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From Monday 24 January 2022, Transport for Wales customers within the South Wales Metro area will be able to purchase selected rail tickets for local journeys in a number of convenience stores. The pilot being launched will involve stores in 90 different locations and its main objective is to make it easier and more convenient for customers to purchase tickets […]

The First Minister will today (Friday) set out how Wales plans to move back to alert level zero if the public health situation continues to improve. Mark Drakeford will set out the two-week plan to ease the alert level two restrictions which have been in place since Boxing Day at his press conference. The Welsh […]

Minister for Climate Change Julie James is urging anyone who has fallen behind in paying rent because of the pandemic to contact their local authority to find out if they can receive financial help to avoid eviction.   The call is in a bid to keep people in their homes and close to their social […]

The Welsh Government has today announced £65 million of new funding to support further education, higher education and adult community learning in Wales. The package includes £46m to help post-16 education and community learning providers reduce their carbon footprint and improve their digital connectivity. The Welsh Government has committed to reach net zero by 2050. The Minister […]

Finance Ministers in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland have jointly called on the Treasury to guarantee that money allocated to support Covid responses will be provided in full, following a meeting with the Chief Secretary to the Treasury today. They are also calling for action to tackle the cost of living crisis and help households […]

The Open University’s free learning site, OpenLearn is celebrating a milestone after clocking up 100 million visitors in the 15 years since it was launched. In the last two years, over half a million visits came from Wales, bolstered by a surge in traffic during the first COVID-19 lockdown. Established as a trailblazing open educational […]

Cynon Valley MP, Beth Winter, is calling for the Prime Minister to resign following the latest revelations about Downing Street parties. Beth Winter said that the Prime Minister could not be trusted, that he is a liar, and that he should resign immediately. Emails prove that on 20 May 2020 Downing Street officials invited more […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has said that it will soon begin a local small scale flood alleviation scheme at Mostyn Street in Abercwmboi, using Council and Welsh Government funding to upgrade the existing infrastructure and reduce the risk of flooding during periods of heavy rainfall. The £95,000 scheme will deliver a series of improvements – […]

The Welsh Conservatives are calling for the Welsh Government in Cardiff Bay to remove “economically cruel and clinically unnecessary” restrictions on businesses. With coronavirus restrictions being reviewed weekly by the First Minister of Wales, the official opposition has called for an end to the most overzealous and harmful regulations. UK Hospitality Cymru has previously said that businesses […]

Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price has said his party is “ready to make a real difference” in 2022 as he unveils a reshuffle of his team in the Senedd. Mr Price confirmed that Heledd Fychan MS would become the Spokesperson for Children and Young people, Welsh Language, Culture, Sport and International Affairs, Sioned Williams MS the Spokesperson for Post-16 Education, Social Justice […]

Transport for Wales is continuing to move forward with the building of the South Wales Metro with major works delivered over the Christmas break. From the 24 December until early hours of the 7 January the railway was closed between Pontypridd and both Merthyr Tydfil and Aberdare.  The blockade allowed TfW and their partners to […]

Work will shortly begin to construct the Porth Transport Hub and deliver a modern integrated bus and rail interchange for the town – with initial site setup beginning next week and full delivery on course for next year. Located at the existing railway station, the development consists of a modern and attractive transport hub at […]