Wales News:

Smacking has no place in modern Wales, says minister
Wales, children's minister Huw Irranca-Davies has said. Ahead of a consultation due… countries Independent AM and UKIP Wales MEP Nathan Gill questioned how a smacking ban… striking a child." Changing the law, the NSPCC argued, would bring Wales in line…


'Extremely profitable' south Wales drugs gang jailed
… of drugs in south Wales. Seven men were sentenced at Newport Crown Court for being… £70,000. After sentencing, Acting Det Insp Steve Gardner, from South Wales Police…


Children in Need raises £2.4m in Wales on Friday
…Children in Need raised £2.4m in Wales during Friday's fundraiser. The total… in Wales was slightly below last year's biggest total of £2.55m. The appeal started… in 1980 and has supported hundreds of projects helping disadvantaged children in Wales


Wales v Georgia: Travel warning to rugby fans in Cardiff
… trains on services between south Wales and Bristol and the west country. Rugby fans… heading to Saturday's 14:30 GMT Wales v Georgia international in Cardiff can use buses… Wales will be 30 minutes longer as trains will divert via Gloucester. Wales make 14…


South Wales Police detectives arrested after force inquiry
…Two South Wales Police detective constables have been arrested on suspicion…


'Potent' psychoactive drugs on the rise in Wales
…Synthetic cannabis drugs such as Spice and Black Mamba are on the rise in Wales… illegal psychoactive drugs being sold in Wales - but those being dealt are 'ultra… potent' varieties. Public Health Wales said it has led to more hospital admissions…


Autism concern over home schooling rise in Wales
… system for all learners. Children's Commissioner for Wales, Sally Holland, said she… or follow a set curriculum. The council figures - received by BBC Wales by all but one… have never been registered. Home schooling in Wales Meleri Thomas, from…


Wales 'needs 75,000 more social homes in next 20 years'
…About 75,000 new homes for social housing should be built in Wales in the next… planning to build 13,000 affordable homes in Wales by 2021. But launching its 20-year… vision of housing associations in Wales, CHC members said more needed to be built…


Water powers deal signed between Wales and Westminster
…New powers over water have been agreed by UK and Welsh ministers, more than 50 years after a Gwynedd village was flooded to create a reservoir. The deal, coming into force in April, means authority to make decisions will be shared by the…


Natural Resources Wales staff 'have a tough time'
…Workers at Wales' biggest quango are to be issued with a new type of staff…% of respondents to the 2016 Natural Resources Wales (NRW) People Survey said they had…