ScotsmanComment: impact of the 1979 devolution referendumScotsmanHe died in 1923; 50 years later a British government would experiment with it. Why? There was ... Assembly-amputation, then marketisation, hit our consciousness, and we were left, as Gwyn Alf Williams put it of Wales, “naked under an acid rain”. The ...and more »
South Wales Argus"No more Assembly cash for Newport Ship" - minister John GriffithsSouth Wales ArgusJohn Griffiths, AM for Newport East, said £3.5 million given by the Welsh Government in 2002 was the "totality" of its funding for excavation, conservation and display, and the situation remains the same. However he said officials are working with the ...and more »
BBC Bristol websiteWelsh ambulances: £9.5m upgrade for fleetBBC Bristol websiteLater on Tuesday, Mr Drakeford will give the Welsh government's formal response to the findings of the McLelland review of ambulance services in an assembly debate. He said the review, which was carried out by health academic Prof Siobhan McLelland, ...Sceptical opposition welcome for ambulance cashITV News£9.5m Welsh Government funding for new ambulancesCaerphilly Observerall 8 news articles »
Why I back living wageThis is South WalesSince that time, I've tabled three Assembly Statements of Opinion relating to my support for introducing the living wage in the workplace, as well as asked a number of questions to Welsh Government ministers on promoting and encouraging the living wage ...and more »
BBC Bristol websiteDeaf pupils face learning barriers in Wales, says NDCSBBC Bristol websiteThe video will be presented to the Welsh assembly's petitions committee on Tuesday. A Welsh government spokesman said: "We are committed to ensuring all children reach their full potential while in education and that is why we are currently reviewing ...Calls for action over education gap for deaf pupilsITV Newsall 5 news articles »
Around the Rings (subscription)ANZ Attempts Olympic Stadium Sale; Coates Looks at IOC VP; Denmark NOC ...Around the Rings (subscription)The New South Wales government said there wasn't enough money for the work. "We're disappointed the government didn't get their ... He was unanimously reelected at the DIF Annual General Assembly on May 4. Karl Christian Koch was re-appointed as ...
WalesOnlinePlaid Cymru's European hopefuls at Caerphilly Rugby ClubCaerphilly Observer“If Plaid Cymru wants to lead the Welsh Government after the National Assembly elections in 2016 we have to win more votes and seats here. That is why as an MEP I will only take the equivalent of the salary of an Assembly Member. I will donate the rest ...Welsh universities missing out on £21m a year R&D funding, Plaid claimsWalesOnlineall 3 news articles »
Campaigners hope Taunton follows Langport's plastic bag curbSomerset County GazetteThe Republic of Ireland government introduced a 9p charge in 2002, the Welsh Assembly introduced a 5p charge in 2011, while Italy banned plastic bags altogether in 2011. Do you think shops and supermarkets should charge for using a plastic bag?
New York TimesIHT Quick Read: May 6New York TimesThe Syrian government said the attack “opened the door to all possibilities.” NEWS The Syrian government publicly condemned Israel for a powerful air assault on military targets near Damascus early Sunday, saying it “opened the door to all ...
WalesOnlineDelay in IVF clinic opening 'could hit couples' treatment'WalesOnlineThe Welsh Government had expected the clinic to start treating patients at the start of April, but it still has not received a licence from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), with an inspection only due at the end of this month ...and more »
Saundersfoot Community CouncilTenby ObserverChairman John said that he had obtained information from DEFRA on the matter and applications had to be made to Central Government and not the Welsh Assembly. He went on to say that as the land was owned by Pembrokeshire County Council, they ...
UK's Regional Airports in Fight for ViabilityAviation International NewsFollowing Cardiff Airport's recent “re-nationalization” by the Welsh Assembly, Bristol Airport chief executive Robert Sinclair perhaps cynically welcomed proclamations that the government would manage Cardiff “at arm's length and on a commercial basis ...
Rowecord administrator 'not optimistic' about saleBuilding.co.ukWelsh business minister Edwina Hart said this week that the company turned down a government offer of assistance “because of their worsening financial and competitive position”. In a statement to Welsh assembly on Tuesday (30 April),Hart said the ...and more »
Malaysia Risks Post-Election Protests on Bias ClaimsBloombergThe Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections, known as Bersih, has captured vote-buying on video and received complaints ranging from improper electoral rolls to government abuse of state-run media, according to co-chairwoman Ambiga Sreenevasan. The ...
BBC NewsDangerous dogs law change suspended by Welsh governmentBBC NewsMinisters say they still want to create a new offence to punish the owners of dogs who attack people at home, but they will try to do it by working with the UK government. Work to prepare legislation that would have gone through the Welsh assembly has ...and more »
WalesOnlineThere was a heated debate in the chamber on 1 May 2013 on forcing ...BBC NewsMr Millar also said that the Welsh government's universal free prescription policy could be playing a role in people attending GPs and hospitals inappropriately. Responding, Health Minister Mark Drakeford said the government would back the Conservative ...Missed NHS appointments 'have cost Welsh health service at least £67m since ...WalesOnlineall 4 news articles »
BBC NewsWelsh assembly lobbyists face tighter scrutiny but no registerBBC NewsLobbyists in the Welsh assembly should face tighter scrutiny but not a full official register, a committee of assembly members says. The Assembly's Standards ... In contrast, the UK government says it will introduce a statutory register of lobbyists in ...and more »
This is South WalesWhy Parliament is so frustratingThis is South WalesJust two days before my debate the First Minister told Assembly Members that implementing Silk was one of his priorities. Secondly is the recent £52 million purchase of Cardiff Airport by the Welsh Government. Surely a government which has just bought ...and more »
BBC NewsNHS in Wales: Missed appointments charge callBBC NewsDuring a debate in the assembly, Mr Millar also said it was time for an open discussion about whether people seeking medical treatment for injuries sustained while drunk should continue to be treated for free. Mr Millar added that the Welsh government ...Missed NHS appointments 'have cost Welsh health service at least £67m since ...WalesOnlineall 4 news articles »
Monmouthshire BeaconWyedean pupils deliver petition to CardiffMonmouthshire BeaconStudents at Wyedean School in Chepstow travelled to The Senedd in Cardiff last Wednesday (24th April) to deliver a petition to the Welsh Assembly. The Sixth Form students collected 1200 signatures supporting their campaign to lower the speed limit ...