BBC NewsWelsh council chiefs' pay: Parties agree deal on panelBBC NewsAs it has only half the seats in the assembly chamber, the Labour-led Welsh government needs the support of its opponents to get legislation passed. In Caerphilly, the way the council's chief executive was given a pay rise was declared unlawful by a ...Plaid leader calls on UK Government to abandon 'dangerous' plans for probation ...WalesOnlineMoves to crack down on council pay in wake of Caerphilly scandalSouth Wales Argusall 14 news articles »
BBC Bristol websiteYOUR AM WRITES: Jocelyn Davies South Wales East AMSouth Wales ArgusA spotlight has been shone on the housing shortage by Plaid Cymru recently when a Freedom of Information request by the party highlighted the effects of government inaction. The party obtained figures showing that homeless people in Wales have been ...Welsh council chiefs' pay: Parties agree deal on panelBBC Bristol websitePlaid leader calls on UK Government to abandon 'dangerous' plans for probation ...WalesOnlineCouncils warn pay panel could cause legal problemsITV NewsCampaign Seriesall 11 news articles »
Welsh chiefs face central pay diktatLocal Government ChronicleLocal government minister Lesley Griffiths is expected to propose that a central remuneration body – probably that already in existence to handle councillors' expenses – should recommend pay level for chiefs. Councils might depart from these ...
WalesOnlineWelsh chiefs face central pay diktatLocal Government ChronicleLocal government minister Lesley Griffiths has proposed an amendment to the Local Democracy Bill that the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales should make recommendations about head of paid service salaries, and must be consulted before any ...Plaid leader calls on UK Government to abandon 'dangerous' plans for probation ...WalesOnlineMoves to crack down on council pay in wake of Caerphilly scandalSouth Wales Argusall 14 news articles »
Welsh Assembly debates the Armed ForcesDeHavilland (press release) (subscription)Calls on the Welsh Government to consider working with the armed forces and other partners to establish a National Military Museum for Wales to commemorate the rich heritage of sacrifice, courage and service of Welsh military personnel, civilians, and ...
Daily Post North WalesWelsh Government climbdown over council chief executive pay welcomedWalesOnlineThe Welsh Government has been forced to make a U-turn and agree to make the pay of council chief executives subject to an independent regulator. Opposition parties at the National Assembly had threatened to vote down an entire Bill if the Government ...Carwyn Jones defends Welsh Government's recordDaily Post North WalesWelsh Government report 'nothing more than a fig-leaf'ITV NewsWelsh Assembly hears statement on the Programme for Government Annual ...DeHavilland (press release) (subscription)Left Foot Forward -BBC Newsall 20 news articles »
Daily Post North WalesWind turbine public inquiry could have big impact on North WalesDaily Post North Wales“As a groups we would support, the Wales Government who want to see decisions on energy projects of up to 100MW devolved to Wales. “We would like to see it take a step further and see decisions devolved down to local government level. “Secondly ...and more »
BBC NewsFirst Minister Carwyn Jones accused the Leader of Plaid Cymru Leanne Wood of ...BBC NewsContinuing with questions on the NHS, Leanne Wood said that the Welsh NHS was a "wholly owned entity of the Welsh government" and asked the first minister to put an end to plans to reorganise services in the south Wales valleys. "You can stop this now ...Carwyn Jones in A&E closure claims rowBBC Bristol websiteall 2 news articles »
Carwyn Jones in A&E closure claims rowBBC South East WalesMajor NHS changes proposed for south Wales could see the Royal Glamorgan in Llantrisant stop treating the most serious A&E cases. The shake-up could see ... During the assembly question session on Tuesday, Conservative health spokesman Darren Millar ...and more »
Daily Post North WalesJudith Phillips: Are you happy with Cardiff controlling health affairs? Let ...Daily Post North WalesOne related to a 102-year old man dying in hospital as a result of the superbug Clostridium Difficile (C-Diff), and the other to the Commission on Devolution in Wales which is seeking our views on a review of the powers granted to the National Assembly ...
WalesOnlineNational Assembly 'shouldn't be given power of policing', says Labour MP Chris ...WalesOnlineThe Welsh Government stated in its evidence to the Silk Commission, launched by the Wales Office to examine the case for further devolution: "We believe that Policing and Justice (including criminal justice) should in principle be matters of devolved ...Bryant, C - Wales (Police and Justice)DeHavilland (press release) (subscription)all 2 news articles »
Plaid Cyrmu: chief executive pay 'out of control'LocalGovAmendments to curb chief executive pay have been put forward by Plaid Cymru as part of the Welsh Local Democracy Bill. Assembly member, Glyn Thomas, described top-tier pay as 'out of control' and the Welsh Government needed to 'reach out and accept' ...
ITV NewsWelsh Government oversights costs taxpayer more than £1m in hotel dealDaily Post North WalesMISTAKES in the Welsh Government's oversight of a property deal cost taxpayers more than £1m for the purchase of a derelict North Wales hotel, a critical report by AMs says today. The Assembly public accounts committee found that successive government ...£1.6 million loss could happen again say AMsITV NewsPublic money 'wasted' on Llangollen kung fu lodge planBBC Bristol websiteWatchdog criticises money wasted on kung fu centre planLocalGov4ni.co.ukall 6 news articles »
Telegraph.co.ukGCSEs to be replaced by new 'I level' examsTelegraph.co.ukThis will make it harder for pupils to re-sit papers when they fall below the grades they had hoped for, as most exams will only be able to be re-taken a full year later. The Labour-led Welsh Assembly government meanwhile wants to retain GCSEs, along ...and more »
Badger vaccination 'would be cheaper to implement than cull'The GuardianWoodroffe's analysis used the government's own cost estimates of badger vaccination – £2,250 per square kilometre per year – and the proposed culling – £1,000/sq km/year. When government estimates of policing costs for the ... "The general public does ...and more »
BBC Bristol websiteCardiff Airport: Tory plans to reimburse £52m paid for airportBBC Bristol websiteLabour AM Vaughan Gething claimed that the Welsh Tory assembly group leader was "finally making this welcome u-turn and backing the Welsh Labour government's interventionist approach". "The Welsh Conservatives have been swimming against a wave ...Severn Crossing: No decision yet on future of bridges, says transport secretaryWalesOnlineall 9 news articles »
The Scottish Farmer'New Generation' hits the roadThe Scottish FarmerPictured on the Gelli Aur College farm, Carmarthenshire, are, left to right, NGG member Peter Will; farm manager Ken Stebbings; the Welsh government's John Owen; NGG chairman Iain Mackay; NGG member Stewart Wylie; the SAYFC's Rebecca Dawes; and the ...and more »
South Wales ArgusTHE EDITOR'S CHAIR: Where were the AMs?South Wales ArgusBut that does not necessarily mean Assembly and Welsh Government business is not reported properly by the Welsh media. The Argus has a reporter based at the Assembly one day a week, but he is also constantly in touch with AMs and ministers. Policies ...
Back up your claimsPenarth TimesMay I refer you to Welsh Assembly Government guidelines in relation to Development and Flood Risk (2004)? What you describe as 'laughable' concerns are endorsed by the police who I understand regard such mini-roads as potential escape routes for ...and more »
Daily BeastSurrender, France!Daily BeastThe French are in the midst of a battle royale over the government's proposal for universities to allow English in the classroom. Andrew Roberts on France's latest desperate and pointless efforts to protect their language. ... Although only one fifth ...and more »