Today’s Senedd Roundup: Fears rise of care home crisis

Owen Donovan, Senedd Home Up to a fifth of Welsh care homes could close within five years Shadow Social Care Minister, Janet Finch-Saunders AM (Con, Aberconwy), was alarmed that a survey of Welsh care homes found that 16% of them are expecting to close within five years, while the number of […]

Today’s Senedd Roundup: M4 bypass scrapped on cost grounds

Owen Donovan, Senedd Home The latest attempt to build a Newport bypass has failed after the First Minister announced this afternoon that the Welsh Government won’t give it the go ahead. The First Minister’s written decision is available here (pdf) alongside the inspector’s report (pdf). Bypass couldn’t be implemented for […]

Machynlleth the first Town Council in Wales to back independence

Machynlleth Town Council has become the first to formally back Welsh independence. The home of Owain Glyndŵr’s Parliament House held a split vote on Tuesday but following a second vote decided to support Yes Cymru’s campaign. “We support the idea and recognise that the campaign should exist, as it were,” […]

S4C criticised for English-only apprenticeships

S4C has only funded English-medium apprenticeships over the last four years, according to research by a language campaign group. Since 2015, the Welsh language broadcaster has employed three apprentices, who were all non-Welsh speakers, according to S4C’s response to a freedom of information request by Cymdeithas yr Iaith. The response […]

Live Blog: Wales’ EU Parliament Elections 2019

12.10am: That’s it! There are still a few results coming in around the UK, but everything has been one and dusted in Wales, and at a reasonable hour. Perhaps we should do all elections like this? Despite the result being historic, it all went exactly as expected in Wales, with […]