Welsh Government

Wales Needs Better Transport Links Not A Rebrand

Shazia Awan | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Politics
Shazia Awan

Having been born and raised in Wales, for me it's obvious that Wales is a beautiful, vibrant and culturally rich country. I'm fortunate enough to be able to say I'm Welsh and call Wales home.

The Brexit Court Ruling Confirms My July Blog - An Open Letter to Theresa May

Dr Michael Arnheim | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Michael Arnheim

Dear Theresa -- I hate to say it, but I told you so! In a blog published here on12 July 2016, I told you that the Brexit referendum result is pure...

Creating a Culture of Caring: Primary Schools Have a Key Role to Play in Supporting our Children's Emotional Health

Lauren Carter-Davies | Posted 04.03.2017 | UK
Lauren Carter-Davies

Whilst discrete programmes to prevent emotional difficulties or support social and emotional learning may be successful in some schools, no single programme is going to be the magic wand for all children in all schools. Rather what is needed now is a new coordinated approach which combines different areas of activities and integrates all policies, staff and external professionals.

Retaining Top-Level Talent: Do Our Young People Have the Industry Support They Need to Strive for Oxbridge?

Scott Waddington | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Scott Waddington

A report out this summer revealed that only 19.5% of Welsh applications to Oxford and Cambridge were successful during the 2011-12 admissions cycle, compared to a success rate of 25% for England and Northern Ireland... Welsh industry most certainly does require that top level expertise if it is to continue to thrive.

'Send Us Your Drugs'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK

The Welsh Government has set up a website to test legal highs. People will be able to send substances anonymously to the site, where they will be a...

Ban Smacking of Children... Now

Lindsay Whittle | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Lindsay Whittle

I hope fellow Assembly Members will ensure that legislation is introduced speedily - and not allowed to drift while more young people are victims of physical assault. It is never acceptable to impose violence on children and it's time we acted to stop it.

Wales' Green Image Risks Becoming an Illusion

Anne Meikle | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Politics
Anne Meikle

So what did the Welsh government actually unveil at that event in Blaenavon? Was it a white paper which offered a 'ground breaking' plan for legislation which will make Wales a leading light on sustainable development? Having now had time to analyse it, the answer, sadly, is still 'not yet'.

The UK Was Leading on Tackling Climate Change - So Why Is the Government Now Failing to Act?

Jane Davidson | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK
Jane Davidson

David Cameron, who once pledged to lead the "greenest government ever", is nowhere to be seen on what I still believe is the most important issue of our times - responding appropriately to the climate challenge.

Investigation Launched Into 'Distressing' Swan Deaths

PA | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK

An investigation is under way after the mysterious deaths of 30 swans in Cardiff. Officials say the animals died within a three-week period and the...

PHOTOS: World's First 'Breathtaking' 870-Mile Coastline Path Unveiled...Can You Guess Where?

PA | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK

The first continuous path in the world which runs the complete length of a country's coastline officially opened on Saturday. A full 870 miles of b...

Ho Ho No: Criminal Checks Forces School To Cancel Santa Visit

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Children have been left devastated after authorities barred Father Christmas visiting their schools, because he had not had criminal record checks. ...

'Can He Speak English?' Westminster Official Asks Welsh Teacher

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A Welsh teaching union leader was left reeling from a question posed by a Department for Education official regarding whether or not her predecessor, ...

Davies Is Welsh Tories' New Leader

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 13.09.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Andrew RT Davies has been announced as the Welsh Conservatives' new leader in the Assembly. Mr Davies beat Nick Ramsay in the ...