Old wounds re-opened on council mergers

There are fresh concerns over ‘forced council mergers’ after comments over the weekend by Local Government Secretary – Alun Davies.

In interviews he reasserted the case for fewer local authorities, and warned that the debate has gone on too long.

Speaking to the BBC, he said:

MILLAR: Glan Clwyd A&E death rate “unacceptable”

NHS Wales figures show that an A&E department in North Wales is recording a far higher rate of deaths compared to the rest of the country.

The A&E unit at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd had the highest death rate in Wales in 2016-17.

Anger as council adopts monthly bin collections

The decision to introduce monthly bin collections at Conwy Council has provoked anger from Assembly Members.


The idea of monthly collections was first floated by the previous Labour-Plaid administration, and AMs are “disgusted” at the move to 4-weekly collections.