Wales News:

School head applications drop sharply in Wales
… there are 1,458 head teachers in Wales, about 400 fewer than in 2003. But the EWC… of schools in Wales and some heads covering more than one school. Ruth Davies, head… or retention crises in Wales but there are challenges in some areas - that includes head…


Wales' hospitals 'need satellite breast milk bank'
Wales needs its own satellite breast milk bank so hospitals can get… it to premature and sick babies faster, a milk bank manager has said. Wales has 11 neonatal… units and is the only UK nation without a milk bank. Hospitals in Wales rely…


Drop in 24-hour nursing home places across Wales
…, there are fewer nursing home places available in Wales than in 2014. There were 10,829 places…. Industry body Care Forum Wales said many operators struggled to recruit nurses… of Care Forum Wales, said despite investment there were still issues with recruitment…


Puppy smuggling trade warning in Wales' ferry ports
…A young beagle called Hugo is the star of a new report highlighting the illegal trade in puppies being smuggled through Welsh ferry ports. The dog was one of nearly 100 rescued in an operation in Holyhead on Anglesey, led by RSPCA Cymru…


Wales donor breast milk store 'needed for premature babies'
Wales needs a satellite breast milk bank so hospitals can get it to premature… and sick babies faster, a milk bank manager has said. Wales has 11 neonatal units… and is the only UK nation without a milk bank. Hospitals in Wales rely on the charity Blood…


Icy weather travel warning across Wales
…Motorists across Wales have been warned to expect icy conditions over the next… pictures from around Wales Link to related story What does yellow, red and amber mean…


Natural Resources Wales 'can't be everywhere'
Wales' environment watchdog needs more clarity from Welsh Government about its… role and future funding, BBC Wales has been told. Natural Resources Wales (NRW…


Natural Resources Wales' budget squeeze warning
Wales' environment watchdog "can't be everywhere, doing everything as some… Resources Wales chairwoman Diane McCrea wants more clarity from Welsh ministers about… BBC Wales that, in future, the organisation would "not be able to continue perhaps…


Unemployment rate jumps in Wales
…Unemployment in Wales has risen to 4.7%, in the latest monthly figures from… the Office for National Statistics (ONS). This is higher than the UK rate of 4.3%. Wales…, Wales is the only part of the UK where the unemployment rate has risen. Wage growth…


Teacher pay in Wales to be considered by expert group
… in Wales, with a new system in place from September 2019. Powers will be transferred… to Welsh ministers as part of the Wales Act which became law earlier this year. A task… to the government by autumn 2018. A Wales-specific system will then be set up. Supply teachers…