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Article on the Welsh Labour leadership race

Yesterday was an historic day in Welsh politics, with the election of Mark Drakeford as the new leader of the Welsh Labour party – and, almost certainly, the next First Minister of Wales. The election result brings to a close an extraordinary period in Welsh politics...

Our place in two Unions

Matthew Hexter is the Convener of the Welsh Fabians writing in a personal capacity The Union of Wales, Scotland, England and Northern Ireland is dying. At the same time, we have as a union of four have elected to leave another Union with Europe. For the rights and...

Cynnal Cymru are looking for new board members

Cynnal Cymru are looking for new board members BY Cynnal Cymru IN News Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales is the leading organisation for sustainable development in Wales, with over 16 years’ experience of supporting change for a sustainable future. It is constituted as a...

Joint book launch for theologians

Two former principals of a theological college are getting together to launch their new books in the New Year. Dr Peter Sedgwick, who led St Michael’s College, Cardiff, for a decade before his retirement in 2014, and Dr Mark Clavier, who took over as Acting Principal...

Mark Drakeford Must Back People’s Vote

Following Mark Drakeford’s election as Welsh Labour Leader, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have urged Mark Drakeford to unambiguously support a People’s Vote and commit the Welsh Government to campaigning to stop Brexit. Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds...

23 January | Green Space in NHS Wales

23 January | Green Space in NHS Wales Natural Resources Wales and Public Health Wales invite you to take part in a seminar to explore the opportunities for increasing access to green space on or near to NHS Wales land, to improve the sustainable health and well-being...

Book of Esther

[embedded content] A 13th/14th-century scroll of the Book of Esther from Fez, Morocco, held at the Musée du quai Branly in Paris. Traditionally, a scroll of Esther is given only one roller, fixed to its lefthand side, rather than the customary two.[1] The Book of...

Ein Gwlad a Ukip in Welsh?

I too will be reviewing this book. I have watched and commented extensively upon the emergence of this party. I can't help thinking that they are essentially a UKIP lite party operating through a medium of Welsh. What is quite clear is that the author has no clear...

Chatting again About Learning Languages

Hello there. Hope you're feeling well today.I have in this blog from time to time chatted about learning languages which has been genuine. What I'm finding however is a problem in learning things when I'm on a working day. Doing shift work as I do. It's difficult...

Siobhan McCrudden – Icarus Girl

Posted by Francis on Dec 5, 2018 in CD Reviews | ‘Icarus Girl’ is the debut album from Cardiff based Siobhan McCrudden who is gifted with a truly distinctive and beautiful voice and has been gaining a reputation in recent years on the South Wales music scene. There’s...

Carts and horses

Tweet There’s a lengthy piece by Labour AM, Mick Antoniw in today’s Western Mail (although I can’t find it online) arguing that a General Election is a better way forward than holding a second referendum, the so-called ‘People’s Vote’.  When it comes to the practical...

Welsh Lib Dems Applaud Rejection of Brexit Deal

The Welsh Lib Dems have welcomed the National Assembly for Wales’ decision to pass a motion opposing the UK Government’s Brexit Deal that also calls for the extension of Article 50 and includes the option of a People’s Vote. The motion passed with cross-party support....

The poisoned Grails of imagined Brexits

The poisoned Grails of imagined Brexits are poured upon the ground...and poisons us all...The venoms of Brexit flow on. It fills everything. It drowns hope it kills laughter. It subsumed everything. Poverty is forgotten. Lack of power is ignored. The government thinks...

Welsh Entrepreneurial Councils

Cllr Dimitri Batrouni, Leader of the Opposition at Monmouthshire County Council, and Lecturer at the University of Bristol The future of local government is a much-debated issue in Wales and, indeed, across the UK. This is unsurprising given Welsh councils have...

Top 50 Albums of 2018

It will come as no surprise to our regular visitors that we have chosen Boy Azooga as our album of the year. From when we first heard it back in the spring we knew it was something very special. Our review went so far as to say “It might appear hyperbolic, however we...

Ten Trees for Christmas

Ten Trees for Christmas Did you know, your Christmas tree is one of 6 million trees that will be thrown away this January? We have the solution for you! Our Christmas campaign, ‘Ten Trees for Christmas’ is unique to Wales and is offering you the chance to offset this...

Living Wage Christmas Gift Guide 2018

Living Wage Christmas Gift Guide 2018 With Christmas fast approaching and loved ones to buy gifts for, you may wish to consider the impact of your purchases on your finances, the environment and the people involved in the product’s production and retail. One side of...

Revocability of Article 50 a “game changer”

The European Court’s most senior advisor has today confirmed that it is his opinion that the UK can revoke Article 50 and stay in the EU without the need for other European countries’ agreement. Hywel Williams MP, Plaid Cymru’s Brexit Spokesperson, who has supported...