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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Final report of Review of Designated Landscapes in Wales published

A wide-ranging review about the future of Wales’s national parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) has been presented to Natural Resources Minister...

New enhanced enforcement powers to tackle waste crime in Wales

The Minister for Natural Resources Carl Sargeant and the Chief Executive of Natural Resources Wales Emyr Roberts, have welcomed new powers to tackle waste...

Feed in Tariff changes will overshadow Welsh efforts to tackle climate...

Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant today warned that the UK Government’s proposed changes to the Feed in Tariff (FiT) will have a severe impact...

Empty homes target smashed

Programme for Government commitment delivered with over a year to go. Over 7,500 vacant properties have been saved from falling into disrepair and transformed into...

Fishguard Library

Fishguard Library and the Last Invasion Tapestry will be closed to the public on Saturday, 7th November. This is due to essential work being done...

Brother of missing British journalist in Frankfurt Marathon campaign

Brother of British journalist - Michael Dixon, who vanished six years ago in Costa Rica - running Frankfurt marathon to help missing persons charity Saturday...

Bernard’s in the Swim

A Pembrokeshire pensioner has celebrated his 80th birthday with a splash! For Bernard Heaven marked his milestone anniversary by swimming 80 lengths of his local...

Schools Praised for Supporting Carers

Two Pembrokeshire schools have been recognised for their support of Young Carers Milford Haven School and Greenhill School in Tenby have achieved the Bronze level...

Extended deadline for people to claim for continuing healthcare funding

The deadline for people to make a claim if they believe their ongoing care should have been funded by the Welsh NHS is being...

Minister welcomes National Adviser for Violence Against Women

Public Services Minister Leighton Andrews has welcomed Rhian Bowen-Davies on her first day as National Adviser for Violence against Women, Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse...

Innovation funding supports company to make waves in renewable energy sector

A Welsh company which specialises in capturing the potential of wave energy and reducing the current cost associated with this process has been announced...

MMR vaccine uptake reaches record high

Take-up of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine has reached its highest level in Wales, figures published today show. 93% of children who reached...

Extra £1.1bn invested in Welsh NHS – Deputy Health Minister reveals

More than £1.1bn in additional investment has been made in NHS Wales by the Welsh Government over the last two years, Deputy Health Minister...

Minister visits world-class robotic surgery in Morriston

Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford has praised an upgrade at Morriston Hospital in Swansea which has made its theatres “robot ready” Two of...

AS LONG AS WE BEAT THE ENGLISH…AND WE DID!

By Helen ‘Helzbach’ Davies As the song goes….’as long as we beat the English, we don’t care’. Wales versus England – there is no bigger...

Quality childcare matters

Imelda Richardson, Chief Inspector of Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales, said: “We welcome today’s announcement from the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty to...

Number of organ donors in Wales rises in lead up to...

The number of people dying in Wales while waiting for a transplant is falling and more than 100,000 more people have signed up to...

Minister welcomes best ever GCSE results

Education Minister, Huw Lewis has congratulated pupils and teachers on achieving Wales’ best ever GCSE results in the 2014/15 academic year. The Minister was speaking...

New advanced drugs available on Welsh NHS with £14m investment

Patients in Wales will have access to new drugs to treat hepatitis C and those with a rare life-threatening disorder of the immune system...

Welsh Government and Home Builders Federation pledge to increase housing supply

The Welsh Government and the Home Builders Federation (HBF) have signed a pact to increase housing supply and maximise the local jobs and training...

£12.5m to help businesses make the most of superfast broadband

A new £12.5m programme to ensure businesses across Wales maximise the benefits of superfast broadband was announced by Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology...

First Minister announces £115 million to boost innovation, create exciting new...

During his first press conference of the new Assembly term, the First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones will announce a £115 million package of...

First Minister to establish Syrian Refugee Taskforce

Plans to address the challenges and responsibilities facing councils and public bodies responding to the Syrian refugee crisis were set out today in a...

First Minister highlights knock-on effect of Rugby World Cup

With the Rugby World Cup finally here, The First Minister, Carwyn Jones has today wished the Welsh team good luck in their pursuit of...

Welsh Government support set to transform skills in Pembrokeshire

A Flexible Skills Programme initiative, set up by the Welsh Government in response to the closure of the Murco refinery in Milford Haven will...

New qualifications launched in a historic term for Welsh learners

This term signifies an exciting dawn for schools across Wales when pupils start studying brand new made-in-Wales qualifications. The introduction of the new qualifications is...

New Welsh Ambulance Service response system to put patients’ health needs...

Changes to the way the Welsh Ambulance Service responds to emergency calls put patients’ health needs first, Deputy Health Minister Vaughan Gething today said. Speaking...

New £8million development planned for SA1 Swansea Waterfront

Contracts between the Welsh Government and Bridgend based Waterstone Homes have been completed paving the way for a new £8M prestigious development on SA1...

Welsh Government to invest £6.7m in new ambulances

The Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust will get 44 new vehicles as part of a major £6.7m upgrade funded by the Welsh Government, Health...

Countdown to ban on smoking in cars with children begins

A new campaign to mark the countdown to the ban on smoking in cars carrying children under 18 coming into force in Wales starts...

Consultation to create smoke-free prisons is launched

A consultation about new time-limited regulations to give prison governors the power to allow inmates to smoke in designated cells has been launched today...

Welsh Government welcomes finding that ICM/BBC Wales poll asked ‘leading question’...

The Welsh Government has welcomed a ruling by the Market Research Society that a question asked on behalf of BBC Wales by polling company...

First Minister challenges UK Government over Trade Union Bill

First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, has challenged the UK Government over its Trade Union Bill, expressing concerns over the Bill’s impact and stating...

New qualifications launched in a historic term for Welsh learners

This term signifies an exciting dawn for schools across Wales when pupils start studying brand new made-in-Wales qualifications. The introduction of the new qualifications is...

MINISTER LAUNCHES FIRST DAY OF DISCOUNTED BUS TRAVEL FOR YOUNG PEOPLE...

Minister for Transport Edwina Hart marked the first day of Welsh Government’s new £15million mytravelpass discounted bus travel scheme for young people by handing...

More encouraging news for Wales’ tourism industry following bumper Bank Holiday...

New figures show a continued growth in the number of nights and expenditure spent in Wales during the first five months of this year,...

Survival rates for heart disease are improving in Wales

Heart disease survival rates are improving and fewer people are dying prematurely from coronary heart disease thanks to improved detection and the ban on...

£5.7m Welsh Government investment into clinical research and development

Deputy Health Minister Vaughan Gething today announced £5.7m investment into clinical research and development in Wales. The funding will be used to support three clinical...

Survival rates for heart disease are improving in Wales

Heart disease survival rates are improving and fewer people are dying prematurely from coronary heart disease thanks to improved detection and the ban on...

£4.8m investment for Velindre Cancer Centre

The Welsh Government is investing £4.8m in vital new equipment for Velindre Cancer Centre, it was announced today. The money will buy a new linear...

Community projects set to celebrate as Minister announces £1.6 million boost

Communities and Tackling Poverty Minister, Lesley Griffiths, will today announce £1,602,014 for five community projects in Port Talbot, Swansea, Pembrokeshire and Caerphilly. The Community Facilities...

Survival rates in critical care improving says new report

More people are surviving life-threatening injuries and illnesses as a result of the specialist care they receive in Welsh critical care units, a new...

Views sought on revised TB compensation proposal

Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans, is inviting views on revised plans that would change how farmers in Wales are compensated if...

Mental health budget ring-fence in Wales to continue

The mental health budget in Wales will continue to be protected by a ring-fence following a Welsh Government-commissioned review, Health and Social Services Minister...

Wales must have a fair BBC deal as cuts threaten to...

BBC Cymru Wales must have extra funding, First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, said today as he warned the broadcaster is now providing the...

£3.5m investment in local health services is bringing care closer to...

A multi-million pound investment by the Welsh Government in local health services across Wales is helping the NHS deliver more care closer to people’s...

Minister warns of bleak future for renewables if DECC proposals go...

Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant today warned that schemes like the Abergwyngregyn hydro scheme are unlikely to ever get built in the future if...

Extra £1.24 million funding awarded to Domestic Abuse Services in Wales

The Welsh Government has awarded an extra £1.24 million to be shared amongst fourteen domestic abuse projects across Wales. The funding is for large building...

Clearer food labelling giving more choice to Welsh shoppers welcomed

Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans today welcomed new EU legislation which comes into force today giving consumers more information when buying...

Devolved Administrations call for greater engagement and clarity ahead of Spending...

Finance Ministers from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are calling for greater engagement and clarity from the UK Government ahead of the Spending Review...