£10 million to support university students through pandemic

Increased mental health support and student hardship funds Support for students self-isolating Targeted learner support for vulnerable students The Welsh Government has announced it’s providing an extra £10 million this year towards supporting university students during the pandemic. The funding is intended to support activities such as increased mental health services and student financial hardship

Welsh Government to take rail franchise under public control

In the face of dramatic falls in passenger numbers the Welsh Government has decided to bring the Wales and Borders rail franchise under public control. Transport Minister Ken Skates said the move will help secure the future of passenger services in Wales and the Borders area, protect jobs and maintain the Welsh Government’s ambitious plans

Firebreak: Businesses to close (list)

All businesses and services which must close as of 6pm tomorrow: 1. Any business selling goods or services for sale or hire in a shop, including— (a) homeware stores; (b) nail and beauty salons; (c) establishments providing tanning services, massage services, body piercings, tattooing, electrolysis or acupuncture; (d) auction houses; (e) car dealerships; (f) markets;

£1 million fund for carers to mark launch of public consultation

A new fund of over £1m to help Wales’ unpaid carers cope with the financial pressures of Covid-19 has been announced today [Tuesday 20] by the Deputy Health Minister. Open to carers across Wales, the Carers Support Fund will see grants of up to £300 made available for a range of essentials, including; food, household

Hiroshima 75 Years on

Today marks 75 years since Hiroshima. For decades this has been remembered in in Newport by a gathering at the Lakeside in Tredegar House. Although smaller in number this year because of Covid restrictions, every year that goes by this event gets more necessary, more important. Events like today have a power. The power of

Statement: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Statement from the First Minister: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Llywydd, today, I will focus on the three weekly review. Members will be aware that, over the past three weeks, the outlook for coronavirus has darkened in many parts of the world: from Manila to Bogota, from Australia to the United States. In Europe, the advice of the