What the end of the engine could mean…

(Title Image: South Wales Argus) The Issue Personal transport is rapidly changing. The UK Government recently announced it was going to phase out diesel and petrol engines by 2040 - following in the footsteps of…

Best of the Blogs #6: All’s not well…

(Title Image: BBC Wales) Carmarthen Planning asks whether the Swansea Bay City Deal is beginning to unravel? Further comment from Sian Caiach and Y Cneifiwr. Dic Mortimer has a unique, somewhat cathartic, take on the…

Senedd Bites #6: A Civic Service

Could you be called up to the Senedd's "Second Chamber"? An interesting proposal has been put forward by one of the Assembly's few parliamentarians – David Melding AM (Con, South Wales Central) – on introducing…

The Talking Point: Ofcom lays down the law,…

(Title Image: Royal Television Society) One of the longest-running (and deeply frustrating) sagas in modern Wales is what's become known as "The Democratic Deficit" – a lack of programming and information about Wales broadcast to…

Senedd rallies behind fight against Hate Crime

(Title Image: The Guardian) The Issue Hate crime straddles devolved and non-devolved areas, with policing and criminal justice being the responsibility of the UK Government, but the Welsh Government and Senedd playing a role in…

Education Secretary clamps down on early GCSE entries

(Title Image: BBC Wales) Following an urgent review by Qualifications Wales, Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams (Lib Dem, Brecon & Radnor) announced yesterday some major changes to early entry for GCSE exams. Early entries are used…

Five key recommendations to improve the mental health…

(Title Image: pni-uk.org) Children & Young People Committee Perinatal Mental Health (pdf) Published: 17th October 2017 Chair's Statement, Lynne Neagle AM (Lab, Torfaen): "We have heard from women, their families and from health professionals who…

Bill to “rescue” social housing (and £200million) from…

(Title Image: WLGA) Registered Social Landlords Bill Introduced by Communities Secretary, Carl Sargeant (Lab, Alyn & Deeside) Bill (pdf) Explanatory Memorandum (pdf) Why? In September 2016, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published a review…

Five issues with GP clusters that need addressing

(Title Image: BBC Wales) Health Committee Primary Care Clusters (pdf) Published: 13th October 2017 Chair's Statement, Dr Dai Lloyd AM (Plaid, South Wales West): "The evidence we have heard suggests there is still some way…