The Cynon floodplain seems to be getting wetter. It is not clear why this is happening. It may be due to the closure of collieries that pumped groundwater to keep the pits dry, or it may be due to increased rainfall and runoff arising from climate change.
As the Welsh NHS enters a second pandemic winter, 17 medical royal colleges and faculties have come together with a joint statement calling for national action on workforce shortages, health inequalities and the NHS backlog (attached).
New statistics have revealed that Wales had the lowest disposable household income in the UK before the pandemic struck, leading to accusations by the Welsh Conservatives that the Labour Government in Cardiff Bay “is not paying off for the people of Wales”.