Archive for August, 2008

Aug
12

Valleys Mayor: the reaction

Perhaps Wales needs a new alternative national anthem. Not Delilah, which has already been appropriated as one of Wales’s rugby songs, but Nicely-Nicely’s song from the American show, Guys and Dolls, The People all Said Sit Down, Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat. The thought comes after looking through the reactions on blogs, in letters [...]

Aug
07

Bargaining chip in media meltdown

ITV’s slow decline is well known and the broadcaster revealed the extent of the reduction in its advertising revenue this week. There is already a UK-wide £40m “regional savings” programme in the pipeline, that will be completed by 2009. Although Wales is not at the front of the queue to completely lose regional coverage from [...]

Aug
04

Ideas for the south Wales Valleys

There are widely shared aspirations for the south Wales Valleys. ‘More jobs for the Valleys’ is one such aspiration – but to realise the goal we require ideas that work. The idea proposed today in a new IWA study, Futures for the Heads of the Valleys, is a democratically-elected Mayor for the south Wales Valleys. [...]

Aug
01

Assembly Bwletin Cynulliad August 2008

August 2008: Assembly Government’s legislation: Welsh laws for 2008/2009 – ‘Going further’ in Welsh NHS reforms: Local health boards could be scrapped – One year, One Wales: Plaid Cymru and Labour celebrate their anniversary – The convention meets: Powers for the Assembly.

Aug
01

Treftadaeth Yfory – Heritage Tomorrow

IWA Darlith Eisteddfod 2008 Bydd y Gweinidog dros Dreftadaeth newydd yn Llywodraeth y Cynulliad, Alun Ffred Jones AM, yn tradoddi Darlith Eisteddfod yr IWA yn ystod yr wythnos nesaf. Cynhelir y darlith – Trefadaeth Yfory – am 12:30pm, Dydd Mawrth, Awst 5ed yn Y Pagoda, Eisteddfod Caerdydd. Mae’r digwyddiad yn di-ddal: i archebu ffoniwch 029 [...]