Live updates

Twitter reaction to Welsh Tory grammar school call


Welsh Tories have shown that they are serious about improving social mobility. Grammar & voc schs would enable working class kids to compete


Should we return to days of deference, too? > RT @adrianmasters84: Welsh Tories back return of grammar schools


@adrianmasters84 @itvnews Can't have grammar schools without selection. If not at 11 when? Bonkers

Twitter reaction to Richards' UKIP move

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.


Sorry to hear Rod Richards has joined #UKIP , he might have faults, but is extremely talented, a conviction politician, #sadtoseehimleave

But one UKIP tweeter was doubtful about the former minister's chances of winning the support of members of his new party.


Twitter reaction to Leighton Andrews resignation


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."

Twitter reaction to Tory M4 call


@adrianmasters84 What about early abolition of the tolls too? The tolls are an economic as well as physical blockage into Wales!


@adrianmasters84 has anyone mentioned that 40% of the journeys on this section of #M4 are local journeys under 20 miles?

Arrest after abusive Tom Daley tweet

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.


Student pleads guilty to 'racially aggravated' Muamba tweets

Liam Stacey
Liam Stacey leaving court this morning Credit: Athena Picture Agency

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.


Today's top stories