Wales News:

Wales 'third in world for municipal recycling'
…: Regulation of Registered Social Landlords (Wales) Bill. Statement: Update on GCSE Early…

CBI and FSB criticise BBC Wales At Work programme axe
…BBC Wales' decision to cancel its long-running Wales at Work programme has been… criticised by two business bodies. The Radio Wales weekly business programme will end… when its current series finishes in November. Writing to the head of BBC Wales

Rise in hate crime in England and Wales
… The number of hate crimes in England and Wales has increased by 29%, according to Home…

Year-on-year 14% rise in personal insolvencies in Wales
…The number of people declared insolvent in Wales rose by more than 14% last… in particular. The figures show regional variations across Wales, with Merthyr Tydfil's… Service, shows the number of individuals made insolvent in Wales in 2016 was 5,349, up…

Torfaen care leavers' council tax exemption to be Wales first
…Torfaen council will become the first in Wales to exempt all care leavers from… contacted by BBC Wales, 13 said they did not currently offer such an exemption, although… their clothes are just in black bags on the floor." The Children's Commissioner for Wales

Mental health care for new mothers in Wales 'unacceptable'
…Calls have been made for a specialist mother and baby unit to open in Wales…). Wales' own unit was closed in 2013 with mothers sent to units in England. The Welsh… report recommended that a MBU be established in south Wales to provide an all-Wales

House prices in Wales lower than 2007, study reveals
…Average house prices in 90% of council wards in Wales are lower than 10 years… by the Principality found the average price in Wales was now at £174,319 compared with a peak…. "The important driving factor here is housing and jobs," he said. "Other parts of Wales

Hate crimes in Wales up by 22%, Home Office data shows
…There were 500 more hate crimes in Wales this year - a rise of 22%, according… motivated - more than 2,000 across Wales - with the force in south Wales recording… increasing. Hate crimes by sexual orientation increased across Wales from 372 to 461…

'Teething problems' for new GWR train to Wales
…A new high-speed train has arrived in Wales - after a morning marred… years. The first service to Wales was supposed to leave London for Cardiff at 08:15…

'One in five rivers' in Wales polluted by sewage - WWF
…Nearly one in five rivers in Wales is polluted with sewage, affecting wildlife… provided by Natural Resources Wales and England's Environment Agency as part…% of rivers in England and Wales were affected. Welsh Water had the smallest proportion…