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Police probe into social media cases

Hundreds of police employees have been investigated for breaching social media guidelines at forces across Wales and England.

In the past five years a total of 828 cases were reported to police bosses, one involving an officer from Gwent Police who allegedly acted inappropriately while attending a member of the public's home. They received a written warning.

An employee with Dyfed Powys Police was also accused of being 'threatening, bullying and intimidating towards a complainant by sending private messages via Facebook.'

A total of 36 cases were recorded in Wales.


CMI: Lower levels of pay for women 'can't be justified'

Figures out today show female managers in Wales are earning almost £4,000 less than their male counterparts.

The Chartered Management Institute also says more needs to be done to 'tackle gender bias' in pay policies.

Lower levels of pay for women managers cannot be justified, yet our extensive data shows the pay gap remains for too many women in Wales.

Women and men should be paid on the basis of their performance in their particular roles, but this is clearly not yet the case for far too many.

We have to stamp out cultures that excuse this as the result of time out for motherhood and tackle gender bias in pay policies that put too much emphasis on time served.

– Ann Francke, Chief Executive, CMI

Latest gender pay gap revealed for Welsh workers

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The widest pay gap was recorded between men and women aged 45-60 Credit: PA

Figures out today show female managers in Wales are earning almost £4,000 less than their male counterparts.

The Chartered Management Institute also says mens' average bonuses tends to be bigger too. Campaigners are asking for businesses to do more to bridge the gap.

Anti-fracking protest in Swansea comes to an end

An anti-fracking protest in Swansea has come to an end, according to police.

South Wales Police can confirm that a protest on a construction site at Fabian Way has concluded.

Around eight protestors accessed the site this morning and conducted an anti-fracking protest.

Officers were deployed to the area and the protestors have now left the site.

– South Wales Police

Police on scene dealing with protesters in Swansea

The protesters have caused traffic problems heading into Swansea. Credit: Paul O'Connor

Eight anti-fracking protesters have accessed a construction site at Fabian Way in Neath, causing traffic problems heading into Swansea.

South Wales Police say the heavy congestion in the area is due to vehicles being unable to access the construction site and tailing back onto the main carriageway.

South Wales Police acknowledges the right to peaceful protest and will work with protestors to facilitate any lawful protest while minimising disruption to the community and ensuring public safety.

– South Wales Police
Anti-fracking protesters accessed the construction site this morning. Credit: Paul O'Connor


Anti fracking demo brings traffic problems in Swansea

Severe traffic problems have been reported on Swansea's Fabian Way due to an anti-fracking protest at the new university campus.

Traffic problems have been reported on Fabian Way heading into Swansea. Credit: Bing

Traffic is queueing in Neath Port Talbot at the A483 Fabian Way Westbound at B4290, with congestion on the M4 to J42 A48 after reports of protesters chaining themselves to obstacles at the site.

Motorists driving into Swansea are advised to use an alternative route of travel getting in to the city.

People urged to cheer on our athletes in Swansea 2014

On the eve of the Swansea 2014, Sport Wales is urging everyone to take the opportunity to back our sports stars and show our pride and passion for sport in Wales.

This year's International Paralympic Committee Athletics European Championships has been hailed as yet another showcase for Welsh sport this year.

Welsh world record holders Aled Davies and Josie Pearson will line-up alongside athletics stars such as David Weir, Hannah Cockroft and Johnnie Peacock in Swansea.

We have a fine pedigree in disability and para-sport, not just at elite level but at a grassroots level as well.

When I talk to my counterparts in other countries, they ask about our success and how we have developed our systems and programmes to be so successful over the last decade.

It's taken hard work, but we hope that the people of Wales get to enjoy the result of that on the track in Swansea and really get behind our athletes.

– Sarah Powell, Sport Wales Chief Executive

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Child rescued after falling into Swansea Marina

A four-year-old boy was rescued from Swansea Marina after straying from his parents and falling into the water.

Swansea Coastguard said a crew from Mumbles was called to Prince of Wales Dock at around 5pm yesterday, where the boy was rescued from the water by passersby.

He was taken to Morrison Hospital by ambulance.

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