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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...

Aston Martin, Jaguar Land Rover, TVR and Riversimple are backing Autolink...

Representatives from Aston Martin and Jaguar Land Rover are attending and presenting at Autolink 2016 when they will meet Wales based exhibitors and highlight...

Working together to reform local government: Cabinet Secretary sets out building...

Local Government Secretary Mark Drakeford has set out a new way forward for local government in Wales. Under proposals set out yesterday, local authorities would...

Protect tomorrow by helping today: people encouraged to sign up to...

People in Swansea and the surrounding areas are being encouraged to find out more about an innovative research project designed to better understand the...

#Cymraeg2050 – Lessons from abroad

A conference to consider the Welsh Government’s vision of a million Welsh speakers in an international context was held in Cardiff’s Millennium Centre today...

Funding for face to face money advice

Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children Carl Sargeant has approved funding of up to £321,289 to Citizens Advice Cymru to enable them to continue...

Celebrations to mark 10 years of Wales for Africa

First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones has held an event in Cardiff to celebrate a decade of Wales’ partnership with Africa. The event brings together...

Delay to public inquiry will not impact on M4 project completion...

A delay to the start of the public inquiry on the proposed M4 Corridor around Newport Project, caused by actions of the UK Government,...

“Illegal fishing won’t be let off the hook” – Counsel General

The Welsh Government will use the full force of the law to protect Wales’ marine natural resources and coastal communities from illegal fishing activity...

5p carrier bag charge turns 5!

1 October marks the five year anniversary of the introduction of the Welsh Government’s ground-breaking Single Use Carrier Bag charge. On 1 October 2011 Wales...

Welsh Government steps in to help small businesses affected by revaluation

Local Government Secretary Mark Drakeford has today announced plans for a new scheme to support small businesses affected by the revaluation of business properties. The...

Blue Badge eligibility criteria expanded

An expansion in the Blue Badge Scheme in Wales came into force (1 October) to include those experiencing temporary but substantial injuries or illness, the...

Welsh Food and Drinks exports flourishing, as Welsh Government supports businesses...

Welsh companies, Nimbus Foods and Dairy Partners Wales, have reported around £2million extra business following Welsh Government support to help reach new markets abroad...

NSPCC helps clubs to promote positive parenting in children’s sport

The NSPCC is joining more than 100 sports organisations across the UK and Ireland to promote Parents in Sport Week.   The charity is calling for...

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

Wales’ inaugural Byte Night event as 100 people from top Welsh businesses get ready to bed down for the night at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium What: 100...

Capgemini and The Prince’s Trust hold interactive digital skills event for...

As part of Capgemini’s ongoing Digital Partnership with youth charity The Prince’s Trust, an interactive digital skills course was held for underprivileged young people in Cardiff...

Hundreds call NSPCC worried about children in homes plagued by domestic...

NSPCC launches TV campaign Alfie to protect children’s chance to dream There has been a sharp rise in the number of Welsh adults worried about...

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