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Protection of historical place names drawn in Assembly ballot

A proposal for a new law to protect historical place names in Wales has been drawn in the first Member Bill ballot of the Fifth Assembly.

Member Bill ballots are designed to allow AMs who are not ministers or cabinet secretaries to bring forward proposals for new laws.

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Assembly Member for South Wales West Dai LLoyd’s name was drawn at random and he now has 25 working days to bring forward a motion asking the Assembly to vote on whether or not the Bill should be introduced.

A total of 29 suggestions were submitted for the ballot.

Plaid AM, Steffan Lewis, had proposed a bill to tighten rules on educational trips, but his proposal was not drawn in the ballot.

Poll: Should shouting in the classroom be banned?

As a school in Swansea wins a top award for banning shouting in the classroom, ITV Cymru Wales asks you if it is a good idea?

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Llwynderw has a 'no shouting' policy, with teachers using other ways of attracting children's attention, like singing.

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Programme which helps out of work parents to be extended

A scheme which helps out of work parents in Wales access education, employment and training opportunities will be extended, the Communities Secretary has announced.

The Parents, Childcare and Employment Programme will be extended until the end of March 2020.

The Parents, Childcare and Employment Programme (PaCE), which has a budget of over £13.5 million, targets unemployed parents whose childcare commitments prevent them from accessing such opportunities.

Today Carl Sargeant has confirmed the programme, which is jointly funded by the Welsh Government and EU, will be extended until the end of March 2020.

We know there are a number of barriers that can prevent parents entering work including the availability of jobs with flexible or suitable working hours and the cost of quality childcare. We want to help create resilient communities where people are ready and able to work. To date, PaCE advisers have been very effective in finding a variety of solutions to overcome childcare barriers, including encouraging employers to consider employing PaCE participants on a part time basis to accommodate childcare commitments.

– Carl Sargeant AM, Communities and Children's Secretary
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