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Tourism impact of Whitesands flood scheme studied

Image copyright Dumfries and Galloway Council Image caption The council has said the investment could help boost regeneration in the area The impact of tourism on proposed £25m flood protection measures is to be examined…

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Welsh violence tackling scheme rolled out in United States

Image copyright Reuters A pioneering Welsh scheme will be used to help unearth trouble “hotspots” and cut violent crime in the United States. The Cardiff Model for Violence Prevention anonymously gathers details at A&Es about…


Water refill scheme in Wrexham aims to reduce plastic waste

Image copyright Getty Images Shoppers will be offered free drinking water as part of a plan to tackle plastic waste. Pubs, restaurants and cafes in Wrexham will put up signs offering tap water to refill…


Cheap bus scheme for young people extended to 16-21 year-olds

Image copyright Mike Dean (Eye Imagery) Image caption Carwyn Jones launching the scheme in 2015 A discounted bus travel scheme for young people is to be extended from December. MyTravelPass is currently available for 16-18…


Farmers and landowners suspicious of ‘rewilding’ scheme

Farmers and landowners are “wary and suspicious” of a massive “rewilding” project in mid Wales. It is hoped one huge stretch of landscape can be brought back to a state where it supports a range…


Mid Wales wilderness scheme ‘not targeting farming’

Image copyright Ben Porter/Summit to Sea Image caption Farmers have raised concerns about the “rewilding” project Backers of the UK’s biggest “rewilding” project in mid Wales have insisted the scheme is not about stopping farming….


Whitesands flood scheme public inquiry begins

Image copyright Dumfries and Galloway Council Image caption A public inquiry is to be held into the flood protection project on the Whitesands A public inquiry is starting into £25m proposals to tackle long-standing flooding…


Benefit sanctions scheme ‘pointlessly cruel’, say MPs

Image copyright PA The government must urgently reassess its “pointlessly cruel” benefit sanctions, a committee of MPs has said. Benefit sanctions are penalties imposed on claimants who do not meet conditions such as attending job…


Call to extend EU settlement scheme pilot to include family members

Image copyright PA A pilot of the scheme to allow EU nationals to remain in the UK after Brexit should be extended to family members, the Scottish and Welsh health secretaries have said. The EU…


Leeds plastic bottles car parking scheme is ‘well received’

Hundreds of plastic bottles have been handed in to a Leeds car park which is allowing them to be used toward the cost of parking. The initiative allows drivers to pay for parking by trading…


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