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NHSCases of scarlet fever have soared in Wales over the past six weeks · The number reported is much higher than in the previous five years · Cardiff Crown CourtThese are the men and women jailed for their part in a conspiracy to smuggle drugs into Welsh prisons · The operation was uncovered after a ...
He has now received the interest-free cash to pay for exams, for which he is revising. The loans are offered based on the applicant's employment aspirations, current situation and profession or trade. While Mr Al-Homsi is the first in Wales to receive help, three more Welsh applications are pending.

Alan Barker, centre manager at Broughton, said: "It's so exciting to welcome such a well-regarded Welsh brand to the centre. ... "Clogau is a great addition to our existing mix of retailers and being chosen by them cements our position as North Wales' preferred shopping destination for fashion and gifts.".
I'm nervous, I feel like I'm about to be judged by the world. I want to present my best self." grandmother Marianne, who is there for moral support, says: "We are extremely proud of her. She is deserves to be heard by everyone." Also in the show, the four judges tuck into some Welsh cakes before her audition ...
Type "Churchill miners" into the search bar on twitter and you will find many people who want to tell the world that he sent "in the military to crush a strike by striking Welsh miners". His true role in the Tonypandy Riots is the focus of debate. Tensions soared in September 1910 when 950 miners were locked ...
The family of a young farmer whose body was found in a river after a night out during the Royal Welsh Show say "urgent safety issues" must be addressed. James Corfield, 19, from Montgomery, went missing at last year's event near Builth wells and his body was found in the River Wye six days later.
Cases of scarlet fever have rocketed in Wales over the past six weeks - and are almost twice as high as the same period last year. In the six weeks to January 7, covering December and the festive period, 170 suspected cases of scarlet fever were reported in Wales to public health England (PHE), which ...
He may have hung up his sack for the year but Santa Claus has got himself into bother over not being able to speak Welsh. A member of the public has complained about Cadw's choice of Father Christmas at Castell Coch in Cardiff. Cadw confirmed while the Santa did not speak Welsh, elves at the ...
The two occupants of the Vauxhall Corsa sustained serious injuries and were taken to hospital where they remain receiving treatment, a South Wales police spokesman said. The road was closed to allow investigators to examine the scene. A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesman said two ambulances, ...
Jake Bailey Joshua Munday and Louise Watkin (Image: South Wales Evening Post). Amazon responded to his claims stating: "Amazon provides a safe and positive workplace with competitive pay and benefits from day one. We are proud to have created thousands of permanent roles in our UK fulfilment ...
The leader of the Welsh Local government Association, Debbie Wilcox, has warned people should prepare for a 5% rise. On average council tax in Wales is £1,251 per home, with a 5% rise adding an extra £62.50 a year. A WLGA spokesman said: "According to the Wales Audit Office core funding for local ...
Storm Dylan has lashed parts of Wales with howling gales in excess of 70mph, although most of the country has been spared the severe weather. The Met Office said gusts of 70mph had been detected at Aberdaron on the Llyn Peninsula, Gwynedd , with most of Wales facing wet and windy conditions on ...
Wales is set to miss the worst of Storm Dylan, although the country will still see strong winds and a possible risk of flooding over the New Year period. While forecasters are warning of gales of 80mph, and the potential for "injuries and danger to life from flying debris" in Scotland and Northern Ireland, Wales ...
The 30,500 traffic jams on Welsh roads in 2017 cost drivers and the Welsh economy almost £278m, traffic data has shown. Wales' longest sustained traffic jam of 2017 was a seven-hour, 10-mile (16km) queue on the M4 motorway on 27 October. The westbound Brynglas Tunnel on the M4 at Newport is ...
In terms of girls names, Efa grew the most in popularity in Wales in 2017, ranked at 91, up more than 1,000 places from 2016. Lisa explained it was the Welsh version of the English names Eve, Eva and Ava, which have all risen in popularity across the UK in recent years. Dr Cresswell noted Efa fits in with ...

Two Catholic Churches in north Wales are to close, with more to follow soon. Mass will be celebrated for the last time at St Michael's in Conwy and Sacred Heart in Old Colwyn on 11 February. Worshippers at St Michael's plan to appeal against the closure, saying the church is a "viable and vibrant ...
Seventy years ago Wales was gripped in a big freeze which saw communities grind to a halt as snow fell and temperatures plummeted. While we haven't had a white Christmas this year, it is fair to say even if had been, the amount of snow fall would not have matched the levels that people saw in 1947.
The goal of reaching one million Welsh speakers will be helped by an extra £2m over the next two years. In 2016, First Minister Carwyn Jones announced plans to almost double the figure from 562,000 by 2050. The extra cash will go to Mudiad Meithrin - a charity which gives early years, including nursery, ...
The flooding of some homes and business is also possible but natural resources Wales said the flooding risk on Saturday is "very low". They have issued a "low" risk status for Sunday in Cardiff , Bridgend, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taff and the Vale of Glamorgan, which means ...
UKIP's Mandy Jones has been sworn in as the party's new assembly member for North Wales following the resignation of Nathan Gill. Mrs Jones said supporting businesses, attracting jobs and improving health and transport services would be the priorities in her new role. Mr Gill stood down from his job in ...
Former Conservative prime minister John Major came under pressure to hold a meeting of his cabinet in Wales, newly-released archive papers have revealed. The then Welsh Secretary David Hunt put forward the idea in January 1992 in a bid to attract important European and parliamentary events to ...
Homes left without power as strong winds batter Wales. A yellow weather warning is in place for parts of Wales with gusts of wind reaching ... A yellow weather warning for wind has been issued across the south coast of Wales. The Met Office said a spell of strong winds with gusts of up to 70mph is expected ...
Plans to raise tuition fees by £295 a year in Wales were ditched by the Welsh government in October meaning they will remain at £9,000 - although they are still higher across the border. In England university tuition fees are capped at £9,250. If the proposed rise in Wales had gone ahead it would have ...
Sergeant Scott John Gallagher of North Wales police also receives an MBE for services to Policing and the National police Air Service. Chief Constable Mark Polin said: "I would like to congratulate both Tim and Scott on being given this well-deserved award. "It is a real pleasure to see theirhard work, ...
Wales live breaking news plus traffic, weather and M4 updates (Thursday, December 28). All the latest news, sport, weather ... Arriva Trains Wales said replacement road transport services are conveying passengers between Welshpool and Shrewsbury in both directions until further notice. Replacement transport will be ...
The qualifications watchdog says Wales' two new maths GCSEs should be given equal recognition by universities. Pupils in Wales have been studying for two exams - mathematics and numeracy - since September 2015. But BBC ... RAF asked Welsh hopeful to pass an English test despite his GCSE.
Elsewhere in Wales, Dyfed-Powys police revealed that one three-year-old was accused of a crime in the 2015-16 financial year. The toll of incidents in the last five years includes everything from rapes, sexual assaults and arson. Figures gathered from Freedom of Information requests to the four Welsh ...
Welsh filmmaker Jonny Owen and Line of Duty actress Vicky McClure have got engaged over Christmas. Merthyr-born Jonny ... Bafta-winning actress McClure met Owen - who was behind Don't Take Me Home, the film of Wales' Euro 2016 story - on the set of film Svengali and they began dating in 2012.
Secondary schools in Wales are being encouraged to apply for Magic Breakfast clubs as the country's breakfast policy is only given to primary aged pupils. Wales has been providing free breakfasts to any primary school that requests them since 2004, and has been hailed as one of the Welsh ...
police warn of 'treacherous' conditions as icy temperatures hit Wales ... A yellow weather warning for ice has been issued for all of Wales until 11am on Thursday. ... South Wales police asked drivers to properly de-ice their car before setting off, and to take extra time on the roads or pavements if walking.
Founded in 2007 by Welsh businesswoman Karen Bucceri, Trendy Products works with some of the top European brands, particularly focusing on Made in Italy collections as well as world-class brands from Germany, Spain, Portugal and the UK. Strong partnerships have been developed with furniture ...
Former shepherd Mandy Jones has been confirmed as UKIP's new Welsh Assembly member following the resignation of Nathan Gill . Ms Jones, who lives in Corwen, was the third name on Ukip's list for the North Wales region at the 2016 election and will represent the region alongside fellow Ukip AM ...
Nathan Gill has resigned as an assembly member, he has confirmed. He was one of seven UKIP members who won assembly seats in the 2016 election. However, after infighting he left the party's group in August that year to sit as an independent member. Mr Gill tweeted on Wednesday: "It's with great ...
Industry body Care Forum Wales said many operators struggled to recruit nurses, with some forced to close. The Welsh government said it recognised the issue and was boosting nurse training places by 10% next year. Nursing homes differ from standard residential homes as they provide round-the-clock ...
There was a 66% drop in the number of applicants for head teacher posts in secondary schools over two years, new figures show. The education Workforce Council (EWC) said the situation was not a "crisis". But the regulator said fewer applicants for both secondary and primary head teacher posts was a ...
He was among two consignments of dogs seized during a joint investigation involving the RSPCA, police, Border Agency officials, the Welsh government, Anglesey council and animal charities in the Republic of Ireland. The puppies included other beagles, basset hounds, labradoodles and pomeranians, ...
Five Welsh restaurants have been ranked among the country's 100 best places to eat, according to a new food guide. The 2018 edition of Harden's Best UK Restaurants, dubbed the country's most comprehensive cuisine guide, has listed the venues among its pick of must-visit homegrown eateries.
Wales' first minister is facing new allegations he misled the assembly. The latest accusations relate to claims concerns were raised with Carwyn Jones about the conduct of a former advisor. Ex-minister Leighton Andrews said Mr Jones's recent answers to AMs were misleading "on several occasions".
Wales' youngest Assembly Member has been diagnosed with the most advanced stage of cancer. Plaid's Steffan Lewis says he's ... with the most advanced stage of cancer. Steffan Lewis AM, who serves the South Wales East constituency, announced on twitter that he has stage four form of the disease.
Between 24 November 2016 and 2 January 2017, the number of violent offences reported at railway stations across England, Scotland and Wales increased by 14% compared with the same period in 2015/16. Almost one in 10 of those offences involved alcohol. A new campaign has been launched by ...
women in Wales who donate their milk have it collected and taken to banks in England to be screened and processed. The Welsh Neonatal Network's clinical guidelines say breast milk expressed by an infant's own mother is the gold standard and pre-term formula should only be used when the mother's ...
A former senior police officer jailed for indecently assaulting boys has been named in a revised version of a judge's review of an inquiry into abuse of children in north Wales. Gordon Anglesea's name had originally been redacted from Lady Justice Macur's report published in March 2016. Welsh Secretary ...
People moving into residential care will be able to keep an extra £10,000 of their savings from 2018. Social Care Minister Huw Irranca-Davies has confirmed the sum - which was raised from £24,000 to £30,000 this year- will go up to £40,000 in April. Welsh Labour has pledged to raise the limit to £50,000 ...
The warning said: "Snow showers are expected to become increasingly frequent over northern Scotland late on Thursday and are expected across many other parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and western England on Friday. "Between 2-5 cm of snow is likely for some, with 10-20 cm possible over ...
technology could revolutionise policing in Wales but it comes with its own set of ethical responsibilities, according to a leading officer. Acting Assistant Chief Constable Jonathan Edwards, of South Wales police, is head of the Fusion Project. The initiative has piloted devices such as automated facial ...
Dewi Pritchard Jones, coroner for north west Wales, said at an inquest hearing in Caernarfon on Tuesday: "Despite the body being discovered on October 31, 1994, efforts to identify the remains were unsucessful. "As a result, an open verdict was recorded. "Since then, thanks to a joint effort involving police ...
Michael Dukes of MeteoGroup compared parts of Wales with Scandinavia, calling the weather "ridiculous". Gavin Hill-Smith of the AA said at the time: "There are horrendous driving conditions in some parts, with driving, drifting snow and bad ice making for possibly the worst driving conditions imaginable, ...
The UK's biggest hotel chain has been accused of ignoring residents' concerns by pressing ahead with controversial plans to open in a Welsh city. Premier Inn has formally launched a period of consultation as it looks to open a 63-bedroom hotel in St Davids, Wales' smallest city. With a population of ...


 

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