Reception for Powys town mayors
The chairman of Powys County Councillor John Brunt and his wife are pictured with the mayors at the reception.
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Thu Mar 06, 2014
Two more councils set to make cuts
Carmarthenshire council is looking to makes savings of A 12m, while in Blaenau Gwent councillors will vote on plans to make A 9.1 worth of cuts Two more Welsh local authorities are expected to vote for cuts in services and increases in council tax when they meet to set their budgets later.
Writer drops in on Clyro WI meeting
MEMBERS of Clyro WI were the first to see a new slide show by Radnorshire writer and photographer Jim Saunders last Tuesday evening.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Powys council approves 20m budget cuts for 2014/5
US singer-songwriter and the UK electro stars among the first wave of announcements for the festival which is held over the weekend of the September 5-7 Macob's chairman John Roberts said 'the prevailing trading conditions have made it impossible for the contracting companies to win work at viable rates' Plans to save around A 20m have today been ... (more)
A 20m budget cuts put to new vote
It comes a week after the council failed to agree a budget at a seven-hour meeting which was disrupted by protesters.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
The oldest murder-suicide in British history? Daughter smothered her...
Griselda Folkard, 69, and her elderly mother Barbara Innes were found dead together in the home they shared for 40 years Wrap Gareth Bale in cotton wool, find a centre-forward...and sort out James Collins: 16 things Chris Coleman must do for Euro 2016 Head of sport Paul Abbandonato has looked at what Wales need to concentrate on if they want to ... (more)
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Flood-hit bridge replacement closer
Plans to replace a 200-year-old Grade II-listed, flood-hit bridge between Powys and Gwynedd have moved a step closer.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
New welcome sign for Brookside Square
Standing by the new sign on Brookside Square, Knighton is Geriant Pritchard Powys County Council Tourism support officer , Norman Thorp secretary of the Knighton and District Tourism Group, mayor of Knighton Coun Roger Bright, Margaret Leach press A NEW sign costing A 760 has been erected on Brookside Square, Knighton to welcome visitors to the ... (more)
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Governors to fight school closure
A local trust has offered to pay A 120,000 over the next three years to reduce the cost of funding per pupil to the county average.
Hikes in council tax considered
Increases of up to 4.5% in council tax and cuts in services are being considered by four Welsh councils.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
North Wales: Out of hours GP appointments hard to come by despite some improvement
New figures show only 4% of practices in the Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board area offer appointments between 6pm and 6.30pm at least twice a week Getting an early morning or evening appointment with a GP in Wales is harder despite an overall improvement in access during 'core hours'.
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Behind the Headlines: Major hospital services shake-up ahead
HEALTH boards across South Wales - with one notable exception - have voted to concentrate key services at fewer hospitals, to try to protect them and improve quality for patients.
Petition fears over CAB closure
Powys Citizens' Advice Bureau will hand over the petition to Powys council ahead of a crunch meeting on a A 20m public services savings plan.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
continuing to rise
England will be out for revenge, says Dallaglio, but Wales and Gatland will fancy their chances after getting their campaign back on track against France Eco2 has made a strategic decision to turn its attention to overseas markets with the appointment last month of an international business development officer based in Madrid The cost of repairing ... (more)
Thu Feb 20, 2014
'Shady Lady' to take pride of place on Queen's estate
A PHOTOGRAPH of a cow wearing a sunhat has wound up as a painting, a copy of which has been sent to the Balmoral Estate.
Bus routes axed amid council cuts
Nearly 100 subsidised bus routes have been scrapped by councils in Wales in the past three years, with further cuts expected as authorities make savings.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Row over teacher strike plans as Powys school goes public
Warren Gatland warns Wales players their international careers are on the line against France: Read the full no-nonsense transcript Gatland was not pulling any punches as he spoke to the media ahead of a crunch Six Nations clash with the French at the Millennium Stadium A row has broken out between a school and a teachers' union over plans to ... (more)
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Aberystwyth: Historic woodland destroyed by hurricane force winds
A town's landmark tree was also among hundreds of trees blown over by the winds which have caused train services on a narrow gauge railway to be suspended until later this week.
Changes for Hay-on-Wye's Additional Learning Needs youngsters
BIG changes in the way children with Additional Learning Needs are educated in Hay -on-Wye are being planned from September.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
Landmark tree is felled by winds
A tree that served as a Powys town's landmark for at least 200 years has been felled by the high winds that hit Wales last Wednesday.