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New Head of Christian Aid Wales

The new Head of Christian Aid Wales will strengthen the charity’s presence in Wales, says the Archbishop of Wales. The Archbishop, John Davies, who is also trustee of Christian Aid and chair of Christian Aid Wales’ national committee, welcomed the appointment of...

Weep for Wales 6

Well I promised I’d be back, and when you’ve got a gift that keeps on giving . . . As the title suggests, this is the sixth episode in a saga that I’m more convinced than ever will end in tears for the central characters. And they will be the authors of their...

Reading Gore In Heat

Hello there. Hope you're feeling well today.So.I've finished this. Really Not Worth The Effort I had mentioned before that this was the most dull book I'd read in a long while. Not dull in this sense of too intellectual. Just plain dull. A lot of this novel is just...

Curriculum cul de sac

Robin Hughes is an education consultant and IWA Education Group member. Successful Futures, the new curriculum for 3-16 year olds in Wales, is taking shape.  Now, the many are getting shown what the few have been doing. Teachers and others from 150 Pioneer schools are...

Peter Black

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Did Vote Leave break the law and what should happen to the Cabinet Members who were involved in this organisation? The rather toothless Electoral Commission has finally made a decision and fined Vote Leave £61,000 and reported them police...

HPV Vaccine must be extended to boys

Following the recommendation from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) that the HPV vaccine should be extended to boys, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have urged Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services Vaughan Gething to urgently extend the...

HPV Vaccine must be extended to boys

Following the recommendation from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) that the HPV vaccine should be extended to boys, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have urged Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services Vaughan Gething to urgently extend the...

GOING GREEN FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales Office offset their emissions with Size of Wales. With this year’s #GoGreenDay held in June for the first time, and coinciding with #WorldRainforestDay also on 22nd June, Size of Wales invited organisations and individuals...

The Latest on Brexit and Public Attitudes

On Wednesday 18th July, the Wales Governance Centre held the latest in our periodic public briefing sessions about the state of play on Wales and Brexit. Chaired by Arwyn Jones of the BBC, and held in the Neuadd of the National Assembly’s Senedd building, the latest...

Cropmarks of Wales – explore online!

During the last week the Royal Commission has been inundated with media enquiries regarding recent discoveries during this unprecedented heatwave. Our aerial photographer Dr Toby Driver has spent many hours in the air recording these ancient and forgotten monuments in...

Blind faith

Tweet Following his resignation as Brexit Secretary, David Davis has rounded on those who claimed that he had no alternative proposal of his own, and he took to the pages of the Sunday Times (paywall) to refute the claim and outline his own alternative.  He’s...

Is it time to talk about Community Councils?

Peter Black was an Assembly Member for South Wales West from 1999-2016, Deputy Minister for Local Government 2000-2003, a current Swansea Councillor and a former Welsh Liberal Democrats Local Government Spokesperson. He tweets from @peterblackwales As officials in the...

Two birds, one stone

Tweet Yesterday’s interview in which the Prime Minister revealed to the world the ‘sage’ advice which Trump had given her about dealing with the EU – sue them, although on what grounds remains unclear – was one of those very rare occasions on which she...

Green(s) Bottle it.

Some people have been quick to react to the news that Green Party members in Wales have voted overwhelmingly against a split with the English Green Party with criticism. But before we single them out , we must remember there is.....No "Welsh" Labour.No "Welsh"...

Listening to your own voice

I have a memory of making a cassette recording of my granny, on one of our summer visits to Ayr in the 1960s, reciting a poem by Robert Burns. Burns was born and brought up in Alloway, just down the road, and Granny had a natural feel for his language and his verse,...

Cost of secret ceremony queried.

Given that the  ceremony that was staged a fortnight ago to mark the renaming of the Second Severn Crossing after the Prince of Wales. cost nearly £4000 we may be actually grateful it was carried out almost in private.Prince Charles attended at the start of his...

The Future Of The Welsh Language Shop

Hello there. Hope you're feeling well today.Today I caught up with some disturbing news on Twitter. The Siop Y Bont, the Welsh language magazine and bookshop in the Pontypridd arcade is to close down next month. Now I don't know the background to the closure, and I do...

The invisible suit

Tweet In the tale of the emperor’s new suit, it was the little child who told the truth which everybody else could see but were afraid to admit – there was no new suit.  The child merely said what he saw; he wasn’t sophisticated enough to see the beauty, or...

Listening To Leanne Wood

Hello there. Hope you're feeling well today.Although I've been a member of Plaid Cymru for about two years I cannot say other than paying my subs I've been active. Various reasons combine for this. Moving house. looking for a permanent house, work  and for the first...

Car Futures Wales

CAR FUTURES WALES | EVENING CONVERSATION ARUP, CARDIFF On the 15th February 2018 we held an event focused on the future of personal mobility in Wales. The technology that drives cars is changing, the role that cars play is changing, the way we use cars is changing –...