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NO ONE IN WALES SHOULD HAVE TO SELL THEIR HOME TO PAY FOR CARE

At one point or another, every one of us will have to consider the possibility that we might need care as we get older. However, it's...

FROM NECESSITY TO INVENTION

Since becoming First Minister just under a year ago, a great deal of Mark Drakeford's time has inevitably been devoted to Brexit. Interviewing...

 
 
 

WALES'S REMARKABLE SPORTING SUCCESS IS AN INTERNATIONAL FOOT IN THE DOOR

Across different sectors in Wales there is a growing consideration to how we can maximise our influence and appeal on the world stage. The...

WE RISK FALLING FURTHER BEHIND IF WE DON'T ADDRESS THE NHS WORKFORCE DEFICIT

If we are serious about improving cancer survival in Wales, we must tackle gaps in our NHS workforce. Cancer in Wales is something...

 
 
 

TURNING WALES INTO A COMPASSIONATE NATION

I'VE LEARNED THAT PEOPLE WILL FORGET WHAT YOU SAID, PEOPLE WILL FORGET WHAT YOU DID, BUT PEOPLE WILL NEVER FORGET HOW YOU MADE THEM...

A LIBERATED CURRICULUM RISKS ENTRENCHING INEQUALITY

We've had the blueprint, and we've been given draft documents. Now, almost six months to the day that a consultation on Wales' new...

 
 
 

BELONGING TO WALES: GHOSTS OF WALES

The first time I went to Wales was twelve or fifteen years ago. I was invited to the Hay Festival. I remember a country of mist and...

WELSH WELLBEING - WHERE WE NEED TO GO FROM HERE

This is the fourth article in a series exploring why misery drives populism and why moving to wellbeing economics is the answer. You...

 
 
 
Wellbeing worldbeaters: New Zealand, Scotland and Iceland

WELLBEING WORLDBEATERS: NEW ZEALAND, SCOTLAND AND ICELAND

This is the third article in a series exploring why misery drives populism and why moving to wellbeing economics is the answer. You...

Beyond GDP - welcome to wellbeing

BEYOND GDP - WELCOME TO WELLBEING

This is the second article in a series exploring why misery drives populism and why moving to wellbeing economics is the answer. You...

 
 
 

UNHAPPINESS THREATENS OUR DEMOCRACIES: THE DATA PROVES IT

In a series of four short posts I want to make a case for wellbeing economics to be made the lynchpin of economic policy in Wales,...

Withering Welsh towns need a new approach

WITHERING WELSH TOWNS NEED A NEW APPROACH

Towns are the cornerstone of life in Wales. 40% of the Welsh population lives in towns of 20,000 people or less. Towns in Wales are...

 
 
 
Sorting out school education in Wales - it's time for radical change

SORTING OUT SCHOOL EDUCATION IN WALES - IT'S TIME FOR RADICAL CHANGE

My God there's a lot of stuff happening. The world is entering climate and ecological breakdown. Child poverty and homelessness are...

Wales has stood with the Kurds and must not let them down now

WALES HAS STOOD WITH THE KURDS AND MUST NOT LET THEM DOWN NOW

Wales is probably not the first place people think of when they imagine supporters of the Kurdish people, but there is considerable...

 
 
 

THIS IS HOW WE CAN END HOMELESSNESS IN WALES

Rough sleeping is just one form of homelessness but it's the most visible and probably the most dangerous. As well as being at the...

IT'S TIME TO BAR DOMESTIC ABUSERS FROM THE SENEDD

It is difficult to overstate the devastating damage domestic abuse does to people's liveset people with convictions for domestic abuse...

 
 
 
A new model for the UK?

A NEW MODEL FOR THE UK?

The summary paper Constitutional Relationships and Sovereignty in these Isles , circulated in early September 2019, highlights the...

THE SOLUTION TO THE WELSH HOUSING CRISIS LIES WITH OUR COUNCILS

Housing is one of the key issues facing Wales. Far too many houses are empty, not enough council housing is being built, we have seen...

 
 
 

UNDERSTANDING WELSH PLACES

Today, we're delighted to launch Understanding Welsh Places . Did you know that Blaenau Ffestiniog has more in common with Nelson,...

RIGHT-WING POPULIST POLITICS IS SO UN-BRITISH IT THREATENS OUR UNION

They'll be coming for us next... There's a common assumption amongst many commentators that Brexit is breaking up Britain. And that...

 
 
 



Who is Bastille's Dan Smith and does he sing in the John Lewis 2019...

Who is Bastille's Dan Smith and does he sing in the John Lewis 2019 Christmas advert?

BASTILLE frontman Dan Smith is feeling extra festive this year - for one reason only. But what is there to know about the man with the golden voice and what has he just taken... Read more ...

Meghan releases new picture of Archie for Prince Charles's birthday

Meghan releases new picture of Archie for Prince Charles's birthday

New images of Prince Charles's youngest grandchildren have been released to mark his birthday New pictures of the youngest royals have been released to mark their grandfather... Read more ...

Thierry Henry named as new Montreal Impact boss as Arsenal icon returns to...

Thierry Henry named as new Montreal Impact boss as Arsenal icon returns to management

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry was sacked after a brief spell with Monaco but is now back in management in the MLS Read more ...

Santa Clarita school shooting: Gunman opens fire hitting 'at least six people'

Santa Clarita school shooting: Gunman opens fire hitting 'at least six people'

Police have locked down multiple schools in Santa Clarita, Los Angeles as they respond to reports of shots fired at Saugus High School Read more ...

Alfie Lamb: 'Arrogant' Stephen Waterson Jailed Over Car Seat Death

Alfie Lamb: 'Arrogant' Stephen Waterson Jailed Over Car Seat Death

A serial domestic abuser has been jailed for seven years and six months after admitting crushing his girlfriend's son with a car seat. Stephen Waterson, 26, the son of a former... Read more ...

Corrie couple Sally Carman and Joe Duttine show off their new home together

Corrie couple Sally Carman and Joe Duttine show off their new home together

The couple, who star as Abi Franklin and Tim Metcalfe, were first rumoured to be dating after they were pictured together at the Mirror Ball earlier this year. Read more ...

Stefanos Tsitsipas refuses to be drawn on Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic ATP...

Stefanos Tsitsipas refuses to be drawn on Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic ATP Finals clash

Stefanos Tsitsipas is on course to finish top of his ATP Finals group and could meet Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals. Read more ...

US high school shooting: Six wounded in attack at Saugus High School in Los...

US high school shooting: Six wounded in attack at Saugus High School in Los Angeles

At least six people have been injured in a shooting at a California school, and the gunman is still on the run, police have said. Read more ...

Man, 26, arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of ‘Syria-related' terror...

Man, 26, arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of ‘Syria-related' terror offences

Police say the arrest was ‘Syria-related' A man suspected of terrorism offences has been detained after arriving at Heathrow Airport on a flight from Turkey. The Metropolitan... Read more ...

Novak Djokovic will be 'frustrated' by Roger Federer advantage at ATP Finals

Novak Djokovic will be 'frustrated' by Roger Federer advantage at ATP Finals

Daniela Hantuchova reckons Novak Djokovic will get frustrated if the London crowd cheer for Roger Federer more than him tonight. Read more ...