Welsh Tories have shown that they are serious about improving social mobility. Grammar & voc schs would enable working class kids to compete
There's been a strong reaction online to the news that former Welsh Office minister Rod Richards has joined UKIP and is said to be seeking selection as one of the party's candidates in next year's European Parliament elections. Plaid Cymru's Dafydd Elis Thomas tweeted his response:
@adrianmasters84 good to see my old political friend wanting to appear in his true colours!
Matthew Evans, who leads the Conservative group on Newport council, said he was sorry to see Mr Richards finally sever links with his party.
But one UKIP tweeter was doubtful about the former minister's chances of winning the support of members of his new party.
Leighton Andrews' resignation feels like a water-shed moment for Labour almost up there with Alun Michael's 12 years ago.
very sorry to see @leightonandrews resign as Welsh Education Minister - he has been a strong voice for Wales in the education debate
.@andrewrtdavies : “After the failure of Carwyn Jones to endorse his Education Minister’s position - it was inevitable that he had to go."
@adrianmasters84 they should discuss improving the A55 first
@adrianmasters84 What about early abolition of the tolls too? The tolls are an economic as well as physical blockage into Wales!
South Wales Police have arrested a 28 year old man from the Port Talbot area in connection with offensive comments sent to Olympic diver Tom Daley on Twitter.
Police say the man was interviewed at Neath police station and has been released on bail pending further enquiries.
The arrest comes after Port Talbot Town Football Club yesterday suspended midfielder Daniel Thomas after an allegedly homophobic message appeared to have been sent to the diver via twitter.
A Port Talbot Town FC spokesman said that after speaking 'at length' to Thomas, they believed that '...he regrettably left his phone unattended and was the victim of a very misguided 'prank'.'
Mr Thomas will now be the subject of an internal investigation by the club.
A Twitter 'troll' has appeared in court in Swansea to admit writing racist and offensive tweets about soccer star Fabrice Muamba.
Swansea University student Liam Stacey, 21, appeared in Swansea Magistrates' Court after his comments about the Bolton Wanderers player.
Magistrates heard Stacey tried to "distance himself" from the comments by saying his account had been hacked.
He later tried to delete his page, but police arrested him on Sunday morning at his student home in Swansea.
This morning, he pleaded guilty to a racially-aggravated public order offence to incite violence.
Stacey was freed on bail on condition he stays off Twitter and other social networking sites. He will be sentenced next week - but was warned he could face jail.
South Wales Police have arrested a 21 year old man from the Pontypridd area in connection with racially offensive comments made on the social network site “Twitter”. He is currently being held in custody at Swansea Central Police Station.