Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, Ian Johnston warns further cuts to policing are 'dangerous' and 'will put public safety at risk.'Read the full story ›
A teenager from Cardiff, accused of stirring up support for Islamic State, is expected to face trial next June.
Syed Ajaz Karim Choudhury, 19, appeared via videolink at the Old Bailey today.
He has been charged with engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts and inviting support for a proscribed organisation.
Plans for a new wind farm in the Dyfnant Forest in Powys have been dropped by ScottishPower Renewables.
The company has been working on the proposals since 2008, but says it has decided not to process further, after carrying out a detailed review.
Unfortunately, with anticipated lengthy planning processes and major grid modernisation required, we are not confident the project can be delivered in a timeframe that would make it financially viable for us.
We are currently seeking to replace our turbines at Llandinam in Mid Wales, and we await a planning decision following a lengthy Public Inquiry. We have decided to focus our onshore wind efforts in Wales on this project.
We have been an active wind power developer in Wales since 1992, and we hope that our association with renewable energy in the country will continue for many years to come.
From 2016 in Wales, it will become a legal obligation for professionals to report any child or adult believed to be at risk of abuse or neglect, the Welsh Government has announced.
The new powers are being implemented as part of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.
Proposals also include new arrangements ensuring councils are made aware of children at risk, by introducing a new duty to report on a range of key partners, including the police, probation services, health boards, NHS trusts and youth offending teams.
Earlier this year ITV Wales was told councils were not sharing information about vulnerable children in care.
Watch report: Children at risk as vital information not being shared
These new powers are designed to strengthen the arrangements we have in place to protect the most at-risk and vulnerable children and adults in Wales.
The Act will help ensure that local safeguarding partners are supported by more robust leadership and a stronger, more effective framework for multi-agency co-operation.
The Dyfi Bridge is the subject of a flood warning, while there are 13 further flood alerts in place.
Read More: Flood alerts and warnings across Wales
Gwent's Police and Crime Commissioner has warned that further budget cuts will stretch the force's resources to "dangerous levels."
Ian Johnston has spoken out after the Home Office published its provisional police grant settlement this week, showing a 5.1 per cent cash terms reduction between 2014-15 and 2015-16.
He said that the Gwent force has already lost 223 police officers and 169 staff members due to cuts since 2010-11.
The government grant for Gwent was £84.7m in 2010-11, reduced to £76.8m by 2014-15.
Whilst I understand the need for cuts during times of austerity, I am very concerned about the rationale behind continuously reducing the budget of frontline policing.
These ongoing cuts are not sustainable and will only succeed in further stretching our already diminishing resources to dangerous levels in future. You just can't put a price on public safety. These brutal cuts to policing are bound to have an impact on police service provision.
There's one flood warning and 13 flood alerts in force from South Wales to the North.
The warning is for Dyfi Bridge, the A487 and extensive areas of agricultural land.
The alerts cover the following areas:
- River Wye in Powys
- Rivers in the Llynfi and Ogmore catchments
- Rivers in the Neath catchment
- Rivers in the upper Teifi catchment upstream of Llanybydder including Llanybydder
- Rivers in North Ceredigion including the Rheidol, Ystwyth, Melindwr and Ceunant
- Areas around the river Mawddach and river Wnion, from Fairbourne to Ganllwyd and Rhydymain
- River Severn and its tributaries in Powys
- Afon Vyrnwy, Afon Tanat and Afon Cain & their tributaries
- Isolated properties and extensive areas of agricultural land in the Lower Dee flood plain
- Areas around the river Conwy from Dolwyddelan to Conwy
- Isolated properties and extensive areas of agricultural land in the Upper Dee flood plain
- Areas around the river Dyfi, from Dinas Mawddwy and Llanbrynmair to the estuary, including Machynlleth
- River Ely
Emergency services across the country are making preparations as the festive party season gets underway. 'Black Friday', the Friday before Christmas is traditionally seen as one of the busiest of the year.
Anticipating a rise in the number of alcohol-related injuries, injury assessment centres have been set up in some areas by the emergency services.
No-one wants to stop people having a good time at Christmas,but you really don’t need to drink to excess to do so. You will put yourself, and maybe others, at risk.
Enjoy yourself, but keep an eye on how much you drink and pace yourself. Drink plenty of water or soft drinks as well, so you keep well hydrated.
Our emergency departments are incredibly busy at the moment, so please don’t add to our workload by excessive binge drinking and ending up here for treatment.
The Children's Commissioner has found that nearly a third of five to eight year olds are left feeling hungry after a school dinner.Read the full story ›
A cold but bright start to Friday, then a largely dry and bright day.Read the full story ›