Votes counted in PCC by-election

South Wales Argus: The PCC by-election was called following the resignation of Shaun Wright

3:33am Friday 31st October 2014

The new police and crime commissioner (PCC) for South Yorkshire will be announced today, with Ukip hoping it will secure the post, following up its recent by-election successes.

Puppy farm killer to be sentenced

South Wales Argus: John Lowe will be sentenced for shooting his partner and her daughter dead at his puppy farm

3:33am Friday 31st October 2014

An elderly dog breeder will be sentenced today for shooting his partner and her daughter dead at his puppy farm.

Government accused amid fire strike

South Wales Argus: Firefighters in central London in May during a strike over pension changes

12:20am Friday 31st October 2014

The Government has been accused of showing "contempt" for public sector workers as firefighters prepare to stage a four-day strike in a bitter row over pensions.

NHS opt-out tax rebate proposed

South Wales Argus: Under the plan people would receive a rebate equivalent to the value of the NHS care they would have received

12:20am Friday 31st October 2014

People in England should be able to receive a tax rebate for opting out of NHS care under a system with significantly increased competition, a think-tank has recommended.

Charles larks about on river bank

South Wales Argus: The Prince of Wales visiting Cano Cristales, a multi coloured river during his tour of Colombia

12:20am Friday 31st October 2014

The Prince of Wales was almost heir today and gone tomorrow when he larked about on the edge of a steep river bank in Colombia.

Woolf under new pressure to quit

South Wales Argus: Fiona Woolf who faces fresh pressure about her role at head of a Government inquiry into child abuse.

12:20am Friday 31st October 2014

Fiona Woolf is facing fresh pressure to quit as the head of the Government's inquiry into historical child abuse after the chairman of an influential group of MPs claimed drafts of letters to the Home Secretary showed she attempted to play down links with former Cabinet minister Lord Brittan and his wife.

Independent review of Ofsted urged

South Wales Argus: The LGA said parents put their trust in Ofsted's ratings

12:03am Friday 31st October 2014

Council leaders are calling for an independent review of Ofsted, amid concerns that the schools watchdog is losing credibility.

Miliband in English devolution vow

South Wales Argus: Labour leader Ed Miliband has pledged more powers for England's regions

12:20am Friday 31st October 2014

A Labour government would pass an English Devolution Act, transferring control over £30 billion worth of funding to England's cities and counties, Ed Miliband has announced.

Miliband rallies Scottish troops

South Wales Argus: Labour leader Ed Miliband, former Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont and Alistair Darling.

12:20am Friday 31st October 2014

Ed Miliband insists Labour's general election battle "is no tougher than the fights we have faced in the past" - despite a new poll which suggests he is on course to lose 90% of his Scottish MPs to the SNP.

One missing in firework plant blaze

South Wales Argus: Stills from a mobile phone taken by Jacob Wilcox of the fire at SP Fireworks

12:20am Friday 31st October 2014

One person is unaccounted for after a large blaze at a fireworks factory which saw two others taken to hospital.

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