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A TALE OF TWO PARTIES | POLITICS FEATURE

A TALE OF TWO PARTIES | POLITICS FEATURE

Labour is the most successful political party in modern Welsh politics, winning the largest share of the vote at every General Election since 1922. However, after Wales voted for Brexit, it was expected that the Conservatives would make great gains during this year’s snap election. Contrary to predictions, Labour achieved a stellar result – they took back Gower, Cardiff North and Vale of Clwyd […]

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OWEN JONES | PREVIEW

OWEN JONES | PREVIEW

Owen Jones, a well-known columnist, political activist, and author, renowned for his strong opinions on the injustices people face every day will be making his way to Cardiff this month. He was described by Gay Times magazine as a “prominent voice for the LGBT community”, fighting against sexism and homophobia both on the streets and […]

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2017-2018 WELSH BUDGET ANALYSIS | POLITICS FEATURE

2017-2018 WELSH BUDGET ANALYSIS | POLITICS FEATURE

Health, Wellbeing and Sport are the areas set to benefit the most from the recent published Welsh budget, with a total of 240m ringfenced for the Welsh NHS, while central services and administration is set to face a significant 8.4% decrease in spending to £368m. Environment and Rural Affairs will similarly see a significant 4.8% […]

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ARTS COUNCIL WALES CHAIRMAN PHIL GEORGE | ART INTERVIEW

ARTS COUNCIL WALES CHAIRMAN PHIL GEORGE | ART INTERVIEW

Emma Clark speaks with chairman of Arts Council Wales Phil George about the challenges facing the arts in Wales, and what can be done to overcome them. “We fund a wide range of organisations at Arts Council Wales to deliver the arts and to engage people with the arts in communities across Wales,” starts Phil […]

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CORBYN WAVES THE RED FLAG IN MERTHYR | POLITICS FEATURE

CORBYN WAVES THE RED FLAG IN MERTHYR | POLITICS FEATURE

Organisers of the non-profit organisation Merthyr Rising received a throng of hundreds sporting red shirts on 5th August (after being rescheduled from the 4th), as people came from far and wide to see and hear Jeremy Corbyn speak to the public about his restless policies, his strong ambitions for the party and his long-standing respect for Kier […]

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KICKING OFF IN NORTH KOREA

KICKING OFF IN NORTH KOREA

KICKING OFF IN NORTH KOREA Tim Hartley (Y Lolfa) For a book that literally has a football reference in the title, it’s about much more than just football. If anything, it’s a compilation of stories with teachings about travel, relationships and culture. Former journalist Tim Hartley said it himself, “It’s not a book about football”. […]

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MEET THE REAL MAGGIE THATCHER | STAGE FEATURE

MEET THE REAL MAGGIE THATCHER | STAGE FEATURE

Swansea Grand Theatre 10 June  When it comes to political leaders who are renowned for dividing the opinions of an entire nation, Margaret Thatcher definitely springs to mind. Whether her name conjures up images of her tackling overly powerful unions and defending the Falklands, or brings back bitter memories of record high unemployment and closures […]

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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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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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WHAT ENGLISH VOTES FOR ENGLISH LAWS MEANS FOR WALES | POLITICS

WHAT ENGLISH VOTES FOR ENGLISH LAWS MEANS FOR WALES  | POLITICS

English Votes for English Laws, or EVEL, as it is currently known has just been passed in the House of Commons and gives English Members of Parliament the opportunity to vote on English only matters that are devolved. It has been a twenty year battle but, as it stands, the legislation was voted in favour […]