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walesonline
Could post-Brexit Wales end up even more 'European'?Lipinski/PA WireWales does not have to wait for Whitehall to start forging a ne
Could post-Brexit Wales end up even more 'European'?
walesonline / Posted 4 hours ago
Lipinski/PA WireWales does not have to wait for Whitehall to start forging a new relationship with Europe The Welsh Government, our universities and anyone who wants to lend a hand can start strengthening existing links and designing... Read more
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walesonline
Patients with neurological condition are left in painmust be addressed urgently to ensure this vital treatment is available to every
Patients with neurological condition are left in pain
walesonline / Posted 13 hours ago
must be addressed urgently to ensure this vital treatment is available to everyone in South Wales who needs it.” A Welsh Government spokesman said: “Our Neurological Conditions Delivery Plan sets out our expectations for the future delivery... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Fears turbine convoy could damage home on A483 « Shropshire Starlike mine, would be at risk. “I have contacted the developers RES, have writte
Fears turbine convoy could damage home on A483 « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted yesterday
like mine, would be at risk. “I have contacted the developers RES, have written to Powys County Council and to the Welsh Government, none of whom have given me any reassurance that my concerns are being addressed. Powys County Council says... Read more
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Rhyl, Prestatyn and Abergele Journal
Time-lapse video showcases construction of Glan Clwyd School's new extensionthe school site and provide modern facilities. The development is being funded
Time-lapse video showcases construction of Glan Clwyd School's new extension
Rhyl, Prestatyn and Abergele Journal / Posted yesterday
the school site and provide modern facilities. The development is being funded by Denbighshire County Council and the Welsh Government through the 21st Century Schools programme. Construction on the site started in November 2015. The new... Read more
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walesonline
Welsh Conservative leader says Welsh Assembly has had a 'good kicking'but pragmatic advocate. I take huge pride in the role I have been elected to se
Welsh Conservative leader says Welsh Assembly has had a 'good kicking'
walesonline / Posted 2 days ago
but pragmatic advocate. I take huge pride in the role I have been elected to serve, even if I don’t believe that the Welsh Government has made the best use of the tools at its disposal to deliver for Welsh communities - and that’s why the... Read more
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walesonline
Two-thirds of Wales 'want all electricity from renewables'the way in being a forward-thinking, smart, and sustainable nation and it’s cle
Two-thirds of Wales 'want all electricity from renewables'
walesonline / Posted 3 days ago
the way in being a forward-thinking, smart, and sustainable nation and it’s clear from this survey that the public want the Welsh Government to seize that opportunity.” Read More The survey of 1,000 people found 65% of people want the Welsh... Read more
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Denbighshire Free Press
Time-lapse video showcases construction of Glan Clwyd School's new extensionthe school site and provide modern facilities. The development is being funded
Time-lapse video showcases construction of Glan Clwyd School's new extension
Denbighshire Free Press / Posted 3 days ago
the school site and provide modern facilities. The development is being funded by Denbighshire County Council and the Welsh Government through the 21st Century Schools programme. Construction on the site started in November 2015. The new... Read more
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walesonline
Science centre Techniquest celebrates its 30th anniversaryvisitors who have enabled us to reach this fantastic milestone.” Techniquest i
Science centre Techniquest celebrates its 30th anniversary
walesonline / Posted 3 days ago
visitors who have enabled us to reach this fantastic milestone.” Techniquest is funded from a variety of sources, with the Welsh Government providing approximately one third of the funding, particularly to support schools programmes. Admission... Read more
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walesonline
The stark facts that show our intensive care units are 'too full'in Wales are too full and are being put under even greater strain by low staffi
The stark facts that show our intensive care units are 'too full'
walesonline / Posted 3 days ago
in Wales are too full and are being put under even greater strain by low staffing levels, a new report has revealed. The Welsh Government report into critical care units has found that due to our ageing population, demand for critical care... Read more
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walesonline
GPs worried about doctor shortages in Walesbe receiving far poorer care than those in England and Scotland. “It’ll be a n
GPs worried about doctor shortages in Wales
walesonline / Posted 4 days ago
be receiving far poorer care than those in England and Scotland. “It’ll be a new standard of the postcard lottery.” A Welsh Government spokesman said: “The challenge of recruiting GPs is not unique to Wales; however the latest figures show... Read more
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walesonline
Thousands spent so ministers could attend Wales' Euro 2016 gamestaxpayers’ money they spent on these trips.” Russell George, the Welsh Conserv
Thousands spent so ministers could attend Wales' Euro 2016 games
walesonline / Posted 4 days ago
taxpayers’ money they spent on these trips.” Russell George, the Welsh Conservatives’ economy spokesman, said: “While the Welsh Government will argue that their attendance at major sporting events is money well spent one has to question what they... Read more
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Rhyl, Prestatyn and Abergele Journal
"Reasons to be optimistic and downbeat" says AMthe PISA scores are published in December. “It is plain as day that the system
"Reasons to be optimistic and downbeat" says AM
Rhyl, Prestatyn and Abergele Journal / Posted 4 days ago
the PISA scores are published in December. “It is plain as day that the system just isn’t effective, but the Labour-led Welsh Government remain in a near-permanent state of denial and refuse to take the necessary steps to reverse this ailing... Read more
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North Wales Pioneer
GCSE RESULTS: "Reasons to be optimistic and downbeat" says AMthe PISA scores are published in December. “It is plain as day that the system
GCSE RESULTS: "Reasons to be optimistic and downbeat" says AM
North Wales Pioneer / Posted 4 days ago
the PISA scores are published in December. “It is plain as day that the system just isn’t effective, but the Labour-led Welsh Government remain in a near-permanent state of denial and refuse to take the necessary steps to reverse this ailing... Read more
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walesonline
Wales' GCSE results improve as nation narrows the gap with UKhighest mark this year. A breakdown by individual subject in Wales highlights
Wales' GCSE results improve as nation narrows the gap with UK
walesonline / Posted 5 days ago
highest mark this year. A breakdown by individual subject in Wales highlights an improving picture in maths – an area the Welsh Government has invested heavily in – with 11% achieving A*-A grades (+1.1%) and 47.7% achieving A*-C grades... Read more
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walesonline
One in 10 substance misusers 'successfully completes treatment'picture for October to December 2015 (12.9%), July to September 2015 (12.2%) an
One in 10 substance misusers 'successfully completes treatment'
walesonline / Posted 5 days ago
picture for October to December 2015 (12.9%), July to September 2015 (12.2%) and April to June 2015 (10.4%). But the Welsh Government said the fact someone is not drug free at the end of treatment does not mean the treatment has failed. In... Read more
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walesonline
Welsh couple featured on George Clarke's The Restoration Man finish their eco home after SIX yearslearn from the couple who have done it The project was assisted by a number of
Welsh couple featured on George Clarke's The Restoration Man finish their eco home after SIX years
walesonline / Posted 5 days ago
learn from the couple who have done it The project was assisted by a number of grants, including a £67,500 grant from the Welsh Government’s Economic Growth Fund, and a further £80,000 repayable business finance from the Welsh Government. The... Read more
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North Wales Pioneer
Conwy good causes share £21kin Conwy are being encouraged to apply to the Rhyl Flats Offshore Wind Farm Com
Conwy good causes share £21k
North Wales Pioneer / Posted 5 days ago
in Conwy are being encouraged to apply to the Rhyl Flats Offshore Wind Farm Community Fund, which is administered by the Welsh Government and provides grants of between £2,000 and £10,000. For further information, visit www.rwe.com and follow... Read more
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walesonline
School improvement scheme hailed a success after A-level resultscollege – but compare favourably with all-Wales averages, which were well below
School improvement scheme hailed a success after A-level results
walesonline / Posted 6 days ago
college – but compare favourably with all-Wales averages, which were well below expected levels and came as a blow to the Welsh Government . The proportion of Welsh pupils achieving top A-level grades dropped to its lowest in 14 years last week,... Read more
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walesonline
Deaths from asthma at their highest for over a decadeby asthma since 2001 in 2015, with nine, up from three in 2014.'Committed to le
Deaths from asthma at their highest for over a decade
walesonline / Posted 6 days ago
by asthma since 2001 in 2015, with nine, up from three in 2014.'Committed to learn from research' But in response, a Welsh Government spokesperson said: “The number of deaths from asthma has declined compared to the early 2000s, although we... Read more
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walesonline
The three big problems are said to be facing Welsh care homesby the NHS.Social care 'underpins the NHS' But Mr Kreft believes social care i
The three big problems are said to be facing Welsh care homes
walesonline / Posted 6 days ago
by the NHS.Social care 'underpins the NHS' But Mr Kreft believes social care is at a tipping point in 2016 and the Welsh Government needs to respond. He said: “Labour’s manifesto for the recent Assembly elections very clearly stated that... Read more
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North Wales Pioneer
Llandudno Junction school merger gets the final seal of approvalAwel y Mynydd forms part of Conwy County Borough Council’s Primary School Moder
Llandudno Junction school merger gets the final seal of approval
North Wales Pioneer / Posted 6 days ago
Awel y Mynydd forms part of Conwy County Borough Council’s Primary School Modernisation Programme, in conjunction with the Welsh Government 21st Century Schools Programme, with completion of the Project expected in March 2017. It will... Read more
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Christian Today
Archbishop of Wales Barry Morgan set to retire in Januaryyear. He has also played a prominent role in public life, campaigning most nota
Archbishop of Wales Barry Morgan set to retire in January
Christian Today / Posted 6 days ago
year. He has also played a prominent role in public life, campaigning most notably for a fair devolution settlement for the Welsh Government and speaking out on matters of moral concern. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said: "Barry was... Read more
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walesonline
Archbishop of Wales Dr Barry Morgan announces his retirementyear. Read More He has also played a prominent role in public life, campaigni
Archbishop of Wales Dr Barry Morgan announces his retirement
walesonline / Posted 7 days ago
year. Read More He has also played a prominent role in public life, campaigning for a fair devolution settlement for the Welsh Government among other issues.Archbishop of Canterbury tribute The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said:... Read more
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walesonline
This five-old girl needs urgent treatment for a tumourinstead. More than £20,000 has already been raised by donations and they have n
This five-old girl needs urgent treatment for a tumour
walesonline / Posted 7 days ago
instead. More than £20,000 has already been raised by donations and they have now turned to charity Kids 'n' Cancer. The Welsh Government and Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee (WHSSC) both say they don't comment on individual... Read more
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walesonline
Have you got what it takes to be Wales' £160k top civil servant?be “passionate and dynamic”. It states: "We are looking for a passionate and d
Have you got what it takes to be Wales' £160k top civil servant?
walesonline / Posted 7 days ago
be “passionate and dynamic”. It states: "We are looking for a passionate and dynamic leader who will be both Head of the Welsh Government and the most senior public servant in Wales."Sir Alan SugarSir Alan Sugar Representing Wales’ interests in... Read more
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walesonline
The truth about heart disease in Wales and how to avoid ita hospital admission for a heart attack.What are waiting times like for heart c
The truth about heart disease in Wales and how to avoid it
walesonline / Posted 8 days ago
a hospital admission for a heart attack.What are waiting times like for heart checks and treatments in Wales? The Welsh Government wants 95% of patients to wait no more than eight weeks to be treated by a heart specialist after being... Read more
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walesonline
Labour accused of 'sneaking out' a major cut to Jobs Growth Walesand we only became aware of it when a member of Wales’ small business community
Labour accused of 'sneaking out' a major cut to Jobs Growth Wales
walesonline / Posted 8 days ago
and we only became aware of it when a member of Wales’ small business community tipped us off. Until recent weeks, the Welsh Government paid the whole cost of a newly employed young person for six months on the National Minimum Wage relevant to... Read more
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walesonline
Wales gives 77 times as much money to women's groups than men'sget just 4p for every man in Wales, said the charity. FNFBPM national manager
Wales gives 77 times as much money to women's groups than men's
walesonline / Posted 8 days ago
get just 4p for every man in Wales, said the charity. FNFBPM national manager Paul Apreda said: “We warmly applaud the Welsh Government’s funding of important services that support women who face a number of disadvantages in society. "Many of... Read more
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walesonline
Plaid Cymru has called Owen Smith a 'hypocrite' over devolutionit better to allow the Tories in Westminster to control Wales’ water than hand
Plaid Cymru has called Owen Smith a 'hypocrite' over devolution
walesonline / Posted 8 days ago
it better to allow the Tories in Westminster to control Wales’ water than hand that responsibility to his own party in the Welsh Government. Quite what has changed so drastically since July to make him a ‘committed devolutionist’, I don’t... Read more
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walesonline
The hospital beds lost to alcohol, drugs and surgical mistakesabuse are taking up a significant number of hospital beds, placing a huge strai
The hospital beds lost to alcohol, drugs and surgical mistakes
walesonline / Posted 9 days ago
abuse are taking up a significant number of hospital beds, placing a huge strain on our health service. “The Labour-led Welsh Government must do more to crack down on unhealthy drink and drug habits by implementing a comprehensive public health... Read more
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walesonline
Undermining Brexit 'could turn voters against Welsh Assembly'referendum Leave vote. Mr Taylor, who worked for Peter Hain when he was Welsh
Undermining Brexit 'could turn voters against Welsh Assembly'
walesonline / Posted 10 days ago
referendum Leave vote. Mr Taylor, who worked for Peter Hain when he was Welsh Secretary, criticises the decision of the Welsh Government to have a “Brexit Advisory Group” that will take input solely from Remain-backing parties. He states:... Read more
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walesonline
A top commentator says all Wales should be an enterprise zonethe economy and giving us the competitive edge we have long lacked under Labour
A top commentator says all Wales should be an enterprise zone
walesonline / Posted 10 days ago
the economy and giving us the competitive edge we have long lacked under Labour.”How much tax is raised in Wales? HM Revenue and Customs receipts from Wales in 2013-14 (£ million) Total HMRC receipts 16,615 Source: Welsh Government ... Read more
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walesonline
More than 150 people reported to police for child sexual grooming22, North Wales Police with 17 and South Wales Police with 16. The figures com
More than 150 people reported to police for child sexual grooming
walesonline / Posted 11 days ago
22, North Wales Police with 17 and South Wales Police with 16. The figures come as the charity calls for the newly-formed Welsh government to take the lead in protecting children from any harm online, such as grooming, cyber bullying, sexting, and... Read more
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walesonline
No 'knee jerk' reaction says Minister after A level grades slumplecturers and families who have supported them over their last two years. But
No 'knee jerk' reaction says Minister after A level grades slump
walesonline / Posted 11 days ago
lecturers and families who have supported them over their last two years. But she added: “The sustained progress that the Welsh Government and I want to make wasn’t evidenced across the results that we’ve had today – so obviously, it’s up to the... Read more
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Powys County Times
£5k Welshpool fraudster appeals jail sentenceLimited in Newtown, who undertook sub contracted work, assessing health and soc
£5k Welshpool fraudster appeals jail sentence
Powys County Times / Posted 11 days ago
Limited in Newtown, who undertook sub contracted work, assessing health and social care learners in Wales. Money from the Welsh Government was given to companies, who then subcontracted work to the Newtown company. Evans was in charge of 50... Read more
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walesonline
Homeless student who got straight A*s wants to be Prime Ministerpotential. He has worked hard to encourage other Welsh students to apply to Ox
Homeless student who got straight A*s wants to be Prime Minister
walesonline / Posted 12 days ago
potential. He has worked hard to encourage other Welsh students to apply to Oxford and Cambridge and is involved with the Welsh Government ’s Seren Network, supporting high achievers. Jacob was invited to the House of Commons to receive an... Read more
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walesonline
Today's A-level results have been hailed as a milestone in Welsh educationSecretary Kirsty Williams, who will preside over her first GCSE and A-level res
Today's A-level results have been hailed as a milestone in Welsh education
walesonline / Posted 12 days ago
Secretary Kirsty Williams, who will preside over her first GCSE and A-level results since being appointed to the Welsh Government’s Cabinet in May, urged pupils to take stock after opening their envelopes. She said: “I want to wish all... Read more
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walesonline
There has been a significant rise in home-schooled children in WalesMore children are now being electively home educated than at any time in the la
There has been a significant rise in home-schooled children in Wales
walesonline / Posted 12 days ago
More children are now being electively home educated than at any time in the last five years, new figures from the Welsh Government show. There are now 1,682 children aged five to 15 years learning at home rather than school, compared to 1,399 last... Read more
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walesonline
Welsh stars share their advice on life after exam resultsyou’d hoped for, it’s not the end of the world, just the beginning of a long an
Welsh stars share their advice on life after exam results
walesonline / Posted 12 days ago
you’d hoped for, it’s not the end of the world, just the beginning of a long and exciting adventure. Good luck”.Ken Skates, Welsh Government cabinet minister “The philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson said ‘Life is a journey, not a destination’. Try to... Read more
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Environmental Data Interactive Exchange
Home nations continue to set waste strategy example for Englanddisrupt serious organised crime Research by independent environment consultanc
Home nations continue to set waste strategy example for England
Environmental Data Interactive Exchange / Posted 12 days ago
disrupt serious organised crime Research by independent environment consultancy business Resource Futures on behalf of the Welsh Government was conducted in an attempt to inform councils on how to achieve the nation’s 70% recycling target of 70% by... Read more
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walesonline
Renewed calls for a Dinas Powys bypass rejected by councilVale Council just isn’t listening.” Cllr King,said: “Any large infrastructure
Renewed calls for a Dinas Powys bypass rejected by council
walesonline / Posted 13 days ago
Vale Council just isn’t listening.” Cllr King,said: “Any large infrastructure project like this would require substantial Welsh Government funding. "As no funding is currently available or likely to become available in the foreseeable future,... Read more
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walesonline
Paediatric care ‘pushed to breaking point’ by lack of staffnurses to staff all of their cots in line with national safety and quality stan
Paediatric care ‘pushed to breaking point’ by lack of staff
walesonline / Posted 14 days ago
nurses to staff all of their cots in line with national safety and quality standards. In response to the RCPCH report, a Welsh Government spokesman said: “Delivery of high quality paediatric and neonatal services across Wales remains a focus for... Read more
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walesonline
'Cronyism' row over Welsh Government special adviser appointmentsWelsh Labour has been accused of engaging in “cronyism” by appointing special a
'Cronyism' row over Welsh Government special adviser appointments
walesonline / Posted 14 days ago
Welsh Labour has been accused of engaging in “cronyism” by appointing special advisers to assist the Welsh Government‘s Cabinet without advertising the posts. Special advisers are not technically civil servants, and provide political advice to... Read more
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Powys County Times
Builth Wells burger firm's £3m planspossible due to a substantial amount of grant funding received through the Food
Builth Wells burger firm's £3m plans
Powys County Times / Posted 14 days ago
possible due to a substantial amount of grant funding received through the Food Business Investment Scheme provided by the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020. “We are more than grateful for the support and... Read more
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Denbighshire Free Press
Llangollen spa owners say business hit by shock hotel closureas a local member, will ensure that the administrators do all they can to take
Llangollen spa owners say business hit by shock hotel closure
Denbighshire Free Press / Posted 14 days ago
as a local member, will ensure that the administrators do all they can to take care of the staff, as well as pressing the Welsh Government and any other agencies to provide support. “Tourism is an important industry for Llangollen, so it is also... Read more
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Denbighshire Free Press
Council's plans to close Ysgol Pentrecelyn blocked by the High Courtto fully consider the implications of their proposals on the Welsh language. “
Council's plans to close Ysgol Pentrecelyn blocked by the High Court
Denbighshire Free Press / Posted 15 days ago
to fully consider the implications of their proposals on the Welsh language. “Serious questions must be asked about the Welsh Government and the Welsh Language Commissioner’s failure to intervene in this process. "If it wasn’t for a small group... Read more
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walesonline
Pensioner and two dogs rescued from bungalow fireacross North Wales for a number of years, and are currently working towards upg
Pensioner and two dogs rescued from bungalow fire
walesonline / Posted 16 days ago
across North Wales for a number of years, and are currently working towards upgrading systems across the region using Welsh Government funding.” Galw Gofal/Care Connect provide a bilingual 24/7 call monitoring service, whose aim is to help... Read more
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walesonline
This bloke has been quizzing politicians about fishto him I would stop. If I managed to ask Clegg I would be done then I think.”
This bloke has been quizzing politicians about fish
walesonline / Posted 17 days ago
to him I would stop. If I managed to ask Clegg I would be done then I think.” There was one other “ultimate goal” ... ...Welsh Government economy minister Ken Skates. “He is the most exciting man in charge of an economy,” Ross said. “And... Read more
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walesonline
Welsh Government is urged to ban letting fees for private tenantsThe Welsh Government has been urged to ban letting agents from charging fees to
Welsh Government is urged to ban letting fees for private tenants
walesonline / Posted 17 days ago
The Welsh Government has been urged to ban letting agents from charging fees to private housing tenants. A report from Shelter Cymru – based on a mystery shopping exercise of 85 letting agents across Wales – found huge inconsistencies in the amounts... Read more
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walesonline
Assembly 'forced worker out of job because he wanted to speak Welsh'a payout, claimed the Assembly had behaved in a “truly shocking and hypocritica
Assembly 'forced worker out of job because he wanted to speak Welsh'
walesonline / Posted 17 days ago
a payout, claimed the Assembly had behaved in a “truly shocking and hypocritical way”. The employee worked not for the Welsh Government, but for the Assembly Commission – the legislative part of the body. He believed he had the right to speak... Read more
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