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Dyfed Archaeological Trust: Archaeology Day

On Saturday, 2 March, both Dr Toby Driver and Dr James January-McCann of the Royal Commission will be giving talks at the Dyfed Archaeology Day at Graig Campus, Llanelli, SA15 4DN. The title of Dr Toby Driver’s talk will be, Discoveries from the Air: Aerial...

One million Welsh speakers ambition “doomed to failure” without coherent education planning / Uchelgais miliwn o siaradwyr Cymraeg “dedfrydwyd i fethiant” heb gynllun addysg wedi’i ddiweddaru

On International Mother Language Day, the Welsh Conservatives have expressed concern that the Cymraeg2050 programme is destined to end in tears if the Welsh Labour-led Government does not enforce a sound strategy in the education sector. Welsh Conservative and Shadow...

Wales’ new curriculum and qualifications

Kirsty Williams is Wales' Education Minister Keeping it simple, strategic and focused on standards – three important reminders from the IWA’s curriculum reform event a fortnight ago. Keir Bloomer’s speech at the launch of the IWA’s Common Purposes report was clear...

More of the same?

Tweet In all sorts of ways, Brexit is an epoch-defining moment, whether it ends up happening or not.  Tied up in the debate is a whole series of issues about what it means to be Welsh, British or European, whether the future lies in international co-operation or...

Fade to Blair and back to 2006…

And so we have it the centrist party it's market finery clear for all. As we fade to Blair we realise that the Panama Party is in total denial that it was it's neoliberal policy that caused the crash. It was neoliberealism tbst begat Farage, Brexit and Trump. We can't...

On salaries and greed?

Alex Bird is a Fellow of the IWA, a member of Glas Cymru, and a co-operative researcher, adviser and activist. Now we have a new First Minister, who’s pledged to reform the Welsh economy over the next few years, perhaps it’s time to think about how we remunerate...

How to Become a Friendly Funder

How to Become a Friendly Funder On 19th February 2019, Cynnal Cymru hosted a webinar entitled; Could you help Wales become a Living Wage Nation? The purpose of the webinar was to introduce the Living Wage Friendly Funders Scheme – a scheme by which funders and...

No clear plans for the environment after Brexit

Shadow minister for the environment and rural affairs, Plaid Cymru AM Llyr Gruffydd has slammed the Welsh Government for having no plans for protecting the Welsh environment after Brexit. With less than forty days to go until the UK is due to leave the European Union,...

Ur Fascism……Umberto Eco and our time

This is an interesting collection of fascist characteristics noted by the late Umberto Eco. Look at them , read them in detail. Do you recognise them in Tommy Robinson, in Donald Trump on Neath Voice for Everybody/ Port Talbot Debate and Argue?. Have you met people...

When ‘trust me’ isn’t enough

Tweet Chutzpah: a lovely little word to describe the audacity involved in making outrageous statements or claims, one of the few skills which ministers in the UK Government seem to be honing to a fine edge.  Yesterday, it was the Foreign Secretary’s turn to try his...

The value of sport to our health

Owen Hathway is the Head of Insight and Policy at Sport Wales. The notion of being active to benefit your physical and mental health is far from revolutionary.  Everyone knows that doing sport, be that in a competitive environment or purely for individual enjoyment,...

Bernie Sanders throws his hat into the ring.

The news that Bernie Sanders has announced he is seeking the Democrat Party nomination for US President is welcome. The fact that a democratic socialist and progressive, has to do so through the Democrat Party rather than through a third party exposing these values is...

Cuts to head injury support in Cardiff

A Cardiff charity is going to have to cut the support it provides to people with serious head injuries. Headway is based in Rookwood Hospital in Llandaff. It provides support for people with head injuries to help them become independent and relearn basic skills. The...

When Books And TV Worked Together

Hello there. Hope you're feeling well today.When I was a child growing up in the late sixties, seventies and early eighties the facility to record your favourite TV programmes was only really available to a select rich few. As a consequence TV shows to increase more...

Direct and indirect causes

Tweet Different people have reacted differently to the announcement by Honda that it is to cease production and close its plant in Swindon, depending largely on their views over Brexit.  Opponents of Brexit have been quick to claim that Brexit is clearly a factor,...

The Less Than Magnificent Seven.

The "Gang of Four" were centrists, who had defected from the Labour Party due to what they perceived to be the influence of the Militant tendency and the "hard left" within the party, Yesterday Seven Labour MPs have quit the party citing several reasons including that...

Elfyn Llwyd appointed shadow counsel general

The former MP and barrister Elfyn Llwyd has been appointed the shadow counsel general for Plaid Cymru in the Assembly. He will join Plaid Cymru AMs as a member of the Plaid Cymru shadow cabinet. The Counsel General is responsible for providing legal advice to Welsh...

Emily Thornberry…the Future

[embedded content] Dear Friends,You may have seen the news this morning that a small group of Labour MPs are planning to break away and form a new party, and I wanted to give you my reaction to that. Whatever tradition of the Labour Party anyone belongs to, whether we...