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Monday, December 11, 2017

Minister commits £6 million to flood prevention

Funding of £3 million for progressing flood protection works in St Asaph during 2016/17 has been announced by Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant. The Minister...

Welsh Government takes action to increase affordable housing

The Welsh Government has set out its commitment to supporting social landlords and increasing the supply of affordable homes in Wales. In last week’s Draft...

100-day plans to improve cancer services across Wales

Every health board in Wales has produced a 100-day plan to improve cancer services and waiting times, Deputy Health Minister Vaughan Gething announced today. The...

Education Minister – This Christmas pick up a book and make...

Education Minister Huw Lewis has encouraged people across Wales to dedicate some time this Christmas to reading with their children. Education Begins At Home is...

Take advantage of TB info grant – Deputy Minister

Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans, has reminded farmers to consider the potential TB risk animals could pose before purchasing them. Earlier this...

A better pathway for prison leavers

From today, people who are facing homelessness when leaving prison will receive better support to help ensure they have access to a secure home,...

‘Shop local this Christmas’ encourages Minister

As Christmas fast approaches, Communities and Tackling Poverty Minister, Lesley Griffiths, has encouraged people to visit their local high street to do their shopping. The...

Digital technology puts people in control of their health and social...

People will be able to have a consultation with their GP using a smartphone and monitor their own health via digital devices as part...

SAFEGUARDING WALES’ ANCIENT WOODLAND

A project led by Natural Resources Wales to help restore some of the 19,500 hectares of ancient woodland across Wales has brought in Thomson...

Children in Wales should have the right to walk or cycle...

Sustrans Cymru is calling for the next Welsh Government to transform the way children travel to school. On the day the Children’s Commissioner launches a...

Minister announces extra Help to Buy a home

The Welsh Government has today announced it is investing up to £290 million in the second phase of Help to Buy –Wales. Between 2016 –...

Minister established Group to promote the use of Welsh in Local...

Public Services Minister Leighton Andrews has today (Thursday 10th December) set up a Working Group to advise on the best use of the Welsh...

New deal to help people facing a mental health crisis

A new agreement to improve the system of care and support for people in a mental health crisis has today been signed by the...

Small Business Rates Relief extended for year with £98million from Welsh...

The Welsh Government’s Small Business Rates Relief Scheme will be extended for another year, Economy Minister Edwina Hart has announced. The £98million scheme, which benefits...

A budget to support new momentum in Welsh education

Funding for schools in Wales will remain at 1% above changes to the Welsh Budget overall, despite a challenging settlement from the UK Government,...

Minister announces “better than expected” settlement for Local Government

Local authorities will receive more than £4 billion funding from the Welsh Government in 2016-17 Public Services Minister, Leighton Andrews has announced. The figure represents...

Stay Safe: Minister launches new educational resource

A new educational resource aimed at safeguarding and educating young people to stay safe and prevent child sex exploitation has been launched by Education...

Minister launches plan to tackle antibiotic resistance threat

A new plan to tackle Antimicrobial Resistance, one of the greatest health threats facing the country, has been launched by Health and Social Services...

Views sought on six-day standstill changes

Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans, is seeking views on new proposals to provide an alternative to the six-day standstill, without compromising...

Welsh language services in Wales’ health and social care services to...

Ensuring the safety, dignity and respect of Welsh speakers is at the heart of plans to offer health and social care services in Welsh...

Minister announces contracts worth £50m for enhanced Business Wales service

The Welsh Government’s flagship Business Wales service is set to expand, with the aim of creating 10,000 new businesses, 28,300 new jobs and providing...

NHS Wales winter plans in place, says chief executive

Reducing hospital admissions, improved support for patients to go home after being treated and more staff are among the measures being put in place...

Seren Conference shines a light on supporting Wales’ brightest students

The Seren Network has identified Wales’ top 1000 academically gifted year 12 students and aims to help them fulfil their potential and assist them...

Minister to highlight pioneering Welsh approach to tackling climate change in...

Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant has set out the key role the Welsh Government and other state and regional governments are playing in tackling...

Seafood industry casts its net for young workers in Wales

David Parker, a marine biologist from Wales, has been chosen as an ambassador to support a new campaign launched by Seafish, the industry authority...

Badger vaccination project to be suspended

Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans, has announced that due to a global shortage of the BCG vaccine, she has suspended sourcing...

Revolutionary new law to increase donor rates comes into force in...

Wales has today become the first country in the UK to introduce a revolutionary new system to increase the number of organ donors (Tuesday...

Survey results of how people use the Welsh language published

Today the Welsh Government and the Welsh Language Commissioner published the results of the Welsh Language Use Survey 2013-15. The survey provides a comprehensive picture...

After the UK funding fanfare Wales faces five more years of...

Wales faces years of cuts and no agreement yet to a long term fair funding solution, Finance and Government Business Minister Jane Hutt told...

Fraud Alert: Bogus Electrical Websites

Fraudsters have set up a bogus website selling electrical goods and domestic appliances below market value that do not exist. Fraudsters have set up a...

All Wales Anti Drink/Drug Driving Campaign

This Winter police will be targeting drivers who risk their lives and the lives of others by driving whilst under the influence of alcohol...

Jane Hutt responds to ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ Spending Review

Finance and Government Business Minister Jane Hutt has today responded to the UK Government’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement which sets out public spending...

Welsh Ambulance Service exceeds eight-minute target

Almost 70% of people with life-threatening illnesses and injuries received an emergency response within eight minutes during the first month of a year-long pilot...

Action to improve fortunes of vulnerable learners

Education Minister, Huw Lewis will today set out plans to improve the fortunes of some of Wales’ most vulnerable and disadvantaged learners. At the National...

Public Services Minister marks White Ribbon Day

The 25th November marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and White Ribbon Day. He will “Light a Candle” of remembrance at...

New law to reform regulation and inspection of social care in...

A new law reforming the way Wales’ care and support services are regulated and inspected has been approved by Assembly Members. The Regulation and Inspection...

Fewer councils could save £650m

Reforms to local government in Wales will deliver net savings of up to £650m over 10 years, the Welsh Government has announced. The Draft Local...

Sprinkler systems to be fitted in all new and converted housing...

Fire sprinkler systems will be installed in all new houses built in Wales from 1st January 2016, the Welsh Government announced. Natural Resources Minister Carl...

Landmark landlord licensing scheme hailed as UK first

Housing Minister Lesley Griffiths will say Wales is leading the way on driving up standards in the private rented sector, when she launches Rent...

Minister welcomes recommendations to ensure music provision

Recommendations aimed at ensuring the provision of high quality and consistent music services across Wales have been agreed today by Education Minister, Huw Lewis. Earlier...

Bed times without the battles and shopping without the stropping –...

On Universal children’s day , a new campaign offering tips and advice to parents on positive approaches to raising children has been launched by...

Minister praises Wales’ carers on Carers’ Rights Day

The invaluable contribution carers make to society in Wales has been praised by Minister for Health and Social Services Mark Drakeford. There are estimated to...

Minister outlines proposals to boost green growth

Proposals exploring how the Welsh Government can increase and accelerate green investment in Wales have been set out by Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant. The...

Misuse of alcohol one of the main causes of homelessness

Alcohol misuse is one of the main causes of people becoming homeless in Wales, Deputy Health Minister Vaughan Gething said today. The Deputy Minister spoke...

South Wales Financial Centre of Excellence launch

The South Wales Financial Centre of Excellence initiative launched in Cardiff today to attract more investors to the region has been welcomed by Economy...

Record high Welsh contingent ready to shine at WorldSkills UK

The best of Wales’ vocational skills and talent will be on show today (Thursday 19 November) when a record number of participants from Wales...

Welsh Government investment to make care home prescribing safer

Welsh Government investment in new technology in pharmacies and care homes across Wales is reducing wasted medicines and prescribing errors and improving patient care. Health...

Welsh Government announces Wales Paris Support Line

The Welsh Government has announced a dedicated support line has been set up to help people affected by the terror attacks in Paris. The Wales...

Vice Chancellors committed to rapid improvement of initial teacher training

Vice Chancellors have signalled their commitment to working with Welsh Government to develop a radically improved system of Initial Teacher Education and Training (ITET). The...

Bullying is everyone’s business says Minister

As part of Anti-bullying week 2015, Education Minister, Huw Lewis is reminding pupils, teachers, parents and others that bullying is everyone’s business. The Minister has...
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