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Fiscal outlook for Wales reflects Westminster incompetence

Austerity and de-industrialisation a dent in Welsh tax take

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has today said the first OBR publication of tax revenue forecasts for Wales is a vindication of her party’s long held view that Westminster can’t be trusted with Wales’ economy.

Merthyr Tydfil’s new undergraduate medical education facility poised to open its doors

New undergrad facility_POThe construction of a new undergraduate medical education facility at Keir Hardie University Health Park in Merthyr Tydfil is almost complete, with new doctors in training preparing to start their studies on January 5th 2014.

Cynon Nativity

There's just 2 days to go of Cynon Nativity at St Elvan's Aberdare!

Leaving Your Leaves Could Cause Flooding!

The autumn leaves are falling and the weather has now turned blustery, wet and cold – perfect conditions for flooding!

Arrest operation nets eight suspects across RCT and Merthyr Tydfil

A police operation resulted in the arrest of eight suspects across Rhondda Cynon Taff and Merthyr Tydfil in two days.

Urgent call for two, three and four year olds to be vaccinated against flu

Figures show 78% currently unprotected

Top health officials in Wales have issued an urgent call to parents of two, three and four year olds to get their children vaccinated against flu this winter, with only one in five of those eligible vaccinated so far.

A Bike for Christmas

Do you remember the Christmas or birthday you received the gift of a new bike?

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has a number of “nearly-new” bicycles available to purchase at a massively reduced price this Christmas.

Troubling drop in Welsh exports

Welsh Conservatives have labelled a significant drop in Welsh exports as ‘extremely troubling’.

Welsh government figures, released today, show an 89 million pounds fall for the four quarters leading up to and including 2014 quarter three, compared with the previous four quarters.

National Preventive Mechanism publishes annual report into UK detention

The fifth annual report of the UK’s national mechanism for the prevention of torture and ill treatment in detention is being published on 4 December.

HIW contributed to this report as we are a member organisation of the National Preventative Mechanism.

Pop-Up shops lead 'Open for Christmas' campaign

Pop-up shops in empty high street stores should be better encouraged and entirely exempt from business rates.

That’s the leading call from Welsh Conservatives in a new campaign aimed at boosting and supporting Welsh high streets.