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Sunday, October 22, 2017

GMB ANGER OVER UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH WALES SHOCKING NURSERY STAFF SELL...

Staff at the creche cannot understand how their proposals have been simply cast aside GMB has slammed the University of South Wales for its...

Campaign will step up to save 146 Department for Work and...

  The Department for Work and Pensions office has announced proposals to close Llanelli Service Centre and Pyle, Mountain Ash, Tredegar Jobcentres.  The change will...

£4.2m to boost teaching of Welsh – Welsh Lib Dems respond

£4.2m to boost teaching of Welsh - Welsh Lib Dems respond Welsh Liberal Democrat Education Secretary Kirsty Williams is investing an extra £4.2m to support...

Enterprise Zone experience offers little evidence £100m business park can deliver...

Welsh Conservative Leader – Andrew RT Davies – has today called for evidence to support Welsh Government claims that a new automotive business park...

WALES FACING ‘EPIDEMIC OF PRECARIOUS WORK’, GMB REVEALS

Number of zero hour and agency contracted workers has almost doubled in Wales since 2011 to 78,000, new research from GMB union reveals New...

Anger as Welsh Government reveals less than 10% spent of €1bn...

Just 10% of a flagship €1.13bn fund earmarked for rural development in Wales has been spent – despite the funds having been received by...

Westminster government has to re-think Department of Work and Pensions office...

Think again over Llanelli’s Department for Work and Pensions office closure that was the message Mid and West AM Simon Thomas has sent to...

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...

Plaid Cymru urges Westminster government to support Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

Plaid Cymru has written to Liz Truss, Chief Secretary to the Treasury urging support for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon.   Business leaders, including Liz Maher,...

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...

Green light for new primary school in Briton Ferry

Neath Port Talbot Councillors have approved plans for Ysgol Newydd Briton Ferry, Neath.   The go-ahead marks yet another key milestone in the Council’s Strategic...

Welsh Conservative Statement on Circuit of Wales

Shadow Economy Secretary, Russell George, said:   “This decision immediately contradicts evidence given to the Public Accounts Committee by James Price yesterday, who claimed that the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Ty Elli Practice GP shortage update

Ty Elli Practice is currently experiencing a shortage of doctors which has resulted in the practice taking the unprecedented step of closing its list...

Council’s reassurance following Grenfell Tower fire

Carmarthenshire County Council has moved to reassure its tenants about fire safety and risk as part of its response to the Grenfell Tower fire. It...

Work starts at Delta Lakes for multi-million-pound wellness village

WORK has started at Delta Lakes in Llanelli ready for the multi-million-pound Wellness and Life Science Village.   Initial ground works are now underway to...

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’...

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...

Rivers Trust calls for ‘better regulation’ of Anaerobic Digesters

There are calls for better regulation of the use of anaerobic digesters in Wales following a series of incidents leading to pollution.   In some...

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...

Report raises questions over whether NRW is ‘fit for purpose’

The decision to sell £39 million of timber to a sawmill without a proper business plan has been described as “extraordinary” in a 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...

Cheap imported food could flood Wales because of irresponsible trade deals

Irresponsible trade deals by a Westminster elite could lead to Wales being flooded with cheap imported food, harming the agricultural industry, rural economy and...

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...

Lib Dems launch Entrepreneur start-up allowance

Lib Dems launch Entrepreneur start-up allowance The Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats Mark Williams will today (Tuesday 6th June) urge small businesses in Wales...

Lib Dems to “fight for rural Wales” – Mark Williams

Lib Dems to “fight for rural Wales” - Mark Williams The Welsh Liberal Democrats are the only party that will put the needs of rural...

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...

The Welsh Liberal Democrats will today launch a manifesto for a...

Change Wales’ Future makes clear our aspirations for Wales in devolved matters and is a plan for a stronger Wales in a fairer United...

“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...

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...

Pupils missing out on vital work experience

Welsh Conservatives have once again called for the reinstatement of funding for employer checks to enable young people to go on work experience placements....

Welsh Lib Dems announce General Election candidates

The Welsh Liberal Democrats will field 40 candidates in the snap General Election, offering voters in every community in Wales an opportunity to stand...

“Publish Tawel Fan ward deaths review, First Minister”, urges Welsh Conservative...

A review into the deaths which occurred on a scandal-hit mental health ward in North Wales must be published, the Welsh Conservative leader has...

Labour’s plan for Wales would endanger the economy, say Welsh Conservatives

The country’s economic prosperity would be at risk under a Labour Government say the Welsh Conservatives, ahead of an Assembly debate on Wednesday. Leader...

NUT echoes Welsh Conservative calls for a delay to the school...

Commenting on the calls from the NUT to delay the school curriculum overhaul in Wales – a move which has been called for by...

Health board in special measures failing to tackle ‘institutional abuse’

Complaints made against the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board have highlighted concerns over ongoing abuse and violence occurring in mental health wards of the...

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...