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Pembs chief's pay deal Porsche

A former council chief at the centre of a row over cash payments made in lieu of pension contributions was given a luxury Porsche lease car as his work vehicle, BBC Wales learns.

Black Friday skirmishes at stores

Black Friday sales see police called to supermarkets in south Wales after reports of clashes between customers during a midnight opening.

4 in 5 children not had flu vaccine

An urgent call is issued for children aged two, three and four to be immunised against flu after it was revealed that just 22% have had the vaccine.

Mergers deadline for councils looms

Wales' 22 councils have until midnight to let the Welsh government know whether they are in favour of merging with other local authorities

Free school breakfasts 'must change'

A third of Welsh children are not receiving free breakfasts in school and changes are needed, the Conservatives say.

Care home boss guilty of sex charges

A man who ran a series of children's homes in north Wales is guilty of sexually assaulting youngsters in his care in a campaign of abuse spanning decades.

Wales Millennium Centre to Broadway

New artistic director Graeme Farrow has big ambitions as Wales Millennium Centre celebrates its 10th anniversary.

Call for clarity on well-being bill

New laws aimed at ensuring joined-up thinking by public bodies to boost communities need to be rewritten for the sake of clarity and effectiveness, AMs say.

Terminally ill woman settles claim

A terminally ill mother-of-two who said she would have been cured of her cancer had she been diagnosed earlier settles her case.

'Monster' who beat baby sentenced

A father who broke his four-month-old daughter's neck and damaged her spine is found guilty of five counts of grievous bodily harm with intent.

Offer Wales same powers, says Jones

First Minister Carwyn Jones says Wales should be offered powers recommended for Scotland, but the Welsh secretary warns against a "knee-jerk" response to a Scottish devolution report.

No liver surgeon police investigation

A liver specialist being probed over the "avoidable" deaths of eight patients in his care will not be investigated by police.

Polar hero plaque unveiled

A blue plaque has been unveiled in honour of polar explorer Edgar Evans at Middleton Hall Cottage in Gower, where he was born.

Grandmother's 2,000 festive baubles

A grandmother spends two months hanging up her collection of 2,000 Christmas baubles

'Do more to monitor GPs vacancies'

More must be done to monitor the number and location of GP vacancies in Wales at a time of crisis in recruiting and retaining doctors, says Plaid Cymru.

Rare whale rescued from beach dies

A whale which was rescued from a beach in Anglesey is found dead.

Caerphilly estate is 'most deprived'

An area of Caerphilly becomes the most deprived community in Wales, official figures show.

Gas drill protesters evicted at site

A camp set up to try to stop test drilling for underground gas in Wrexham is cleared after bailiffs and police moved in to evict protesters.

Man dies after car and lorry crash

A man has died following a serious collision between a car and a lorry which closed part of A483 bypass in Wrexham.

Chain bridge restoration starts

Workmen have begun removing sections of Llangollen's historic chain bridge in a £465,000 restoration project which will see it reopened to the public next year.

Wales' high drink-driving rates

Four postcode areas of Wales are among the 20 worst in the UK for drink and drug-driving rates.

Business premises 'needed' for Powys

The lack of suitable premises in north Powys is preventing the local economy from growing as it could, businesses in the area say.

Gypsy site development wins award

A Gypsy site in the Brecon Beacons National Park wins a housing award.

Wind farm power line consultation

Residents in Carmarthenshire can have their final say on plans to connect a wind farm to the electricity network using wooden poles and underground cables.

Heart surgery services 'progressing'

A report into the heart surgery services at a Swansea hospital marks good progress but says there are still shortcomings.

DVLA raises £2bn selling car plates

The DVLA is to mark 25 years of selling personalised registration plates by holding its 150th auction.

Work starts on Caerphilly centre

Former Caerphilly Miners Hospital will become a community centre after renovation work.

Pastor auctions car for charity

A Newport pastor is auctioning his classic car to raise money for three charities after having it valued on the Antiques Roadshow.

Trees and mini 'homes' to save mice

Over 1,200 new trees and 10 mini nest boxes are being placed in a Caerphilly wood to protect dormice.

Pembs chief's pay deal Porsche

A former council chief at the centre of a row over cash payments made in lieu of pension contributions was given a luxury Porsche lease car as his work vehicle, BBC Wales learns.


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