A report by Assembly members says more can be done to boost passengers numbers on the Cardiff-Anglesey air link.Read the full story ›
A report has shown despite the number of donors in Wales increasing, there has been a rise in the number waiting for transplants.Read the full story ›
Wales' new soft opt-out organ donation system allows families to declare if relatives did not want to donate, even without opting out.Read the full story ›
A new and updated NHS Organ Donor Register will be officially launched across the UK today.Read the full story ›
A poll for ITV Wales has found 70% of people feel they know enough about the new soft opt-out legislation for organ donation.Read the full story ›
First Minister Carwyn Jones will tell AMs later that his government is on course to deliver on the promises it made to the voters in the 2011 election campaign. In his final report on his programme for government before he faces the electorate again, he's expected to say that out of more than 500 commitments, more than 95% have been delivered -or are on track to be delivered in the next few months.
Welsh Labour claim that this includes all the main pledges in the the 2011 manifesto, such as Jobs Growth Wales, extra money for schools, low tuition fees for Welsh students, and longer GP opening hours. One source called Labour's record in government in Wales "a robust statistical shield" against attacks from political opponents. Nevertheless, the Conservatives say they will challenge the Welsh Government on its record.
On health – on education – on the economy – the evidence is clear; Wales continues to fall behind and Labour ministers have no answers. Don’t take it from me – listen to the experts, the independent reports and the cold hard statistics.
Over 400 thousand people are waiting to start NHS treatment in Labour-run Wales. When Carwyn Jones became First Minister that figure was just 200 thousand. Global school test performance lags behind other parts of the UK and business support is nowhere near where it should be.
This is the real programme for government update and an urgent focus is desperately needed on our schools, our NHS services, our businesses and our communities.
Inward investment in Wales is at a record high, the Welsh Government has claimed today, with 94 new projects coming here last year.
First Minister Carwyn Jones said: "we are attracting some of the most prestigious companies from across the world to Wales, creating jobs and growth in our key markets."
American manufacturing company Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, which employs around 350 people at its base in Pencoed, Bridgend, has announced it is extending its facility, with a £4.6m investment supported by the Welsh Government, and 24 new jobs created.
The next phase of the public information campaign about the new system of organ donation in Wales starts this week.
Television, radio and digital adverts will be broadcast and all homes in Wales will receive an information pack to encourage people to start thinking about their organ donation choices.
The most recent survey of public attitudes towards the changes shows that the proportion of adults aware of them has increased from 57% in June 2014 to 63% in March 2015.
We hope this new law will help save lives by transforming attitudes towards consent to organ donation here in Wales.
It's great to see awareness of the organ donation law change is increasing. As we move into the next phase of the public awareness campaign, we hope people will continue talking to their loved ones about their organ donation choices.
The new Wales-only soft opt-out system of organ donation comes into being on 1 December 2015.
A five-year initiative is launched later to boost cancer care in the primary sector across Wales.
The £3 million project is funded by Macmillan Cancer Support. It will create a team of GPs and other clinical practitioners.
They will help support, develop and improve all cancer services, from initial GP consultation through to diagnosis and treatment.