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Eluned Parrott writes: Rail franchise devolution shows Lib Dem influence in Government

Eluned Parrott portrait (Stephen Radford)Eluned Parrott AM, the Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Transport Minister, has welcomed the news that the Welsh rail franchise will be devolved to the Welsh Government and that the Valleys lines electrification will go ahead. She writes below...

Warm welcome for electrification deal

Commenting on today’s deal to electrify rail track in the south Wales valleys, Welsh Conservative Leader Andrew RT Davies AM, said:

"This is hugely welcome news that will boost the Welsh economy, create jobs and secure growth.

Welsh Ambulance Service staff urged to enter 2015 NHS Wales Awards

HEALTHCARE staff and students at the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust, who are delivering innovative ways of improving patient care, are being urged to enter the NHS Wales Awards 2015.

Voluntary merger with Merthyr ruled out.

RCT Welsh Liberal Democrats have welcomed the news that a voluntary merger between RCT and Merthyr Councils has been ruled out.

Urdd National Netball Tournament

St John Baptist High School U15 and U13 teams competed within the national netball tournament. Unfortunately neither team have qualified into the next stage of tournament as the calibre of the other schools competing was very high.

Prime Minister and First Minister treating Wales as second-class nation

Plaid Cymru’s Hywel Williams MP has criticised comments made earlier today by the Prime Minister in which he confirmed that there would be no reform of the Barnett Formula on the horizon.

Nos Galan Road Races For Places

Have you registered to take part yet?

The ‘Race for a Place’ at the 2014 Nos Galan Road Races really is on – with the Elite Race already full!

BHF welcomes ruling for immediate improvement of UK air pollution levels

The British Heart Foundation has welcomed a legal ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union ordering immediate action to cut air pollution levels in the UK which will protect the nation’s heart health.

Talks start on teachers’ pay

The Welsh Government has confirmed it is in talks about the possibility of devolving teachers’ pay and conditions.

Intimacy in care homes

Alzheimer's Society is calling for greater training and awareness among care home staff when it comes to sex and relationships.