4:07pm Tuesday 16th September 2014
IT'S impossible to predict how we would each respond in an emergency. While we might like to think we’d stay calm and know exactly what to do, when faced with someone who’s ill or injured and needs help, many of us don’t feel confident enough to act.
4:04pm Monday 15th September 2014
EARLIER this year witnesses told the Welsh Affairs Select Committee, which was looking at preparations for the Nato Summit, that if organisers could get Wales mentioned a few times by some world leaders we would be doing wonders for the brand of Wales internationally, let alone Newport.
THE NEWSDESK: What kind of image does the loss of documentary photography to Newport present of our city?
2:32pm Sunday 14th September 2014
1:25pm Saturday 13th September 2014
WHILE Scotland continues to gear itself up for its referendum on independence next week, The Welsh Government has signified its intention to try to refocus its own plans for the redrawing of boundaries.
1:27pm Friday 12th September 2014
4:07pm Thursday 11th September 2014
A WEEK ago we were anxiously and excitedly looking forward to the arrival of President Obama, the first visit of a serving American President to Wales, leading the largest ever group of world leaders to visit the country.
4:12pm Tuesday 9th September 2014
4:05pm Monday 8th September 2014
MPs travelled back to Parliament last week for the annual September sitting, although the Government seems to have very little legislation for us to debate or vote on. Talk in Westminster has therefore centred around two main issues.
12:25pm Sunday 7th September 2014
11:38am Saturday 6th September 2014
8:02pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014
5:25pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014
1:45pm Sunday 31st August 2014
3:38pm Saturday 30th August 2014
4:03pm Thursday 28th August 2014
I'VE spoken out on various aspects of the UK Government’s welfare reform agenda in the past, but I’m really worried about plans that will see newly unemployed workers face a minimum five-week wait before they receive any financial help.
4:11pm Tuesday 26th August 2014
2:19pm Monday 25th August 2014
2:36pm Sunday 24th August 2014
2:33pm Saturday 23rd August 2014
BY now, music fans at the Reading Festival will be waking up after the first full day and night's entertainment, ready for another few hours' slogging around the site eating unhealthily and possibly getting very wet.
2:16pm Friday 22nd August 2014
2:05pm Thursday 21st August 2014
11:55am Tuesday 19th August 2014
IN 2010 it was estimated that the Ryder Cup boosted the Welsh economy by more than £82m. The 2012 NATO Conference at Chicago saw £133m spent in the local economy, together with the generation of over 2,000 jobs.
11:52am Tuesday 19th August 2014
2:59pm Sunday 17th August 2014
5:47pm Friday 15th August 2014
6:29pm Wednesday 13th August 2014
6:19pm Tuesday 12th August 2014
3:11pm Sunday 10th August 2014
1:06pm Friday 8th August 2014
3:36pm Thursday 7th August 2014
4:41pm Tuesday 5th August 2014
4:53pm Monday 4th August 2014
IT IS nearly 18 months since the Coalition Government brought in the bedroom tax. It’s worth pointing out that it was the Coalition, not just the Tories, who dreamt up this cruel policy, because just before Parliament went into recess, the Liberal Democrats tried to partially disown it.
4:06pm Thursday 31st July 2014
6:27pm Wednesday 30th July 2014
5:12pm Monday 28th July 2014
A WISE former councillor once gave me an interesting piece of advice when visiting a local fete: never get given the job of judging a competition in your constituency. After all, he said, you’ll make one person happy by declaring them the winner. But you’ll disappoint far more people by not choosing them!
1:48pm Sunday 27th July 2014
12:18pm Saturday 26th July 2014
4:47pm Thursday 24th July 2014
AS THE Argus recently reported, I’ve persuaded colleagues on the Assembly’s Health and Social Care Committee to undertake a full-scale inquiry into ‘legal highs’ - or new psychoactive substances, as they are formally known.
4:12pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014
4:06pm Monday 21st July 2014
1:53pm Sunday 20th July 2014
1:29pm Friday 18th July 2014
4:10pm Thursday 17th July 2014
OVER the last few months, many of us in Wales have noticed the increasing UK Coalition Government attacks on the NHS in Wales. These political attacks detract from the hard work of doctors and nurses across Wales whose efforts we all rely on, and cynically attempt to create harmful anxiety and division.
4:32pm Tuesday 15th July 2014
4:23pm Monday 14th July 2014
2:51pm Friday 11th July 2014
4:21pm Thursday 10th July 2014
6:20pm Wednesday 9th July 2014
3:25pm Wednesday 9th July 2014
5:13pm Tuesday 8th July 2014