The leader of Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, Brendan Toomey, said Estyn's damning report into Merthyr's education services came as no surprise, and the council has instigated a number of improvements.
He told Nick Powell that he doesn't think it's inevitable that education services will move away from councils' control, as "local authorities need to have a big part to play in the delivery of education services, for accountability reasons."
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The latest Barometer poll gives voters' assessment of the party leaders in Wales and the four candidates in the Labour leadership contest.
Party support has changed little since May’s election, leaving Wales on course for a National Assembly with a significant UKIP presence.
As far as temperatures go, it's going to feel pretty uncomfortable out there tonight - warm and muggy with mist patches in places.