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Report into Powys children's services prompts takeover call

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:27:31 GMT

A watchdog report reveals children's services data at Powys council may have been manipulated.

Suspend vaginal mesh implant use in Wales, says Owen Smith

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:15:54 GMT

An MP calls for the Welsh Government to consider suspending the use of vaginal mesh implants.

Syrian refugee faces deportation from Cardiff to Bulgaria

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:31:38 GMT

Mohammed Mirzo's family were given permission to stay in Wales but he faces deportation.

Grieving mother of woman 'hunted' in car calls for tougher sentences

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:25:50 GMT

Sophie Taylor's ex and another woman pursued her in a car chase until she crashed and died.

Tuition fee rise to £9,295 in Wales is scrapped

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:36:30 GMT

The education secretary also confirms the income level at which loans have to be repaid will rise.

Elsie Scully-Hicks had 'three separate bleeds on brain'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:20:18 GMT

Elsie Scully-Hicks' injuries were "very typical" of a child being shaken, a court hears.

Jack Thomas: Swimmer's funding boost from Frankie Boyle and Michael Sheen

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:49:38 GMT

Welsh para-swimmer Jack Thomas is overwhelmed by support for his fundraising campaign, including a donation from comedian Frankie Boyle.

Shoplifting reprimand blocked woman from police job

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:26:52 GMT

Judges criticise a recruitment policy which stopped a woman with a reprimand getting a police job.

UKIP's Neil Hamilton named as leader in Wales by Henry Bolton

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:27:20 GMT

Henry Bolton appoints his team of spokespeople after winning UKIP's latest leadership contest.

Mark Sampson: FA sorry over race remarks to Eniola Aluko & Drew Spence

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:17:36 GMT

The FA apologises to two players for racially discriminatory remarks made by sacked England's women's boss Mark Sampson.

Roger and Christine Solik's South African killer gets life

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:17:02 GMT

Expats Roger and Christine Solik were tied up and thrown off a bridge into a river in South Africa.

Llantwit Major dovecote damage 'completely senseless'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:26:47 GMT

Photographs posted on social media appear to show the 700-year-old monument has been scorched.

Powys council: Care report uncovered 'deep-seated' problems

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:33:48 GMT

A leading child protection expert says an independent person should be put in charge of Powys council's children's services.

Syrian refugee: 'I just wanted to get to my family'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:40:08 GMT

Syrian refugee Mohammed Mirzo wants to stay with family in Cardiff but faces deportation to Bulgaria.

Powys children's services cash pledge by council leader

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:05:30 GMT

The leader of Powys council says it has set aside money to tackle failings in children's services.

Leif Thobroe: From rugby injury to Para Taekwondo World Championships

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:11:01 GMT

GB para taekwondo star Leif Thobroe is looking forward to his first World Championships, less than three years after a serious spinal injury.

Tuition fees: Pledge to avoid 'turmoil' in Wales

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:33:00 GMT

Kirsty Williams says changes to tuition fees in England are hitting the country's ability to follow a "consistent approach".

Real living wage makes difference to Assembly worker

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:36:16 GMT

Caitlin Perry says a real living wage at the National Assembly makes a difference to her lifestyle.

About 90 Ramsey Island seal pups lost to Storm Ophelia

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:47:13 GMT

The RSPB said Ramsey Island, off Pembrokeshire, now had about 90 fewer grey seal pups.

'Excalibur' sword in stone stolen from Brecon Beacons

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:17:04 GMT

The King Arthur-inspired tourist attraction at Llangorse was found with its sword missing.

Diogelu plant Powys: Rhybudd gan Lywodraeth Cymru

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:40:16 GMT

Llywodraeth Cymru yn rhybuddio Cyngor Powys eu bod yn barod i ymyrryd yn dilyn adroddiad beirniadol o wasanaethau plant.

Dim cynyddu ffioedd dysgu myfyrwyr prifysgolion Cymru

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:45:07 GMT

Ni fydd ffioedd dysgu myfyrwyr prifysgol yn cynyddu uwchben £9,000 y flwyddyn nesaf wedi'r cyfan, yn ôl yr Ysgrifennydd Addysg.

Storm Ophelia yng Nghymru

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:15:42 GMT

Rhai o'r golygfeydd dramatig wrth i storm Ophelia chwythu dros Gymru...

Mam Sam Tân yn codi pwysau

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:01:58 GMT

Mae 'na bwysau newydd ar ysgwyddau Nia Ceidiog, awdur Sam Tân...

World Taekwondo Grand Prix: Jade Jones aiming to emulate London 2012 glory

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:42:56 GMT

Double Olympic taekwondo champion Jade Jones is looking forward to competing in London for the first time since her gold there in 2012.

Wayne Pivac: Scarlets boss welcomes new Wales player selection rules

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:57:40 GMT

Scarlets boss Wayne Pivac backs the revamped Test selection policy for players based outside Wales as a "step in the right direction".

Leicester City role 'would interest' Chris Coleman - Iwan Roberts

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:33:12 GMT

Chris Coleman would be interested in the vacant Leicester City manager role, according to ex-Wales and Foxes striker Iwan Roberts.

Natasha Harding: Wales women forward says they're inspired by men's team

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:38:04 GMT

Wales forward Natasha Harding says they can take inspiration from the men's team, even though they failed to reach the World Cup.

NHS Tracker

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:48:00 GMT

Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting strict waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations and A&E.

Record low

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:21:14 GMT

Wales' unemployment rate is now the lowest since records began 25 years ago.

'Dinosaur' Weinstein

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:37:47 GMT

The actress hopes the Hollywood scandal will be a "tipping point" in the treatment of women.

Your Pictures: 11 October - 17 October 2017

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:15:26 GMT

A weekly round-up of pictures from around Wales.

Norovirus warning

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:44:43 GMT

Wales' largest health board urges people to be alert to sickness bug.

Houses prices

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:10:49 GMT

House prices in 90% of council wards in Wales are lower than 10 years ago, BBC research shows.