Self Assessment customers warned about scammers posing as HMRC

SELF-ASSESSMENT customers should be alert to criminals claiming to be from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). As the department issues thousands of SMS messages and emails as part of its annual Self Assessment tax return push, HMRC is warning customers completing their returns to take care to avoid being caught Continue Reading

Plaid Cymru MS says “Not a penny less for Wales” on shared prosperity fund

RESPONDING to the Welsh Government’s post-EU funding schemes published today, Wednesday (Nov 18) Plaid Cymru’s Shadow Minister for Leaving the European Union Dr Dai Lloyd MS said, “Not a penny less and not a power lost. That was Plaid Cymru’s message when we unveiled our Shared Prosperity Fund Plan for Continue Reading

Children’s charity launches Virtual Santa’s Grotto

THE Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity has launched its first ever Virtual Santa’s Grotto. From Friday 5 December 2020, children across Wales will be able to receive a video call or message from Santa and experience the magic of Christmas from their front rooms. The charity, which exists solely to Continue Reading

Motorist finds five bats dumped in refuse sack on A48

A motorist had a surprise after finding five brown long-eared bats in a green refuse sack on the A48. Local resident Huw Jones spotted the sack on the road at the Maes Y Bont turn-off last Wednesday (11 November) at approximately 5.15pm. However, he had an “unbelievable shock” when he Continue Reading

Violent man kicked police officer in the face while under arrest for assault

A “violent and aggressive” man who kicked a police officer in the face while under arrest for assaulting a woman has been jailed. Alan Talbot lashed out at Dyfed-Powys Police officers who were called to a report of an assault and criminal damage in Llandrindod Wells on Saturday (November 14). Continue Reading

Wales ready to re-start post-EU funding schemes

NEW FUNDING arrangements to replace those previously administered by the EU, which will empower local decision-makers to support investment closer to the communities they serve, have been published today by the Welsh Government. With EU funds set to tail off at the end of this year, the new ‘Framework for Continue Reading

Student dies following collapse at Cardiff halls of residence

AN 18 YEAR OLD student found collapsed at a Cardiff halls of residence at the weekend has died. Emergency services were called to Llys Talybont in Cathays where the female student was found collapsed by flat mates, at around 12.40am on Saturday November 14. She was taken to the University Continue Reading

First Minister sets out plans to hold ‘Covid secure’ 2021 Senedd elections

PLANS TO ensure the people of Wales can vote safely at the 2021 Senedd elections, and that they take place as planned on 6 May 2021, have been set out by the First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford today, Wednesday (Nov 18). The 2021 Senedd elections are already set to Continue Reading

Plaid Cymru calls for “Covid Special Support Areas” for high infection areas in South Wales

PLAID CYMRU has called on the Welsh Government to create designated “Covid Special Support Areas” that would qualify for additional support measures including for those who are clinically vulnerable and can’t work from home, additional test and trace resources, and a top up to the self-isolation grant to £800. The Continue Reading

Neil Hamilton welcomes increase of GP recruitment in Wales

NEIL HAMILTON, MS for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, has welcomed news of the continued increase in recruiting GP trainees in Wales. Mr Hamilton, a member of the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs committee, has welcomed the latest figures which show a record number have Continue Reading

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