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Plum choice – Denbigh fruit given protected food name status

The fruit, which had its application submitted by the Denbigh Plum Group, boasts the only native variety of plum in Wales and has seen a resurgence of plums being grown in the area over the last decade.

The Denbigh Plum is the 16th Welsh product, and Wales’ first fruit, to...Read More »


Estyn to be in schools more often as curriculum preparations continue

The change is just one of a series of measures designed to improve standards in schools – turning the focus to teaching and learning, the well-being of pupils and teachers and reducing unnecessary bureaucracy.

Under proposals for revised inspection arrangements – to be phased in...Read More »


Rolls Royce supplier creates 23 new jobs with Welsh Government support

Economy Minister, Ken Skates visited Consort Precision Diamond in Conwy to discuss the expansion plans, which will be supported by £200k from Welsh Government.

The Minister also spoke to the company’s management team about the types of challenges they are facing in the run up to Brexit, and urged them to...Read More »


Consultation on banning third party sales of puppies and kittens launched

Currently, puppies or kittens can either be purchased via a third-party seller, directly from a breeder or from a rescue/rehoming centre. Commercial third-party sellers are those who are licensed pet sellers; in Wales they will hold a licence under the Pet Animals Act 1951.

According to estimates, between 40,000 and...Read More »


Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales determines an increase in councillors’ allowances this year

The Panel has determined an increase of 1.97% to the basic salary for elected members of principal councils to begin to address the erosion of the salary in relation to average earnings. This will take the basic salary to £13,868. 

The salaries of leaders and members of the executive have not...Read More »


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