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Edwina Hart welcomes best ever inward investment for Wales

Economy Minister Edwina Hart has welcomed results published today that confirm 2014-15 was another record breaking year for inward investment projects being attracted into...

Options published for the future configuration of Local Government in Wales

Public Service Minister Leighton Andrews has today published proposals for the future configuration of Local Authorities in Wales. The proposals suggest eight or nine...

Minister brings “Big Six” together for summit

Welsh councils and Registered Social Landlords will today (Wednesday 17 June) come together with the UK’s “big six” energy firms at a major summit...

Qualifications Wales passes the test

A Bill that will establish a new body to oversee qualifications in Wales has been passed in the Senedd. The Qualifications Wales Bill will pave...

Programme for Government ‘delivered’ says First Minister

More than 95 per cent of Welsh Government’s Programme for Government commitments have been delivered, or are on track to be delivered First Minister...

New guidance to help schools engage with families and the community

New guidance that will help schools to drive up standards by better engaging families and the wider community in their work will be published...

Enough is Enough: British Muslims to Launch a Counter-terrorism Curriculum

For the first time, a UK based Islamic organisation has taken the initiative to confront ISIS head on using the texts which the terror...

Programme for Government ‘delivered’ says First Minister

More than 95 per cent of Welsh Government’s Programme for Government commitments have been delivered, or are on track to be delivered First Minister...

New guidance to help schools engage with families and the community

New guidance that will help schools to drive up standards by better engaging families and the wider community in their work will be published...

New report shows NHS is delivering high-quality care

The NHS is delivering high-quality care and taking action to improve services where it needs to, the chief executive of NHS Wales, Dr Andrew...

Increasing transparency: More information about how well your local health and...

People across Wales will be able to see even more information about how well local health and social services are performing as part of...

Deputy Minister encourages FUW members to engage positively with new strategic...

Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans, today spoke during the Farmers Union of Wales (FUW) AGM at Aberystwyth University and encouraged members...

It’s Time to Choose

As Wales gets ready to change the organ donation law on December 1, people are being urged to start thinking about their organ donation...

Inward investment hits record breaking high as US company expands in...

Inward investment is at a record breaking high, First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones will announce today. The news comes as leading US company Ortho-Clinical...

Sargeant sees the value of woodlands through the trees

The Minister for Natural Resources today visited Maelor Nurseries, Wrexham to learn more about the work they do to grow transplants for planting in...

Administrative efficiencies could save local government £151 million a year

An independent review of Local Authority administrative costs has identified potential annual savings of £151m if radical transformation takes place. The report, commissioned by Public...

New rights for young people in foster care to stay with...

Young people in foster care will be able to stay with their foster family until they are 21 as part of a new When...

New plans to embed digital competence into curriculum

A new framework that will introduce digital competence across the curriculum to help pupils of all ages widen and develop their digital skills will...

National Survey 2014-15 results very encouraging

People across Wales remain highly satisfied with the NHS, education and with their daily lives according to the latest results from the National Survey...

Sales figures soar in Swansea city centre

BUSINESS in Swansea city centre is on the up, according to new figures. Statistics for April show sales increased by 12.4% from March and 4.6%...

Welsh Government awards over £16m for CSOs

Public Services Minister Leighton Andrews has announced over £16 million for the continued funding of 500 Community Support Officers. The Welsh Government is committed to...

Housebuilding increase welcomed by Minister

The Minister with responsibility for housing, Lesley Griffiths, has welcomed new figures which show a sustained increase in the number of new houses started...

Radical new law to improve the health of the nation

Licensing for tattooing and body piercing; a ban on intimate piercing for under 16s and restrictions on e-cigarette use in enclosed public places are...

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board placed in special measures

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is being placed in special measures, Health Minister Mark Drakeford has announced. Following concerns about the leadership, governance and progress...

International event puts Wales at centre of global digital economy

Wales is well-placed to exploit the potential for growth and jobs of the £860bn global digital economy as it welcomes the world to the...

Trade mission to South Africa will help boost Welsh export opportunities

Prime Welsh beef, advanced mobile application technologies and a new line of video products providing live analysis of professional team sports are just some...

Additional £8m for adult mental health services in Wales

More than £8m of new investment in adult mental health services in Wales has been announced by Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford...

Plans unveiled for professional, profitable farms of the future

Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans has today delivered a keynote speech at the Welsh Farming Conference 2015 where she presented proposals...

New £30m work programme to boost the economy and support 35,000...

An ambitious £30 million programme to help long-term unemployed adults into work, has today been announced by the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty,...

Minister acts to protect Wales’ social housing

The Welsh Government is taking action on the Right to Buy in order to protect Wales’ social housing, following a consultation which showed support...

Six new Welsh Language Centres set for £1.5m funding boost

Six new Welsh Language Centres and Learning Spaces to promote the use of the language across Wales will be created with the support of...

Ban on people smoking in cars carrying children in Wales given...

A ban on people smoking in cars when children under the age of 18 are present will be introduced on October 1, 2015 after...

New service to provide “talking technology” to people with severe speech...

A new all-Wales service to provide high-tech communication equipment for people with severe speech and communication problems will be set up, Deputy Health Minister...

Six-month countdown to revolutionary organ donor law change in Wales

The six-month countdown until the organ donation law in Wales changes begins today. As the clock ticks down to the revolutionary change, which aims to...

New plans to improve and promote modern foreign languages in Welsh...

Education Minister, Huw Lewis has today set out new plans to improve the take up and teaching of modern foreign languages in schools across...

Tower of London Poppies: Welsh host venues wanted

Locations across Wales are being encouraged to bid for the opportunity to host the iconic poppy sculptures which were previously installed at the Tower...

Lymphoedema specialist for children and young people in Wales is first...

Services for children and young people with lymphoedema will be improved as a new dedicated national paediatric specialist post is created in the Welsh...

Wales outperforms England and Northern Ireland in reduced CO2 emission from...

Carl Sargeant, the Minister for Natural Resources has today hailed figures showing Wales as the leading UK nation in recycling emissions saved per person. The...

£6m to help older people live independently in their home

A £6 million investment to help older people in Wales live independently in their own home, has been announced by the Minister for Communities...

European approval for new Wales RDP

Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans today welcomed news that the European Commission has formally approved Wales’s new Rural Development Programme (RDP). The...

Animal welfare failures will not be tolerated says Deputy Minister

Anyone failing in their duties to meet the health and welfare needs of their animals will be prosecuted, wherever possible, Deputy Minister for Food...

Urdd Eisteddfod is a unique celebration of our language and culture...

The Urdd Eisteddfod is a unique celebration of our language and culture, First Minister Carwyn Jones said today as he offered his best wishes...

GreenWood Forest Park announce new development to celebrate 22nd Birthday

A new signature attraction at GreenWood Forest Park has received funding support from the Welsh Government under the Tourism Investment Support Scheme (TISS) which...

10,000 Safer Lives Project exceeds target

The 10,000 Safer Lives Project, aiming to improve the multi-agency response to victims of domestic abuse in Wales, has exceeded its target. The latest figures...

£7.6m funding boost for children and young people’s mental health services...

The Welsh Government will invest an extra £7.6m every year in mental health services for children and young people in Wales, Health and Social...

Major step forward on economic prosperity bid

PLANS to boost economic prosperity across the Swansea Bay City Region have taken a major step forward. Swansea Council has now signed a pledge with...

Love your library, cherish your church, partial to your pub? Consultation...

People across Wales are encouraged to have their say on new plans to give communities more power over how local buildings and facilities are...

£6.7m investment in new IT system to integrate NHS and social...

A multi-million pound investment will be made in a new IT system to further integrate health and social care in Wales, Health and Social...

£25m EU backed tidal energy project attracts inward investment to Anglesey

A Swedish energy company is setting up its UK headquarters in North Wales after securing £9.5 million of EU funds to develop a £25...

First Minister holds talks to strengthen long term relationship between the...

First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones has today held talks with the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Matthew Barzun to strengthen Wales’...

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