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walesonline
Why a Welsh council hopes plants will put an end to town's 'free car park'area. At the last full meeting of Carmarthenshire Council, members confirmed t
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area. At the last full meeting of Carmarthenshire Council, members confirmed that they would seek extra powers from the Welsh Government that would enable them to take action against people who drive through and park in the historic square,... Read more
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walesonline
Mums struggling mentally after childbirth are being failed, say AMsunit was “key”. She said: “We are pleased that our work to shine a light on th
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unit was “key”. She said: “We are pleased that our work to shine a light on this subject has already borne fruit, with the Welsh Government committing to develop specialist inpatient mental health support for new mothers within Wales. “However we... Read more
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walesonline
Vulnerable children were put at risk of harm by social servicesfrom the First Minister this afternoon regarding the immediate safety of childr
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from the First Minister this afternoon regarding the immediate safety of children and young people in Powys.” The Welsh Government have issued Powys County Council with a written notice under Part 8 of the Social Services and Well-being... Read more
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walesonline
If there is no Brexit deal this is what happens to WalesEU with no deal, and negotiate to keep Britain in the single market and customs
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EU with no deal, and negotiate to keep Britain in the single market and customs union to protect our trade with Europe.” Welsh Government Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford voiced similar concerns, saying: “We’re hearing alarming noises suggesting... Read more
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walesonline
A body set up to save Welsh councils money has been running at a lossreport made many recommendations and said that public bodies “can do more to st
walesonline / Posted 18 hours ago
report made many recommendations and said that public bodies “can do more to strengthen their procurement arrangements”. A Welsh Government spokesperson said: “We welcome the findings of the report and are pleased it identifies the leadership we... Read more
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SKY News
Scotland and Wales still opposed to Brexit bill over 'power grab' claimafter Brexit will "lead to a significant increase in decision-making powers for
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after Brexit will "lead to a significant increase in decision-making powers for the devolved administrations". The Welsh Government also revealed its continued opposition to the bill, despite Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford praising... Read more
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express
Nicola Sturgeon vows to BLOCK BREXIT over Westminster 'power grab'power grab is removed from the bill. "I have and will continue to press for th
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power grab is removed from the bill. "I have and will continue to press for the amendments suggested by ourselves and the Welsh Government to be accepted, removing the power grab and providing a clear solution that respects devolution." The UK... Read more
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walesonline
'Anyone who wants a no deal Brexit is a fool' - Welsh Govt ministerwho wants to see the United Kingdom leave the European Union without striking a
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who wants to see the United Kingdom leave the European Union without striking an exit deal is “foolish and mistaken”, the Welsh Government minister who leads on Brexit has warned. On a visit to London, Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford gave a... Read more
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WWF issues urgent warning as 'two-fifths of rivers polluted with sewage'downpours, future climate change, increasing urbanisation and population growth
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downpours, future climate change, increasing urbanisation and population growth. "We want to see the UK Government and the Welsh Government make these plans a legal requirement." WWF is calling on the UK Government to ensure at least 75% of rivers... Read more
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walesonline
Early-entry GCSEs to change amid row over children's best interestsisn’t limited to early entry but clearly it has had an impact in regards to thi
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isn’t limited to early entry but clearly it has had an impact in regards to this particular issue. We hope the Welsh Government do acknowledge the concerns of the report and works with the profession to develop a more innovative... Read more
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express
POLLUTION WARNING: Wildlife and HUMAN health in peril from sewage in our riversdownpours, future climate change, increasing urbanisation and population growth
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downpours, future climate change, increasing urbanisation and population growth. "We want to see the UK Government and the Welsh Government make these plans a legal requirement." WWF is calling on the UK Government to ensure at least 75% of rivers... Read more
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walesonline
Monday, October 16, 2017out about the new Wales and Border franchise draws nearer, at long last the dis
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out about the new Wales and Border franchise draws nearer, at long last the disenfranchised public will find out whether Welsh Government ministers’ promises that no-one travelling on the Valley Lines will have to stand for more than 15 minutes... Read more
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walesonline
Work has started on new homes at a former comprehensive school£2.7 million investment is one of a number of projects in Port Talbot’s Regener
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£2.7 million investment is one of a number of projects in Port Talbot’s Regeneration programme, delivered under the Welsh Government’s Vibrant and Viable Places initiative. When completed, it will provide 47 new homes and commercial space... Read more
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walesonline
Five people describe what the Welsh language means to themshe says. “But sometimes, I think we need a bit of fire in our bellies, and the
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she says. “But sometimes, I think we need a bit of fire in our bellies, and the Newsnight episode woke us up a bit. “The Welsh Government, in fairness, has woken up and are being proactive with their target of having a million Welsh speakers by... Read more
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walesonline
This is the problem with the Rhondda Fachto poor transport links, a lack of jobs and the recent news their leisure centr
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to poor transport links, a lack of jobs and the recent news their leisure centre’s pool could be taken away. She told the Welsh Government’s Economy Secretary Ken Skates: “It’s got a bypass that stops halfway up the valley and no rail... Read more
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walesonline
Carwyn Jones doesn't think Theresa May has the authority to negotiate Brexitget a good deal for the UK with the European Union but also a good deal for all
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get a good deal for the UK with the European Union but also a good deal for all devolved administrations, including the Welsh Government and the Welsh Assembly within the UK.” Mr Cairns stressed the importance of ensuring that investment is not... Read more
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walesonline
A pile of builders' waste was left in a street in Cardiffwho are also very proactive trying to help, so much so they organised a consult
walesonline / Posted 6 days ago
who are also very proactive trying to help, so much so they organised a consultation on the changes on fly tipping by the Welsh Government for the residents of Splott to feed into it and they all regularly attend our litter picks. We also work... Read more
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walesonline
Council buys land to stop developers wrecking Cardiff's live musicrevoked if any complaints were upheld - despite the venues being long establish
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revoked if any complaints were upheld - despite the venues being long established. Campaigners called on the council and Welsh Government to offer protection to music venues. Now the council has announced it will buy the derelict site and it... Read more
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walesonline
Concerns at university which is both cutting staff and expandinginformatics, design technology and engineering. The spokesman added: “The prop
walesonline / Posted 7 days ago
informatics, design technology and engineering. The spokesman added: “The proposal has been welcomed by representatives of Welsh Government, and the Cabinet Secretary for Education has welcomed the proposed closer alignment of education, digital... Read more
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walesonline
Three men speak about their fight with mental illnessto the latest figures, 80% of therapeutic interventions are currently started w
walesonline / Posted 7 days ago
to the latest figures, 80% of therapeutic interventions are currently started within 28 days of assessment. The Welsh Government said supporting people with mental health is one of its “top priorities”. A spokesman said: “We continue to... Read more
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walesonline
The Welsh Government has paid £2.4m to help demolish the Oceana buildingTHE Welsh Government contributed £2.4 million to the razing of the Oceana build
walesonline / Posted 7 days ago
THE Welsh Government contributed £2.4 million to the razing of the Oceana building last year, figures have shown. The money came from the Wales-wide Vibrant and Viable Places grant and covered a sizeable chunk of the higher than expected demolition... Read more
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walesonline
At a time of ongoing cuts should we really spend money on an arena?continuing austerity programme, plus growing demand in core services like the N
walesonline / Posted 8 days ago
continuing austerity programme, plus growing demand in core services like the NHS and social care, will force the Welsh Government to cut severely in areas of discretionary spend. Although the report didn’t mention arenas, they are... Read more
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walesonline
Cardiff can't change school holidays unless all Wales doessupport for, and ability to bring in the plans. Now, the city’s education boss
walesonline / Posted 9 days ago
support for, and ability to bring in the plans. Now, the city’s education boss has said the proposals will be put to the Welsh Government, but she has warned that any changes would need to be made across Wales. School uniform deals: Since the... Read more
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walesonline
The Welsh Government spent £2.4m demolishing an old nightclubThe Welsh Government contributed £2.4 million to the demolition of a Swansea ni
walesonline / Posted 9 days ago
The Welsh Government contributed £2.4 million to the demolition of a Swansea nightclub last year, figures have shown. The money came from the Wales-wide Vibrant and Viable Places grant and covered a sizeable chunk of the higher than expected cost of... Read more
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walesonline
Cardiff City Deal leader says he 'would not back' the Circuit of Waleswith local authorites in the hope of persuading them to back the project, which
walesonline / Posted 10 days ago
with local authorites in the hope of persuading them to back the project, which was refused a £210m loan guarantee by the Welsh Government in June. One option that had been discussed was using cash from the £1.2bn city deal for 10 local... Read more
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walesonline
Cardiff is set to get three newly-built secondary schoolsGlan Morfa and Ysgol Hamadryad – at a cost of £164m. The council’s current rou
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Glan Morfa and Ysgol Hamadryad – at a cost of £164m. The council’s current round of investment was match-funded by the Welsh Government through the 21st Century Schools Programme. That programme is due to be finished by 2019 and on Thursday... Read more
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walesonline
Civil servants get pay-cap busting salary hike - now what about nurses?The Welsh Government has busted the public sector pay cap by offering rises of
walesonline / Posted 11 days ago
The Welsh Government has busted the public sector pay cap by offering rises of more than 1% to its civil servants. Now the union representing nurses has called for the cap to be lifted in Wales for its members and other public sector workers... Read more
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walesonline
The town with Wales worst shopping districtsaying ‘here’s £1,000 to do up the front of your shop’, but it should be relief
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saying ‘here’s £1,000 to do up the front of your shop’, but it should be relief from rates.”Read More Rates are set by the Welsh Government, and when contacted, a spokesman said “more than three-quarters” of ratepayers in Wales receive help. The... Read more
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The News and Star
Plaid Cymru halts co-operation deal with Welsh Labour over 'centralist thinking'to establish three Labour and Plaid Cymru liaison committees on finance, legisl
The News and Star / Posted 11 days ago
to establish three Labour and Plaid Cymru liaison committees on finance, legislation and the constitution. On Sunday, the Welsh Government and Plaid Cymru announced that they had agreed a two-year £210m budget. But in a letter to Plaid Cymru... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Plaid Cymru halts co-operation deal with Welsh Labour over 'centralist thinking'to establish three Labour and Plaid Cymru liaison committees on finance, legisl
Whitehaven News / Posted 11 days ago
to establish three Labour and Plaid Cymru liaison committees on finance, legislation and the constitution. On Sunday, the Welsh Government and Plaid Cymru announced that they had agreed a two-year £210m budget. But in a letter to Plaid Cymru... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Plaid Cymru halts co-operation deal with Welsh Labour over 'centralist thinking'to establish three Labour and Plaid Cymru liaison committees on finance, legisl
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 11 days ago
to establish three Labour and Plaid Cymru liaison committees on finance, legislation and the constitution. On Sunday, the Welsh Government and Plaid Cymru announced that they had agreed a two-year £210m budget. But in a letter to Plaid Cymru... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Plaid Cymru halts co-operation deal with Welsh Labour over 'centralist thinking'to establish three Labour and Plaid Cymru liaison committees on finance, legisl
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 11 days ago
to establish three Labour and Plaid Cymru liaison committees on finance, legislation and the constitution. On Sunday, the Welsh Government and Plaid Cymru announced that they had agreed a two-year £210m budget. But in a letter to Plaid Cymru... Read more
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walesonline
Plaid Cymru ends its Compact with Welsh LabourCompact before the summer recess, subject to confirmation after the two-year Bu
walesonline / Posted 11 days ago
Compact before the summer recess, subject to confirmation after the two-year Budget deal it has just negotiated with the Welsh Government. Under the Compact, Plaid spokespeople discussed policy areas with Labour Cabinet Secretaries on a... Read more
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walesonline
Closest ambulance to road crash was '30 minutes away'higher band job description can transfer to a new emergency medical technician
walesonline / Posted 11 days ago
higher band job description can transfer to a new emergency medical technician role. The extra funding is coming from the Welsh Government. WAST’s Mr Lee said: “The trust regularly uses overtime shifts to cover short notice absence. However, we... Read more
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walesonline
Friday, October 6, 2017I was encouraged to see the Welsh Government set out plans to consider the intr
walesonline / Posted 11 days ago
I was encouraged to see the Welsh Government set out plans to consider the introduction of a social care levy for Wales. It is clear that reform of funding for social care is long overdue – and given the controversy earlier in the year over plans for... Read more
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walesonline
Mum succeeds in changing the way hospitals work after baby son's death– are given appropriate medical care.The University Hospital of Wales in Cardif
walesonline / Posted 11 days ago
– are given appropriate medical care.The University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff Now, on the back of her campaign, the Welsh Government has issued new guidance on what health boards need to do to care for babies born alive before 24 weeks. The... Read more
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walesonline
The 26 risks of the Circuit of Wales plan that led to its rejectionExperts identified 26 key risks to the viability of the Circuit of Wales in due
walesonline / Posted 12 days ago
Experts identified 26 key risks to the viability of the Circuit of Wales in due diligence work done for the Welsh Government, it has been revealed. Several in-depth reports done on the proposals for the £433m motorsports racetrack on moorland above... Read more
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walesonline
Work on a new 15,000 capacity arena could start within 18 months£90m would be needed for construction and £10m for the improvements around the
walesonline / Posted 12 days ago
£90m would be needed for construction and £10m for the improvements around the site. They would also approach the Welsh Government to ask for £20m. Coun Goodway said he had spoken to Ken Skates AM earlier this year who had said he was... Read more
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walesonline
Inside the new £22m college campus that's opened in the Valleysand mathematics and “high value” careers in industry. The new campus was joint
walesonline / Posted 12 days ago
and mathematics and “high value” careers in industry. The new campus was jointly funded by Coleg y Cymoedd and Welsh Government, with the Welsh Government contributing £11m to the project. The funding came from the 21st Century Schools... Read more
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walesonline
Thursday, October 5, 2017Democrats want this administration to succeed in delivering the bus station. We
walesonline / Posted 12 days ago
Democrats want this administration to succeed in delivering the bus station. We want to send a message to developers, Welsh Government, national Government, Network Rail, anyone who might have a stake in delivering an integrated transport hub:... Read more
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walesonline
Army opens cadet unit in Welsh school - but politician is angrypart of their education is not in the pupils’ interests,” the MP for Dwyfor Mei
walesonline / Posted 13 days ago
part of their education is not in the pupils’ interests,” the MP for Dwyfor Meirionnydd said. “I sincerely hope that the Welsh Government will raise objections to the British Government’s activities in Welsh schools.”Read More But a Fitzalan... Read more
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walesonline
'Cardiff needs 10 new Welsh language schools' - campaignersin Cardiff for the growth of Welsh-medium education recently. Over recent years
walesonline / Posted 13 days ago
in Cardiff for the growth of Welsh-medium education recently. Over recent years they have a very poor record. “The Welsh Government has already rejected their plans as they don’t plan for enough growth. It’s a scandal that almost 85% of... Read more
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walesonline
Parent fury as nursery place offers withdrawn by councilwrongly told parents their children had nursery places.Read More Taking to Twi
walesonline / Posted 13 days ago
wrongly told parents their children had nursery places.Read More Taking to Twitter to vent her anger Joni called on the Welsh Government to “sort out early years education”. Another mother, who did not want to be named, said: “It took me three... Read more
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walesonline
Theresa May was handed a P45 during her speech to Tory conferencewith an additional £2 billion of Government money to fund affordable homes. Co
walesonline / Posted 13 days ago
with an additional £2 billion of Government money to fund affordable homes. Council housing is the responsibility of the Welsh Government in Wales but there is likely to be a consequential boost for spending in Wales as a result of the commitment... Read more
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walesonline
Wales brings in new higher taxes for expensive housesPeople buying houses worth more than £400,000 in Wales will have to pay signifi
walesonline / Posted 13 days ago
People buying houses worth more than £400,000 in Wales will have to pay significantly more in tax. The Welsh Government has announced a significant hike in the taxes paid on house purchases worth between £400,000 and £925,000. It means someone... Read more
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express
‘Even Gibraltar has accepted Out means Out!’ MEP demands Remainers finally accept Brexitbe required to deal with Brexit already and its relationship with the European
express / Posted 13 days ago
be required to deal with Brexit already and its relationship with the European Union is completely different from any part of the United Kingdom. It already has those parts that the Scottish and Welsh government are arguing about.”Related a... Read more
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walesonline
The key points from the Welsh Government's new spending plansThe Welsh Government has announced its draft Budget for next year. There is al
walesonline / Posted 14 days ago
The Welsh Government has announced its draft Budget for next year. There is also additional money for the NHS and homelessness. Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford said it was a historic moment as Wales became responsible for raising its own revenue... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
MP Dan Carden says he stands with guards - and slams Merseyrailthing and pay up for the staff who run their services and put the safety of the
Liverpool Echo / Posted 14 days ago
thing and pay up for the staff who run their services and put the safety of their passengers ahead of their profits. “The Welsh government is leading the way by guaranteeing a guard on every train for all future rail franchises. “British... Read more
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walesonline
Wales brings in new higher taxes for expensive housesPeople buying houses worth more than £400,000 in Wales will have to pay signifi
walesonline / Posted 14 days ago
People buying houses worth more than £400,000 in Wales will have to pay significantly more in tax. The Welsh Government has announced a significant hike in the taxes paid on house purchases worth between £400,000 and £925,000. It means someone... Read more
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walesonline
At least 40 people sleep on Cardiff's streets every single nightthat rough sleeping causes.” (Image: Rob Browne)Read More While the numbers of
walesonline / Posted 14 days ago
that rough sleeping causes.” (Image: Rob Browne)Read More While the numbers of rough sleepers is continuing to rise, new Welsh Government figures show the number of households assessed as being at risk of homelessness within the next 56 days has... Read more
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