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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.