Some of Wales’ biggest councils - including Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan and Carmarthenshire - are missing out on millions of pounds a year by failing to use powers to raise council tax on second homes, research has revealed.
Campaigners have urged major policy changes to increase the supply of Welsh speaking teachers in order to meet the one million Welsh speakers target, ahead of an expected announcement this week about new education regulations.
Campaigners have expressed concerns about the implications for the Welsh language in the National Development Framework, if the draft published by the Welsh Government is realised. They claim that there could be very harmful outcomes for the language situation in Carmarthenshire and the north.
A woman from Ceredigion says she is going to continue to refuse to pay a court penalty she received as part of a campaign to gain broadcasting powers for Wales, despite bailiffs calling at her house just a few weeks ago.
According to information received by a language group, the new Welsh Language Commissioner refused to investigate over seventy per cent of complaints relating to the lack of Welsh language services received during his first month in the post – the highest percentage of refusals since the Standards came into force.