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Jeremy Miles visits Coleg Llandrillo to talk about mental health

This week, the Education Minister, Jeremy Miles, visited Coleg Llandrillo to discuss the important work they are undertaking to support staff and learners’ mental health. The Welsh Government has allocated over £7m to support the mental health and wellbeing of further education staff and learners across Wales since 2020.

wales247.co.uk ,  2 hours ago 0
Jeremy Miles visits Coleg Llandrillo to talk about mental health

Wales' new curriculum 'to go over budget'

An independent report says it is too difficult to accurately calculate the cost The Welsh Government's new curriculum is set to cost more than the top-end estimates it had been working to, an independent report has said. Audit Wales says that while it is difficult to accurately calculate the cost of curriculum reform current budgets suggest that direct expenditure may be at the high end of, or more than, the Welsh Government’s 2021 estimates.

walesonline.co.uk ,  2 hours ago 0
Wales' new curriculum 'to go over budget'

Welsh Government urged to scrap 'barmy' plans for nine-metre-high fence along A494

Plans for air quality barriers between Queensferry and St David’s Park have not gone down well Pressure is growing on the Welsh Government to scrap “barmy” plans to build a nine-metre-high fence along a key trunk road in Deeside. Proposals were recently revealed to install three air quality barriers on the northbound verge of the A494 between the junctions for Queensferry and St David’s Park.

dailypost.co.uk ,  13 hours ago 8
Welsh Government urged to scrap 'barmy' plans for nine-metre-high fence along A494

A referendum should be held on increasing the size of the Senedd, says Welsh Secretary

The most senior Welsh Tory at Westminster has been a vocal critic of expanding the Senedd to 96 members The Welsh Government should hold a referendum into increasing the size of the Senedd, the UK Government's Welsh Secretary has said. Plans to expand the number of Senedd members from 60 to 96 have been put forward by Labour and Plaid in the Senedd.

walesonline.co.uk ,  14 hours ago 2
A referendum should be held on increasing the size of the Senedd, says Welsh Secretary

UK Government urge Plaid to ‘call the dogs off’ over plans for Wales tourism tax

UK Government Ministers have urged Plaid Cymru to “call the dogs off” over plans by the Welsh Government to introduce a tourism tax. Welsh Secretary Simon Hart urged Plaid Cymru MP Liz Saville Roberts to discuss the planned tax with her party leader Adam Price, after promising he would speak to the Chancellor over measures to support small businesses with growing energy costs.

nation.cymru ,  14 hours ago 2
UK Government urge Plaid to ‘call the dogs off’ over plans for Wales tourism tax

Welsh government pledges action on tourism pollution in Wales

STEPS are being taken to limit the carbon footprint of tourism in Wales as the country braces for summer hordes of staycationers. The Welsh Government has announced £26 million of funding to make tourism more sustainable and the countryside more resilient. It follows a boom in the number of people choosing to holiday in the nation, and other parts of the UK, instead of going abroad during the Covid-19 pandemic.

penarthtimes.co.uk ,  14 hours ago 0
Welsh government pledges action on tourism pollution in Wales

Pressure on Welsh Government to scrap 'barmy' A494 barrier plans

PRESSURE is growing on the Welsh Government to scrap "barmy" plans to build a nine-metre-high fence along a key trunk road in Deeside. Proposals were recently revealed to install three air quality barriers on the northbound verge of the A494 between the junctions for Queensferry and St David’s Park.

leaderlive.co.uk ,  16 hours ago 2
Pressure on Welsh Government to scrap 'barmy' A494 barrier plans

Welsh Government should hold a referendum before expanding the Senedd, Welsh Secretary says

The Welsh Government should “seek the approval of its voters” by holding a referendum before expanding the size of the Senedd, the UK Government Wales Secretary has said. His comments come after the First Minister and leader of Plaid Cymru, in a joint statement last week, announced plans for all members to be elected through proportional representation, making Wales the first country in Britain to abolish the First Past the Post system at a parliamentary level.

nation.cymru ,  18 hours ago 1
Welsh Government should hold a referendum before expanding the Senedd, Welsh Secretary says

EXCLUSIVE: Welsh parents who want their children to be taught in English are told to drive them to school on 10-mile round trip - while council lays on free bus for those wanting to learn in Welsh

Parents of children wanting to be taught in English say they are victims of bias Dual-stream school now only conducts lessons in Welsh after council ruling It means some children have to travel miles to receiving classes in English Cost is down to parents, but pupils that have to travel to be taught Welsh is free

dailymail.co.uk ,  15 hours ago 3
EXCLUSIVE: Welsh parents who want their children to be taught in English are told to drive them to school on 10-mile round trip - while council lays on free bus for those wanting to learn in Welsh

£26m fund announced to reduce carbon footprint of tourism in Wales

Wrexham.com > News Posted: Wed 25th May 2022 A £26 million fund to limit the carbon footprint of tourism if Wales and improve access to the countryside so everyone can enjoy its beauty, has been announced. The Welsh Government funding would be used to help make tourism more sustainable and Wales’ countryside more resilient following the growth of staycations during the pandemic.

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£26m fund announced to reduce carbon footprint of tourism in Wales

Mark Tami: 30ft high air quality barriers along A494 in Deeside an “unacceptable imposition on the community”

Deeside.com > News Posted: Wed 25th May 2022 Updated: Wed 25th May A Deeside MP has slammed Welsh Government proposals to erect 30ft high environmental barriers at the side of the A494 and said they are “not the answer” to reducing high pollution levels along the Aston Hill section.

deeside.com ,  20 hours ago 0
Mark Tami: 30ft high air quality barriers along A494 in Deeside an “unacceptable imposition on the community”

Supermarkets should bring back glass milk bottles argues MS

The Member of the Welsh Parliament for Aberconwy – Janet Finch-Saunders MS – has secured a commitment from Mark Drakeford MS, First Minister, that he will take up her idea of asking supermarkets in Wales to use glass instead of plastic milk bottles. Janet, who also serves as Shadow Minister for Climate Change, has already seen some supermarkets agree to stop selling disposable BBQs, and has now reached out to the Welsh Government for assistance in tackling the continued use of plastic milk bottles.

baysideradio.co.uk ,  20 hours ago 5
Supermarkets should bring back glass milk bottles argues MS

Nine research and development blockchain projects to be fully funded

A Welsh Government fully funded research and development scheme entitled “Demonstrating the Potential of Blockchain”, run by Blockchain Connected, attracted such a significant level of interest and high-quality applications that a total of nine projects have successfully received funding. Launched in January this year, the “Blockchain Challenge” is being delivered by Blockchain Connected – part of Technology Connected, the network for the technology industry in Wales.

wales247.co.uk ,  23 hours ago 1
Nine research and development blockchain projects to be fully funded

Conwy: Council Tax rebates to be paid in June

More than 24,000 payments have been made by Conwy County Council to those awaiting their council tax rebates. But residents who don’t pay by Direct Debit will have to wait until next month for their £150. The Welsh Government’s Cost of Living Support Scheme is designed to help residents with the increasing cost of living.

northwalespioneer.co.uk ,  1 day ago 23
Conwy: Council Tax rebates to be paid in June

Six key aims to tackle Violence against Women

Minister for Social Justice Jane Hutt today unveiled the Welsh Government’s new Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (VAWDASV) Strategy, highlighting the six aims that the government will set to help end the abhorrent abuse women face. Minister for Social Justice Jane Hutt said:

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Six key aims to tackle Violence against Women

Welsh Government push on with tax hike for holiday homes not let out at least half the year

Finance minister Rebecca Evans confirmed the move despite hostility from many in the sector and warning it will cost 'jobs and livelihoods' Welsh Government will press on with plans that could hike taxes on holiday properties that are not rented out at least half the year - despite significant opposition in the sector.

business-live.co.uk ,  1 day ago 1
Welsh Government push on with tax hike for holiday homes not let out at least half the year

‘Unfair and unnecessary’ Wales tourism tax will ‘turn people away’ from holidays

A PLANNED tourist tax in Wales will "turn people away" from holidays, according to a tourism boss. The Welsh Government is planning a consultation on the tax this autumn. Tourism in Wales is a growing industry with many people travelling to popular areas such as Llandudno and Pembrokeshire.

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‘Unfair and unnecessary’ Wales tourism tax will ‘turn people away’ from holidays

Crackdown on second homes in Wales will begin next April

The changes are about when a property can qualify for council tax relief The first part of a Welsh Government crackdown on second homes in Wales will come into force next April. The change will bring in stricter rules for holiday homes that are exempt from council tax. Currently any holiday house that is let out for more than 70 days a year – and is available to be let out for more than 140 days a year – can pay business rates instead of council tax.

walesonline.co.uk ,  1 day ago 14
Crackdown on second homes in Wales will begin next April

Independent review into flooding in Wales welcomed in Rhondda Cynon Taf

The review will be led by Elwen Evans QC and is part of the co-operation agreement between the Labour Welsh Government and Plaid Cymru Local politicians have welcomed the independent review into flooding announced by Welsh Government and Plaid Cymru. Heledd Fychan, Plaid Cymru MS for South Wales Central and Councillor Andrew Morgan, the Labour leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, have given their reaction to the review which is part of the co-operation agreement between the Labour Welsh Government and Plaid Cymru.

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Independent review into flooding in Wales welcomed in Rhondda Cynon Taf

Mark Drakeford defends spending £4.25m on a farm for Green Man Festival

Questions about the purchase of Gileston Farm in the Brecon Beacons were raised in the Senedd Mark Drakeford has defended the Welsh Government's decision to spend £4.25m on a piece of land for the Green Man festival. It emerged last week that the Welsh Government has bought Gilestone Farm in Powys for £4.25m despite its intended tenant not having provided a business plan.

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Mark Drakeford defends spending £4.25m on a farm for Green Man Festival