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Ending the epidemic of loneliness

Perhaps I shouldn’t be surprised we don’t discuss the devastating impact of loneliness more in Wales. With half a million people across Wales reporting feeling lonely, loneliness is an epidemic. Yet it never seems to get the coverage as it deserves. The nature of...

Iscennen – not taking back control

Iscennen Ward (Ammanford) - By-electionRhys Fisher (Plaid Cymru) 237Thomas Fallows (Labour) 79Emyr John (Independent) 45____________Bearing in mind that there are more than 730 community and town councils in Wales and around 8,000 town or community councillors, it...

Charles Wabumba – trees and bees

Charles Wabumba is living in Bumayoga, Bududa district, one of the districts that are involved in the 10 Million Trees project.                 Not far from his home and farmland, a recent landslide has torn a big chunk through his community, taking 8 houses, farmland...

Another UKIP leader ousted

As a party UKIP reached their existential crisis some time ago and continued to fall apart. However, there remains a small bridgehead in Wales, where their group of five AMs plus one currently sitting as an Independent must wait until 2021 for a reckoning.In the...

Peter Black

Thursday, May 17, 2018 Did the vote leave campaigns cheat during the referendum? It is most probably far too late to get anywhere in challenging the validity of the EU referendum result, but nevertheless the extent to which the Vote Leave campaigns were prepared to...

The Elephant in Our Care System

Adrian Roper is CEO of Catrefi Cymru Any time now the Welsh Government is going to publish its strategic plan for health and social care. They rightly deferred the task until they’d had time to reflect on the recent Welsh Parliamentary Review, and on the responses...

Carwyn Jones the Betrayer

INTRODUCTION Just over six months ago, in early November, the world must have looked a very pleasant place to Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales. For he’d reached the top of the pile; he was leader of Labour Party in Wales, the Assembly and, by extension, Wales...

National conversation needed on sexual harassment

Sian Gwenllian AM has said that sexual harassment is ‘endemic’ in Wales in conjuction with the announcment that a new committee on Women and Equalities will be announced and co-founded by Sian Gwenllian AM for Plaid Cymru and Jane Hutt AM for Labour. Speaking today...

AM looks to spark EV Revolution in Wales

Presenting his proposal for an Electric Vehicle Charging Planning Bill in the National Assembly this week, Anglesey Assembly Member Rhun ap Iorwerth is continuing to lead the charge for better EV infrastructure as he urges Welsh Government to invest in more charging...

Keeping it a secret

TweetOn Monday, the Western Mail published an English version of an article previously written for Barn by Professor Richard Wyn Jones, in which he called for Plaid Cymru to embrace republicanism in the light of the debacle over the renaming on the Second Severn...

Fire service cuts unacceptable

In response to proposals to cut frontline fire services, Llyr Gruffydd, Plaid Cymru’s North Wales AM, said: “Yesterday’s meeting of the North Wales Fire and Rescue Authority’s executive panel considered cuts of £1.9m to balance the books in 2019-20. One option still...

We must fight for LGBT equality everywhere

Ahead of a Senedd statement this afternoon on International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have urged Wales to build on recent progress in LGBT rights and fight for safety, equality and freedom for LGBT people across the...

Wapichan: “We built a drone”

In order to be able to strengthen forest monitoring and collate and map data relating to land use and forest destruction of their territory, the Wapichan made a drone! See how they did below… Tweet Share on...

Is the Home Office fit for purpose?

The Guardian reports on claims that the Home Office has been accused of being unfit for purpose and guilty of “shambolic incompetence” after letters written by Caroline Nokes, the immigration minister, appeared to contradict what she told a parliamentary committee...

Carwyn Jones should resign immediately.

  If the Third-Rate Minister Carwyn Jones had nor already  announced his intention to stand down, there would surely be a momentum of calls for him to resign immediately. Notwithstanding the whole Carl Sergeant affair he has seemingly mis;ed the Assembly by giving the...

Clean Energy Villages in Kwale County, Kenya

The Clean Energy Village Initiative (CEVI) launched in 2014 and piloted in the high priority villages of Fihoni and Miyani, aims to address serious challenges that emerged from a review conducted by WWF in three villages in Kwale County, that revealed that an...

Mrs Tenda’s Water Pump

Mrs Tenda is a widow from the Nyambudzi area within the Kariba project area. Since her husband passed away she supports a family of five on her own. She is also a member of the Kariba Nyambudzi Nutritional Garden. She found watering her section of the garden by hand...

Pansai Chirikudenga the Beekeeper

Beekeeping is one of the environmentally-friendly enterprises promoted by the Kariba REDD+ project as a source of sustainable income for community members. Mr Chirikudenga is a beekeeper and tree lover who looks after 30 hectares of forest where he has planted...