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YOUTH POVERTY IN SPLOTT | FEATURE

YOUTH POVERTY IN SPLOTT | FEATURE

What are Splott’s young people doing to fight against poverty? Two men in their early twenties sit in the café eating lunch. In between mouthfuls they talk animatedly, smiling and joking with one another. Whilst their behaviour may resemble that of many young people across Wales, it is hard to believe that their lives are […]

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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR WALES ELECTION 2016 | POLITICS FEATURE

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR WALES ELECTION 2016 | POLITICS FEATURE

2016 marks the fifth election for seats in the National Assembly for Wales and it looks to be an interesting contest. Labour, Plaid Cymru, the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats, the Greens and UKIP battle it out to win their share of the 60 seats in the Senedd. Each registered voter is asked to vote twice: […]

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10 YEARS OF THE SENEDD | FEATURE

10 YEARS OF THE SENEDD | FEATURE

2016 marks the tenth anniversary of the creation of the Senedd, meaning senate or parliament in Welsh. The building itself is one of the most environmentally friendly parliaments in the world, and it cost nearly 70 million pounds to create. In September of 1997, Wales came out and voted in favour of having a separate […]

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CULTURE HUSTINGS: MEAGRE PICKINGS FOR CULTURE VULTURES | POLITICS FEATURE

CULTURE HUSTINGS: MEAGRE PICKINGS FOR CULTURE VULTURES  | POLITICS FEATURE

There are genuine fears that the Welsh electorate don’t know what they’re voting for – let alone when – on the 5th May, which is the date for the next Welsh Government elections, by the way.  Therefore, experts in various Welsh fields are trying to ensure that at least the politicians are up to speed […]

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IN FOR A CARDIFF PENNY, IN FOR A CARDIFF POUND | POLITICS FEATURE

IN FOR A CARDIFF PENNY, IN FOR A CARDIFF POUND | POLITICS FEATURE

So how important is the local economy to you? According to the US electoral maxim that Ed Miliband famously forgot, it is all – indeed, “the economy, stupid!” During the last ten years, locally produced sold locally items have steadily increased their market share by over 10%, pulling sharply into focus the strengths of the […]

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SUPERFICIAL CHANGES TO WELSH ARTS CUTS PLANS | POLITICS FEATURE

SUPERFICIAL CHANGES TO WELSH ARTS CUTS PLANS | POLITICS FEATURE

Arts companies that specialise in supporting those with disabilities are among those that are facing art cuts later this year. From April 2016, five arts and culture organisations across Wales have been told that they will NOT be receiving any council funding, these groups include: Earthfall: Cardiff-based dance and theatre company, Dawns Tan/Tan Dance: a […]

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KEN SKATES AM | POLITICS INTERVIEW

KEN SKATES AM | POLITICS INTERVIEW

Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism and AM for Clwyd South Ken Skates speaks with Emma Clark about the Year Of Adventure, tourism and mental health. What is the main idea behind the Year Of Adventure? The Year Of Adventure is a way of corralling everybody in the culture sector and tourism sector behind […]

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CARDIFF WITHOUT CULTURE? | POLITICS FEATURE

CARDIFF WITHOUT CULTURE? | POLITICS FEATURE

Cardiff council has been steadily making cuts and budget limits over the years, but recently there has been talk of making that much more drastic, which has worried many in a city that’s becoming ever more culturally vibrant. Naturally, there has been retaliation. This is where the Cardiff Without Culture? movement comes in. Planning to […]

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VOTER REGISTRATION DAY | POLITICS PREVIEW

VOTER REGISTRATION DAY | POLITICS PREVIEW

Every year the National Assembly for Wales tries its hardest to band together the people of Wales to be encouraged to vote. Over £16 billion is spent each year on utilities such as transport, education and health . However, during the 2011 Assembly election, only 41.5% of the country came along to vote. It seems that the […]

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FARAGE WINS A WELSH AFFAIR? | POLITICS FEATURE

FARAGE WINS A WELSH AFFAIR? | POLITICS FEATURE

Like a cowboy keen to get off his high horse before he hit the infamous Port Talbot traffic on the M4, Nige strode into town…and even if there wasn’t a goldrush, there was a still a certain amount of interest generated in his magnificent generalisms. I’m pretty sure it’s possible to state that Farage puts the […]