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Biggest Pumpkin in Britain Set for Halloween Harvest

Biggest Pumpkin in Britain Set for Halloween Harvest Little did the gardeners at online garden centre Gardening Express know that the tiny seed planted earlier...

NHS Wales Increase Spending on Agency Staff

Sixty per cent year-on-year spike in Welsh health boards’ agency spend The amount of money NHS Wales health boards spend on agency employees has increased...

WRU: PUMAS are Spectacular and Risky

Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards says Argentina have turned themselves into ‘one of the most attacking teams in world rugby’ by virtue of their...

UK Government: Heathrow Airport selected for third runway expansion

The UK Government has just confirmed that Heathrow has been chosen as the site for a third runway expansion. Commenting, the Leader of the Welsh...

Rise in Missing Children Reported to Police in Wales

Commenting on figures from the National Crime Agency showing that 19,000 missing people were reported to police in Wales last year, with 60% of...

Wales Celebrates Its Great Tasting Food and Drink Stars

Wales celebrates its great tasting food and drink stars Exceptional food and drink producers from across Wales are showcasing in the Great Taste Celebration Event...

A Case of the Blues? United Nations Day 2016

A Case of the Blues? United Nations Day 2016 Buildings around the globe were lit blue today to mark United Nations Day. On the twenty-fourth...

United Nations Day – Marked by the UK

UK Marks United Nations Day Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister, Baroness Anelay, marks UN Day as the ambitions upon which the UN was founded remain...

Country House Hotel Wins National Dog-friendly Award

A Wiltshire country hotel - The Pear Tree of Purton - has been voted the most dog friendly in the UK by a prestigious...

Sales and Marketing Agency Considering Further Expansion in Cardiff

Sales and Marketing Agency Considering Further Expansion in Cardiff   Sales & marketing agency, A. Innova, are considering setting up a second office space in Cardiff. The...

Plaid’s Leanne Wood: I want people in Wales to reclaim politics.

Leanne Wood: We have opened a can of worms. I'm very concerned about the direction which political rhetoric is going. More and more we hear...

Zombie Army Attacks – Are Your Devices Safe?……..

Zombie Army attacks - are your devices safe?.... This week hundreds of thousands of webcams and digital recorders have been infected by a ‘botnet’, aka...

PREMIER INN OPENS HOTEL IN ABERYSTWYTH CREATING 26 JOBS

The UK's leading hotel chain will be welcoming the first guests to its new £6 million hotel in Aberystwyth when it opens on...

Three South Wales Universities employ full time rugby officers

Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University and the University of South Wales have all appointed hub officers to maximise male and female rugby participation at...

Stadium unveils new pitch for ‘Go Green Day’

Principality Stadium has shown its support for ‘Go Green Day’ by unveiling the new pitch that will host Wales’ Under Armour Series matches against...

First Byte Night Wales Sleep Out Raises £30k

  Welsh business people slept outdoors to help prevent homelessness for children and young people Action for Children’s Byte Night has raised over £8m...

‘When the rain comes I’ll just be dancing in it!’ Sarah...

Everyone at ShelterBox is wishing good luck and good weather to Bear Grylls TV adventurer Sarah Thomson from Cornwall. Ahead of her lies the...

Oxfam Cymru statement in response to the announcement of the National...

Responding to the announcement of the inquiry by the Assembly’s Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee, Kirsty Davies-Warner, Head of Oxfam Cymru said: “We welcome...

Remember the people of Aberfan, says First Minister.

The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, is calling upon the people of Wales to pause and remember the Aberfan disaster with a minute’s...

Rail operator shortlist revealed

Economy and Infrastructure Secretary Ken Skates has today revealed the pre-qualified bidders for services on the new Wales and Borders franchise and Metro. Four bidders have...

Communities and Children Secretary welcomes figures that show how homes...

Communities and Children Secretary Carl Sargeant today welcomed figures that show that 79% of all social housing dwellings met the Welsh Housing Quality Standard...

“A thriving, vibrant, safe, and sustainable seafood industry”

Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths today described a vision of a ‘thriving, vibrant, safe, and sustainable seafood industry for Wales’. The...

Cabinet Secretary praises progress of diversity in democracy programme

Local Government Secretary Mark Drakeford has joined with councillors and prospective councillors to celebrate the progress of the Welsh Government’s Diversity in Democracy Programme. The...

More must be done to protect children from domestic abuse

NSPCC Cymru / Wales has called for improvements in the delivery of domestic abuse legislation in Wales. Giving evidence to a Welsh Assembly committee today...

Stadium grant-giving breaks through £5m mark

Principality Stadium visitors have helped generate in excess of five million pounds for communities in Wales, it was announced today by the Charitable Trust...

Welsh businesses are the gloomiest about growth

  Albion Ventures’ fourth Albion Growth Report shows that 73% of SMEs predict growth over the next years Finding skilled staff the biggest concern...

Welsh forces come together to support Hate Crime Awareness Week

The campaign has a simple message, “Hate Crime is wrong: Report It”. All four Welsh police forces will today launch their campaign in support of...

EU student funding guarantee for Welsh universities extended

EU students applying for a place at Welsh universities for the next academic year will be eligible for loans and grants, Education Secretary Kirsty...

Extra £850,000 EU funds to drive research in Wales’ engineering sector

An extra £850,000 of EU funding to help drive Wales’ engineering sector forward has been announced by Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford. The funding will enable...

“New approach needed to build resilient communities” – Carl Sargeant

A cross government approach to boosting prosperity across Wales is key to ensuring the long term future of our communities, the Communities and Children...

Give your local heroes the recognition they deserve – First Minister...

With less than two weeks to go until the close of nominations in the St David Awards, First Minister Carwyn Jones has urged people...

Principality Stadium hosts Byte Night – UK’s largest sponsored sleep out

Around 80 people from businesses across Wales have taken part in Byte Night, the UK’s largest sleep-out, at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on Friday, October...

Economy Secretary in Japan to strengthen links with Wales

Economy Secretary, Ken Skates will be in Japan this week as part of the Welsh Government’s ongoing work to strengthen trade links with its...

Counsel General calls for distinct Welsh legal system

The Counsel General, Mick Antoniw, has outlined the case for a distinct legal system for Wales, against a backdrop of increasing threats to access...

Carwyn Connect coming to Pembrokeshire

The next Carwyn Connect event will take place in Haverfordwest this week, giving people in Pembrokeshire the opportunity to meet First Minister Carwyn Jones...

New delivery plan to improve mental health and well-being in Wales,...

On World Mental Health Day, Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has today launched the Welsh Government's new delivery plan to improve mental health and well-being...

Principality Stadium Byte Night – the UK’s biggest sleep-out

Wales’ inaugural Byte Night event as 100 people from top Welsh businesses bedded down for the night at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium More than 100 people...

Welsh Government data reveals shocking number of exclusions from Welsh schools

Freedom of information data uncovered by the Welsh Conservatives has revealed the shocking number of exclusions from Welsh schools recorded over a three-year period. The...

Creating a dementia-friendly nation

Dementia resources will now be available in schools across Wales for the first time   Welsh schoolchildren will soon have access to resources on an issue...

Attainment gap closes again

New figures released today show the attainment gap between children and young people receiving free school meals and their peers has closed for the...

Data showing lack of GP service provision “wrong” says First Minister...

The First Minister has called data provided by the Welsh Assembly’s independent research service “wrong”, when confronted with the fact that just three in...

Crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers recruits first Wales based Regional Manager

Charity Crimestoppers has recruited a new crime-fighter for Wales with the appointment of the area’s first regional manager.   Ella Rabaiotti joins the organisation having been...

Record £33.1m investment in Welsh rugby

The Welsh Rugby Union Group has re-invested £33.1m into the national game which equates to an 11% increase over the prior year according to...

Children’s Commissioner annual report welcomed

Commenting on today’s publication of the Children’s Commissioner’s annual report in Wales, Head of NSPCC Cymru / Wales Des Mannion, said:   “Along with the Children’s...

Six weeks unpaid overtime a year for one in four working...

One in four (23%) working parents in Wales works at least six weeks a year in unpaid overtime and many miss out on precious...

Has Andrea Leadsom got the message after Tories rally against hunting?

Could Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom’s failure to mention a Free Vote on the Hunting Act in her maiden Conservative Conference speech have been a last-minute decision...

Government adopts Plaid Cymru proposals to retain 22 local authorities

But plans need to integrate health and social care to create seamless service Responding to the Welsh Government’s statement on Local Government reform, Plaid Cymru...

Welsh Government loses almost £1 million in Pontypridd property deals

The Welsh Government has squandered almost £1 million of taxpayers’ money after selling two properties it owned in Pontypridd. In a Freedom of Information request...

First Minister welcomes structural funds announcement

The First Minister has welcomed today's structural funds announcement from the UK Government. “I welcome the Chancellor’s confirmation that the Treasury will provide a full...

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