The First Minister, Carwyn Jones, has given his backing to a charity's call to combat Ebola. Oxfam is calling for continued and sustained pressure to stop the spread of the deadly virus.
I am delighted that the First Minister is able to support this appeal. Oxfam and other NGOs are currently working to prevent a crisis from developing into a tragedy.
The situation in West Africa could be turned around but this requires an extraordinary outlay of resources, effort and political will, in recognition of the huge long-term impacts of this crisis, in West Africa and beyond, if the UN plan is met, and the unimaginable consequences if the epidemic is not contained.
The Royal British Legion launches its annual Poppy Appeal today, almost a century on from when it was first set up.
The appeal was first created to help those returning from the First World War, and now a hundred years later it continues to help today's Armed Forces families.
Money raised through the Poppy Appeal goes directly to The Royal British Legion's welfare work, providing through life care to both serving and ex-service personnel and their families.
The appeal will be officially launched in Wales with the arrival of HMS Somerset into Cardiff Bay.
Although Plaid Cymru's main focus is normally on winning power in the Assembly, it's holding a very Westminster focused conference in Llangollen over the next two days. The party's leader, Leanne Wood, sees her speech later today as an important opportunity to get her General Election message across, as she gets far fewer opportunities than the leaders of other Westminster parties.
She'll call them "four shades of Westminster grey", a four that includes UKIP, the new rival that out polled Plaid in the European election. Leanne Wood claims that Plaid's mission is to provide a positive alternative to what she calls "the dark side of politics". She says she saw that alternative -the politics of hope- when she campaigned for a yes vote in the Scottish independence referendum.
The Plaid leader says the party could emerge from the election with five Westminster seats, up from its current three, and form a group with its SNP and English Green allies that could hold the balance of power. They would use that influence to push for a move away from austerity in economic policy and demand that policing, justice and control of natural resources are devolved to the Assembly, together with major tax and borrowing powers.
A wet and blustery start to the day, but it will brighten up this afternoon!Read the full story ›
Well I can promise it's not the nicest of nights out there! Turning wet with heavy downpours in places.Read the full story ›
Safe to say there is very little to get excited about as far as our weather is concerned! All very autumnal over the next few days!Read the full story ›
It's certainly not the brightest of starts to the day, with drizzly rain in places.Read the full story ›
It will feel much milder tonight that it did last night, with patchy showers around the coasts.Read the full story ›
First Minister Carwyn Jones has accused Conservative politicians of treating the people of Wales as 'collateral damage' in a campaign of criticism of Labour's handling of the NHS in Wales.
Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson said that his talks with Carwyn Jones focussed on financial powers. He said the two governments will work together where they have common aims and support each other where they have differences.