalo).
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We were in this pub with these @FiLiA_charity women, sat at a table at the other end of the smoking area. A pink haired security guard assumed we were of the same kin, came to a table with 4 lesbians and asked us to leave. 1/
One of our table asked why we were being told to leave, we had been sitting there quietly for one drink. Was accused of being rude for asking questions. Eventually she left us alone because there was no explanation. We refused to leave, until we saw one of the other women 2/
Being cornered by two of the security men. We went out and I reminded them of the Equality Act in the UK (SEX being a protected charactistic) and the @MForstater case protecting our beliefs in law. I was told that these men did not have provide their names to me 3/
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Ali shares some stats from England and Wales: 2021 – 63,136 allegations of rape – 1.3% charged
2022 – 70,330 allegations of rape – 3,2% charged
20% of reports end in arrest
3% end in charge

1 in 4 women experience rape or sexual assault.

1 in 2 are assaulted by their partner or ex-partner.

5 in 6 know their assailant.

90% of perpetrators of sexual assault are male.

84% of victims of sexual assault are female.

43% of women have experienced touching or groping in public.

28% have experienced indecent exposure.

62% have been catcalled.

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Come join us now in the foyer where we are gathering for this year's rally.

We are gathering to move off.

#FiLiA2022 Image
Our theme is male sexual violence against women and girls. Our MC is @Helsbells_86 and our keynote is Ali Morris, @FiLiA_charity Welsh VAWG lead.

#FiLiA2022 ImageImageImage
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1/ FiLiA is driven by the passion + dedication of its team.

Our annual event is unfunded and organised by volunteers. In 2019 we measured the Woman-hours that made FiLiA happen ... 8,344! It's more now, as FiLiA has grown.

Some things along the way ...
2/ We took FiLiA out of London to reach more Women and to grow the movement. Our CEO moves every year to hear from and engage local Women.

We gained charitable status.

We started the Friends of FiLiA scheme to support Women to participate in FiLiA.…
3/ We've held FiLiA in #London #Manchester #Bradford #Portsmouth

1,350 tickets were sold last year. We anticipate that #FiLiA2022 in #Cardiff will be even bigger

So far Women from 62 countries have made their way to FiLiA to speak.
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#CardiffCity 2020/21 financial results covered a season when they finished 8th in the Championship. Manager Neil Harris was replaced by Mick McCarthy in January 2021, since succeeded by Steve Morison In November 2021. Some thoughts in the following thread.
#CardiffCity pre-tax loss narrowed from £12m to £11m, as revenue rose £9m (20%) from £46m to £55m and operating expenses were cut £3m (4%), though profit on player sales fell £11m from £14m to £3m.
#CardiffCity broadcasting income rose £11m (31%) from £37m to £48m, as money deferred for games played after 2020 accounts offset lower parachute payments. Match day fell £2.5m (68%) from £3.7m to £1.2m, as games played without fans. Commercial slightly increased to £5.6m.
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Looking forward to what should be an insightful conversation about how the government can make the #LevellingUp agenda work in practise #IfGLevellingUp
.@bronwenmaddox opens by asking Haldane if the #LevellingUpWhitePaper provides a description as to what #LevellingUp is. Haldane says the 12 Missions were designed to "provide clarity" around what successful levelling up would look like #IfGLevellingUp
Haldane stresses that "Missions" are not government targets, but are "loftier goals" that have actions that governments, private sector, VCSE, etc can all contribute towards to #IfGLevellingUp
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#CardiffCity 2019/20 accounts cover a season when they finished 5th in the Championship following relegation from the PL, losing in the play-off semi-final. Manager Neil Warnock was replaced by Neil Harris in November 2019, since succeeded by Mick McCarthy. Some thoughts follow.
#CardiffCity swung from £3m profit to £12m loss, as revenue fell £79m (63%) from £125m to £46m due to relegation and COVID, partly offset by profit on player sales rising £12m to £14m, while expenses were down £33m and no repeat of prior year £20m provision for the Sala transfer. Image
#CardiffCity £79m revenue fall was largely driven by broadcasting’s £70m (66%) decrease from £107m to £37m, due to lower TV money in Championship, though commercial also dropped £5m (48%) from £10m to £5m and match day fell £4m (53%) from £8m to £4m. Image
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What does the review of our Local Development Plan hope to achieve?
More homes, jobs, and infrastructure to support growth and meet future needs.

More resilience; less carbon.

Easier travel; a healthier environment; reduced inequality; enhanced wellbeing.
A vibrant city centre post-pandemic; sustainable; high quality design; and well-protected blue, green, cultural and historical assets.
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Today’s #MaritimeMonday post visits an iconic #Cardiff landmark: the Bute Docks offices, a magnificent Pierhead Building, erected in 1896 as dock offices for the Bute Dock Company. @RC_Archives 1/4
It is a two storey #Gothic building faced with red brick and terracotta. There is an embattled clock tower over the main entrance and a fine terracotta panel on the west face. 2/4
The Port Manager's Office is on the first floor, which features an ornamental chimneypiece with canopy, castellation, foliated columns, and herringbone tiles to the back. There is an original iron spiral staircase to the clock tower. 3/4
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🏙️ We need to talk about planning, because let’s face it, whether it’s a proposal to build a high-rise around the corner, the struggle to find an affordable place to live, or something as simple as building an extension to your kitchen, it affects all of us.
So how does planning in #Cardiff work? Truth is, it’s complicated. Social media isn’t always the best place for complicated (and let’s be honest, sometimes controversial) issues, but it’s important, so we’re going to give it a try in this THREAD.
It does get exciting we promise (later we'll tell you about your chance to help shape Cardiff's future).

But if you want to duck out now, we won’t take offence and you can also find a lot of this information here:…

The rest of you, take a deep breath.
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This thread provides the facts to prove unequivocally that The Abolish the Welsh Assembly Party is a #farright, racist party - overflowing with violent, racist and extremist members and supporters #Senedd21 #seneddelection #Savewales #WeareAbolish #senedd2021

Martyn Ford (candidate 4 #CynonValley & 4 South #Wales Central) "condemns diversity" was the author of this horifically racist leaflet when he was a member of another far-right party - UKIP @VikkiHowells

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James Cole has been selected by the Party as candidate for #Swansea West after making this racist white supremacist 'great replacement theory' diatribe! @JulieJamesMS @DaiLloydAS  @ChohanSamantha

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Yesterday, 24 year old man in Cardiff died after being subject to a violent arrest.

His name was Mohamud Mohammed Hassan.This thread is being written to compile everything that has been released over the past 24 hours in one place.

This is Mohamud.

#BlackLivesMatter [1] Image
Veteran community activist, Lee Jasper, released this blog last night. We have gotten a lot of this information from Lee's blog, and we are so grateful for his work on this. [2]
Mohamud Mohammed Hassan was arrested at his home on 08/01/2020 8th January 2020 at 11 pm and was forcibly taken to Cardiff Bay Police station. [We are paraphrasing Lee Jasper's words]. [3]

#BlackLivesMatter #BLM #Justice #Justice4Mohamud
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Our lives as welsh language speaking of colour differ hugely from the lives of non-POC who speak Welsh and and people of colour who don’t speak Welsh. A thread. 1/
There is an idea that only white people speak Welsh. This is plainly untrue. Many people of colour speak Welsh, and according to historian @Seimon_Brooks_, around 10% of #Cardiff docklands spoke Welsh during the heyday of shipping in South Cardiff 2/
On a theoretical level, these conversations are emblematic of the insider and outsider dynamic. Who is an “outsider” to the Welsh language? Who is an insider? What hierarchies, if any, emerge, and how are they exploited? 3/
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#DidYouKnow that #Wales🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 is home to the oldest continuous #Black community in #Britain🇬🇧? From now until the end of #BlackHistoryMonth, we are going to be sharing facts+information about #Black heritage in #Wales to highlight hidden histories

#BlackHistoryIsWelshHistory 1/
Check out this website from @TigerBayWorld called "the Heritage and Cultural Exchange Archive". There is a wealth of resources including #OralHistory 🗣️, photographs and documents 2/

#Hanes #Cymru #Treftadaeth #HanesDu #MisHanesDu #TigerBay
Not all #Black history in Wales🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 beings+ends with #TigerBay: far from it. John Ystumllyn was an 18th-century Welsh gardener+1st first well-recorded black person of North Wales. He was stolen from Africa and brought to Wales. Here is a portrait of him as a teenager in 1754 3/ Image
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A controversial housing development has been given the green light🚦by Cardiff Council despite huge widespread opposition, two committee members failing to show up...yet the development on the site of Track 2000 will be going ahead 1/
Grangetown is the most multiracial part of Wales. Gentrification has made Grangetown and especially south and north Grangetown an attractive area as rent prices rise in #Cardiff, often pushing out Grangetownians who can't afford to live there any more 2/
We need a real radical grassroots campaign against gentrification to secure the longterm health of Cardiff, and to make sure that gentrification doesn't act as a form of colonisation [along with the attitude to esp young BAME people] from/by middle classes 3/
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Police diversity: 'Why join a force of people you mistrust?'. Of 6,999 officers serving in Wales, 128 (1.82%) identify as BAME or mixed race, the latest Office for National Statistics figures show: a Thread 1/…
Wales' most racially diverse place is #Cardiff. In #Cardif, 20% of the population are #Black, #Asian or #MinorityEthnic. These are the most recent rates of stop and search according to race in #Cardiff… 2/
#Black people in #SouthWales are stopped and searched at a rate 7.4x times that of #White people in #Wales. Why? 3/ ImageImage
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TOMORROW (Sat 8th Aug 20)
Peaceful #SaveOurRights #SaveOurFreedom rally, speakers, march
#Aberdeen St Nicholas St
#Belfast City Hall
#Birmingham Victoria Square
#Bristol College Green
#Manchester Central Library
#Plymouth Plymouth Hoe
#Newcastle Theatre Royal (ALL 2PM)
TOMORROW (Sat 8th Aug 20)
Peaceful #SaveOurRights #SaveOurFreedom rally, speakers, march
#Brighton Peace Statue, Hove
#Cardiff Cardiff Castle
#Leeds Millennium Square
#Liverpool St George's Hall
#Southampton Central Train Station
TOMORROW (Sat 8th Aug 20)
Peaceful #SaveOurRights #SaveOurFreedom rally, speakers, march
#Glasgow 12 Midday Glasgow Green
#Edinburgh 12 Midday Middle Meadow Walkway
#London 12 Midday Hammersmith Tube Station
#Nottingham 1PM Council House
Please RT!
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#DidYouKnow that #Wales🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 is 6% #Black, #Asian and #Minority #Ethnic? In 2011, this was 4%, and has grown by 2% over the past 9 years.
Over 50% of #Wales lives in or around Cardiff, Newport or Swansea...

#Cardiff is 20.6% #BAME
#Swansea is 10.8% #BAME
#Newport is 13.1% #BAME Image
We are a Welsh language speaking team of #PeopleofColour who have seen how conversations on race, ethnicity, and diversity are minimised because #Wales is "Only 4% #Black, #Asian and #Minority #Ethnic".
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