Just a few years ago Penllergare Valley Woods was damaged and neglected.Read the full story ›
North Wales Police say they are using specially collated data to tackle the problem of dog attacks on sheep.
The North Wales Police Rural Crime Team shows the true extent of attacks which they say is an under reported national issue.
The analysis shows that in the last 12 months there were 108 separate incidents recorded, with most involving more than one sheep.
The county with the highest incidents is Gwynedd with 27 recorded, nearly three times that of the Wrexham County, with 10.
The average number of attacks is nine a month. In one incident more than 30 sheep were attacked by a Rottweiler in Buckley.
The statistics also reveal that Friday is the day of the week when most attacks occur, substantially more than on a Monday, but it unclear why this is the case.
As a team we needed to decide what the real issues are with rural crime and we have achieved this by recording accurate daily statistics for all manner of incidents.
This has led to significant drops in all rural incidents in North Wales, including sheep attacks. We have found that the only answer with such attacks is to take a zero tolerance approach with irresponsible dog owners.
This has led to court cases and heavy fines.
A group of academics says driverless cars could provide the answer to poor public transport links in rural areas of Wales and the nation’s country roads are an ideal place to pioneer their use.
Engineers at Glyndwr University believe that, subject to local consultation, opportunities to trial use of the revolutionary vehicles should be prioritised in Wales.
They say driverless cars have the potential to be used effectively on the steep, narrow, slow and sinuous roads of Wales.
They believe the vehicles have the potential to significantly improve the quality of life in rural areas, in essence being used as taxis.
We believe that driverless cars have real potential to deliver a sustainable rural economy for Wales.
There is a decline in rural populations as more and more young people head into the city to find work and the offset of this has been that public transport links have become even more infrequent – and non-existent in some areas.
I think we’re looking at five to ten years before something like this could become a reality and it would of course need the consent of people living in rural areas, with all of their concerns addressed.
The academics have submitted their views to the Welsh Government to help inform its Transport Strategy for Wales.
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority will today consider a plan to turn Tenby's St Catherine's Island into a tourist attraction.
An application was turned down in 2013 but a revised plan has been submitted.
Engineers will start an inspection of Wales' longest tunnel to see if it can be reopened as a tourist attraction.Read the full story ›
A community from west Wales that fought for more than 15 years to save its town's castle will get to see it restored for the first time.Read the full story ›
A man who's spent the past two decades cleaning the streets of an estate in Fernhill is set to hang up his litter pickRead the full story ›
A decision is due later on whether to stop active monitoring of CCTV cameras in Carmarthenshire.
Cameras are provided in Ammanford, Burry Port, Carmarthen and Llanelli. A total of 87 are monitored.
An independent review commissioned by the Police and Crime Commissioner claimed there was little evidence that the cameras deterred violent or alcohol related crime.
It's claimed stopping active monitoring could save around £100,000. A public consultation was held last month.
Marine charity Sea Watch Foundation says sightings of bottlenose dolphins in Ceredigion will increase 'week on week', as they return to the shelter of the area to protect their young.
Cardigan Bay is famous for hosting one of Europe's largest semi-resident populations of bottlenose dolphins, one of the area's most important economic assets.
This winter also saw a more unusual visitor, in the shape of the short-beaked common dolphin. This type of species is usually seen in deeper waters such as in nearby Pembrokeshire.
Since it was first recorded, the charity has continued to receive reports from other local observers.
What will the common dolphin do when the bottlenose dolphins return, people ask me. The truth is we can't be sure! We would love to see this elegant and unusual New Quay resident spend its life in the bay, but there are high expectations that its larger cousins will not tolerate its presence. We'll have to wait and see.
Sea Watch Foundation monitors whales, dolphins and porpoises all over the UK.
Rescuers are spending £5m in a battle to save a 900-year-old castle which has survived sieges and wars from a new enemy - death watch beetle.
The medieval Hay Castle, thought to be the oldest Norman castle in Wales, is being eaten away after withstanding centuries of attacks.
Now the battle plan using £5m lottery cash has been launched to save the imposing castle on the Welsh-English border.
A team of architects aim to save the castle towering above the small town of Hay-on-Wye - now famous for its bookshops and annual literary festival.
"The most vulnerable part of the building is the derelict part of the mansion which hasn't had a roof since 1939.
It's hanging on by hook and by crook. Ivy is holding it together but destroying it at the same time. The walls are flapping about and are not stable.
When the restoration project is finished it's hoped it will be possible for visitors to stroll around the castle walls and enjoy a bird's eye view from the top.