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Learners in Wales studying for Qualifications Wales approved GCSE, AS and A levels this year will receive grades determined by their school or college, based on work they have completed over their course. This policy decision was confirmed by Education Minister Kirsty Williams today (Wednesday, January 20) following further disruption to face-to-face learning caused by […]

The Welsh Government is to seek the Senedd’s consent for an emergency Bill to be introduced to ensure the next Senedd election happens safely, enabling the electorate to participate and vote during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. If consent is given by Members of the Senedd, an emergency Bill would be introduced before the Senedd next […]

Businesses in Wales have received in excess of £1.7bn from the Welsh Government since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. More than 178,000 grants totalling £1bn have been delivered through local authorities who have been administering schemes on behalf of the Welsh Government including the Non-Domestic Rates scheme, Start-Up Grant and the Discretionary Fund. Economy […]

South Wales Police can confirm the identity of the 43 year-old man who died in a collision on the A4059 in Aberdare on Saturday 16th January, 2021. Jamie Owen was 43 and from the Cadoxton area of Neath – his family have paid the following tribute to him: “Jamie was a loving son, father and […]

HSBC is to close 82 branches in the UK between April and September this year, claiming customers are turning to digital banking. According to the BBC, the company will have 511 branches across the country following the closure programme. Managers said they did not expect to make any redundancies, with its staff being offered roles […]

All four of Her Majesty’s Justice Chief Inspectors have united to express “grave concerns” about the potential long-term impact of Covid-19-related court backlogs on the criminal justice system across England and Wales. In a joint report, the Chief Inspectors spell out how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the work of the police, prosecutors, prisons, probation […]

Anyone feeling that their 55-inch LED TV just isn’t cutting it anymore may want to take a look at what Samsung just unveiled. The South Korean technology giant is putting the finishing touches on a 110-inch monolithic slab of a telly that basically takes up an entire wall. It’s being shown off virtually as part […]

The path to tackling congestion in South East Wales has been confirmed as the Welsh Government has endorsed the recommendations of the South East Wales Transport Commission. In a line-by-line response to the Commission’s final report, the Welsh Government has accepted in principle all of the recommendations to tackle congestion. It has also outlined the […]

MPs have backed a motion calling for the upcoming cut in Universal Credit to be scrapped, with Conservative MPs ordered to abstain. There were 278 votes in favour of the motion, with no votes against recorded.A £20-a-week increase in Universal Credit was introduced last year to help families cope during the COVID-19 pandemic, equating to an extra […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is inviting residents to have their say on road safety proposals for Llantrisant, which would help address concerns raised by residents about the volume and speed of traffic travelling through the town.  The proposed Safe Routes in Communities scheme, utilising funding from Welsh Government, would introduce a 20mph speed limit in […]

A budding photographer, guests at a gender reveal party and a man who failed to isolate with his Covid-positive wife are among 90 people who were fined by South Wales Police this weekend. Despite the whole of Wales remaining under Alert Level 4 restrictions, South Wales Police have confirmed that they have received more than […]

At the request to the Welsh Government to reduce bus services during lockdown, New Adventure Travel have announced changes to the timetables its services across South Wales starting from Sunday 24th January 2021. Pontypridd & Surround Area 1 – Merthyr Tydfil – Bargoed – Reduced night service 101 – Pontypridd – Sainsburys – Timetable change but will […]