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Over £1m claimed for daily commute by Cardiff Council staff

Data obtained by the Welsh Conservatives has revealed the substantial sums reimbursed to Cardiff Council Officers for their commutes.   A total of £1,095,587.50 was...

Putting power back in local hands: A Welsh Conservative Plan for...

Welsh Conservatives are today launching their manifesto for the local government elections, including a six-point-plan for a Wales that works for everyone.   The manifesto...

At the launch of the Welsh Liberal Democrats’ election campaign in...

“Our politics has never been more divided than it is today. The future of our country, communities and economy remain deeply uncertain. “These elections offer...

Savings limit for residential care in Wales to be ‘phased in’

Changes allowing people to keep more of their savings when they move into residential care will be ‘phased in’ over several years.   Whilst the additional...

New curriculum must be used to develop emotional resilience of Welsh...

Figures revealing increasing numbers of young people seeking help for depression highlight the need for a renewed focus on developing the ‘emotional resilience’ of...

Planning permission granted for Tywi Valley Path

PLANNING permission has been granted for the first section of the Tywi Valley Path.   The ambitious project is for a walking and cycling path between...

Mark Reckless AM to join Welsh Conservative Group in the Senedd

Mark Reckless AM is to join the Welsh Conservative Group in the National Assembly for Wales. The addition of Mr Reckless – who was elected as...

Welsh Government accepts Kancoat recommendations

Labour Ministers have accepted recommendations made in a highly critical report by AMs which looked into a £3m investment in a Swansea company.   Steel-coating...

Report “casts serious doubt” over Welsh Labour’s 30-hour childcare promise, says...

A charity representing day nurseries has today published a report which “casts serious doubt” over the Welsh Labour Government’s ability to deliver on its...

NHS can “no longer be used as buffet cart”, says AM,...

On the day the Welsh Government’s universal free prescriptions policy reaches its 10th anniversary, Welsh Conservatives are calling on Labour Ministers to move towards...

Great Repeal Bill sets UK on path to becoming an “independent,...

The Great Repeal Bill, unveiled by the UK Government today, sets the UK on the path to becoming an independent, sovereign nation again –...

Paul Davies AM selected to bring forward Autism Bill

Welsh Conservative AM – Paul Davies – will have an opportunity to bring forward an Autism Bill in the National Assembly for Wales after...

ASGHAR: ‘Dereliction of duty’ from Welsh Government on apprenticeship levy

Welsh Conservative Shadow Secretary for Skills, Mohammad Asghar AM, has criticised the Welsh Labour-led Government’s engagement with businesses following a report on the apprenticeship...

AM warns of Brexit threat to Pembrokeshire’s ports

Plaid Cymru Mid and West AM Simon Thomas has warned of the potential impact of Brexit on Pembrokeshire’s ports.   Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Climate...

A TALE OF TWO BUDGETS

“We have seen a real tale of two budgets from Plaid Cymru, and to paraphrase Charles Dickens it has been the worst of times...

Citywing liquidation “sad end to a turbulent saga”, says Andrew RT...

The airline which operates flights between Cardiff and Anglesey has gone into liquidation. Leader of the Welsh Conservatives Andrew RT Davies has responded to the...

Swansea Bay City Region

Cllr Rob Stewart, lead Leader of the Swansea Bay City Region and Leader of Swansea City Council, said: “In today’s written budget statement, the...

Barclays announce 180 Cardiff job cuts

Responding to news that Barclays is to close its mortgage centre in Cardiff, with the loss of 180 jobs in the capital, Leader of...

RAMSAY: Budget to build a stronger, fairer and better Wales

Welsh Conservative Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Nick Ramsay AM, has welcomed the Chancellor’s budget, which he says will build a stronger, fairer and...

Hundreds of equal pay claims outstanding at Welsh councils

Hundreds of current and former council workers underpaid due to their gender are still awaiting payouts from their employers.   The situation has been blasted as...

Wales needs a long-term vision for child health, say AMs

Politicians will today argue that Wales needs a long-term vision for child health - one which promises health and wellbeing from birth. In a Welsh...

Welsh health boards flouting NICE stroke treatment guidelines, says Angela Burns...

An Assembly Member has raised her concern over the speed by which some health boards are treating stroke patients. In an exchange with the Welsh...

Calls for summit to tackle air pollution in Wales

Leader of the Welsh Conservatives, Andrew RT Davies, has called on the First Minister to host a multi-agency summit to tackle Wales’ air pollution...

Anglesey’s children’s services “not good enough”, says Assembly Member

A report by the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CCSIW) has found that care for vulnerable children in Anglesey “must be improved”. Welsh Conservative...

ISHERWOOD: Labour and Plaid Cymru’s Brexit White Paper in ‘tatters’

Labour and Plaid Cymru’s Brexit White Paper is in ‘tatters’ following Leanne Wood’s latest intervention according to Mark Isherwood AM, the Welsh Conservative European...

Janet Finch-Saunders: ‘Pooled’ local government pension pot proposals – cutting costs...

Speaking in response to a report to Flintshire County Council, which suggested the pooling of local authority pension pot investments in Wales, Janet Finch-Saunders...

Auditor General’s report a “timely reminder” of need to reverse Labour’s...

Welsh Labour cuts to Further Education have placed the sector under threat financially, with colleges now facing “significant cost pressures” – according to a...

Wales has a bright future, but we cannot allow pessimism or...

The leader of the Welsh Conservatives, Andrew RT Davies, has today called on Wales’ political leaders to unite behind the Brexit effort, to ensure...

‘North Wales Vision’ a “missed opportunity”

The Welsh Government’s so-called ‘Vision for North Wales’ has been slammed as a missed opportunity, with Welsh Conservatives lambasting the Economy Secretary for failing...

MILLAR: Chronic shortage of childcare places in Wales

A survey by the Family and Childcare Trust has revealed a significant shortage of childcare places in Wales – with just 20% of Welsh...

New teaching standards must deliver “tangible improvements”

Welsh Conservatives say proposals for new teaching standards, due to be unveiled by the Welsh Government today, must deliver “tangible improvements”.   Shadow Education Secretary, Darren...

Yr Egin will unleash “untapped reservoir of local talent”

Welsh Conservatives have welcomed an announcement by the Welsh Government that it will contribute to the University of Wales Trinity St David’s “ambitious” plans...

1 in 10 Welsh school pupils have below average reading ability

More than one in ten (11.9%) Welsh school pupils have a below average reading ability, according to results from the National Reading Test -...

First Minister must drop Washington engagements and head to Detroit to...

The First Minister must travel to Detroit to seek assurances from Ford Executives over the security of its Bridgend plant’s long-term future, an Assembly...

GEORGE: Statement on the future of local bus services

Responding to the Welsh Government’s statement on the future of local bus services, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport, Russell George AM said:   “Local...

1 in 10 Welsh school pupils have below average reading ability

More than one in ten (11.9%) Welsh school pupils have a below average reading ability, according to results from the National Reading Test -...

Calls to end secret GMC disciplinary hearings

The Welsh Conservatives are calling for ‘fundamental reform’ of the way the General Medical Council handles disciplinary and negligence cases.   They say the GMC must...

North American exports down 48% since Carwyn Jones’ first US Trade...

Welsh exports to North America have almost halved since 2012, the year in which Carwyn Jones made his first trade mission to the United...

“Staggeringly unaccountable” ambulance response model to be made permanent

A trial ambulance response model that does not prioritise heart attacks and strokes - unless patients have stopped breathing or their hearts have stopped...

Welsh Conservatives welcome UK Government’s £40m package to tackle child abuse...

- Home Secretary delivers a package of measures to protect children and pursue offenders - A ground-breaking £7.5m ‘Centre of Expertise’ will become the authoritative...

Tata workers overwhelmingly back pension deal

Responding to news that thousands of Tata steelworkers have backed a deal on the future of their pensions, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives –...

PICKING UP THE COUNTY’S MESS

The Labour Group on the Carmarthenshire County Council are calling upon the Plaid-led coalition running the Council to respond to the concerns of...

COUNCILLOR TEGWEN DEVICHAND ELECED LEADER OF LLANELLI RURAL COUNCIL

COUNCILLOR TEGWEN DEVICHAND ELECED LEADER OF LLANELLI RURAL COUNCIL Following a vote at the Llanelli Rural Council meeting Councillor Tegwen Devichand has been elected as the...

Be a Candidate 2017 – Local Government Elections

Be a Candidate 2017 – Local Government Elections Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council will this week officially launch their Be a Candidate 2017 campaign...

CARMARTHENSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL’S EDUCATION BUDGET FAILS TO MAKE THE GRADE

CARMARTHENSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL’S EDUCATION BUDGET FAILS TO MAKE THE GRADE Carmarthenshire’s Labour MP, AMs and Councillors are united in seeking to defend education provision in...

Emergency question tabled on 146 Llanelli job losses at Department of...

Emergency question tabled on 146 Llanelli job losses at Department of Work and Pensions Mid and West AM Simon Thomas has tabled an emergency question...

Statement on Article 50 case by the Welsh Conservatives

Statement on Article 50 case AMs do not have to be legally consulted on the Article 50 process, according to a ruling by the Supreme...

City Deal bid could be signed within weeks

City Deal bid could be signed within weeks Negotiations to secure the biggest investment for south west Wales in a generation are nearing a conclusion. Leaders...

Industrial Strategy to mark biggest investment in transport and connectivity for...

Industrial Strategy to mark biggest investment in transport and connectivity for a generation The Prime Minister has today announced plans for the biggest investment in...

GEORGE: Industrial Strategy to mark biggest investment in transport and connectivity...

Industrial Strategy to mark biggest investment in transport and connectivity for a generation The Prime Minister has today announced plans for the biggest investment in...

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