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Growing Support for a Public Inquiry into Circuit of Wales rejection

There is growing support for a Public Inquiry into the Welsh Government’s decision to reject the Circuit of Wales scheme.   Two days after the Leader...

Step forward in animal welfare after Welsh Government agrees to ban...

The Cabinet Secretary for the Environment and Rural Affairs has agreed to a Plaid Cymru request supported by an Assembly Committee to ban non-code...

Consultation on Neath Port Talbot’s Active Travel Routes / Ymgynghoriad ar...

A County Borough wide consultation calling on the public to give views on walking and cycling routes in Neath Port Talbot has begun. Following approval...

Plaid Cymru welcomes report on snares in Wales

Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Climate Change and Rural Affairs for Plaid Cymru Simon Thomas has welcomed an Assembly report on the use of...

Ed Sheeran announces Principality Stadium concert

Following his triumphant Glastonbury Festival headline performance, Ed Sheeran is delighted to announce his nationwide 2018 UK stadium tour is coming to Principality Stadium,...

Wales Students RL Squad for the World Cup next week

Wales Rugby League Students will leave for the World Cup this Thursday with a 26-man squad, that will be reduced to 24 before the...

LOCAL BUSINESS WINS ROAD SAFETY AWARD

THE owner of a Llandovery tea room popular with bikers has been presented with a Welsh Road Safety Award. Ian Marquis, owner of Owl’s Nest...

Up, up and away – thrill of a lifetime for Action...

. Cambrian Flying Club fly youngsters around Swansea Bay thanks to Aviation without Borders • Cross Hands youngster, Aiden has ‘amazing time’ on National Fly...

Anger at rising council administration costs, whilst budgets for roads and...

Questions are being asked of Welsh Local Authorities after it emerged that spending on ‘central administration’ will rise by £11 million this year.   The figures...

Sailing trip helps young people to set a new course

A group of 10 young people from Neath Port Talbot recently hit the high seas, supported by the Council’s Youth Service Families First team,...

WALES PICK-UP HISTORIC ISUZU SHIRT DEAL

The Welsh Rugby Union has signed the biggest shirt partnership deal in its history – Warren Gatland’s Wales will wear the logo of Isuzu...

What entrepreneurs are saying one year after EU referendum result

It’s been exactly one year since the EU referendum result, and entrepreneurs have offered their thoughts on Brexit developments so far. On Thursday 23...

Premier League week 6 results and table

BRIDGEND BLUE BULLS 52 CARDIFF BLUE DRAGONS 30 TORFAEN TIGERS 46 RHONDDA OUTLAWS 26 (plus a reserve game friendly score – Torfaen Tigers Development 44...

NSPCC comment on sentencing of Swansea man who plotted with Canadian...

An NSPCC Wales spokesman said: “Although the child Dennis was arranging to meet was not real, the danger he poses to young children clearly...

Festival of Learning

The Festival of Learning takes place around the UK this week (June 19 – 25), when the spotlight falls on the opportunities for adults...

Welsh Labour Government’s spend on outsourcing spin tops £10m

More than £10.7m has been spent by the Welsh Government on the services of PR and Marketing agencies over a three-year period. Figures obtained via...

National Licensing Week

CARMARTHENSHIRE County Council’s licensing officers are raising awareness of their work as part of this year’s National Licensing Week (June 19-23). Councils across the...

National League fixtures

The 24 WRU National League fixtures from the National Championship to Division Three have been published on www.wru.wales.   A thorough process has taken place involving...

Welsh universities’ performance in government-backed teaching assessment shows “room for improvement”,...

Welsh universities’ performance in a government-backed quality assessment of teaching shows “room for improvement”, according to the Welsh Conservatives. Out of 134 higher education institutions...

1-in-5 residents not accessing internet in Conwy & Denbighshire

More people in Conwy & Denbighshire do not have access to the internet than in any other part of the UK, according to figures...

Calls for immediate guarantees for Wales over post-Brexit future

The Leader of the Welsh Conservatives – Andrew RT Davies – has called for firm and immediate guarantees from the UK Government that Wales...

Cabinet Education Secretary accused of “poverty of ambition” as she again...

The Welsh Government’s Cabinet Education Secretary has once again appeared to disassociate herself from the Labour administration’s key target for the international PISA test. Yesterday...

ANDREW RT DAVIES RESPONDS TO THE QUEEN’S SPEECH

Commenting on the Queen’s Speech, the leader of the Welsh Conservatives Andrew RT Davies said: “It’s good to see business resuming normality in Westminster after...

TB eradication scheme must not lead to “flurry of regulations”

Welsh Conservatives say they will support an “all-encompassing” scheme to tackle bovine TB, but call for cast-iron guarantees that the Welsh Government’s new scheme...

Child emotional abuse reports treble in Wales

·         NSPCC hears accounts of parents’ threatening and undermining their children ·         Huge rise in emotional abuse reports since last abuse prevalence survey in 2009 ·        ...

DAVIES: Statement on Committee Chairs allocation

Welsh Conservative Business Manager and Chief Whip, Paul Davies, has criticised opposition parties following the decision to reallocate some Committee Chairs in the National...

Disagreement between First Minister and education secretary over key PISA targets

Fault lines have emerged today between the First Minister and his Liberal Democrat Education Secretary over a key Welsh Government target to improve Wales’...

Campaign aims to ensure Neath Port Talbot’s school gates are smoke-free

Pupils at Tairgwaith Primary have urged smokers to help make the county borough’s school gates a healthier place at the launch of the Smoke-free...

BBC Wales announces monthly political debate programme

BBC’s ‘The Wales Report’ is to be scrapped and replaced by a new monthly debate on current affairs issues in Wales.   The Head of...

Widespread decline in take-up of teaching courses in Wales

There were 11% fewer students completing initial teacher training (ITE) courses in 2015/16 compared to the previous year, according to a Welsh Government report...

Support for carers ‘needs to be higher on the agenda’

In the drive to transform social care services, support for carers has slipped down local agendas.   Following last year’s Carers Assembly held at the National...

New hope for Welsh autism law as AMs to take a...

A fresh vote on whether the needs of Wales’ 34,000-strong autism community should be enshrined into law will be put to Assembly Members today...

Calls for progress on Labour’s broken cancer keyworker pledge

Welsh Conservatives have called for progress on Labour’s 2010 pledge to allocate a key worker to all cancer patients. The pledge was made during the...

Food Safety Week June 19-25

Carmarthenshire environmental health officers are urging residents to take care with how they store food in the fridge. They are emphasising the importance as part...

Labour Government urged to defend the ‘green lungs’ of Wales

The Welsh Government was today called on to re-visit proposals to change the way National Parks are governed in Wales.   Plaid Cymru’s Simon Thomas...

Welsh tourism industry under threat – Mark Williams

Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats has warned of dire implications of Conservative immigration plans for the tourism industry in Wales. Figures released earlier this...

Anger as Rural Affairs Secretary threatens Welsh farmers with more regulatory...

The Welsh Conservative leader has hit back at the Welsh Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs for threatening Welsh farmers with yet more regulatory...

‘Alarming inconsistencies’ over Fixed Penalty Notices

The number of fixed penalty notice orders issued each year in Wales has risen by 555% since 2007/08, according to a Freedom of Information...

Comment on the Manchester attack

Commenting following the attack in Manchester, leader of the Welsh Conservatives, Andrew RT Davies, has said:   “All of our thoughts and prayers go to everyone...

Carmarthenshire Care Home Provider Joins John’s Campaign

HC-One, the third largest care home operator in the UK which runs Llys Newydd Care Home in Carmarthenshire, has joined John’s Campaign, which is...

Noise Action Week 2017

NOISE Action Week 2017 takes place around the UK from May 22-26, when the spotlight falls on environmental health teams and the work that...

Statement on the passing of Rhodri Morgan – Mark Williams

Commenting on the passing of former First Minister Rhodri Morgan Mark Williams said; “Rhodri Morgan will be remembered for leading Wales in those early years,...

Andrew RT: Tribute to Rhodri Morgan

Commenting following the passing of the former First Minister, Rhodri Morgan, the leader of the Welsh Conservatives, Andrew RT Davies, has said:   “Rhodri Morgan was...

NSPCC comment on national online safety action plan for Wales

Please see NSPCC Cymru / Wales’ response to today’s Welsh government announcement of a national online safety action plan for Wales.   It follows repeated calls...

“Strong and stable economic management” key to rising employment

Employment in Wales has risen in the last quarter according to today’s Key Economic Stats.   As of March 31st, the employment rate in Wales is...

NSPCC CALL TO CRACK DOWN ON INTERNET COMPANIES AS ASSEMBLY DEBATES...

Next UK government must not let internet companies off the hook when they fail to protect children   NSPCC Cymru / Wales reiterates calls for action...

Andrew RT Davies reacts to Plaid Cymru’s manifesto launch

Leader of the Welsh Conservatives, Andrew RT Davies, said: “Plaid Cymru’s manifesto talks spiritedly about seizing opportunities, but neglects to mention how many opportunities...

Win an apprenticeship in the construction industry

Next steps is back with up to four apprenticeships up for grabs.   Local firms, TRJ Ltd and Lloyd & Gravell Ltd, have teamed up once...

Catherine Tate lends her voice to NSPCC campaign to help keep...

·         NSPCC and O2 survey finds less than a fifth of parents are having frequent chats with their children about staying safe online ·         Actress...

MILLAR: Welsh Government still failing deaf pupils

Following the release of figures which demonstrate deaf school pupils across Wales underachieve at every key stage and face being left behind without urgent...

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