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Active Monitoring brings colour back to Sonia’s life

A colouring book might not seem like an obvious benefit to anyone left devastated by bereavement but, for Sonia Bucsenac, taking up the activity has helped her cope with the loss of her beloved husband.

The Twelve Myths of Christmas

Christmas is a special time of year. Even so, it doesn't stop health and safety being - wrongly - cited as a reason for preventing pretty harmless activities from going ahead.

Tower Colliery was worked until it became uneconomic and closed in January 2008


This is another little tale that gets rather complicated, so let me set the scene with some background information. (Sorry, no music.)

Parents to work around children thanks to returners programme

A WELSH care provider has launched a campaign this month (December, 2018) to help parents return to work after having their children.


NRW implements emergency byelaws to protect salmon

Emergency byelaws which will protect salmon stocks after current byelaws expire have been made by Natural Resources Wales.

The current National Salmon Byelaws, which have been in place for 20 years to protect early-running spring salmon, will expire on 31 December.

BBC story about staff response to Organisational Design consultation

Later this week, we expect the BBC to run a story on the summary response from our staff to the consultation we carried out this summer on structure proposals as part of redesigning our organisation for the future.

Caught by an officer hiding behind a false wall in a Cardiff flat

A paedophile who has spent five years on the run from police will spend this Christmas in prison.
Brian Ward, 62, from Pontyclun, has evaded authorities since 2013, was found by a police officer hiding behind a false wall in a Cardiff flat on Thursday, December 6th, 2018.

Wales has the weakest economy of all UK nations and regions

Statistics released yesterday show Wales recorded lower Gross Value Added (GVA) per head than Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the nine English regions.

High street retailers to get £2,500 cut to their rates bills

High street businesses and other retailers in Wales will each receive a £2,500 cut to their business rates next year, Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford will today announce.

Progress on plans to improve NHS dental services in Wales

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has today welcomed progress on Welsh Government plans to improve NHS dental services in Wales.
Tuesday 11 December 2018