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Thursday, December 14, 2017

New Bus Canopy Installed at Port Talbot’s Integrated Transport Hub

During a site visit this week, Cllr Anthony Taylor, Deputy Leader of Neath Port Talbot Council was pleased to see that significant progress has...

Appointments system to help council customers

QUEUES at customer service centres in Carmarthenshire could soon be a thing of the past. An appointments system, which has been trialled for the past...

Welsh farming at a crossroads after Brexit – Plaid Cymru

.” Plaid Cymru AM Simon Thomas will give his vision for agriculture this morning (11am – 12pm) during a question and answer session on the...

Wales left behind by Westminster scrapping plans for rail electrification to...

Plaid Cymru has tabled a motion in the National Assembly condemning the Westminster Government for scrapping rail electrification between Cardiff and Swansea. The statement of...

Labour Tables Amendment To Cut Senior Salaries In County Hall

Carmarthenshire Council’s Labour Party Group this week tabled an amendment to the salaries of two new Director posts in an effort to save over...

LORDS COMMITTEE CALL FOR EVIDENCE ON THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AND RURAL...

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 has today formally launched its call for evidence. The Committee...

Ditching rail electrification ‘standard Tory’ – Welsh Lib Dems

The UK Government has today announced that plans to electrify the rail line between London and Swansea have been ditched. The plans were secured...

Sport Wales review “welcome”, but “serious questions” remain

An independent review into the role of Sport Wales has been published by the Welsh Government. Responding to its findings – which can be read...

Welsh Government lifts public sector pay cap for senior executives at...

Following news yesterday that Cardiff and Vale health board had awarded potentially unlawful contracts, the First Minister has today been accused of showing a...

Launch of new service to tackle homelessness in Neath Port Talbot

A new Prevention and Wellbeing Service has been launched to address housing-related issues across Neath Port Talbot. The new service aims to simplify access to...

Labour lagging behind on organic farming in Wales

Plaid Cymru has called on the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths to open up the Welsh Rural Development Plan for organic farming. The...

BREXIT ‘A FUNDAMENTAL CHALLENGE’ TO THE FUTURE OF THE UK –...

The House of Lords EU Committee has today published its report on Brexit and devolution. The report concludes that on the day of Brexit,...

A TALE OF TWO UNIONS – LORDS EU COMMITTEE TO REPORT...

A TALE OF TWO UNIONS – LORDS EU COMMITTEE TO REPORT ON BREXIT AND DEVOLUTION IN THE UK   The House of Lords EU Committee...

Inaugural partnership conference showcases the latest innovations in population health /...

Inaugural partnership conference showcases the latest innovations in population health / Cynhadledd agoriadol y bartneriaeth yn arddangos y datblygiadau diweddaraf ym maes iechyd y...

No rush to ‘praise or condemn’ over Literature Wales review

An independent review of Literature Wales has provoked a furious reaction from its Head, and there are calls for proper Assembly scrutiny to be...

Welsh Conservative response to congestion warnings on M4 post-tolls

Responding to the congestion warnings on the M4 that are featuring in today’s media, the Welsh Conservative Shadow Transport spokesman, Russell George, said:   “The...

Jobs boost for engineering in Newport

Plans to create 300 new jobs in the manufacturing sector in Newport have today been welcomed as a sign of confidence in the economy...

MILLAR: WELSH GOVT HAS ‘MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB’ TO MEET CLASS SIZE...

Nearly three-quarters of all infants are being taught in classes of over 25 pupils, despite an election pledge by Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams.   The...

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon can help deliver vision of the Swansea...

Plaid Cymru Assembly Member Simon Thomas called on the Westminster Government to give a clear commitment to back the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon to...

Future of the Welsh NHS in danger if challenges are not...

A team of independent experts has warned that the health and social care system in Wales will not be sustainable without serious changes.   Responding to...

Labour’s controversial Trade Union Bill reaches third stage

Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Local Government, Janet Finch-Saunders, will once again lead Conservative opposition to the Welsh Government’s Trade Union (Wales) Bill on Tuesday.   The...

Autism Bill will “clear pathways to diagnosis”

Failure to properly diagnose children with autism can make self-harm more likely, according to experts.   It is feared that some children are suffering with mental...

NEW GMB RESEARCH SHOWS MORE THAN 145,000 CHILDREN IN WALES HIT...

COUNTRY'S CHILDREN AMONG THE WORST HIT BY 'CRUEL' GOVERNMENT PAY PINCH Shocking new figures from GMB, the union for public sector workers, show more than 145,000...

Consultation begins on Draft Well-being Objectives

Neath Port Talbot Council is encouraging residents, community groups, third sector organisations, charities and local businesses to have their say on how to improve...

AMs discuss Brexit with Women in Agriculture Forum

Plaid Cymru Assembly Members Elin Jones and Simon Thomas met with members of the Farming Connect Women in Agriculture Forum in the Senedd to...

Key Welsh charities launch Charitable Fostering Providers Cymru at National Assembly

. Key Welsh charities launch Charitable Fostering Providers Cymru at National Assembly • Action for Children, Barnardos Cymru and TACT showcase key role of charities in...

Welsh Government ‘precision’ medicine pledge welcomed

A new commitment to harness developments in genetic medicine has been welcomed today.   The £6.8m fund is meant to ensure that Wales can compete...

Calls to rethink North-South Air Link

Welsh Conservatives have questioned a Labour decision to continue the publicly subsidy for the controversial north-south air link, despite evidence that passenger numbers are...

Rhaid i’r Llywodraeth Lafur wrando ar apêl ymgeiswyr Llwynhelyg

Rhaid i’r Llywodraeth Lafur wrando ar leisiau ymgyrchwyr yn Sir Benfro am ddychwelyd i wasanaethau meddygaeth plant 24 awr yn Ysbyty Llwynhelyg - dyna...

Inward Investment continues to grow in Wales

New statistics published by the Department for International Trade reveal promising figures for inward investment in Wales, with FDI having reached record highs again....

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...
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