Encouraging more women to take part in politics is the theme of one of the fringe events at the Conservatives conference.
Welsh delegate Antoinette Sandbach AM explains from personal experience why it's important to get more women involved.
Wales MEP Kay Swinburne is urging the business community to find out how changes in the rules on structural funding can help them grow their companies.
Dr Swinburne says she is hoping to take a delegation out to Brussels before Christmas so entrepreneurs can see for themselves what's on offer.
The Welsh Secretary's speech has been attacked as 'completely out touch' by his opposite number. Labour's Shadow Welsh Secretary Owen Smith said:
– Owen Smith, Labour, Shadow Welsh Secretary
We’re in the deepest double-dip recession in half a century, unemployment is up and the government isn’t even cutting the deficit.
Contrary to what the Secretary of State said last week, borrowing is 20% higher than it was last year, the government is having to borrow more, not less.
I’m in North Wales today, where the government’s failure to get the economy moving has seen long-term unemployment increase by 70% in just one year.
Welsh Conservative Assembly leader Andrew RT Davies speaks to our political editor Adrian Masters as the party's 2012 conference in Birmingham gets underway.