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“Rent Smart Wales Will Protect Tenants and Raise Standards”

Rent Smart Wales will help raise standards in the private rented sector, Communities Secretary Carl Sargeant said today. The Cabinet Secretary was addressing Assembly Members, on the eve of bringing in powers which mean enforcement action can be ...

Swansea's Oceana Demolition Setting the Scene for New City Digital District

Swansea Council is working on proposals to develop 100,000 square feet of office space on Kingsway that could benefit from world class digital infrastructure. Major investment in digital infrastructure is at the heart of the Swansea Bay City Region's ...

South Wales Echo letters: Tuesday, December 6, 2016

... overlooked by the national press and yet we have opposition MPs who would prefer to follow their own personal agenda than support a leader who has the overwhelming support of the party membership. Patrick G Rafferty. Penygraig, Tonypandy, Rhondda.and more »

Wales Week in London – Annual Programme of Events Launched to Promote Wales in London

A new marketing initiative to promote events and profile-raising opportunities in London for Wales and Welsh organisations has been launched. The launch event hosted by Rt Hon Alun Cairns, Secretary of State for Wales in London on Monday 5th December ...and more »

Pensioner arrested and area cordoned off as police investigate incident at a pharmacy

A police spokesperson said: “ Dyfed-Powys Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault that occurred at Garnant Pharmacy, Cwmamman Road at approximately 12.40pm today. Police at the scene. “A 68-year-old man was arrested at the scene, and is in ...and more »

Emphatic win in the mud for Llantwit Major against tough Rhondda opponents

Llantwit Major RFC cemented their second place in the league with a sound 10-24 win against Wattstown in the league. The pitch at Wattstown Park had not quite thawed out, leaving a boggy few inches of earth on a hard base making for slippery conditions ...and more »

Emphatic win in the mud for Llantwit Major against tough Rhondda opponents

Llantwit Major RFC cemented their second place in the league with a sound 10-24 win against Wattstown in the league. The pitch at Wattstown Park had not quite thawed out, leaving a boggy few inches of earth on a hard base making for slippery conditions ...

Ruth Davidson makes plea for Britain to avoid “unnecessarily divisive Brexit"

Delivering a lecture named after women's rights champion Viscountess Rhondda, which last year was given by Julia Gillard, the former Australian Prime Minister, Ms Davidson said: “To ensure we choose the path of openness and engagement, above all, we ...

Ruth Davidson warns against 'divisive Brexit'

... that people in Britain "do not go to sleep under a European Union duvet" - and should seek to accommodate the UK's chosen course. Ms Davidson was delivering the annual Rhondda lecture, given last year by former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

Ruth Davidson: Nigel Farage risks harming UK's Brexit deal by 'rubbing Europe's noses' in referendum result

Ruth Davidson has accused Nigel Farage and Ukip of endangering the UK's chances of getting a good Brexit deal by "rubbing Europe's noses" in the referendum result. The Scottish Conservative leader argued that Ukip politicians who “chuckle and bray” ...and more »