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Leaving Your Leaves Could Cause Flooding!

The autumn leaves are falling and the weather has now turned blustery, wet and cold – perfect conditions for flooding!

Arrest operation nets eight suspects across RCT and Merthyr Tydfil

A police operation resulted in the arrest of eight suspects across Rhondda Cynon Taff and Merthyr Tydfil in two days.

Urgent call for two, three and four year olds to be vaccinated against flu

Figures show 78% currently unprotected

Top health officials in Wales have issued an urgent call to parents of two, three and four year olds to get their children vaccinated against flu this winter, with only one in five of those eligible vaccinated so far.

A Bike for Christmas

Do you remember the Christmas or birthday you received the gift of a new bike?

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has a number of “nearly-new” bicycles available to purchase at a massively reduced price this Christmas.

Troubling drop in Welsh exports

Welsh Conservatives have labelled a significant drop in Welsh exports as ‘extremely troubling’.

Welsh government figures, released today, show an 89 million pounds fall for the four quarters leading up to and including 2014 quarter three, compared with the previous four quarters.

National Preventive Mechanism publishes annual report into UK detention

The fifth annual report of the UK’s national mechanism for the prevention of torture and ill treatment in detention is being published on 4 December.

HIW contributed to this report as we are a member organisation of the National Preventative Mechanism.

Pop-Up shops lead 'Open for Christmas' campaign

Pop-up shops in empty high street stores should be better encouraged and entirely exempt from business rates.

That’s the leading call from Welsh Conservatives in a new campaign aimed at boosting and supporting Welsh high streets.

Partners sign the Time To Change Pledge to end stigma surrounding mental health

Time to Change_POTHREE of South Wales’ biggest service providers and employers have joined forces to end the stigma that still, all too often, surrounds mental health issues.


On Tuesday 2nd December at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair, Wales YFC welcomed Princess Anne to the YFC Centre.

Councillor fired for raising concerns about social worker caseloads attacks ‘inaccurate’ report

Cllr Malcolm King was removed from his post but says he won’t stop until child protection is truly a priority

by Rachel Schraer on December 3, 2014 in Careers, News workforce, Workforce