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Yesterday (February 21), scores of cane-cutters of Wales Estate which has been closed for fourteen months took part in a picketing exercise outside of the Ministry of the Presidency and the Ministry of agriculture. The workers are calling on the government and the state-owned Guyana Sugar corporation ...
He said the new model of combining pupils of all ages on one site appeared to be aimed at saving money rather than for the good of pupils, and blamed Welsh government under funding for leaving schools and local education authorities across Wales struggling with budgets . "A root cause of this problem ...

The UK government will make a new push today to quell Welsh and Scottish opposition to its flagship Brexit legislation with the promise that the "vast majority" of powers in devolved areas held by Brussels will go straight to the Assembly and the Scottish Parliament. Some of the most senior figures in the ...
Our wider Clean Air Plan for Wales - which incorporates more than road traffic pollution - is planned for later in the year." The Welsh government has also been ordered to pay the ClientEarth's costs. The court case also included the UK government and found its plan to tackle air pollution was unlawful and ...
The UK government believes it is on the brink of a deal to ends months of deadlock with the Scottish and Welsh governments over an alleged "power grab" after Brexit. Ministers will offer to drop their controversial plans for Whitehall to take control over as many as 111 EU powers that Scottish and Welsh ...
But there are 9,000 fewer "economically inactive" people - those neither working or looking for a job - in Wales than a year ago. Plaid Cymru's economy spokesman Adam Price said the Labour Welsh government's failure to create enough high-skilled, well-paid job "makes a mockery" of their pledge to deliver "prosperity for ...

The government has said the law around "upskirting" - taking intimate pictures underneath a victim's clothes - is under review, after calls for more protection for victims. It emerged recently that children as young as 10 have been victims of upskirting, with police recording 78 cases in the past two years, ...
The Welsh government should apologise to local councils for "hectoring" them in the past, the local government secretary has suggested. Alun Davies says ministers needed to respect the pressures councillors face. The Welsh government has sought to reduce the number of councils in recent years, but ...
The oil industry is crucial to the UK's future energy security, economy and our cross-government industrial strategy. The contribution the Valero refinery makes to the regional and wider economies in Wales and the UK cannot be underestimated. Be it through job creation or community engagement, Valero ...
The Welsh government has announced plans to ban circuses that use wild animals from travelling and performing in the country. Whilst Wales does not have any native circuses that use wild animals, up until now foreign circuses that include them have been allowed to enter the country. The ban comes ...
She called for the "out-dated" circular which governs SACREs, written in 1994, to be changed by the Welsh government to include belief groups. Gill Vaisey, vice chairwoman of the Welsh Association of SACREs (WASACRE), acknowledged "the desire of Humanists to have more representation" and said ...
The car can be seen visibly juddering as it travels over the road surface. Now the Welsh government has said repairs will be made to improve the road surface. The five crashes all happened around junction 45 at Ynysforgan. Four people were taken to hospital following the incidents whilst one person had ...
AM Ken Skates has welcomed crucial Welsh government investment of almost £4m to improve the state of roads across North East Wales. Cabinet Secretary for Local government and Public Services, Alun Davies, recently committed the cash to fixing potholes throughout the region. The windfall includes ...
Lifelong learning minister Ms Morgan said: "The Labour government has been very clear in terms of the Welsh position that we want to remain in the single market and the customs union. That has been a commitment from the UK Labour party during the transition period. "We'd like them to go further.
The Welsh government seems excited about being included in such a huge film. A spokesperson said: "From flags to filming locations to record breaking dramas and feature films, Wales continues to punch above its weight - a real life Marvel." Listen to Newsbeat live at 12:45 and 17:45 every weekday on ...
South East Wales gets two and half times more Welsh government cash than North Wales, new figures have revealed. Critics have slammed Wales' "investment gulf" and called for a rebalancing of the economy after Adam Price AM, Plaid Cymru's shadow cabinet secretary for the economy, revealed that ...
In its new strategic plan for Wales Network Rail warns of uncertainty over 14 potential schemes which it set out in 2016. "Following the UK government announcement to cancel electrification from Cardiff to Swansea in June 2017, there are currently no committed enhancements within the Wales Route in ...

The Minister said loneliness and social isolation is one of the most significant issues facing people in Wales, especially people aged over 80. The Welsh government's national strategy, Prosperity for All, will help direct the energy and resources of the whole public service to develop a coherent, holistic and ...
Four of the eight boards that advise the government on Wales' enterprise zones are to be wound up this summer. economy Secretary Ken Skates said boards overseeing the zones in Cardiff, St Athan, Deeside and Ebbw Vale will cease to exist from July 31. Boards in Port Talbot and West Wales will ...
He was speaking in response to a question from Plaid Cymru AM Adam Price, who asked: "The permanent secretary did say in her remarks on Monday that the reason the Welsh government had invested so much time and money and energy in this project was because of its huge potential to bring about a ...
Brodalumab will be available to eligible patients this spring in line with the Welsh government's New Treatments Fund which calls on health boards to make new medicines approved by NICE available within two months of the final appraisal determination (FAD). Psoriasis around 92,223 people in Wales, ...
In Wales, skills policy is the responsibility of the Welsh government. It gets money back from the UK government as a consequence of the apprenticeship levy, but it has not ring-fenced the funding for training. There is no voucher system, but employers can access training such as apprenticeships as they ...
Landowners with empty plots they are not using will have to pay a vacant land tax under Welsh government plans. It would apply to land where permission to build has been granted - or land that is within a local development plan - but where no work has been carried out. Critics accuse some businesses of ...
He was speaking in response to a question from Plaid Cymru AM Adam Price, who asked: "The permanent secretary did say in her remarks on Monday that the reason the Welsh government had invested so much time and money and energy in this project was because of its huge potential to bring about a ...
Poverty in Wales must be tackled urgently if the high number of suicides in deprived areas is to be lowered, according to Samaritans Cymru. It said better help was key for those in debt and the Welsh government needed an action plan to reduce poverty. It said suicide rates were up to three times higher in deprived ...
While the priority elsewhere in the UK is greater control over seas, the Welsh fleet needed easy access to EU markets, a think-tank said. Most Welsh boats specialise in shellfish, with 90% of their catch currently exported to the EU. The Welsh government said it wanted to see the industry get "its fair share of fishing ...
But Cllr Ifor Dilwyn Lloyd, who represents the village on Gwynedd council, said: "Over two years ago we had Arbed work done here in Carmel by the Welsh government and since that time I've had many complaints regarding green patches appearing on the exterior walls. "Some people regret having the ...
Landowners with empty plots they are not using will have to pay a vacant land tax under Welsh government plans. It would apply to land where permission to build has been granted - or land that is within a local development plan - but where no work has been carried out. Critics accuse some businesses of ...
Parents are to be thrust into the frontline of a local authority's war with the Welsh government over the amount of money it receives for schools. The Vale of Glamorgan council receives the lowest-amount per pupil for education of all 22 local authorities in Wales and the gap to other councils has been ...
When the report was published in December, Welsh Labour said it would not give its view until its 2019 conference, which Plaid Cymru AM Simon Thomas said "kills dead" any chance of reform before the next election in 2021. The consultation is open until 6 April. In January, the Welsh government ...
Pupils are losing out by £606 a year each in Vale of Glamorgan, it has been claimed. Leaders have written to every parent in the authority over what they have alleged is "chronic underfunding". The council has also flagged its concerns to the education Secretary Kirsty Williams. But the Welsh government ...
"I don't want to see a hard border on the island of Ireland but neither do I want to see customs posts at Welsh ports," he said. The UK government has said the UK will leave both the European Union's single market and customs union in March 2019. The customs union reduces administrative and financial ...
When the report was published in December, Welsh Labour said it would not give its view until its 2019 conference, which Plaid Cymru AM Simon Thomas said "kills dead" any chance of reform before the next election in 2021. The consultation is open until 6 April. In January, the Welsh government ...
capital spending per head in the assembly region of South Wales East is forecast to be nearly three times greater than in Mid and West Wales. Plaid AM Adam Price said the figures showed Labour was "engineering inequality". The Welsh government said it had made major investments across all parts of Wales.
"We were told in October 2016 that the Labour Welsh government were to engage with the Swansea Bay City Region to seek their involvement in a wider study of the M4 corridor around Swansea. "It is imperative that the Labour Welsh government now bring forward options for improving safety and flow on ...
Cars were used to carry documents nearly 110 times over three years, the Welsh government has revealed. There were 53 journeys - without ministers or officials in the cars - in 2015, 29 in 2016 and 27 in 2017. The figures were released after a Freedom of Information request by the Welsh Conservatives.
Wales would suffer a 9.5% hit to GDP if the UK leaves the European Union without an exit deal, according to leaked figures from a UK government analysis of the consequences of Brexit. The nation would see a 5.5% reduction in GDP even if the UK leaves with a free trade deal under this assessment ...
The son of a sacked former Welsh Labour minister whose death sparked a by-election has won the vote and will succeed his father as an AM. ... the other is considering whether he misled the assembly in statements about what he knew about allegations of bullying within the Welsh government in 2014.
This was four times longer than the 62 day treatment target set by the Welsh government and by then it was too late. Cardiff and Vale University Health Board said this cancer had been difficult to diagnose. Mr Andrews told BBC Wales Live as soon as he heard he had cancer, he wanted to start treatment.
It's one of the prime development sites remaining in the centre of Cardiff, but you will not find any cranes dominating the skyline with a hive of construction activity below, at the south side of Callaghan Square. Despite being acquired by the Welsh government in 2013 for just over £7m, the near five acre site ...
The Welsh government has indicated for the first time it would only have been prepared to guarantee around a quarter of the cost of the proposed Circuit of Wales racetrack in Ebbw Vale. Ministers rejected the £433m project last summer after being asked to underwrite around half of the figure. Top civil ...
The Welsh government must 'urgently' devise a plan for a 'no deal' Brexit scenario, according to a committee report. The External Affairs Committee heard the Welsh government had examined a number of scenarios of how Brexit could affect Wales, but had not devised a response to the possibility of there ...
WELSH students applying for university will benefit from a new student support package to help with living costs, Welsh government have announced. The new financial support package will be available to all eligible Welsh undergraduate students starting university in September this year and aims to help ...
But Aberavon AM David Rees told Sunday politics Wales he fully supported the first minister, and stressed he has the full backing of the party's group of AMs in Cardiff Bay. "I don't recognise those comments," he said. "I see the Welsh Labour government still being in control with Carwyn Jones as leader of ...
The Welsh government must 'urgently' devise a plan for a 'no deal' Brexit scenario, according to a committee report. The External Affairs Committee found that while the Welsh government has examined a number of scenarios they have not planned for a possible 'no deal' between the UK and the ...
The Welsh government has not prepared for a "no-deal" Brexit scenario, according to an assembly report. The External Affairs Committee said it was "surprised no plans were being put in place" to prepare for the possibility that the UK and EU fail to reach an agreement. It has now called on the government ...
Financial support for Wales' three national parks - Pembrokeshire Coast, Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia - is set to fall to its lowest level since 2001. Snowdonia's chief executive described the situation as "frightening". The Welsh government said a two year settlement had allowed for better planning in ...
The Welsh government figures showed that Cardiff had the most rough sleepers at 53, followed by Wrexham (44), Swansea (21), Newport (18) and Conwy ... as the overnight count, local authorities across Wales said there were 233 emergency bed spaces, and of these 42 were unoccupied and available.
The first minister of Wales made the comments as his government launched a trade paper claiming that hard Brexit would have a severe, negative impact on the country's economy. The report, which is supported by an economic impact analysis from Cardiff Business school, claims that crashing out of the ...
The Welsh government wants to hand Swansea Council £1 million to create and maintain three public spaces in SA1, with a children's play area in all of ... The Welsh government wants to resolve the matter by offering the authority the £1 million sum, along with the responsibility to create three of them.


 

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