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Estyn Pandemic may help to strengthen Welsh education in the longer term

Lessons learnt from this unusual and challenging year could help to strengthen aspects of Welsh education and training in the longer term, according to the Chief Inspector in his Annual Report 2019-20 published today.

A greater focus on learners’ wellbeing, resilience and independe

Latest COVID-19 outbreak update in Cwm Taf Hospitals

Royal Glamorgan Hospital
Linked COVID-19 cases: 348
Deaths in linked COVID-19 cases: 95
*numbers correct as of 14/12/2020


Prince Charles Hospital
Linked COVID-19 cases: 189
Deaths in linked COVID-19 cases: 50
*numbers correct as of 14/12/2020

Welsh Conservatives react to mass Covid testing in schools

Reacting to the announcement that  “serial Covid-19 testing” using lateral flow tests will be introduced in schools and colleges from January, the Shadow Minister for Education – Suzy Davies MS – said:

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council School reorganisation case sees Court of Appeal hear oral submissions in Welsh for first time

The Court of Appeal is thought to have heard oral submissions in Welsh for the first time during an appeal this month over a county council’s plans for school reorganisation.

The submissions were made by Owain Rhys James of Civitas Law on behalf of the Welsh Language Commissioner.

Work progresses on Dewi Sant Health Park

Work is underway on the final phase of the redevelopment of Dewi Sant Health Park in Pontypridd.

The Wales UNCRC Monitoring Group publish report for the United Nations, highlighting children’s rights priorities in Wales

This year marked the start of the journey towards the next examination of the government’s progress in implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

Erection of 3 detached dwellings. Retention of existing dwelling BIRCHWOOD, LLWYDCOED ROAD Aberdare

Application No: 20/1337/10


Proposal: Erection of 3 detached dwellings. Retention of existing dwelling and associated works (re-submission of planning application 20/0409/10).