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September 2014

Welsh Lib Dems secure £128m for education and apprenticeships

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have secured £128 million to be spent on education and training in Wales.

Schoolchildren Clean Up Their Community

Schoolchildren took to the streets of Beddau in an effort to clean up their community.

95% increase in concerns raised about Welsh care homes

Concerns raised about Welsh care and nursing homes have almost doubled during the past year, a Plaid Cymru Freedom of Information request has revealed.

Legendary Welsh Runner Honoured With Blue Plaque

Cllr Ann Crimmings with the founder of the Nos Galan Road Races Bernard Baldwin MBE

Four Poets to Compose 100 Poems in 24 Hours

Literature Wales has presented four poets with a monumental challenge this National Poetry Day, Thursday 2 October. They have been tasked with composing a hundred original Welsh-language poems in 24 hours.

“Short-sighted” budget a vicious blow for public services

Plaid Cymru responds to draft budget

In response to the Welsh Government’s budget, the Party of Wales Finance spokesperson Alun Ffred Jones said:

Access Academic Research At Your Library

Libraries throughout Rhondda Cynon Taf have introduced a new online service which provides access to specialist academic research.

Hirwaun Library Supports Children's Reading Challenge

Hirwaun Library has given away 50 copies of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” to encourage local children to share a love of reading

Ceredigion County Council has strong and clear leadership

Ceredigion Council has developed a corporate performance culture which is helping to drive the necessary improvements to its services

M4 relief road kicked into long grass

Responding to the agreement between Welsh Labour and the Welsh Liberal Democrats that the construction of the M4 relief road will be delayed until at least 2016, Byron Davies AM, Shadow Minister for Transport, said:

Ministers visit radiology suite at Royal Glamorgan Hospital that will house state-of-the-art ‘diagnostic hub‘

Health Minister Mark Drakeford and Finance Minister Jane Hutt visited the Radiology Directorate at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant today (September 30th) to discuss plans for a ‘diagnost

NHS cash is too little too late

Responding to the publication of the Welsh Government’s draft budget for 2015-16, which includes a two year deal with the Welsh Liberal Democrats, Nick Ramsay AM, Shadow Minister for Finance, said:

Welsh Government Upland Proposals FlawedLast updated

NFU Cymru President Stephen James has expressed deep Stephen James_217_275disappointment at the recent announcement by Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans AM, that there will be no Area of Natural Constraint (ANC) Scheme in Wales.

Wales: can the slumbering dragon awake?

The upheaval after Scotland’s vote should bring a historic moment for Wales. But, can it finally seize the opportunity to become more than a ‘nearly nation’?

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council's Response To Passive Smoking At Aberdare Bus Station

AberdareOnline has had a response from Rhondda Cynon Taf Council with regard to the inhalation of passive smoke at Aberdare bus Station.

Porth Fire Station to close whilst Ponty escapes axe.

The South Wales Fire Authority met today to decide the future of fire stations in RCT following a consultation which saw considerable opposition to the proposals put forward earlier this year.

Nine out of every 10 people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are overweight

Almost nine out of every 10 people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are overweight, according to a new analysis by Diabetes UK.

Aberdare Service Station Tracey Johnston shortlisted for superstation

Tracey Johnston, an employee of Aberdare Service Station, Mid Glamorgan has been shortlisted for Best Forecourt Assistant at SuperStation 2014, one of the most prestigious accolades in forecourt retailing.


For the past two years Y Galeri’s annual Open Art Competition has attracted hundreds of artists from across South Wales and the resulting exhibitions have been hugely popular.

RCT and Merthyr merger plans - no thanks say RCT Lib Dems

The consultation on proposals to reorganise Local Government in Wales comes to an end this coming Wednesday, 1st October.

Make do and mend instead of throwing away

Cllr Ann Crimmings is urging residents to support the Council's kerbside recycling service

NHS staff must be free to speak out over concerns, says Plaid AM Elin Jones

Health workers must be allowed to raise concerns without fear of reprisals, says Plaid Cymru’s Shadow Health Minister, Elin Jones AM.

IPCC finds shortcomings in how Gwent Police handled contact with Caroline Parry prior to her murder

Improvements need to be made to the way Gwent Police handle stalking and harassment cases according to a report published today by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

Labour party conference: Access meltdown sparks call for action

The Labour party has been told by its own activists that it must do much more to make its own policies and procedures accessible, after a string of access failures at its annual party conference.

Labour party conference: Miliband’s radar ignores disabled people… again

Labour leader Ed Miliband has delivered another snub to disabled people, after delivering an hour-long speech to his party’s annual conference without mentioning them once.

Talbot Green pub has license suspended

A Talbot Green pub has been banned from serving alcohol for three months and has permanently lost its right to host live music, as part of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s ongoing work to protect the pub

Labour party conference: Miliband upsets party volunteer with disablist ‘joke’

The Labour leader Ed Miliband has shocked and upset disabled activists within his own party by making a disablist “joke” about being taken away “by the men in white coats”.

Expect outcry over Labour's school plans.

Responding to the recent announcement on a new school for Y Pant and possible reorganisation of Tonyrefail and Rhondda schools Welsh Liberal Democrat Councillor Mike Powell said:

Ludicrous plans for reorganisation of Rhondda and Tonyrefail schools.

RCT's Labour Cabinet will meet next week to discuss plans for a major restrusture of Rhondda and Tonyrefail schools. RCT's Welsh Liberal Democrat Campaign Manager Karen Roberts says she is furious at the proposals, and at the way they have been put forward.

Labour’s behind closed doors wage deals

In July this year a confidential report was put to RCT Council which suggested pay increases of up to 15% for some Officers because of realignment in responsibilities.

Labour condemned for putting a price on justice by keeping legal aid cuts

Plaid Cymru Parliamentary Leader, Elfyn Llwyd MP, has criticised comments made by Labour’s legal aid spokesman, Andy Slaughter MP, who has confirmed that the Labour party would not reverse the huge

Schools need stability and support after banding fiasco - Aled Roberts

Aled Roberts AM talking with pupils This morning, the Welsh Government announced that their controversial school banding system will be replaced with a new scheme based on individual pupil data.

Pontypridd's Heritage Construction Skills Workshop

Do you work in the construction industry or just have an interest in learning more about traditional heritage skills?

Wanted: Ryan Wiltshire

Contact: Call 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Police are appealing for information to locate wanted man Ryan Wiltshire.

Ryan Wiltshire is wanted by South Wales Police.

New volunteering opportunities from Public Health Wales

Would you like to help raise awareness of the NHS breast screening, cervical screening, bowel screening and abdominal aortic aneurysm screening programmes in your local community?

Learn Welsh - Have a Go!

The Welsh Books Council has published a brand new catalogue of books and resources to help those who are learning Welsh.

Healthcare Inspectorate Wales publishes findings of a review into a Cardiff Homicide

Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) today publishes its report following a review of a homicide carried out by a Mental Health Service user in the Ely area of Cardiff on 19 October 2012.

Attendance in secondary schools

This is the first of two reports in response to a request for advice on attendance from the Welsh Government in the annual remit letter to Estyn for 2013-2014 from the Minister for Education and Skills.

Volunteering Scheme at Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda is going from strength to strength

Pictured from left to right are the volunteers at Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda: Carole Howells, Jo Birch, Nicola Harvey, Gloria Devereaux, Michael Bear and Laura Cope. Susan Jayne Evans from Llwynypia is not pictured.

Improvement work at Cwmcarn fishing lake complete

Work carried out by Natural Resources Wales to improve the fishing lake at Cwmcarn Forest has been completed.

European community growing experts come to Swansea

The Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens (FCFCG) will welcome fellow community growers from around Europe when they host the European Federation of City Farms conference in Swansea this weekend, 26th – 29th September.

Bonkers Banding System Bites the Dust - ATL

Commenting on the ministerial announcement about the National School Categorisation System, Dr.

‘World first’ survey reveals the benefit of urban trees in Wales

The result of a survey of tree cover across all of Wales’ towns and cities, the first of its kind in the world, will be unveiled in Wrexham today (25 September 2014).

School plans far from impressive at first glance

Details are to be announced tomorrow of plans to radically revamp education within schools in the Rhondda and Taff Ely.

Minister should resign over ambulance failures.

Welsh Liberal Democrat Campaign Manager in RCT Karen Roberts says the NHS in Wales is in crisis and that is nowhere more evident than in the state of the ambulance service. As reported by the BBC targets across Wales have been missed yet again.

Poor response times show Welsh ambulance service still in crisis

Kirsty conference stageThe Welsh Liberal Democrats have said that the Welsh ambulance services are "in crisis" as figures published today show yet another decline in ambulance response times, despite pledges by the Welsh Labour Health Minister to improve the service in three months.

Miliband has 'concerns' about Welsh NHS

Ed Miliband has admitted he has ‘concerns’ about the Welsh health service and dodged questions on whether he is happy to be judged on the way the Welsh NHS is being run by his Labour colleagues.

£75M Education Investment In Rhondda and Tonyrefail

Details will be announced tomorrow on proposals to transform the delivery of education in Rhondda and the Northern Ely Valley.

'Answers needed' on Welsh ambulance performance

Welsh Conservatives today demanded answers on the under-performing Welsh Ambulance Service as new figures reveal that Welsh Labour has missed its ambulance response time target again.

£24M Investment For New School At Y Pant

The Council’s Cabinet will tomorrow announce proposals to invest £24M in a new school building for Y Pant Comprehensive.

Voluntary carers eligible for free flu vaccination

People who provide care on a voluntary basis will be eligible to receive the seasonal flu vaccine free of charge this autumn.

NHS Funding: Miliband should apologise for huge Welsh cuts

Commenting on Labour leader Ed Miliband’s speech to his party’s conference and the reported pledge to boost English NHS funding via a mansion tax, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Health Dar

Ynysybwl woman placed on ASBO handed suspended prison sentence for breaching the order

AN YNYSYBWL woman who was placed on an ASBO to curb her “shocking and dangerous” abuse of the emergency services has received a suspended prison sentence, after breaching the order FOUR TIMES in a

Maps for walking and climbing unveiled for Wales

New revised maps have been unveiled today (Wednesday 24 September) that show where people can explore and enjoy the Welsh countryside.

Future looking grim for Hawthorn Pool

Rhondda Cynon Taff Cabinet meets this coming Tuesday, 23rd September to discuss, amongst other things, the future of Hawthorn swimming Pool - a future which looks increasingly bleak.

Dafydd Wigley to lead Plaid Cymru Westminster Campaign

Plaid Cymru - the Party of Wales has announced that its former leader Dafydd Wigley will lead the party's campaign for the Westminster Election in May 2015.

Information Commissioner probe after Welsh Government refuses to disclose jobs and investments in enterprise zones

The Information Commissioner’s Office has launched an investigation into the refusal of the Welsh Government to provide a breakdown of jobs created and retained in each of its enterprise zones. It follows a complaint by The Party of Wales.

No going back from votes at 16

K Kirsty Williams portrait irsty Williams, Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, has said that the Scottish referendum must be used as a springboard for votes at 16 to be extended to all elections.

BBC and Essex Police rise to FOI challenge – while four councils monitored over delays

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has praised the efforts of two organisations previously monitored over the timeliness of their responses to freedom of information (FOI) requests.

New M4 motorway may be unlawful

The Welsh Government's plans to build a six lane motorway through one of Wales' most important wildlife habitats may be unlawful, according to advice given to an environment charity.

Cwm Taf University Health Board Annual General Meeting 2014

Just a reminder that this year’s AGM will be held on Wednesday, September 24th at 9.30 a.m.

The venue will be the Rhondda/Cynon rooms at Ynysmeurig House.

All are welcome.

Official opening of the new Sobell Leisure Centre confirmed

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s flagship Sobell Leisure Centre is to open on October 20, delivering some of the most exceptional leisure and sporting facilities for ALL in the region.

Taking the Countryside to the City 2014

Johnny Ball_275_183NFU Cymru will help bring the countryside and agriculture right to the heart of the city over the weekend for the Cardiff Country Fair - with celebrity farmer Johnny Ball and his Let’s Talk Farming Roadshow set to visit.

NHS inquiry: Terms of reference must now be adopted

Welsh Conservatives have today backed the British Medical Association’s terms of reference for a Wales-wide NHS inquiry.

Scams partnership welcomed

Age Cymru has welcomed today’s news that Royal Mail and Trading Standards are joining forces to tackle scam mail.

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BMA proposals to avoid NHS 'meltdown'

BMA Cymru Wales has set out its vision for rescuing the health service from ‘imminent meltdown’.

Boost for Information and Advice service

The Welsh Government has awarded the Age Cymru group of charities a £224,209 grant to provide advice services for older people.

Are We Getting Our Letters And Parcels On Time?

Royal Mail Group Ltd Aberdare Delivery Office Aberaman Industrial Estate

Overhearing a conversation it would seem postal deliveries within Cynon Valley are in meltdown.

Welfare system cannot be relied on to keep local economy afloat

A report published today from Sheffield Hallam University claims that changes to the welfare system could strip around £430m a year out of the South Wales Valleys and bring and endanger 3,000 local j

Fracking – the Welsh Liberal Democrat stance

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have taken a far different stance on fracking than some of our colleagues in the Westminster Government.

St John Wales endorses WRU Concussion Education

St John Wales has today (Wednesday, 17 September 2014) endorsed the nationwide launch of the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) Concussion Education Programme.

World Alzheimer Report calls for dementia to be integrated into public health campaigns

Dementia should be integrated into both global and national public health programmes alongside other major non-communicable diseases, according to a new report.

Rhondda Public Engagement Session 25/09/14

Council Leader, Cllr Andrew Morgan has announced that the Rhondda Public Engagement session will take place on Thursday 25th September at Coleg y Cymoedd, Llwynypia from 6.30pm-8pm.

Plaid Cymru proposes a Living Wage for all

Party of Wales plans to raise the wages of more than 250,000 workers

Investment in new high-tech cameras to detect diabetes-related eye damage

Health Minister Mark Drakeford has announced a half a million pound investment in the latest high-tech cameras which help identify eye damage-related to diabetes and save people’s sight (Weds 17th S

BMA now backs NHS all-Wales inquiry call

Welsh Conservatives have welcomed calls from the British Medical Association for a full-scale independent investigation into all services in the NHS in Wales.

Stagnant wages are the price of falling unemployment

Citizens Advice has warned that whilst a further fall in unemployment is good news, working people people are paying the price with falling wages.

Will plans for Talbot Green new town still go ahead?

More than eighteen months since the plans for a "new town" at Talbot Green were passed by RCT Council there seems to be little evidence of any movement.

Ramblers Cymru step up to a challenge!

Staff from Ramblers Cymru recently walked in relay as leaders on a charity walk from Newport in South Wales to Narberth in West Wales.

First Minister can’t duck Barnett questions

Plaid Cymru leader fights for fair deal, as Labour sidelines Wales

Rare model steam engine stolen in Pontypridd burglary

Police in Pontypridd are appealing for information following the theft of a distinctive model ‘steam engine’ from a cellar of a house on Llantrisant Road.

Brave Cynthia is Recycling – What's Your Excuse!

Community Councillor Cynthia Dyke MBE, aged 73 from Ty Rhiw Estate, Taffs Well is asking residents from across Rhondda Cynon Taf to join her in her passionate fight against black bag waste.

Scotland 'vow' doesn’t lock out fair funding for Wales

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have today dismissed criticism that the vow taken by the three UK party leaders to protect the Barnett formula in Scotland means the formula can't be reformed for Wales.

Aberdare Town Centre Road Closure

A temporary road closure will take place in Aberdare town centre on Sunday September 28th for essential works to be undertaken.

Labour’s support in decline

Roger Scully breaks down the results of the latest Wales Barometer Poll.

Age Connects Morgannwg are celebrating Older People's Day

Age Connects Morgannwg are celebrating Older People's Day - 1 October 2014

FUW brings taste of rural life to Cardiff Country Fair

The Farmers' Union of Wales will welcome visitors to the Cardiff Country Fair at the end of the month with a taste of rural life and food production in a bid to bring the countryside closer to those who live in towns and cities.

Cwm Taf consultant to lead Wales-wide work on mortality reviews

A senior doctor from Cwm Taf University Health Board will lead work to make sure the way the NHS reviews the records of all patients who die in hospital is consistent throughout Wales, Health Minister Mark Drakeford announced today (Tues 16th Sept).

Behind the headlines: “Dairy diet to beat diabetes”

There is a story in today’s Daily Express about a study that has suggested a high fat diet could reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Carers may be left in the lurch by new public planning legislation in Wales

Carers Wales responds to the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Bill, which was introduced on 7 July 2014.

Drop in sessions for people to ask about felling at Cwmcarn forest and closure of the Forest Drive road

Natural Resources Wales is inviting people who live near or enjoy Cwmcarn forest to find out more about plans to close the Forest Drive road. This is necessary in order to carry out felling work to combat a disease killing larch trees which account for 78% of the trees along the drive.

Black History Month Wales Remembers WWl

Black History Association Wales, in partnership with the African Community Centre, is pleased to announce an exciting and thought provoking programme of events and workshops that will take place across Wales from September to November, many of which are connected to the World War One Centenary.

Towards a Frack Free RCT – the problem facing Councils.

Planning permission for test drilling at the Llantrisant site was originally turned down at a meeting of the Development Control committee on 15 August 2013, against the recommendation of the Planning Officer, because members considered

Has Leighton learned his lesson?

So fifteen months after his departure from the Cabinet Rhondda AM Leighton Andrews once again takes a seat around the Welsh Government table.

Frack free RCT

Whilst a growing number of people are joining the campaign against fracking in Rhondda Cynon Taff, and indeed Wales, many more are unaware that permission for test drilling in Llantrisant has already been granted.

20mph Rule Outside Schools

A new campaign "20mph Rule Outside Schools" is being launched during September 2014 focussing on making roads safer in communities.

'A ghost named Dylan' launches with help from school workshops for poet's centenary

A debut children's book by a primary school teacher is to be launched 17 September at Sully Primary School writers' shed as part of an exciting initiative to bring the work of Dylan Thomas to thousands of school children.

IPCC independently investigating SWP response to domestic disturbances prior to the death of Lisa Moller

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating South Wales Police’s response to two reports of domestic disturbances, prior to the later discovery of a woman’s body.

A Yes vote in Scotland is a win-win for Wales

Elin Jones: “Every move of the No campaign has a £300m price tag for Wales”

Bryn Celynnog pupils step out for Macmillan

Dedicated fundraisers from Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive School, Beddau are putting their best feet forward this month to raise essential funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Dignity and Essential Care Inspection (DECI) report for Rookwood Hospital, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board published

Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) publishes a report following an unannounced Dignity and Essential Care inspection to Wards 7 & 8 of Rookwood Hospital, part of Cardiff & Vale University Health Board. The Inspection was undertaken on 18 & 19 June 2014.

A report on Porth Junior School

During each inspection, inspectors aim to answer three key questions:
Key Question 1: How good are the outcomes?
Key Question 2: How good is provision?

Cwm Taf outlines vision for innovative new services in Pontypridd and Rhondda

Health Board at the forefront of innovation as new plans are drawn up to transform health services in Pontypridd and Taff Ely

Payday loan adverts to children are "utterly unacceptable"

Citizens Advice has called on television viewers to "take a stand" against payday lenders and report irresponsible advertising to the Financial Conduct Authority.

Alzheimer's Society calls for action as scale and cost of dementia soars

The cost of dementia to the UK has hit £26 billion a year – enough to pay the energy bills of every household in the country, finds an Alzheimer's Society report

Plaid pledges pay rise for 250,000 Welsh workers

Plaid Cymru has unveiled its first signature policy for the 2015 General Election Campaign - a Living Wage that would secure a pay rise for more than 250,000 Welsh workers.

Two cutting-edge police stations declared open in South Wales

Police and Crime Commissioner Alun Michael, Sergeant Jonathan Rice, and Chief Constable Peter Vaughan inspect a cell wing at one of the custody units.

Have Your Say

Residents are being given the chance to have their say on an important Quality of Life survey, feedback from which will be used to inform and shape better services.

Burden of care costs falls unfairly on dementia sufferers, says Age UK

Age UK has said that the cost of care for those with dementia averages £32,242 a year per patient - with only a third of this covered by NHS or council help.

Our reaction to Auditor General's Glastir Report

The environmental objectives of Welsh Government can only be delivered through environmental actions Stephen James_217_275taken by land managers on the ground.

Aberdare By-Pass Closure

A section of Aberdare By-Pass will be closed this Sunday (September 14) for essential resurfacing works.

Tonypandy school targeted by thieves and vandals

Damage has been caused to a Tonypandy school thanks to thieves who stole lead from the roof, and playground equipment has also been damaged during the summer holidays.

Extra rehabilitation beds in Treorchy making a difference to patients

Health Minister Mark Drakeford visited the Supported Recovery Unit at Ysbyty George Thomas, in Treorchy, to see how an extra 15 rehabilitation beds are offering recovery and support for people experiencing mental health problems in Cwm Taf.

NHS winter plan must address A and E overcrowding

Welsh Conservatives called on the Welsh Labour government to produce a detailed NHS plan to deal with winter pressures – including A and E overcrowding.

Healthy Lifestyle Roadshow finds 59 per cent at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes

Over half of the visitors to Diabetes UK and Bupa’s recent Healthy Lifestyle Roadshow in Merthyr were found to be at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Health Board news

Cwm Taf University Health Board held its latest Board meeting on September 3rd at Ynysmeurig House in Abercynon.

Party of Wales calls for NHS exemption from EU-US trade deal

Plaid Cymru has urged the UK Government to ensure that a new free trade deal between the EU and US explicitly exempts the NHS from US private buy-outs.

Hearing clinic at Age Cymru Pontypridd

Pontypridd residents can speak to leading hearing specialists at their local Age Cymru charity shop during a free hearing clinic on 26 September.


Stu Rees surrounded by fellow Wilko team members after bidding a fond farewell to his leg hair for charity

Independent commission proposes radical reshaping of health and social care around need

Health and social care should be moved to a single ring-fenced budget for the NHS, and social care with a single commissioner for local services, according to a new report released by the King's Fund.

Wales Must Seize EU Procurement Potential

Plaid Cymru Shadow Cabinet Makes Call to Boost Welsh Business on Visit to Brussels

Dignity and Essential Care Inspection (DECI) report for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board published

Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) publishes a report following an unannounced Dignity and Essential Care inspection to Ward A4 of University Hospital for Wales, part of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. The Inspection was undertaken on 11 June 2014.

Report's damning verdict on Labour-run Cardiff Council

A damning Welsh Audit Office report into the performance of Cardiff Council has revealed Labour's failure of leadership since it took over running the Council in 2012.

Nappy Days for Mums n Dads

Being a new mum and dad can be tiring enough without worrying about where to put all the dirty nappies!

Looking for Somewhere to go tonight

St John Cadets start back tonight. If your 10-18 & want to see what we are about then pop into the ambulance hall on depot road

Don't be a throw away Joe!

The average “Joe” throws away the equivalent of their body weight (11stone 6llb) in unwanted or uneaten food in just one year. This costs an average household a whopping £700 – which is enough to heat a family home for one year!

Questions to answer over ambulance staffing

Welsh Conservatives have questioned ambulance service staffing in South East Wales and called for guarantees that reported shortages are not being repeated across the country.

Volunteer in RCT and Merthyr Tydfil

We’re looking for volunteers to help us in Rhondda Cynon Taff and Merthyr Tydfil to set up and run exercises classes for local older people.

Questions to answer over ambulance staffing

Welsh Conservatives have questioned ambulance service staffing in South East Wales and called for guarantees that reported shortages are not being repeated across the country.

Welsh pupils miss out as all English infants get free school meals

Kids school mealWelsh infants are missing out on a free hot school meal every day because of the Welsh Labour Government, while their English peers sit down to a free meal every day as they head back to school this week.

ICO orders Welsh direct marketing company to stop making nuisance calls

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has served Camarthen-based direct marketing company Winchester and Deakin Limited (also trading as Rapid Legal and Scarlet Reclaim) with an enforcement no

Swim Llyn Tegid for Diabetes UK Cymru

Health charity Diabetes UK Cymru is appealing for people to take on a sponsored swim in Llyn Tegid to raise funds to support people living with diabetes across Wales.


Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has presented a series of framed prints of past Nos Galan Mystery Runners to the owners of the 17th Century hotel and civic dignitaries and guests will attend the special event.


BBC Cymru Wales and Sport Wales have begun the search for Welsh sports brightest stars of 2014.

A message from Aberdare Community School's Head-teacher Susan Davies

It seems only a short time ago that I took up my post as Head-teacher of our school. Yet 18 months has passed in the blink of an eye.

Families in Aberdare are invited to Diabetes UK Cymru event

Diabetes UK Cymru is holding a free one day event in Cardiff for families who have a child with Type 1 diabetes on Saturday 20 September.

The winner of the second Llyndy Isaf Scholarship will start his new role as Farm Manager

The winner of the second Llyndy Isaf Scholarship will start his new role as Farm Manager in Snowdonia on 1st September.