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walesonline
Kirsty Williams ridiculed over campaign plea to 'vapers'Ms Williams faces a tough fight to retain Brecon and Radnorshire in May’s Natio
Kirsty Williams ridiculed over campaign plea to 'vapers'
walesonline / Posted 8 hours ago
Ms Williams faces a tough fight to retain Brecon and Radnorshire in May’s National Assembly election – the seat was lost to the Conservatives by more than 5,000 votes at last year’s general election. In a Twitter exchange with “vapers”, one said:... Read more
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walesonline
Charities and clubs could be forced to pay to vet staffCharities and sports clubs have criticised a plan to remove funding given to a
Charities and clubs could be forced to pay to vet staff
walesonline / Posted 11 hours ago
Charities and sports clubs have criticised a plan to remove funding given to a charity which vets new staff on their behalf. The Welsh Government has said it plans to cut funding provided for the Welsh Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) to carry... Read more
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walesonline
Tuition fee grants will cost Wales nearly a quarter of a billion this yearWales’ controversial tuition fee policy will cost taxpayers almost a quarter of
Tuition fee grants will cost Wales nearly a quarter of a billion this year
walesonline / Posted 14 hours ago
Wales’ controversial tuition fee policy will cost taxpayers almost a quarter of a billion pounds this year, new figures have revealed. According to its latest annual report, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (Hefcw) paid out £194m in... Read more
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walesonline
Informal talks between three Welsh parties on electoral pact fall apartSources told ITV that representatives of the three parties had discussed the id
Informal talks between three Welsh parties on electoral pact fall apart
walesonline / Posted 17 hours ago
Sources told ITV that representatives of the three parties had discussed the idea of working together to present a united alternative to Labour. ITV reported that those involved believed the group could have won as many as 22 AMs through the... Read more
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walesonline
Tenants and an AM challenge a housing association's new service charge planThey have criticised Valleys to Coast’s (V2C) bid to introduce a new service ch
Tenants and an AM challenge a housing association's new service charge plan
walesonline / Posted 18 hours ago
They have criticised Valleys to Coast’s (V2C) bid to introduce a new service charge in addition to rent from April 1. V2C, which is currently carrying out a consultation, has told tenants in a letter that non payment would be “classed as a breach of... Read more
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walesonline
How Michael Sheen forced changes to teens safety after B&B killingsSheen's fight for teenagers' safety was inspired by his own daughter Lily, 17,
How Michael Sheen forced changes to teens safety after B&B killings
walesonline / Posted 18 hours ago
Sheen's fight for teenagers' safety was inspired by his own daughter Lily, 17, he revealed, in the wake of controversy last year. Michael Sheen said he imagined his daughter Lily, 17, in the same situation Sheen, whose daughter Lily was 17 last... Read more
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walesonline
Michael Sheen's fight for teenagers in the wake of B&B killingsA petition organised by Michael Sheen has had some success after Communities Mi
Michael Sheen's fight for teenagers in the wake of B&B killings
walesonline / Posted 19 hours ago
A petition organised by Michael Sheen has had some success after Communities Minister Lesley Griffiths agreed to revise guidance which critics say allow homeless 16 and 17-year-olds to be housed in potentially dangerous bed and breakfast... Read more
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walesonline
Welsh police braced for extra costs linked to Britain's biggest prisonThe UK Government has been urged to pick up the bill for extra costs linked to
Welsh police braced for extra costs linked to Britain's biggest prison
walesonline / Posted 23 hours ago
The UK Government has been urged to pick up the bill for extra costs linked to Britain’s biggest super-prison coming to Wrexham. North Wales Police has revealed the force expects to face staffing costs of £147,000 a year as a result of the new £212m... Read more
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walesonline
Some success for Michael Sheen campaign for homeless teensA petition organised by Michael Sheen has had some success after Communities Mi
Some success for Michael Sheen campaign for homeless teens
walesonline / Posted yesterday
A petition organised by Michael Sheen has had some success after Communities Minister Lesley Griffiths agreed to revise guidance which critics say allow homeless 16 and 17-year-olds to be housed in potentially dangerous bed and breakfast... Read more
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walesonline
Will there be fanzones in Wales for Euro 2016?It was the Rugby World Cup’s most popular attraction last year, boasting a tota
Will there be fanzones in Wales for Euro 2016?
walesonline / Posted yesterday
It was the Rugby World Cup’s most popular attraction last year, boasting a total of 158,969 visits to the Cardiff Arms Park – an average of just shy of 14,500 for each of the 11 days it was open. But will there be fanzones in Wales to screen the... Read more
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walesonline
Only five men apply for homosexuality convictions to be overturnedAs few as five men have applied to have convictions of homosexuality removed in
Only five men apply for homosexuality convictions to be overturned
walesonline / Posted yesterday
As few as five men have applied to have convictions of homosexuality removed in Wales since 2012 – even though “hundreds” more may be entitled to. Homosexuality was illegal until the Sexual Offences Act 1967 and hundreds of thousands of men feared... Read more
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walesonline
Call for companies to pledge to use home-sourced steelParts of the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon and a £250m partnership with Welsh Water
Call for companies to pledge to use home-sourced steel
walesonline / Posted yesterday
Parts of the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon and a £250m partnership with Welsh Water – just two of the multi-million pound infrastructure projects in Wales where there is no guarantee British steel is being used. Now the construction firms behind such... Read more
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walesonline
Swansea council must save £76m over next four years, members toldSwansea council must make savings of £21m in the coming financial year and an e
Swansea council must save £76m over next four years, members told
walesonline / Posted yesterday
Swansea council must make savings of £21m in the coming financial year and an extra £55m in the following three years, members have been told. The council has already said 640 council worker jobs could be at risk as the authority seeks to save... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Actor Michael Sheen delivers petition plea for homeless teens Actor Michael Sheen says starting an online petition is a very new experience
Actor Michael Sheen delivers petition plea for homeless teens
Belfast Telegraph / Posted yesterday
Actor Michael Sheen says starting an online petition is a very new experience for him Actor Michael Sheen has delivered a petition to the Welsh Government urging it to stop homeless... Read more
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walesonline
Ambulance crisis: A day with a rapid response paramedic teamThe ambulance service is under pressure during the winter peak Finished my shi
Ambulance crisis: A day with a rapid response paramedic team
walesonline / Posted yesterday
The ambulance service is under pressure during the winter peak Finished my shift with @WelshAmbulance - it has given me a new-found respect for the job. Many thanks to Elton and Craig for taking me out The paramedics’ fifth call of the day has been... Read more
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Rhyl, Prestatyn and Abergele Journal
Pupils and staff prepare to move into new Rhyl schoolTHE countdown to handover has begun at Rhyl’s new school site. Work on the £25
Pupils and staff prepare to move into new Rhyl school
Rhyl, Prestatyn and Abergele Journal / Posted yesterday
THE countdown to handover has begun at Rhyl’s new school site. Work on the £25 million development - located on Rhyl High school's playing fields - is reaching its final stages; the three-storey-high build will accommodate 1,200 pupils aswell as 45... Read more
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Powys County Times
Home of Powys County Council could be sold to save cashCOUNTY Hall and other council offices may not be needed in the future according
Home of Powys County Council could be sold to save cash
Powys County Times / Posted yesterday
COUNTY Hall and other council offices may not be needed in the future according to Powys County Council’s (PCC) finance portfolio holder. When answering a question from another county councillor, Cllr Wynne Jones said he believes a time could come... Read more
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walesonline
Plans for 1,000 homes in north Cardiff recommended for approval todayCardiff’s planning committee is today being asked to approve a controversial de
Plans for 1,000 homes in north Cardiff recommended for approval today
walesonline / Posted yesterday
Cardiff’s planning committee is today being asked to approve a controversial development of 1,000 homes in north Cardiff. Planning officials have recommended that a revised application by South Wales Land Developments for the “Churchlands”... Read more
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walesonline
Ambulance crisis: A morning with a rapid response paramedic teamThe ambulance service is under pressure during the winter peak An Amber 1 call
Ambulance crisis: A morning with a rapid response paramedic team
walesonline / Posted yesterday
The ambulance service is under pressure during the winter peak An Amber 1 call is at the top range of the new ‘amber’ category. However it has been categorised by the control room less urgent than a red call. ....and we're off again to see a man... Read more
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walesonline
Ambulance crisis: A morning with a rapid response paramedic teamThe ambulance service is under pressure during the winter peak Before anything
Ambulance crisis: A morning with a rapid response paramedic team
walesonline / Posted yesterday
The ambulance service is under pressure during the winter peak Before anything happens, the Craig cleans the rapid response vehicle (RRV) Elton and Craig are based at Barry ambulance station. So far it has been a quiet morning for them. To get a... Read more
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walesonline
Number of nurse training places in Wales to increase by 10%The number of nurse training places in Wales is set to increase by 10% as part
Number of nurse training places in Wales to increase by 10%
walesonline / Posted 2 days ago
The number of nurse training places in Wales is set to increase by 10% as part of an £85m investment by the Welsh Government, it has been revealed. A total of 135 new training positions will be made available in the 2016/17 academic year to bring... Read more
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walesonline
Major cuts to higher education in Wales drastically scaled backMajor cuts to higher education in Wales have been drastically scaled back by th
Major cuts to higher education in Wales drastically scaled back
walesonline / Posted 2 days ago
Major cuts to higher education in Wales have been drastically scaled back by the Welsh Government. The Labour administration announced the extra funding for universities and a boost to rural councils as its budget was approved by Assembly Members on... Read more
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walesonline
Thousands of jobs saved? The Welsh Government's uni funding cut U-turn explainedTuesday’s budget announcement will be music to the ears of Welsh university lea
Thousands of jobs saved? The Welsh Government's uni funding cut U-turn explained
walesonline / Posted 2 days ago
Tuesday’s budget announcement will be music to the ears of Welsh university leaders. An extra £10m will be put into the pot administered by university funders Hefcw for research and part-time study. And an additional £21m earmarked for tuition fees... Read more
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walesonline
Sunday shopping plans raise concern - but should decision be made in Wales?The UK Government is pushing forward with plans which could lead to more shops
Sunday shopping plans raise concern - but should decision be made in Wales?
walesonline / Posted 2 days ago
The UK Government is pushing forward with plans which could lead to more shops opening for longer on a Sunday – but the Welsh Government argues it should have responsibility for Sunday trading. Plans to allow councils to extend Sunday trading hours... Read more
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walesonline
A deal with a minority Tory Welsh Government is 'inconceivable' - PlaidA high profile Plaid AM has insisted a deal to prop up a minority Tory Welsh Go
A deal with a minority Tory Welsh Government is 'inconceivable' - Plaid
walesonline / Posted 2 days ago
A high profile Plaid AM has insisted a deal to prop up a minority Tory Welsh Government is "inconceivable". Asked if Leanne Wood had ruled out a deal that would enable a minority Conservative administration to get its spending plans through the... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Government pledges immediate consultation on opt out organ donor systemHi Ronnie, The Welsh government introduced this in December. It's very simple
Government pledges immediate consultation on opt out organ donor system
EveningTimes Online / Posted 2 days ago
Hi Ronnie, The Welsh government introduced this in December. It's very simple to opt-out, should that be your decision. You can do this by post, by email, online, at your doctor's surgery and I imagine there are other options. Tourists wouldn't... Read more
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walesonline
Radical changes planned to move ear, nose and throat services out of hospitalsRadical changes are being made to ear, nose and throat services in the Welsh NH
Radical changes planned to move ear, nose and throat services out of hospitals
walesonline / Posted 3 days ago
Radical changes are being made to ear, nose and throat services in the Welsh NHS to deal with a rapid rise in demand and ease pressure on hospitals, it has been revealed. The Welsh Government says ENT services in most health boards are under... Read more
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walesonline
Scrap tuition fee policy to help support Welsh unis, says expertThe head of Wales’ national education academy has called on the Welsh Governmen
Scrap tuition fee policy to help support Welsh unis, says expert
walesonline / Posted 3 days ago
The head of Wales’ national education academy has called on the Welsh Government to scrap its costly tuition fee policy as a way of helping negate the impact of planned university funding cuts. Professor Peter Halligan, chief executive of the... Read more
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walesonline
Welsh welcome to PM's search for 'diamonds' in the prison systemDavid Cameron has announced an overhaul of prisons policy with the goal of find
Welsh welcome to PM's search for 'diamonds' in the prison system
walesonline / Posted 3 days ago
David Cameron has announced an overhaul of prisons policy with the goal of finding “diamonds in the rough” and helping people turn their backs on the criminal life. The prime minister said ex-prisoners looking for careers in the Civil Service will... Read more
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Rhyl, Prestatyn and Abergele Journal
Villagers step up campaign to improve road safety outside primary schoolCHANGING a crossing outside a school will make drivers more aware and keep peop
Villagers step up campaign to improve road safety outside primary school
Rhyl, Prestatyn and Abergele Journal / Posted 3 days ago
CHANGING a crossing outside a school will make drivers more aware and keep people safe. That is the view taken by campaigners, pupils and learners in Trelawnyd who are backing Flintshire Council’s bid for Welsh Government funding. The local... Read more
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walesonline
Five things we've learned about the Welsh Liberal Democrats1 – Kirsty Williams is seen as one of the Welsh Lib Dem’s greatest assets The
Five things we've learned about the Welsh Liberal Democrats
walesonline / Posted 3 days ago
1 – Kirsty Williams is seen as one of the Welsh Lib Dem’s greatest assets The Welsh Lib Dem leader is youthful but one of the most experienced figures in Welsh politics, having entered the Assembly in 1999, and there are regular flurries of... Read more
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Environmental Data Interactive Exchange
Liz Goodwin to step down as WRAP chief executive Liz Goodwin will step down as chief executive of the UK Government's Waste &
Liz Goodwin to step down as WRAP chief executive
Environmental Data Interactive Exchange / Posted 3 days ago
Liz Goodwin will step down as chief executive of the UK Government's Waste & Resources Action Plan (WRAP) later this year, after nine years in the role. Liz Goodwin became chief executive of WRAP in... Read more
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The North Wales Chronicle
A55 and Tal-y-bont get flood prevention boostFIRST Minister Carwyn Jones has announced advanced drainage improvement works a
A55 and Tal-y-bont get flood prevention boost
The North Wales Chronicle / Posted 3 days ago
FIRST Minister Carwyn Jones has announced advanced drainage improvement works are being accelerated on the A55. A separate flood alleviation scheme in Tal-y-bont will also begin this spring. An extra £500,000 has been made availabe for work... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Road damage fear over turbine lorries « Shropshire StarWork is due to begin soon on the Tirgwynt and Garreg Llwyd wind farms in south
Road damage fear over turbine lorries « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 4 days ago
Work is due to begin soon on the Tirgwynt and Garreg Llwyd wind farms in south Powys, with lorries carrying parts for the giant turbines expected to pass along the A483 between Welshpool and Oswestry. Dilys Gaskill, chairwoman of Llanymynech & Pant... Read more
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walesonline
Eight things Kirsty Williams wants you to know about herKirsty Williams took to the Lib Dem conference stage today to set out these mes
Eight things Kirsty Williams wants you to know about her
walesonline / Posted 5 days ago
Kirsty Williams took to the Lib Dem conference stage today to set out these messages ahead of the looming Assembly elections. 1. Kirsty feels a mother’s passion to see Wales improve She said: “You know, at home like any mother I am constantly... Read more
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walesonline
Campaigners march through Cardiff city centre opposing cuts to arts and cultureA colourful, musical crowd gathered at Cardiff Museum at 2pm, and the march was
Campaigners march through Cardiff city centre opposing cuts to arts and culture
walesonline / Posted 5 days ago
A colourful, musical crowd gathered at Cardiff Museum at 2pm, and the march was led by a mock funeral procession, complete with a coffin and volunteer bearers mourning ‘the death of art.’ The mass of banner-holding campaigners made their way past... Read more
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walesonline
How the transfer of ownership of the Rhondda Tunnel is 'holding project back'The Rhondda Tunnel Society has revealed delays in the transfer of ownership of
How the transfer of ownership of the Rhondda Tunnel is 'holding project back'
walesonline / Posted 5 days ago
The Rhondda Tunnel Society has revealed delays in the transfer of ownership of the tunnel to Wales is causing issues with the society applying for vital funding. “Things are progressing slowly but surely in the right direction, however we have come... Read more
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Powys County Times
Schools and housing across Wales to create 800 new jobsSCHOOLS and social housing projects are to benefit from a £43 million cash inje
Schools and housing across Wales to create 800 new jobs
Powys County Times / Posted 5 days ago
SCHOOLS and social housing projects are to benefit from a £43 million cash injection. The investment, announced on Thursday by Jane Hutt, the Welsh Government’s Finance and Government Business Minister, will also boost employment in Wales by... Read more
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walesonline
Could Wales host the Commonwealth Games and leg of Tour de France?She pledged that a Plaid-led Government would bid for Wales to host the Commonw
Could Wales host the Commonwealth Games and leg of Tour de France?
walesonline / Posted 5 days ago
She pledged that a Plaid-led Government would bid for Wales to host the Commonwealth Games in 2026-2030 and a leg of the Tour de France – for both men and women. What would Wales get out of the Commonwealth Games and the Tour De France? Hosting the... Read more
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The North Wales Chronicle
Schools and housing across Wales to create 800 new jobsSCHOOLS and social housing projects are to benefit from a £43 million cash inje
Schools and housing across Wales to create 800 new jobs
The North Wales Chronicle / Posted 5 days ago
SCHOOLS and social housing projects are to benefit from a £43 million cash injection. The investment, announced on Thursday by Jane Hutt, the Welsh Government’s Finance and Government Business Minister, will also boost employment in Wales by... Read more
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walesonline
Could Wales host both the Commonwealth Games and a leg of the Tour de France?Wales should aim to host the Commonwealth Games and the Tour de France, accordi
Could Wales host both the Commonwealth Games and a leg of the Tour de France?
walesonline / Posted 5 days ago
Wales should aim to host the Commonwealth Games and the Tour de France, according to Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood. Speaking on the same day that the Six Nations kicks off, Plaid set out ambitions for Wales to host “some of the world’s greatest... Read more
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Denbighshire Free Press
Schools and housing across Wales to create 800 new jobsSCHOOLS and social housing projects are to benefit from a £43 million cash inje
Schools and housing across Wales to create 800 new jobs
Denbighshire Free Press / Posted 5 days ago
SCHOOLS and social housing projects are to benefit from a £43 million cash injection. The investment, announced on Thursday by Jane Hutt, the Welsh Government’s Finance and Government Business Minister, will also boost employment in Wales by... Read more
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Rhyl, Prestatyn and Abergele Journal
Schools and housing across Wales to create 800 new jobsSCHOOLS and social housing projects are to benefit from a £43 million cash inje
Schools and housing across Wales to create 800 new jobs
Rhyl, Prestatyn and Abergele Journal / Posted 5 days ago
SCHOOLS and social housing projects are to benefit from a £43 million cash injection. The investment, announced on Thursday by Jane Hutt, the Welsh Government’s Finance and Government Business Minister, will also boost employment in Wales by... Read more
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walesonline
Everything you need to know about the Cardiff Mayor campaignNew York elected Rudi Giuliani, Londoners chose Boris Johnson and Hartlepool vo
Everything you need to know about the Cardiff Mayor campaign
walesonline / Posted 5 days ago
New York elected Rudi Giuliani, Londoners chose Boris Johnson and Hartlepool voted in a football mascot monkey. Next week, campaigners will launch a bid to persuade Cardiffians that they too need an elected mayor. From the moment they take their... Read more
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walesonline
Alcohol-related liver problems to be tackled by specialist 'care teams'Specialist “alcohol care teams” are being set up in each of Wales’ health board
Alcohol-related liver problems to be tackled by specialist 'care teams'
walesonline / Posted 6 days ago
Specialist “alcohol care teams” are being set up in each of Wales’ health boards to tackle a sharp increase in deaths caused by liver disease, it has been revealed. As part of a £2.4m investment by the Welsh Government to tackle the issue over the... Read more
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walesonline
School plans in Newport left in ruins as head master dubs council a 'shambles'It should have been a moment to celebrate for education in Wales. He claimed t
School plans in Newport left in ruins as head master dubs council a 'shambles'
walesonline / Posted 6 days ago
It should have been a moment to celebrate for education in Wales. He claimed there had not been a flood on the site since the school opened in 1959 – including during the torrential rains of this winter. Part of the school has already been... Read more
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walesonline
Welsh Government runs up bill of nearly £500k on agency workersThe Welsh Government has been accused by the Conservatives of making false econ
Welsh Government runs up bill of nearly £500k on agency workers
walesonline / Posted 6 days ago
The Welsh Government has been accused by the Conservatives of making false economies with a staff recruitment freeze, running up a bill of nearly £500,000 by employing agency workers. The role concerned was that of a business intelligence support... Read more
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walesonline
9,000 people have objected to Nant Llesg opencast mine fence plansResidents and others from further afield lodged their objections to Miller Arge
9,000 people have objected to Nant Llesg opencast mine fence plans
walesonline / Posted 6 days ago
Residents and others from further afield lodged their objections to Miller Argent’s plans to build a fence around the site where the company hopes to build a 1,180-acre opencast mine in Nant Llesg, north of Fochriw and west of Rhymney . Residents... Read more
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walesonline
How Educating Cardiff school Willows outperformed everyone elseAnd when it came to the percentage of pupils who gained at least five A* or A g
How Educating Cardiff school Willows outperformed everyone else
walesonline / Posted 6 days ago
And when it came to the percentage of pupils who gained at least five A* or A grades at GCSE - when compared how the school is expected to perform based on the number of pupils entitled to free school meals, Willows High was the best in Wales. Some... Read more
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North Wales Pioneer
Schools and housing across Wales to create 800 new jobsSCHOOLS and social housing projects are to benefit from a £43 million cash inje
Schools and housing across Wales to create 800 new jobs
North Wales Pioneer / Posted 6 days ago
SCHOOLS and social housing projects are to benefit from a £43 million cash injection. The investment, announced on Thursday by Jane Hutt, the Welsh Government’s Finance and Government Business Minister, will also boost employment in Wales by... Read more
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