Plans to develop a Financial Services Enterprise Zone in Cardiff took a step forward today. The business support firm Deloitte is expanding its operation with an extra hundred staff over the next three years at a new Centre of Excellence at one of its two sites in the city centre.
You wouldn't think it just by looking but apparently this derelict and ramshackle shepherd's cottage is 'idyllic' according to estate agents.
The 2 roomed, tiny tumble down house is in the heart of the Wye Valley and on the edge of the Forest of Dean.
Planning consent has been granted to convert it into a one bed holiday home with a mezzanine above a lounge and kitchen.
It goes up for auction next month with a £39,000 reserve.
– Jim Woodcock, Anglesey County Council
Like all town centres in United Kingdom, Holyhead is going through some difficult times.
Town centres need to be distinct and find a new way of attracting visitors and shoppers. Finding local solutions is therefore key to Holyhead moving forward.
We would therefore greatly value input from the local community and businesses when meeting the consultancy team and help us shape the emerging ideas in creating a bright future for the town centre.
Holyhead's residents, organisations and businesses are being invited to discuss the future of its town centre.
A day of events is planned as part of Anglesey County Council's commitment to regenerating the town.
It is hoped that ideas generated will help attract new visitors and investment to the town.
A breakfast meeting will be held in the Internet Cafe on Market Street between 8am and 9am followed by a drop-in session at 7-13 Market Street from 11am.
A task force is to be set-up to support workers at the Dewhirst factory at Capel Hendre which is due to close leaving 114 people unemployed.
Carmarthenshire County Council says it is speaking with the distribution company – which stores clothes for Marks and Spencer - to offer support in finding alternative employment or training for its workers. The council says it is hoping to find another tenant for the building.
A house in Tonypandy dubbed the 'cheapest in Britain' has sold for 4 times its guide price at auction. The dilapidated property was valued at around four thousand pounds, but finally went under the hammer for sixteen thousand five hundred pounds.
A company in Swansea are taking on more staff. Save Britain are employing an extra three hundred workers. It's welcomed news on the day it's announced there's been a slight rise in unemployment across Wales. The total went up by a thousand, to 134 thousand in the 3 months to the end of January.
Carwyn Jones continues his American visit, where he's "raising the profile" of Wales and Welsh business.
First Minister Carwyn Jones arrives in the USA today, for a visit aimed at boosting the profile of Welsh business abroad.
Today, he'll visit Washington DC, where'll he'll meet business leaders to discuss the aerospace and defence industry in Wales.
Mr Jones will also visit the offices of Faun Trackway, an Anglesey manufacturer that's expanded into the US.
Thousands of Welsh businesses will be helped to get online over the next twelve months - free of charge.
The campaign, run by Google, launches today and aims to help 2,000 businesses by June.
A recent survey revealed that 40% of businesses in Wales don't have a website
It's hoped the project will help to boost Wales' online economy.
Dan Cobley, Managing Director of Google UK said
"We believe Wales' booming tourist industry provides massive potential for online growth. The internet has created huge opportunities, but many business owners feel they don't have the expertise they need to help their businesses grow online.