Councils’ plans to halt Welsh language impact assessments ‘open to court challenge’

Gwynedd and Ynys Môn councils are risking court challenges if they push ahead with a change of policy that would prevent councillors from commissioning language impact assessments of planning applications, according to a legal expert. Councillors in Gwynedd and Ynys Môn are currently considering planning policies, which would, among other […]

Today’s Senedd Roundup: AMs stall on Newport bypass alternatives

Owen Donovan, Senedd Home AMs fail to agree way forward for Newport bypass alternatives The Motion The Senedd: Calls for the investment earmarked for the Newport bypass to be refocused towards the rapid development of a long-term vision for an integrated transport network, which includes giving priority to addressing congestion around […]

Trump mocked for ‘Prince of Whales’ tweet

Donald Trump has been mocked after calling Wales ‘Whales’ in a tweet. The US President posted the tweet this afternoon in which he spoke about meeting “the Prince of Whales” on his recent trip to London. “I meet and talk to ‘foreign governments’ every day. I just met with the […]

Porthmadog becomes second town council to support Welsh independence

Porthmadog Town Council has become the second in Wales to formally back Welsh independence. Town Councillor Simon Brooks proposed that the council “declare that it supports independence for Wales”. The proposal was backed by a majority of the other town councillors. Machynlleth Town Council, in Powys, became the first to […]