Welsh Government launches consultation for 20 year transport strategy

The Welsh Government today published its new draft Wales Transport Strategy, which will focus on reducing the sector’s carbon footprint. The strategy – “Llwybr Newydd – New Path” – will shape Wales’ transport system over the next two decades. Announcing the strategy in the Senedd, Lee Waters, the Deputy Economy Continue Reading

Extra £15.7m to increase contact tracing workforce in Wales

HEALTH Minister Vaughan Gething has announced an extra £15.7m to nearly double the contact tracing workforce in Wales for the winter. The funding will increase the number of contact tracing staff in Wales from 1,800 to 3,100 in time for an expected rise in demand in December and through to Continue Reading

Views sought on new fund to provide additional support for disabled people seeking elected office

THE WELSH Government has launched a consultation on the establishment of a new fund to provide additional support to disabled people to seek elected office for the 2021 Senedd elections and the 2022 Local Government elections. The consultation provides information on the range of support the fund will provide, including Continue Reading

Education Minister announces Christmas travel plans for students

UNIVERSITIES are working together to help students make safer plans for the end of term. New covid-19 lateral flow tests, designed to diagnose people without symptoms, will be provided to students who are planning to travel home for the holiday. Universities across Wales will also end the majority of ‘in Continue Reading

Plaid Cymru MS says We need to wake up to the ‘crisis in our hospitals’

RESPONDING to the news that there were nearly 200 cases of hospital-acquired coronavirus cases in the last week, Plaid Cymru Shadow Health Minister Rhun ap Iorwerth MS said, “If we were ever in doubt about the severe strain Wales’ health service is under as a result of the pandemic, today Continue Reading

Plaid Cymru calls for ‘buffer period’ after firebreak

THE WELSH Government should consider a “a two-week buffer period” when the firebreak ends next week, Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price has said. Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price MS said, “We won’t know immediately how successful the Fire Break has been in driving down the infection rate. It would therefore Continue Reading

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