Political Editor Adrian Masters speaks to the party leaders during this year's party conferences
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A report out today says £3.4 million of public money spent on a heritage centre in Bala could have been saved if the steps had been taken to prevent the centre from closure.
The Cywain Centre opened in April 2008 but ran into difficulties and closed in September 2011.
The report by the Wales Audit Office says those that funded the centre were aware that the business case for the centre was unrealistic.
A Welsh Government spokesperson said: "Safeguarding public money is something we take extremely seriously.
"We have already made improvements to the way we monitor projects, based on lessons learned from previous WAO reports. We will now consider the recommendations of the WAO's report and will respond to the findings in due course.
"However, it is important to recognise that EU programmes and projects are delivering for Wales. We are in a better situation now as a result of vital EU funds investment, worth some £4 billion since 2000."
The A477 between St Clears and Red Roses will be officially opened by the Transport Minister Edwina Hart today, after a £68 million scheme to improve the road.
The new road will improve safety and journey times along the busy route which, together with the A40, forms part of the Trans European Road Network linking West Wales with the rest of Europe.
The route is also the main access to the tourist destinations of south Pembrokeshire, including Tenby and Saundersfoot, as well as ferry traffic to and from the Republic of Ireland using the port at Pembroke Dock.
Swansea-born MP Nigel Evans is calling for a review of the way sexual assault cases are investigated and prosecuted. The former Shadow Welsh Secretary was cleared of all charges against him last week. Now he says the legal system needs to be looked at again.
Tory MP Nigel Evans is entitled to reclaim part of his legal costs from successfully defending himself against charges of rape and sexual assault, the Ministry of Justice has said.
A spokesman said:
"Anyone who has applied for legal aid and is subsequently acquitted of a crime is entitled to be repaid at least part of their legal costs - irrespective of whether their application was accepted."
Conservative MP Nigel Evans has told ITV News the "trauma" of his trial for sexual assault made him realise the "first-hand consequences" of cutting legal aid.
He admitted he "might well" have voted for the cuts, but now understood the problems they could create for people.
The former Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons said cutting legal aid can leave people "doubly punished" if they have to defend themselves and then foot huge legal bills, even if they are acquitted.
A former factory in Denbighshire is set to be redeveloped after £1.55m of Welsh Government funding was announced for the project.
The Hotpoint factory in Bodelwyddan, which was built in the early 1980s and employed 750 people at its peak, closed in 2009 with the loss of 300 jobs.
The 25-acre site could eventually house two main units and several smaller industrial units.
Former Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans has demanded that the Crown Prosecution Service be forced to pay his £130,000 legal bill after he was cleared of rape and sexual assault charges, the Mail on Sunday has reported.
He has also called for a review of anonymity guidelines that that allowed his seven male accusers to keep their identities secret.
Senior Welsh Conservatives have renewed their attacks on the Welsh Government's handling of public services. It comes on the second day of their party's conference in Llangollen. Our Political Editor Adrian Masters was there.
Political Editor Adrian Masters talks to two Conservative candidates at their party's conference in Llangollen. Laura Knightly will contest Alyn and Deeside in 2015 and Craig Williams is standing in Cardiff North.