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WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES

There are political moments which stop you in your tracks and I had one recently. On 20th May, the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson,...

RETHINKING THE ARTS: COVID-19 AND BEYOND

At a recent IWA Rethinking Wales online session I was asked to reflect with other panel members on the following questions. What follows...

 
 
 

ONLY CONNECT: JOINING UP WALES'S CLEAN ENERGY OPPORTUNITIES

Forgive the early pun but Wales is a highly energised country. Or at least, it ought to be. Whilst the traditional extraction of finite...

INSECURE RENTERS FACE HOMELESSNESS AGAIN

Around 180,000 families in Wales live in the private rented sector and these households have been hit particularly hard by the Covid-19...

 
 
 
At Least, Give Us What Was Promised 

AT LEAST, GIVE US WHAT WAS PROMISED 

An open letter to Welsh Conservative MPs You have now been representing a Welsh seat in this Parliament, as a member of the governing...

CO-OPERATIVES NEED BE AT THE HEART OF A FAIR RECOVERY

The fundamental changes to our lives during the Covid-19 crisis will have long-lasting consequences for the people of Wales. There...

 
 
 
From a State of Mind to a Nation State

FROM A STATE OF MIND TO A NATION STATE

The sense of Wales as a place and of being Welsh as an identity is not a controversial view. Through preserving Welsh as a cultural...

WHY WE NEED A WELSH CITIZENS' ASSEMBLY ON THE CLIMATE CRISIS

Last month Plaid Cymru tabled a motion calling for a citizens' assembly on how to ‘build back better' after Covid-19. While the motion...

 
 
 

A NEO-LIBERAL CURRICULUM WON'T TEACH A TRUE HISTORY OF WALES

“I feel so sanguine that were self-government granted to Wales she would be a model to the nationalities of the earth of a people who...

EDUCATION CAN LEAD OUR RECOVERY - BUT ONLY IF IT IS TRULY ACCESSIBLE

The first half of 2020 has shown us what we really value as a society. The pandemic has exposed our vulnerabilities like nothing else,...

 
 
 

TRANSFORMING WALES POST-COVID-19, THE ROAD TO NEW COLLABORATIONS

Early in 2020, a new disease emerged - firstly in countries on the other side of the world, but slowly, inevitably, it made its way...

NO TIME TO LEARN

If you were ever curious about how complicated running a school is, then you'll have had an inkling over these last few months. First...

 
 
 

OUT OF TOUCH WELSH LABOUR SHOULD FEAR REVITALISED TORIES

Media talking heads often succumb to the ‘now next illusion' - the mistake of thinking that the next exciting headline reveals a ‘new...

SANCTUARY SHOULD NOT MEAN POVERTY

Often discussions of the essential need to end poverty in Wales, to end homelessness in Wales or to improve wellbeing outcomes in Wales...

 
 
 
School's Out?

SCHOOL'S OUT?

Will they, won't they? Can they, should they? The reopening of schools to more pupils has been one of the hottest topics of debate...

FORGET FEDERATION

It's said at every election; the next will prove a watershed for the future of Wales; this time it may well be. With at least two new...

 
 
 

THE BOLD POLICIES WE NEED FROM WELSH LABOUR'S NEXT MANIFESTO

This article was originally published on Labour List. I represent Alyn and Deeside in the Senedd - for those who aren't up to speed...

POLICY BY DESIGN: A MORE INCLUSIVE MODEL OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION

As we adjust to the new normal of lockdown, many of us are using this unexpected downtime to learn a language or take up a new hobby. Since...

 
 
 

HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS WILL PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN ERADICATING HOMELESSNESS

We are living in unprecedented times. Never before in our lifetimes have we been so quickly plunged into a crisis that has impacted...

ULTRA VIRES? CORONAVIRUS AND THE LAW IN WALES

Covid-19 has impacted all aspects of our lives. Yet one perhaps unforeseen consequence is the greater profile given to Welsh devolution...

 
 
 



Man Utd vs LASK kick-off time, TV and live stream information

Man Utd vs LASK kick-off time, TV and live stream information

Manchester United's Europa League campaign resumes on Wednesday when LASK visit Old Trafford for their last 16 second leg tie. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side hold a 5-0 lead over... Read more ...

Man Utd ace Dean Henderson issues transfer demand to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Man Utd ace Dean Henderson issues transfer demand to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United ace Dean Henderson could be on his way out of the club. Read more ...

Man City's £37m new boy Ferran Torres hits out at Valencia captain Dani Parejo

Man City's £37m new boy Ferran Torres hits out at Valencia captain Dani Parejo

Torres developed well at Valencia in the past 12 months, making 44 appearances and scoring six goals last season, but has now laid into his former club in an interview with Marca . Read more ...

Emmerdale spoilers: Dawn Taylor is broken as she discovers Harriet Finch...

Emmerdale spoilers: Dawn Taylor is broken as she discovers Harriet Finch affair with DI Malone

Dawn Taylor is devastated in Emmerdale to discover that Harriet Finch has been having an affair with DI Malone . Dawn has done all she can to get her life back on track over... Read more ...

Arsenal transfer for Chelsea ace Willian accidentally ‘confirmed' in leaked...

Arsenal transfer for Chelsea ace Willian accidentally ‘confirmed' in leaked PES 21 clip

Arsenal appear to be closing in on a deal to sign Willian. Read more ...

Marriage proposal goes wrong as man sets flat on fire

Marriage proposal goes wrong as man sets flat on fire

And other stories from the stranger side of life One-Minute Read Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 6:34am A man who was preparing to propose to his girlfriend set his flat on fire... Read more ...

Man Utd chiefs have one reason for refusing Chelsea transfer bid for Dean...

Man Utd chiefs have one reason for refusing Chelsea transfer bid for Dean Henderson

Manchester United are very reluctant to let Dean Henderson leave the club. Read more ...

Fulham beat Brentford to join Leeds and West Brom in securing Premier League...

Fulham beat Brentford to join Leeds and West Brom in securing Premier League promotion

Fulham beat Brentford in the Championship play-off final on Tuesday night. Read more ...

Joe Root confident England can shake off slow starters tag against Pakistan

Joe Root confident England can shake off slow starters tag against Pakistan

England captain Joe Root believes his side are well placed to shake the unwanted tag of slow starters as they begin a three-match series against Pakistan, with or without Ben... Read more ...

Former Ellen DeGeneres Show DJ says he 'did feel the toxicity of the...

Former Ellen DeGeneres Show DJ says he 'did feel the toxicity of the environment'

Tony Okungbowa, left, known to millions of viewers as DJ Tony, spoke out on Tuesday. Last week, DeGeneres, right, told staffers she was sorry about what was going on. Read more ...