£40m to support employment and training in Wales

THE Welsh Government today pledged to support everyone to find work, education or training or help to start their own business as it launched a £40m skills and jobs fund. The ambitious fund is part of a longer-term plan to help Wales recover from coronavirus; to build back better and Continue Reading

‘Unrecognisable’ young cat reunited with owners after two months missing

AN “unrecognisable” young cat who had been missing for two months is back at his Swansea home thanks to the power of microchipping. Gerald – who is less than one year old – has been reunited with owner Rachel Williams, who feared she would never see her feline companion again. Continue Reading

Call centre team supporting 3,000 callers a week

COUNCIL staff working in a virtual call centre are taking more than 3,000 calls a week to help residents with everything from burst water pipes to wasp infestations and missed bin collections. Despite the Coronavirus lockdown the dedicated team of 12 are fielding up to 3,300 calls a week from Continue Reading

Library users in Swansea love call and collect service

THRILLERS, escapism and Harry Potter are the stories locked-down adults and children alike have been turning to over the last few months in greater numbers than ever. Library users in Swansea have been turning to e-Books and e-Audiobooks in greater numbers than ever during the pandemic. And it’s stories transporting Continue Reading

MS welcomes Census change to “Count the Armed Forces Community In”

FOR the first time in the history of the Census, there will be a question on service in the Armed Forces following a campaign led by The Royal British Legion and supported by Gower’s Member of the Senedd, Rebecca Evans MS. The Royal British Legion, which led the campaign, is Continue Reading

Carmarthenshire council youth service holding first rock hunt

YOUNG people in the county are being encouraged to take part in a Rock Hunt this summer with the chance of winning £30 of vouchers which can be spent on the high street. Carmarthenshire County Council’s Youth Support Service is holding its first #RockHuntSirGar for children and young people in Continue Reading

Pembrokeshire Council appoints new Director of Education

PEMBROKESHIRE County Council has appointed a new Director of Education. He is Steven Richards-Downes, a former Cardiff headteacher, who has been the Authority’s Acting Director for Children and Schools since the 1st February. He succeeds Kate Evan-Hughes who left the Council earlier this year to take up a post in England. Continue Reading

Royal Welsh Virtual Show Roundup

THANK you for tuning into the very first Royal Welsh Virtual Show. Our wide range of events have been extremely well received with over 50000 visitors from 44 countries visiting our virtual show. We have been blown away by the level of support from our sponsors and contributors, without whom Continue Reading

Swansea city centre’s new two-way road system now open

MOTORISTS, cyclists, pedestrians and businesses have started using a new two-way road system in Swansea city centre. It opened at 9am, July 26, as part of an ongoing Swansea Council regeneration drive seeing hundreds of millions of pounds invested in the city centre. The £12m Kingsway Infrastructure Scheme has brought Continue Reading

Face coverings compulsory on public transport in Wales from today

FROM Monday 27th July people travelling on public transport must wear face coverings in Wales. The law will also apply to taxis. The change was announced by the First Minister on 13th July as part of ongoing efforts to protect people from coronavirus. Under the new law, people aged 11 Continue Reading

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