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Mynd ati i ysgogi cariad at iaith

Heddiw, bydd Ceidwadwyr Cymru’n lansio ymdrech iaith er mwyn creu consensws tuag at fagu cenedl dairieithog. Bydd y blaid heddiw’n cyhoeddi ymgynghoriad ar gynigion i roi cyfle i bob ysgol gynradd ddysgu iaith dramor fodern gydol Cyfnod Allweddol 2 er mwyn ategu eu sgiliau Cymraeg a Saesneg.

Movement to inspire love of language

Welsh Conservatives will today launch a movement for language to create a consensus towards nurturing a trilingual nation. The Party will today announce a consultation on proposals to give all primary schools the opportunity to teach a modern foreign language throughout Key Stage 2 to complement skills in Welsh and English.

Half of glastir applications rejected

Figures uncovered by the Welsh Conservatives have revealed that over half of Glastir applications are sent back to the applicant due to errors. Janet Finch-Saunders, Assembly Member for Aberconwy, who uncovered the data has raised concerns about the complex nature of the forms and called on the Deputy Agriculture Minister to act.

Call for review of road safety education

Welsh Conservatives have repeated calls for a review of road safety education in Welsh schools. It follows the publication of the latest – provisional - ‘police recorded road casualties’.

Hywel Dda reconfiguration plans 'unacceptable'

Welsh Conservatives have branded plans for significant changes to the NHS in mid and west Wales ‘unacceptable’.  Downgrading at Prince Philip Hospital in Llanelli and the closure of community hospitals elsewhere are strongly opposed by Welsh Conservative Assembly Members.

Pylons: First Minister has backtracked and betrayed mid Wales

Welsh Conservatives have called on the First Minister to clarify his position on the National Grid’s recent announcement for mid Wales and explain why he has backtracked on previous statements against the proposals. Carwyn Jones did not criticise, condemn or express any disapproval of this week’s publication of plans to build a substation and pylons in the region.

Medal Congratulations

Commenting on Chris Bartley’s achievement and Wales’ first medal of the London Olympics, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the Assembly Andrew RT Davies AM, said: “Many congratulations to Chris Bartley and his teammates.  “Their performance was superb and Chris has brought a great deal of pride to Wales."

Around the world mileage for ministerial cars

The Welsh Government’s official cars have clocked up enough miles to travel around the world 12 times since May 2011. That’s according to information obtained by the Welsh Conservatives. Ministers – who are committed to developing and promoting sustainable transport –have travelled 295,381 miles in chauffeur-driven cars since the start of the Fourth Assembly.

National Grid pylon announcement condemned

Montgomeryshire MP Glyn Davies and Montgomeryshire AM Russell George have slammed National Grid’s plans to “ruin” large parts of Montgomeryshire and have called on communities to remain united. The comments came following this morning’s announcement by National Grid in which it finally set-out its preferred route corridor and substation site for the Mid Wales Connection Project.

Taxpayers paying for council Pravdas

Welsh Councils are spending £1million a year bombarding Welsh taxpayers with propaganda, Welsh Conservatives claimed today. Data released under the Freedom of Information Act, shows at least 15 Welsh local authorities used taxpayers’ cash last year to produce and deliver their own newspaper.