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How to help your youngsters kickstart their friendship skills

Learning how to be a good friend is a vital part of growing up, but the pandemic has kept many youngsters away from their peers so their social skills may have taken a knock. Here, former primary school teacher Laura Steele of education resource experts 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest insights

A roundup of the latest data and trends about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic from the ONS and other sources.

4 August 2021

Seven-year-old girl was knocked over by an off-road motorbike on the pedestrian crossing opposite the Spar shop on the A4058, Hopkinstown

On Sunday 1st August at around 1.15pm, a seven-year-old girl was knocked over by an off-road motorbike on the pedestrian crossing opposite the Spar shop on the A4058, Hopkinstown,

Reaction to Welsh Government proposal to voting in supermarkets and secondary schools

Shadow Minister for the Constitution Darren Millar MS, said:

“Once again, Labour’s priorities are wrong.

Welsh government proposes placing polling stations in colleges

People in Wales may soon be able to vote for their local representatives as they go about their weekly shop or finish their lessons.

The Welsh government has written to the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) putting forward the idea of flexible voting pilots in next year’s local go

Judges make history as first all-female Court of Appeal sits in Wales

History has been made after three female judges – Lady Justice Nicola Davies, Mrs Justice Jefford and Mrs Justice Steyn – sat as part of the Court of Appeal in Wales. It is the first time the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) has sat in Wales comprising all women.

Calls for a Wales-specific Covid inquiry

The UK Government has already committed to holding a UK-wide inquiry, but so far Labour ministers in Cardiff Bay have refused to commit to hold a Welsh inquiry to examine decisions taken at a devolved level.


Wales’ health boards spend £1.3bn to fill staff shortages

The Welsh Government’s retraining and recruiting strategy needs “real teeth” to get more full-time staff in the NHS rather than spending money on emergency workers to fill shortages, the Shadow Health

Aberdare Park Road Races

The Aberdare Park National Road Races return in all their glory this weekend, once again attracting top riders from around the country and a maximum of 4,000 spectators per day.