Historic castle excluded from protection measures at risk from repeated flooding – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 10th, 2018 in duty of care, listed buildings, news, Wales by sally

‘Occupying a prime spot in the beautiful Conwy Valley the ancient castle of Gwydir boasts a reputation as one of the finest Tudor houses in Wales.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th December 2018

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Law Commission launches reforms to planning law in Wales – Law Commission

Posted December 4th, 2018 in Law Commission, planning, press releases, Wales by tracey

‘The Law Commission has published a wide-ranging report proposing over 190 technical reforms to planning law as it applies in Wales. This will hopefully lead to the appearance of a new Planning Act, as the centrepiece of a new Planning Code for Wales.’

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Law Commission, 3rd December 2018

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk/

Carl Sargeant’s widow wins high court bid to challenge inquiry into his sacking – The Guardian

‘The widow of a former Welsh government minister, who was found dead while he was facing sexual misconduct allegations, has won a high court bid to challenge the legality of an inquiry into his sacking.’

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The Guardian, 13th November 2018

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Welsh policy on FE provision for young people with learning difficulties “lawful” – Local Government Lawyer

‘Welsh ministers and the quango Careers Wales did not act unreasonably when they decided not to reassess the educational and training needs of a young man with a learning disability, a High Court judge has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th October 2018

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Pheasant shooting to be banned on public land in Wales – The Guardian

Posted September 21st, 2018 in animal cruelty, birds, news, sport, Wales by tracey

‘Pheasant shooting is set to be banned on public land in Wales following sustained campaigning by animal welfare organisations who consider the practice to be cruel.’

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The Guardian, 20th September 2018

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Legislation in Wales for minimum price for alcohol receives Royal Assent – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 14th, 2018 in alcohol abuse, legislation, news, Wales by sally

‘A new law introducing a minimum price for alcohol in Wales has this month been granted Royal Assent.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th August 2018

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Carl Sargeant family say they are being excluded from inquiry – The Guardian

‘The family of Carl Sargeant have claimed they are being excluded from an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding his sacking as a Welsh minister four days before he took his own life.’

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The Guardian, 18th June 2018

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Wales to ban smoking outside hospitals and schools in UK first – The Guardian

Posted May 25th, 2018 in hospitals, news, smoking, Wales by sally

‘Wales is to become the first country in the UK to ban smoking in outdoor school spaces, playgrounds and hospital grounds.’

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The Guardian, 25th May 2018

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Vivian Teed: 60 years since last man hanged in Wales – BBC News

Posted May 8th, 2018 in death penalty, news, Wales by sally

‘On the night of Friday 15 November 1957, 24-year-old Vivian Teed broke into the sub-post office in Fforestfach, Swansea.’

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BBC News, 6th May 2018

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Welsh council wins appeal over whether SEN allowance was payable to teachers – Local Government Lawyer

‘A Welsh council has won an appeal over whether former teachers were entitled to be paid SEN (Special Educational Needs) allowance under their contracts. The Employment Tribunal had held that the conditions for entitlement were satisfied in each case, and accordingly, that Swansea City Council’s failure to pay SEN allowance was a breach of contract.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd May 2018

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‘All is not well with child protection in North Wales’ – Transparency Project

Posted January 30th, 2018 in children, medical treatment, news, social services, Wales by sally

‘This observation was made by HHJ Gareth Jones in Wrexham Family Court in March 2017, in a judgment Re E [2017] EWFC 101 published in January 2018.’

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Transparency Project, 28th January 2018

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Wales smacking ban plan goes to public consultation – BBC News

Posted January 9th, 2018 in consultations, corporal punishment, news, Wales by sally

‘Plans to outlaw smacking children in Wales are going out to a three-month consultation.’

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BBC News, 9th January 2018

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Priest jailed for child abuse images lived on scandal-hit Caldey Island – The Guardian

Posted December 12th, 2017 in child abuse, clergy, indecent photographs of children, news, Wales by sally

‘A priest who was jailed for downloading hundreds of pictures of child sexual abuse is the latest offender to be identified as having close links with the monastic island of Caldey, which is at the centre of a growing scandal.’

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The Guardian, 12th December 2017

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Simplify planning laws in Wales to create new homes – Law Commission

Posted December 1st, 2017 in housing, planning, press releases, Wales by tracey

‘A new planning code for Wales is needed to get the country building and further protect heritage and the environment, says the Law Commission.’

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Law Commission, 30th November 2017

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk/

Planning for Infrastructure in Wales – No. 5 Chambers

Posted October 20th, 2017 in devolution, environmental protection, news, planning, Wales by sally

‘The Wales Act 2017 received Royal Assent on 31 January 2017. Some provisions are already in force; others will come into effect in April 2018.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 18th October 2017

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GP probed for giving child, 12, gender-change hormones – BBC News

Posted September 11th, 2017 in complaints, doctors, medical treatment, news, transgender persons, Wales, young persons by tracey

‘A Monmouthshire GP is being investigated over complaints about her giving gender-change hormones to children as young as 12.’

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BBC News, 10th September 2017

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Police in Aberaeron investigate carnival float ‘considered racist’ – The Guardian

Posted August 31st, 2017 in artistic works, complaints, freedom of expression, news, racism, Wales by tracey

‘Police are investigating allegations of racism against a group of men who wore black face paint when they dressed as members of the Jamaican bobsleigh team for a carnival parade.’

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The Guardian, 30th August 2017

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Police missed chances to stop paedophile Ian Watkins, says report – The Guardian

Posted August 25th, 2017 in child abuse, complaints, news, police, reports, sexual offences, Wales by sally

‘Police missed a string of opportunities over a period of four years to stop the rock star Ian Watkins from committing depraved sex attacks on children and babies, a watchdog has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 25th August 2017

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Speech by The Lord Chief Justice: Opening of the Business and Property Courts for Wales – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted July 27th, 2017 in courts, speeches, Wales by tracey

‘It is a privilege and a great pleasure to be in the other capital city of the jurisdiction of England and Wales to open the Business and Property Courts for Wales at Cardiff.
This opening represents the pragmatic and dynamic approach of our joint jurisdiction. As the Chancellor of the High Court of England and Wales will explain in a little more detail, the bringing together of the specialist civil courts for Wales at Cardiff follows the launch of the Business and Property Courts in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds, to be followed in due course by a similar opening in Bristol.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 25th July 2017

Scotland and Wales begin formal dispute with UK Government over £1bn DUP deal – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 20th, 2017 in devolution issues, financial provision, news, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales by tracey

‘The Scottish and Welsh governments have launched a formal dispute with Westminster over their demands for extra funding as a result of the Tory deal with the Democratic Unionist Party.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th July 2017

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