A coroner has labelled the hospital care of an 88-year-old patient who died of blood poisoning as "unacceptable". A review is set to be launched at Cwm Taf Health Board following the death of Tegwen Roderick on June 4, 2014.
A primary school will be closed for a 'deep clean' over half term following a 'serious sickness bug' in the school. Treorchy Primary School in the Rhondda has been forced to cancel a number of events due to the "nasty sickness bug", with teachers asking parents to keep sick pupils at home.
More evidence is expected to be heard today as the trial of two brothers accused of shooting a drug-dealing taxman dead in a layby enters day eight. They both deny murdering 43-year-old Mark Jones after he was found with gunshot wounds in a layby known locally as Lletty Turner Bends on the A4059 in Mountain Ash on July 26 last year.
Trainee GPs are to be offered a A 20,000 bonus to work in parts of Wales where it is proving hard to attract and keep family doctors. A one-off A 2,000 payment will also be offered to help trainee GPs cover the cost of their final exams.
A Halloween school disco has been called off due to a "nasty sickness bug", with teachers asking parents to keep sick pupils at home. Staff at Treorchy Primary School in the Rhondda have been advised by Public Health Wales to call off their Halloween disco - which was due to take place on Wednesday night.
There was "train chaos" on the valley lines on Tuesday - the same day overcrowding was raised as an issue in the First Minister's Questions. Arriva Trains Wales said a problem with line-side equipment at Cathays train station meant trains were having to run at a reduced speed between Pontypridd and Cardiff.
South Wales Police are investigating a deliberate fire at a former school which sent smoke billowing into the sky in the Rhondda . The fire was started in a disused portable building on the site of a former school on School Street in Maerdy on Sunday afternoon.
Sean Buckley, who murdered Finley Thomas, saw his jail sentence lengthened by three years while mother Chloe Thomas had her term upped by 10 months A mother jailed after her one-year-old son was mercilessly beaten to death by her new boyfriend has had her "too soft" jail term increased by top judges. Chloe Thomas's son Finley died after suffering weeks of violence at the hands of Sean Buckley, who was found guilty of his murder and jailed for life.
As we hear the details of the Welsh Government's spending plans for 2017/18, it is worth asking - how important is this actually for the whole of the Welsh economy? The latest figures we have for value of the economy - if you look at gross value added or what we make and do - is around A 54bn. Dr Annette Roberts, senior lecturer in economics at Cardiff Business School said: "The Welsh government budget makes up a significant share of the economy - most of the budget will go on health and social care, into local government, for education, and for the likes of road building.