Plaid Cymru

Shadow of the Jo Cox murder looms large in the hysteria of the right wing Brexit coverage

The increasingly demented Brexit coverage of the Daily Mail and others last week hit new heights of hysteria after 11 Tory MPs voted in …

Brexit

Sandy Road air quality raised in Senedd

Views on planning order in Llanelli sought<p>Published<p>36 mins ago<p>on<p>December 15, 2017<p>​RESIDENTS are being asked their views on a new planning order to …

Wales

Councillors call for investment in ex-office buildings

PLAID Cymru councillors have called on the Vale of Glamorgan Council to commit to investing in a regeneration project for old office blocks in Barry …

Wales

Plaid Cymru AM Steffan Lewis, 33, reveals he is battling stage four cancer

Assembly Member Steffan Lewis has revealed he has been diagnosed with stage four cancer.<p>In a statement on Twitter, the 33-year-old, said him and his …

News (Wales)

Lucy's Law wins support from MPs across the spectrum

Lucy’s Law has won backing from MPs across the political spectrum.<p>Kerry McCarthy for Labour told the launch of Lucy’s Law in Parliament last week: …

Scottish National Party

£13million Welshpool school revamp could be dashed by listed building application for Maesydre school building

AN APPLICATION to place listed building status on a school in Welshpool could derail the £13 million plans to revamp education in the town, it is …

Wales

Brexit Bulletin: Retreat or Defeat

<i>Sign up to receive the Brexit Bulletin in your inbox, and follow @Brexit on Twitter.</i><p>Will she surrender or risk defeat?<p>U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May …

Brexit

More support for young people with special needs

NEW rules supporting young people with special needs in Wales have been signed off by AMs.<p>The Additional Learning Needs and Educational Tribunal …

News (Wales)

UKIP AM Gareth Bennett barred over 'hateful' remarks

<b>UKIP AM Gareth Bennett has been barred from speaking in Senedd debates in 2018 following a speech about transgender rights.</b><p>Mr Bennett refused to apologise for saying society could implode if there was too much "deviation from the norm".<p>Presiding Officer Elin Jones said on Wednesday some of the …

LGBTQ

Plaid Cymru get in the Christmas spirit

A LLANELLI woman pretended to be a naturist to get alongside a retired businessman and con him out of £50,000, a judge has heard.<p>Moira Etchells, aged …

Wales

Finance Secretary announces new scheme to help small businesses

Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford says there will be a new permanent small business rate relief scheme in Wales from April 2018.<p>It will limit the …

News (Wales)

Why quotas for women AMs are needed to deliver equality - Cerys Furlong

The week the Expert Panel on Assembly Electoral Reform published its proposals.<p>In it, there is a welcome focus on the need to ensure diversity among …

News (Wales)

Unemployment rate jumps in Wales

<b>Unemployment in Wales has risen to 4.7%, in the latest monthly figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).</b><p>This is higher than the UK rate of 4.3%.<p>Wales has also seen the largest rise in unemployment of all UK nations and regions, up 6,000 to 71,000, since the period between May and …

News (Wales)

Harassment of abuse victims in court must stop, MP says

<b>A Plaid Cymru MP wants to change the law to stop victims of abuse from having to face their abusers in court.</b><p>Liz Saville Roberts's bill aims to stop abusers making claims to the Civil and Family Court, simply to further harass their victims.<p>The cases mainly involve the victims of domestic abuse, …

Wales's schools urgently need political participation lessons

After 20 years of devolved politics, one would assume that Wales’s government and parliament would have solidified its place in the country, and the …

Education

Western Mail letters: Tuesday, December 12, 2017

People here do not want solar farm<p>After Anglesey Council approved a 200 acre solar farm at Rhyd y Groes near Cemaes, the developers thanked Plaid …

Benjamin Netanyahu

More AMs and votes at 16 to be backed by assembly report

<b>An increase in the number of AMs is expected to be recommended in a report looking at the assembly's future, BBC Wales understands.</b><p>An expert panel commissioned by the assembly to examine the size of the institution will publish its findings on Tuesday.<p>As well as the number of AMs, it will recommend …

Brexit

The shocking figures which show how many more doctors the rest of Europe has compared to Wales

Shocking figures have revealed how poorly staffed the Welsh NHS has become compared to the rest of Europe.<p>Wales has fewer GPs than other European …

News (Wales)

Wales will celebrate Year of the Sea in 2018 as part of latest tourism drive

The next 12 months have been branded the “Year of the Sea” in the latest attempt to persuade tourists from around the world to visit Wales.<p>This will …

News (Wales)

Chancellor faces attempt by MPs to vote down autumn budget

Labour objects to finance bill over tax cut to banks and Stella Creasy demands data on how measures affect women<p>Philip Hammond will face attempts to vote down his budget at the first hurdle on Monday on the grounds that tax cuts for big banks must be stopped and all policies should be subject to a …

Brexit

Anonymous artist BAGSY is putting his brilliant bag drawings up for auction

BAGSY is the anonymous Welsh artist who models himself on Banksy and whose depictions of Rhondda landmarks are being etched on carrier bags in …

News (Wales)

Theresa May faces first Brexit bill defeat, say Commons rebels

Leading Tories join bid to help force ‘meaningful vote’ on final deal before ministers formally enact Britain’s departure from EU<p>Theresa May is facing her first Commons defeat on her Brexit bill within days, amid a last-minute plea to pro-European Tories to force a “truly meaningful vote” on …

Brexit

Politicians lead public bank efforts following closure announcements

Plaid Cymru politicians Adam Price AM and Jonathan Edwards MP have taken the lead on calls for a public banking model in the aftermath of yet more …

News (Wales)

Barry mayor sanctioned over inappropriate comment at public meeting

A VALE of Glamorgan councillor has been censured after making an inappropriate remark during a public, live-streamed council meeting.<p>Cllr Hodges, who …

Wales

New community centre on Cemetery Approach approved

PLAID Cymru councillors have welcomed an agreement to build a new community centre at Cemetery Approach.<p>The move, which has been jointly agreed …

Wales

Waste fires in Wales prompt calls for tougher rules

<b>A spate of major fires at waste recycling sites in Wales has led to calls for tougher regulation.</b><p>There have been 13 serious incidents in the last four years - with Natural Resource Wales (NRW) reporting a total of 123 waste fires since 2012.<p>The Welsh Government's regulator, NRW said it had brought …

News (Wales)

Live updates as 'breakthrough in Brexit deal paves way for future talks between EU and UK'

10:00David Williamson<p>A 'significant day' for Ireland<p>Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar sounds very happy with how things have gone so far - though he …

Brexit

12 reasons why a no-deal Brexit could be a disaster for the country

It is “difficult, if not impossible, to envisage a worse outcome for the United Kingdom” than the country crashing out of the EU without an exit …

Brexit

'Feudal' complaints system unjust, ombudsman says

<b>People with literacy problems should be given more help to complain about public services for the sake of "social justice", the ombudsman has said.</b><p>Nick Bennett said it was "feudal" that oral complaints could currently only be handled at his discretion.<p>People unable to write complaints "shouldn't be …

News (Wales)

Store shuts down without warning leaving staff jobless for Christmas

A SUPERMARKET in Barry has closed down unexpectedly just three weeks before Christmas.<p>Filco on Thompson Street closed its doors on Monday evening …

Wales