“It’s a real war, right outside your front…

(Title Image: Eastern Daily Press) The Issue Unadopted roads are roads that aren't maintained by a local authority. It's usually down to the owners of property along an unadopted road to maintain it. Leaving roads…

Mark Isherwood turns up the heat on fuel…

(Title Image: Mark Isherwood AM) Fuel poverty is defined as when a household spending 10% or more of their income on energy. In 2016 it was estimated 23% of households in Wales were living in…

Best of the Blogs #19: Rainbow

(Title Image: www.babiafi.co.uk) Liz Silversmith provides an excellent and detailed outline of the Senedd's complicated political make up. At Nation.Cymru, Alex Meredith argues for a directly-elected head of government for devolved Wales. National Left on…

Senedd Bites #19: Disquiet

(Title Image: Arts Council for Wales) "Disquiet" within Labour ranks Both the Economy & Infrastructure Secretary, Ken Skates (Lab, Clwyd South) and Jenny Rathbone AM (Lab, Cardiff Central) have publicly admitted that there have been…

The Talking Point #19: Have you noticed the…

(Title Image: Forbes) February is perhaps a time of year local councillors – particularly those in ruling parties – dread. Why? It's budget time, of course - I covered my home county of Bridgend's budget…

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…

FMQs: Dummies, Crims & Puppies

FMQs, 13th February Leader of the Opposition, Andrew RT Davies AM (Con, South Wales Central): Hywel Dda Health Board Budget Deficit Hywel Dda health board (which serves west Wales) is projecting a budget deficit of…