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Bid to boost STEM pupil numbers in Wales

Image caption The scheme aims to help 5,600 pupils at 30 schools Thousands of pupils will be encouraged to take GCSEs in science, technology, engineering or maths in order to tackle a skills shortage. The…

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Dragons’ Den £50,000 boost for dad who overcame depression

Image copyright Craig Hill Image caption Eirian Hill suffered serious burns in an accident – which made dad Craig rethink his priorities “Her dress just went up like it was dipped in paraffin.” It was…


Project seeks to help boost rare pearl mussel numbers

Image copyright Ness and Beauly Fisheries Trust Image caption Adult pearl mussels releasing their microscopic young A project in the Highlands is helping to spread freshwater pearl mussels to parts of rivers where the rare…


Jay Fulton return set to boost Swansea City for Nottingham Forest game

Swansea midfielder Jay Fulton has played five games so far this season, scoring one goal Jay Fulton is set to return to action for Swansea City’s Championship game at home to Nottingham Forest on Saturday….


Food, Fringe and Euro Championships boost August sales

Image copyright PA Image caption The European Championships helped boost spending Retail sales grew for the fourth successive month in August following a “successful summer” for retailers, according to a new report. Food sales did…


Labour pledges ‘gig economy’ rights boost

Image copyright PA Labour would extend workers’ rights and “restore the balance of power in the workplace”, shadow chancellor John McDonnell is to pledge. He will promise more rights for people working in the so-called…


Llanbedr bypass plan ‘would boost airfield’

Image copyright Geograph/Roger Brooks Image caption Llanbedr Airfield was an RAF camp during World War Two and a training centre after the war A new bypass in Gwynedd could boost to an airfield’s aerospace ambitions,…


Rockwool jobs boost at fireproof cladding expansion go-ahead

Image copyright Rockwool Image caption Rockwool employs about 400 people at its site in Bridgend county About 65 jobs are set to be created at a factory which makes fireproof materials used in cladding after…



Heatwave bonanza ‘fails to boost shop sales’

Image copyright Getty Images The heatwave has spurred people into splashing out on fans, food and drink, but it still hasn’t been enough to stop a slowdown in spending, a survey found. Retail sales slowed…


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