Wales to face Mexico in California

Mexico lost in the semi-final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup against Jamaica at the Rose Bowl in July, 2017Wales have confirmed they will face Mexico in a friendly at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, on 28 May.As part of their World Cup preparations, Mexico will also...

Network Rail blames ‘rodent damage’ for signal problems

Network Rail blames 'rodent damage' for signal problems 22 February 2018 Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption "Rodent damage" was blamed by Network Rail for the signalling problems Rats chewing through power cables were responsible for "very severe" rail delays...

Network Rail blames ‘rodent damage’ for signal problems

Network Rail blames 'rodent damage' for signal problems 22 February 2018 Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption "Rodent damage" was blamed by Network Rail for the signalling problems Rats chewing through power cables were responsible for "very severe" rail delays...

Tidal lagoon ‘has offered government new deal on price’

Tidal lagoon 'has offered government new deal on price' By Steffan Messenger BBC Wales Environment Correspondent 22 February 2018 Image copyright TLP Image caption Critics have argued the Swansea lagoon is too costly The falling cost of wind power is "good news" for...

Father and son rescued after kayak capsizes off Anglesey

Father and son rescued after kayak capsizes off Anglesey 22 February 2018 Image copyright Geograph/John S Turner A father and his 13-year-old son have been rescued by a coastguard helicopter after their kayak overturned off the Anglesey coast. The man's wife called...

Boxer retires citing ‘worry and fear’

Dale Evans (right) fought for the last time against Bradley Skeete at the Copperbox Arena in London on 8 JulyBoxer Dale Evans has retired, saying his hunger for the sport has been replaced by "worry and fear".Scottish fighter Mike Towell suffered a brain injury in a...

Historic Ruthin building could become community hub

Historic Ruthin building could become community hub 22 February 2018 Image copyright Google Image caption The NatWest bank vacated the old courthouse in 2017 Ruthin town council is working on plans to buy one of the town's historic timber-fronted buildings.Since the...

Doctor Who deal leaves council with £1.1m headache

Doctor Who deal leaves council with £1.1m headache 22 February 2018 Image copyright Geograph/Lewis Clarke A deal made over the Doctor Who Experience run by BBC Worldwide has left Cardiff council taxpayers with a shortfall of £1.147m.The council paid to construct the...

Chepstow man killed himself and wife ‘out of love’

Chepstow man killed himself and wife 'out of love' 22 February 2018 Image copyright Google Image caption The inquest was heard at Gwent Coroner's Court in Newport A man killed his wife and then himself out of "love and compassion" after she developed Parkinson's and...

National Museum Wales head accused of ‘rant against Britishness’

National Museum Wales head accused of 'rant against Britishness' By Huw Thomas BBC Wales arts and media correspondent 22 February 2018 Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright National Museum Wales The head of National Museum Wales has been accused of a "rant against...

Painkiller drug prescriptions in Wales jump up by 300%

Painkiller drug prescriptions in Wales jump up by 300% 22 February 2018 Image copyright Getty Images A sharp rise in strong painkiller prescriptions is partly being driven by inconsistent pain services across Wales, a leading clinician has said.Dr Julia Lewis said the...

Consultants criticise ‘catastrophic’ rise in 12-hour A&E waits

Consultants criticise 'catastrophic' rise in 12-hour A&E waits 22 February 2018 Image caption Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport, where January was typically pressured Emergency consultants say the rise in patients waiting more than 12 hours to be seen at A&E is...

Hannah Turtle jailed for life for murdering her baby son

Hannah Turtle jailed for life for murdering her baby son 22 February 2018 Image caption Hannah Turtle initially denied murdering her son and administering a poison to him A mother who murdered her baby son after voices told her she was a bad mother, has been jailed...

One dead in ‘wrong way’ A55 road crash at Llandygai

One dead in 'wrong way' A55 road crash at Llandygai 22 February 2018 Image copyright Google A man has died and another has been seriously injured after a crash which involved a car driving the wrong way along the A55 in Gwynedd. The incident happened at Llandygai,...

Childcare fees stopped for some relatives in pilot scheme

Childcare fees stopped for some relatives in pilot scheme By Lucy Ballinger Wales Live 22 February 2018 Image caption Future Generations Commissioner Sophie Howe said the law was blocking something which was "inherently sensible" A law which penalises parents who use...

World War Two pilot recalls being shot down

To mark the RAF's centenary, 95-year-old John Martin, from Cardigan, recalls flying with Bomber Command.Many World War Two raids returned with planes missing - with 55,573 men dying.On just his third night-time raid, his Lancaster bomber was shot down near Berlin.Four...

Devolution offer in bid to break Brexit law deadlock

Devolution offer in bid to break Brexit law deadlock 22 February 2018 Related TopicsBrexit Image caption David Lidington said he hoped the devolved administrations would engage with the proposal "constructively" A "considerable offer" has been tabled by the UK...

University lecturers begin strike over pension deadlock

University lecturers begin strike over pension deadlock 22 February 2018 Image caption Cardiff history student Samuel Veal believes students should be "academically compensated" for lost time during strikes Up to 60,000 students at Welsh universities could be affected...

Chip shop front demolished by car in Caerphilly county

Chip shop front demolished by car in Caerphilly county 21 February 2018 Image copyright Josh Evans-Jones Three people have been injured after a car crashed into the front of a fish and chip shop in Ystrad Mynach, Caerphilly county.The hatchback brought down brickwork...

Fire in nursing home hospitalises three residents

Fire in nursing home hospitalises three residents 21 February 2018 Image caption Crews were called to the Ruthin home on Wednesday evening Three elderly people are being treated for smoke inhalation following a fire at a nursing home in Denbighshire.Emergency services...

Newport fire crew cut spanner from man’s genitals at A&E

Newport fire crew cut spanner from man's genitals at A&E 21 February 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Firefighters have issued a tongue-in-cheek safety warning after being called to a hospital to free a man who had trapped his genitals in a ring spanner.The crew was...

Wales must set out reduction plan rules High Court

Wales must set out reduction plan rules High Court 21 February 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Plans to tackle air pollution in Wales must be in place by the end of July, a judge has told Welsh ministers.In January, they conceded in a High Court case brought by...

Opposition AMs to force Carl Sargeant leak inquiry vote

Opposition AMs to force Carl Sargeant leak inquiry vote 21 February 2018 Opposition parties will force a vote next week calling for the publication of a Welsh Government report into whether the sacking of a minister, who died days later, was leaked.The inquiry found...

Wrexham council budget cuts plan prompts four petitions

Wrexham council budget cuts plan prompts four petitions 21 February 2018 Image copyright Google Wrexham council has received four petitions over its controversial plans to balance the books next year.Planned cuts to music services and charging blue badge holders for...

Newport man hit by van had ‘survived earlier crash’

Newport man hit by van had 'survived earlier crash' 21 February 2018 Image copyright Google Image caption Gwent Police is appealing for witnesses following the hit and run on the A48 at Pwllmeyric A man who was seriously injured after being hit by a van in...

Cardiff GP denies attacking and raping wife

Cardiff GP denies attacking and raping wife 21 February 2018 Image caption The court heard he disciplined his children but did not assault them A Cardiff GP has denied raping his wife, telling a court her injuries were caused by a "bruising problem".When shown...

Failed asylum man’s suicide after studying dream destroyed

Failed asylum man's suicide after studying dream destroyed 21 February 2018 Image caption A charity said Eyob Tefera was suffering from post-traumatic stress after witnessing atrocities in Libya An asylum seeker found dead in Swansea marina killed himself after his...

Cardiff’s Brains Brewery redevelopment plans submitted

Cardiff's Brains Brewery redevelopment plans submitted 21 February 2018 Image copyright Rightacres Property Plans for the redevelopment of Cardiff's Brains Brewery site into a riverside destination with flats, offices and 50 bars and restaurants have been submitted to...

Plaid Cymru Steffan Lewis AM opens up on cancer

Plaid Cymru Steffan Lewis AM opens up on cancer By Paul Martin BBC Wales political reporter 21 February 2018 Image caption Steffan Lewis was diagnosed with cancer last November An AM diagnosed with stage-four bowel cancer says the emotional impact of the disease...

Talyllyn Railway marks locomotives’ 100th birthday

Talyllyn Railway marks locomotives' 100th birthday 21 February 2018 Image copyright Talyllyn Railway A steam locomotive with links to the RAF is celebrating its centenary.The Talyllyn Railway in Gwynedd is marking the 100th birthday of "Douglas", a No. 6 locomotive.It...

Unemployment in Wales rises again

Unemployment in Wales rises again 21 February 2018 Image copyright rrocio/Getty Images The unemployment rate in Wales is now 5% - up 0.9% on the previous quarter and higher than the average UK rate, according to latest figures.The only UK region with a higher rate...

North Wales suicide prevention action plan launched

North Wales suicide prevention action plan launched 21 February 2018 Image copyright Getty Images A new plan aimed at preventing suicide and self-harm is set to be launched across north Wales.The three-year-strategy will target priority groups including middle-aged...

Porthmadog primary school hawk to deter seagulls

Porthmadog primary school hawk to deter seagulls 21 February 2018 Image copyright Gwynedd council A falcon and a hawk are being used to tackle nuisance seagulls near a primary school in Gwynedd.The birds will be flown above Eifion Wyn primary school in Porthmadog in a...

North Wales Police record 50 livestock attack dogs shot

North Wales Police record 50 livestock attack dogs shot 21 February 2018 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFarmer Gareth Wyn Jones said shooting dogs was "not nice" but necessary to protect livestockMore than 50 dogs have been shot for...

Cuts to Welsh libraries see paid staff fall by 20%

Cuts to Welsh libraries see paid staff fall by 20% 21 February 2018 Image copyright Thinkstock Services at Welsh public libraries services are declining as the number of paid staff falls, a report has shown. Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy...

Two men arrested after attempted bank robbery in Neath

Two men arrested after attempted bank robbery in Neath 20 February 2018 Image copyright Google Image caption Police were called to the bank on Tuesday morning. Two men have been arrested following reports of an attempted bank robbery in Neath.South Wales Police were...

Wales News

Wales to face Mexico in California

Mexico lost in the semi-final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup against Jamaica at the Rose Bowl in July, 2017Wales have confirmed they will face Mexico in a friendly at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, on 28 May.As part of their World Cup preparations, Mexico will also...

Network Rail blames ‘rodent damage’ for signal problems

Network Rail blames 'rodent damage' for signal problems 22 February 2018 Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption "Rodent damage" was blamed by Network Rail for the signalling problems Rats chewing through power cables were responsible for "very severe" rail delays...

Network Rail blames ‘rodent damage’ for signal problems

Network Rail blames 'rodent damage' for signal problems 22 February 2018 Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption "Rodent damage" was blamed by Network Rail for the signalling problems Rats chewing through power cables were responsible for "very severe" rail delays...

Tidal lagoon ‘has offered government new deal on price’

Tidal lagoon 'has offered government new deal on price' By Steffan Messenger BBC Wales Environment Correspondent 22 February 2018 Image copyright TLP Image caption Critics have argued the Swansea lagoon is too costly The falling cost of wind power is "good news" for...

Father and son rescued after kayak capsizes off Anglesey

Father and son rescued after kayak capsizes off Anglesey 22 February 2018 Image copyright Geograph/John S Turner A father and his 13-year-old son have been rescued by a coastguard helicopter after their kayak overturned off the Anglesey coast. The man's wife called...

Boxer retires citing ‘worry and fear’

Dale Evans (right) fought for the last time against Bradley Skeete at the Copperbox Arena in London on 8 JulyBoxer Dale Evans has retired, saying his hunger for the sport has been replaced by "worry and fear".Scottish fighter Mike Towell suffered a brain injury in a...

Historic Ruthin building could become community hub

Historic Ruthin building could become community hub 22 February 2018 Image copyright Google Image caption The NatWest bank vacated the old courthouse in 2017 Ruthin town council is working on plans to buy one of the town's historic timber-fronted buildings.Since the...

Doctor Who deal leaves council with £1.1m headache

Doctor Who deal leaves council with £1.1m headache 22 February 2018 Image copyright Geograph/Lewis Clarke A deal made over the Doctor Who Experience run by BBC Worldwide has left Cardiff council taxpayers with a shortfall of £1.147m.The council paid to construct the...

Chepstow man killed himself and wife ‘out of love’

Chepstow man killed himself and wife 'out of love' 22 February 2018 Image copyright Google Image caption The inquest was heard at Gwent Coroner's Court in Newport A man killed his wife and then himself out of "love and compassion" after she developed Parkinson's and...

Painkiller drug prescriptions in Wales jump up by 300%

Painkiller drug prescriptions in Wales jump up by 300% 22 February 2018 Image copyright Getty Images A sharp rise in strong painkiller prescriptions is partly being driven by inconsistent pain services across Wales, a leading clinician has said.Dr Julia Lewis said the...

Hannah Turtle jailed for life for murdering her baby son

Hannah Turtle jailed for life for murdering her baby son 22 February 2018 Image caption Hannah Turtle initially denied murdering her son and administering a poison to him A mother who murdered her baby son after voices told her she was a bad mother, has been jailed...

One dead in ‘wrong way’ A55 road crash at Llandygai

One dead in 'wrong way' A55 road crash at Llandygai 22 February 2018 Image copyright Google A man has died and another has been seriously injured after a crash which involved a car driving the wrong way along the A55 in Gwynedd. The incident happened at Llandygai,...

Childcare fees stopped for some relatives in pilot scheme

Childcare fees stopped for some relatives in pilot scheme By Lucy Ballinger Wales Live 22 February 2018 Image caption Future Generations Commissioner Sophie Howe said the law was blocking something which was "inherently sensible" A law which penalises parents who use...

World War Two pilot recalls being shot down

To mark the RAF's centenary, 95-year-old John Martin, from Cardigan, recalls flying with Bomber Command.Many World War Two raids returned with planes missing - with 55,573 men dying.On just his third night-time raid, his Lancaster bomber was shot down near Berlin.Four...

Devolution offer in bid to break Brexit law deadlock

Devolution offer in bid to break Brexit law deadlock 22 February 2018 Related TopicsBrexit Image caption David Lidington said he hoped the devolved administrations would engage with the proposal "constructively" A "considerable offer" has been tabled by the UK...

University lecturers begin strike over pension deadlock

University lecturers begin strike over pension deadlock 22 February 2018 Image caption Cardiff history student Samuel Veal believes students should be "academically compensated" for lost time during strikes Up to 60,000 students at Welsh universities could be affected...

Chip shop front demolished by car in Caerphilly county

Chip shop front demolished by car in Caerphilly county 21 February 2018 Image copyright Josh Evans-Jones Three people have been injured after a car crashed into the front of a fish and chip shop in Ystrad Mynach, Caerphilly county.The hatchback brought down brickwork...

Fire in nursing home hospitalises three residents

Fire in nursing home hospitalises three residents 21 February 2018 Image caption Crews were called to the Ruthin home on Wednesday evening Three elderly people are being treated for smoke inhalation following a fire at a nursing home in Denbighshire.Emergency services...

Newport fire crew cut spanner from man’s genitals at A&E

Newport fire crew cut spanner from man's genitals at A&E 21 February 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Firefighters have issued a tongue-in-cheek safety warning after being called to a hospital to free a man who had trapped his genitals in a ring spanner.The crew was...

Wales must set out reduction plan rules High Court

Wales must set out reduction plan rules High Court 21 February 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Plans to tackle air pollution in Wales must be in place by the end of July, a judge has told Welsh ministers.In January, they conceded in a High Court case brought by...

Opposition AMs to force Carl Sargeant leak inquiry vote

Opposition AMs to force Carl Sargeant leak inquiry vote 21 February 2018 Opposition parties will force a vote next week calling for the publication of a Welsh Government report into whether the sacking of a minister, who died days later, was leaked.The inquiry found...

Wrexham council budget cuts plan prompts four petitions

Wrexham council budget cuts plan prompts four petitions 21 February 2018 Image copyright Google Wrexham council has received four petitions over its controversial plans to balance the books next year.Planned cuts to music services and charging blue badge holders for...

Newport man hit by van had ‘survived earlier crash’

Newport man hit by van had 'survived earlier crash' 21 February 2018 Image copyright Google Image caption Gwent Police is appealing for witnesses following the hit and run on the A48 at Pwllmeyric A man who was seriously injured after being hit by a van in...

Cardiff GP denies attacking and raping wife

Cardiff GP denies attacking and raping wife 21 February 2018 Image caption The court heard he disciplined his children but did not assault them A Cardiff GP has denied raping his wife, telling a court her injuries were caused by a "bruising problem".When shown...

Failed asylum man’s suicide after studying dream destroyed

Failed asylum man's suicide after studying dream destroyed 21 February 2018 Image caption A charity said Eyob Tefera was suffering from post-traumatic stress after witnessing atrocities in Libya An asylum seeker found dead in Swansea marina killed himself after his...

Plaid Cymru Steffan Lewis AM opens up on cancer

Plaid Cymru Steffan Lewis AM opens up on cancer By Paul Martin BBC Wales political reporter 21 February 2018 Image caption Steffan Lewis was diagnosed with cancer last November An AM diagnosed with stage-four bowel cancer says the emotional impact of the disease...

Talyllyn Railway marks locomotives’ 100th birthday

Talyllyn Railway marks locomotives' 100th birthday 21 February 2018 Image copyright Talyllyn Railway A steam locomotive with links to the RAF is celebrating its centenary.The Talyllyn Railway in Gwynedd is marking the 100th birthday of "Douglas", a No. 6 locomotive.It...

Unemployment in Wales rises again

Unemployment in Wales rises again 21 February 2018 Image copyright rrocio/Getty Images The unemployment rate in Wales is now 5% - up 0.9% on the previous quarter and higher than the average UK rate, according to latest figures.The only UK region with a higher rate...

North Wales suicide prevention action plan launched

North Wales suicide prevention action plan launched 21 February 2018 Image copyright Getty Images A new plan aimed at preventing suicide and self-harm is set to be launched across north Wales.The three-year-strategy will target priority groups including middle-aged...

Porthmadog primary school hawk to deter seagulls

Porthmadog primary school hawk to deter seagulls 21 February 2018 Image copyright Gwynedd council A falcon and a hawk are being used to tackle nuisance seagulls near a primary school in Gwynedd.The birds will be flown above Eifion Wyn primary school in Porthmadog in a...

North Wales Police record 50 livestock attack dogs shot

North Wales Police record 50 livestock attack dogs shot 21 February 2018 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFarmer Gareth Wyn Jones said shooting dogs was "not nice" but necessary to protect livestockMore than 50 dogs have been shot for...

Cuts to Welsh libraries see paid staff fall by 20%

Cuts to Welsh libraries see paid staff fall by 20% 21 February 2018 Image copyright Thinkstock Services at Welsh public libraries services are declining as the number of paid staff falls, a report has shown. Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy...

Two men arrested after attempted bank robbery in Neath

Two men arrested after attempted bank robbery in Neath 20 February 2018 Image copyright Google Image caption Police were called to the bank on Tuesday morning. Two men have been arrested following reports of an attempted bank robbery in Neath.South Wales Police were...

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