Calls for homeschooled children to be registered
A national safeguarding report in Wales has called for all home-educated children to be registered and regularly assessed. There have been growing calls across the UK for the law on home education to be changed, amidst a sharp growth in the number of children thought to be schooled at home. But regulation remains hugely contentious among…
Carwyn Jones triggers investigation into government bullying claims
The First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones has triggered an investigation into his own conduct over claims that he misled the Welsh Assembly over allegations of bullying.
Carwyn Jones defends his handling of Carl Sargeant claims
An emotional First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones has today insisted he “acted by the book” in his treatment of former assembly member Carl Sargeant, who was found dead on Tuesday. Mr Sargeant, who was facing allegations of “unwanted attention, inappropriate touching or groping”, had been sacked from the Welsh government days earlier. His family…
Waiting times in Wales rise
New figures show the number of patients waiting more than 52 weeks for surgery has risen by more than 400% since 2013. The Welsh Government said the majority of people were treated within target times – despite increased demand.
Children going hungry in the holidays without free school meals
School holidays should be a time of fun and excitement. But charities have warned that many children face going hungry, especially those who’d normally receive free school meals in term time. In Swansea last week, one food bank said it had run out of basic supplies – pointing to the start of the summer break…
Corbyn: ‘I’m not a pacifist’
Jeremy Corbyn has insisted he is no pacifist, as he set out his view of Britain’s role in the world, accusing Theresa May of “pandering” to Donald Trump. Theresa May hit back, declaring Mr Corbyn was simply “not up to the job” of being prime minister. Michael Crick was at the other end of the…
Undercover police in Welsh anarchist group
A woman deceived into a relationship with an undercover police officer has given her first television interview about the trauma, the anger and the damage done to her life.
Tata: potential deal to save steelworks
They’ve been under threat for the last nine months. But today a potential deal has been unveiled to save most of Britain’s Tata steelworks.
Will the Welsh budget be slashed?
Plaid Cymru accuses the “London parties” of planning to slash & burn budgets in Wales