The new plan for Welsh railways

(Title Image: Keolis-Amey via BBC Wales) Earlier this week, the winners of the new Wales & Borders rail franchise (Keolis-Amey) and Transport for Wales unveiled detailed plans for what they plan to do with the…

Equality and respect at the heart of new…

(Title Image: BBC News) Yesterday, the Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams (Lib Dem, Brecon & Radnor), unveiled reforms to sex education following work carried out by an expert panel. See also: State of Wales – Sex…

Planning inspectors and LDPs attacked

(Title Image: plasdwr.co.uk) The Welsh Government are currently consulting on a new draft planning strategy (pdf) – it's surprisingly readable. The general idea is to uplift the quality of the places we already live in…

Cracking the Code – How the Welsh Government…

(Title Image: Raspberry Pi) Describing it as a "national mission", Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams (Lib Dem, Brecon & Radnor), provided an update to AMs on what the government were doing to ensure students have the…

AMs updated on 20,000 affordable homes target

(Title Image: Which?) One of Labour's key pledges following the 2016 Assembly election was to deliver 20,000 affordable homes by 2021. The definition of what's "affordable" will differ from person to person based on their…

Calls to end pay cap as Health Secretary…

(Title Image: ITV Wales) Following the extraordinary lengths NHS staff went to to get to work during the snow last week, it's fitting that a Cabinet statement was made in support of the NHS workforce…

Tourist tax on hold as Welsh Government opts…

(Title Image: Wales Online) From April, the first distinctly Welsh taxes in hundreds of years will start to be collected. In last year's draft budget, the Welsh Government said they were considering four possible new…

“Housing First” pilots set to be extended in…

(Title Image: KRCB Radio) Over the Christmas/New Year period, there was a marked increase in reports of rough-sleeping as news about homelessness dominated the headlines. Yesterday, Minister for Housing & Regeneration, Rebecca Evans (Lab, Gower),…

Superfast Cymru draws to a close as £80million…

(Title Image: Daily Post) Superfast Cymru was a Welsh Government flagship scheme to bring high-speed broadband to buildings which cannot access it commercially; see more at: Four things we learned about broadband in Wales. While…

Senedd updated on Transport for Wales

(Title Image: Transport for Wales) Transport for Wales (TfW) is a not-for-profit company established by the Welsh Government to advise and support major transport projects in the country – at the moment focused on the…

Pre-Brexit boom for Welsh Food & Drink, but…

(Title Image: Visit Wales) In light of the improved performance of the Welsh food and drink industry – and with Brexit looming - Secretary for Energy, Planning & Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths (Lab, Wrexham) provided…

New medicines reach patients faster in Wales

(Title Image: BBC) It's very rarely you hear a good news story about health in Wales, but they do happen from time to time.... Last year, the Welsh Government launched a £80million New Treatments Fund…