Giving a s**t about bowel cancer

(Title Image: Cleveland Clinic Health Essentials) The Issue Bowel cancer is one of the most common forms of the disease in both men and women and one of the biggest killers. Since 2008, all people…

Senedd Bites #28: Neil Hamilton Ousted

(Title Image: via Youtube) Botched UKIP leadership challenge? Twitter was "abuzz" with rumour and counter-rumour earlier this afternoon that three UKIP AMs – Caroline Jones (South Wales West), David Rowlands (South Wales East) and Michelle…

Best of the Blogs #28: Hollow Crown

(Title Image: ITV Wales) An interesting investigation by Rebecca TV on shenanigans at Ofcom and a certain lobbyist firm. National Left: Welsh Labour "humiliated" by Corbyn opposing UK Government power grab. More goings on in…

Enterprise Zones: Most Illogical?

(Title Image: National Assembly of Wales) Economy & Infrastructure Committee Enterprise Zones: Boldly going? (pdf) Published: 16th May 2018 Chair's Statement, Russell George AM (Con, Montgomery): "Enterprise Zones have been a series of place-based experiments…

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…

Senedd backs Brexit Bill

(Title Image: Cardiff University) The LCM When the UK Government & Parliament wishes to make a law in a policy area that's devolved, they need to ask the Senedd's permission through the use of a…

FMQs: Powers, Trains & Special Measures

The real rough-and-tumble today will surround the (final) vote on the UK's Brexit Bill; I'll have something on that later, hopefully - hence why this is being posted earlier than usual. As a result, this…

Six things we learned about news journalism in…

(Title Image: BBC Wales) Culture Committee News Journalism (pdf) Published: 10th May 2018 Chair's Statement, Bethan Sayed AM (Plaid, South Wales West): "The decline of commercial news journalism in Wales should therefore concern us all.…