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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

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...

Wales Rugby League stage cap presentation evening

  Wales Rugby League held its third annual Cap Presentation Evening last Saturday at The Village Hotel in Cardiff. Almost 400 people attended to witness 111...

Skills of tomorrow must be at the heart of apprenticeship drive,...

As the Apprenticeships Levy comes into force for businesses in the UK today John Williams, Head of ACCA UK, says, Today marks a significant moment...

Corporate governance is about culture and the solutions shouldn’t be overly...

The UK government would be well-advised to address the corporate governance issues raised in today’s report from the Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)...

Welsh SMEs least likely to get thumbs down from lenders

Welsh businesses least likely to get thumbs down from lenders Under a third (30.4%) of SMEs in Wales have been unsuccessful with a loan...

UK business confidence boost as Brexit begins, finds global economic survey

UK business confidence rebounded in the quarter ahead of the triggering of Article 50, according to the Global Economic Conditions Survey released today. The quarterly...

Tenby luxury golf hotel Trefloyne Manor Awarded first AA Rosette

Trefloyne Manor’s commitment to culinary excellence earns them one AA Rosette status. On Friday 31st March, Trefloyne Manor received confirmation of their first AA Rosette award,...

Together for Carmarthenshire

Carmarthenshire Labour will today launch their manifesto and election campaign in Llanelli, Ammanford and Carmarthen ahead of this year’s local government elections. Under the...

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...

Gender pay gap reporting is bound to fail to boost gender...

Gender pay gap reporting is only one part of the puzzle, and more needs to be done to address wider issues such as gender...

From Topman to top man: Jamal Edwards and SB.TV are booming

Ten years have passed since SB.TV was launched by Jamal Edwards and Real Business sat down with the entertainment entrepreneur backstage at the Sage...

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...

Deborah Meaden: I get 11 year-olds talking to me about EBITDA

As one of the mainstays on investment show Dragons’ Den, Deborah Meaden has had a front row seat as the environment for entrepreneurship and...

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...

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...

PAUL DAVIES AM: Rural development programme cannot make up for historical...

The Welsh Government’s Rural Development Programme – statement attached - is “welcome” but cannot undo 18 years of “neglect”, an AM has said. Responding to...

Scrapping the Right to Buy will undermine social mobility

Commenting as the Welsh Labour-led Government pulls the housing ladder up on people across Wales, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Housing, David Melding AM, said:   “The...

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...

Councillor Jeff Edmunds becomes Mayor elect of Llanelli

Long serving Llanelli Councillor and leader of the Labour Group on the Carmarthenshire County Council, Jeff Edmunds has been elected by his fellow Councillors...

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...

Day visits to Wales up by a third as Welsh tourism...

The number of day visits to Wales increased by 36.6% in 2016 (January – December), compared to the previous twelve months; up from 74.9...

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...

Are you the next Richard Branson or Alan Sugar?

The search is on to find Carmarthenshire’s next Richard Branson or Alan Sugar. Budding entrepreneurs are being urged to enter this year’s Beacon Bursary competition,...

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...

Switch off and help protect our planet

The Leader of Carmarthenshire County Council is urging people to switch off their lights as part of Earth Hour day. Cllr Emlyn Dole is backing...

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...

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...

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...

People to have a say on new planning order for Llanelli

Public consultation on a new planning order to boost Llanelli Town Centre will soon be underway. Full council has agreed to go out to consult...

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 –...

Employment steady in last quarter of 2016

Unemployment fell by around 1,000 during the last quarter of 2016 (October – December), whilst there was a slight drop in employment across Wales. Commenting,...

Clarity urgently needed for Welsh businesses worst affected by rates rises

The Welsh Government must “avoid inflicting more damage on the rural economy” by bringing forward a detailed plan for supporting businesses worst affected by...

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