Rain and drizzle will clear eastern counties this evening. Remaining mild with breaks in the cloud by dawn.Read the full story ›
Police are investigating after two mosques in Newport were vandalised with anti-Islamic graffiti.
The graffiti, including the words 'Islam is demonic', was daubed on the Jamia Mosque on Stow Hill and the Islamic Society of Wales Mosque on Victoria Road.
A spokesperson for Muslim Council Wales said the graffiti was "distressing".
The campaign group True Wales which formed the NO campaign in 2011's Welsh powers referendum has criticised a UK Government move on devolving income tax.
George Osborne announced in his Spending Review statement that long-planned control over part of income tax will be transferred to the Welsh Government without the need for a referendum.
This is a major change from the law which paved the way the transfer and has been welcomed by some politicians in all parties, although a number of Welsh Conservatives remain opposed.
But Rachel Banner of True Wales says the move makes the 2011 referendum 'illegitimate.' Here's her statement:
In 2011, so worried were politicians and Yes campaigning groups about the possibility of a No response from the electorate that the referendum question itself - agreed by the Secretary of State for Wales and the Electoral Commission - contained a pledge that a Yes vote would not lead to tax powers.
This was included despite the fact that the UK Coalition Government agreement had stated that a Calman-style Commission would be established in the event of a Yes vote. Politicians loudly denied that a Yes vote would lead to tax powers, while the Holtham Report on fiscal devolution was treated as some dirty little secret to be kept under the Assembly mattress till the referendum campaign was over.
On that basis, True Wales believes that the introduction of income tax powers without a referendum is illegitimate and brings the devolution settlement into disrepute.
Patchy, light rain and drizzle will continue this afternoon. Brightening from the west later. A mild and dry night to come.Read the full story ›
A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 36-year-old man died from stab wounds.Read the full story ›
There's slow traffic after an accident on the M4 Westbound before J29 A48(M). There's congestion to J25 (Caerleon).
A chance of seeing brighter spells in the south and east this morning but turning cloudier everywhere this afternoon with patchy rain.Read the full story ›
The Leader of the Welsh Conservatives says the conviction rate for drink driving is 'alarming'.
Figures from an insurance company show four Welsh communities dominate the top five worst areas for drink driving:
- Llandrindod Wells
Although conviction rates across the country continue to fall, it is alarming to see Welsh cities such as Cardiff featuring so prominently on the list.
It’s clear that more needs to be done to drive home the message that getting behind the wheel while under the influence of drink or drugs is completely unacceptable and puts lives at risk.
The fact drivers in Cardiff are more than 15 times more likely to have a drink or drug-drive conviction than counterparts in London is very concerning and more needs to be done to educate individuals and warn of the dangers involved.
Today Welsh police forces launch their anti-drink/drug driving campaign.
Gwent Police will lead the month-long campaign, running from 1st December 2015 to 1st January 2016.
Last year in Wales a total of 30,718 motorists took part with 488 returning either positive results or failing/refusing to take the breath test.
We are committed to making the roads in Wales safer and year on year we raise awareness of the dangers of driving whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs through campaigns such as this one.
Christmas and New Year are a time for enjoyment and social events, and whilst I would encourage everyone to have a good time, it is important to reiterate our key message; if you drink, don’t drive and if you drive, don’t drink – it’s that simple!
Occasional blustery showers overnight and brisk north-westerly winds. Patchy rain will continue during the day tomorrow.Read the full story ›