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BBC - Wales 

'Tissue of lies' over health service

Health Minister Mark Drakeford launches a stinging attack on the Conservatives for telling a "tissue of lies" about the state of the Welsh NHS.

Conman pretended to be quadriplegic

A fraudster admits conning a neighbour out of £40,000 by pretending to be a quadriplegic and in a coma for two years.

Woman jailed for abusing 999 service

A woman who called the emergency services 200 times in two years with fake symptoms to get access to medication had been "depleting life-saving resources" from the health service, say officials.

WRU board appoints Davies as chairman

Newport Gwent Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies replaces David Pickering as chairman of the Welsh Rugby Union.

70mph winds cause big disruptions

Gusts of wind up to 70mph battered the coast of Wales and caused travel problems when the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo hit the UK.

Rail conductors' strike called off

Two days of planned strike action by rail conductors in north Wales is suspended pending further talks, says Arriva Trains Wales.

Driver, 22, dies after A40 crash

A 22-year-old man dies in hospital following a two-car crash in Powys on Sunday.

8 officers investigated over death

The death of a woman following reports of domestic abuse sparks an investigation into the conduct of eight police officers.

Hunt brands Welsh NHS 'second-class'

Welsh patients receive a second-class health service, according to UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

Rhyl charity fraudster jailed

A man from Rhyl is jailed for 18 months after swindling more than £20,000 from a charity he set up to help children suffering with cancer.

Police gain street drinking powers

Police are given powers to stop people drinking on streets in Tenby in a bid to keep the seaside town a "nice place to visit".

Jones and Hook overlooked by Wales

Adam Jones and James Hook miss out on Wales' squad for the autumn Tests, but uncapped Ospreys prop Nicky Smith is included.

Concern over social worker caseloads

Worries a similar case to that of Baby P, where a child died because of abuse, could happen in Wales because of the large workloads of social workers, are raised by unions.

Uni's 'ambitious' community plan

Experts and students from across Cardiff University are being offered to communities in a series of 'ambitious' community projects.

NHS 'to grind to halt' with dementia

The NHS will "grind to a halt" unless more is done to help care for dementia patients in the community, warns Wales' only professor of geriatrics.

Pub's ban on swearing punters

Punters turning the air a shade of blue at south Wales pub will be asked to leave, under new zero tolerance attitude towards swearing.

The Welsh captain who met the Kaiser

The tale of a Welsh captain who met the Kaiser after being taken prisoner by the Germans is told in an online World War One stories project.

Nine hospitals hit by scan strike

Around 550 scans and x-rays are cancelled across Wales as radiographers hold a four-hour strike on Monday.

Missing Gwynedd teen found safe

North Wales Police confirm that missing teenager Tiffany Danielle Hughes has been found safe and well after being reported missing over the weekend.

Three-week bin collection starts

Bin and refuse collection in Gwynedd will now be every three weeks instead of every fortnight, as a controversial scheme gets under way.

Inquest opens into double fire death

Corner opens and adjourns inquest of two men killed in a fire at a flat in Llanrwst.

Man defrauded grandfather of £20,000

A man who defrauded his grandfather of £20,000 after he persuaded him to let him manage his accounts is jailed for three-and-a-half years.

48-hour rail strike in ongoing row

Conductors on Arriva Trains Wales services in north Wales are to hold a second strike in a row over the dismissal of two union members.

Violent party gatecrashers jailed

A gang of 10 men who gatecrashed a teenager's house party are jailed for violent disorder.

Bricklayers shortage prompts course

There is a shortage of skilled bricklayers in parts of mid and west Wales says a college that is hoping to recruit newcomers to the trade.

Health spending 'running amok' claim

A council leader accuses health boards in Wales of "running amok" and overspending "year-on-year".

Amazon creates 1,000 Christmas jobs

Online retailer Amazon is creating more than 1,000 seasonal jobs at its Swansea distribution centre to cope with demand in the run up to Christmas.

Council chief pay-off deal examined

The Wales Audit Office is examining details of a pay-off worth more than £330,000 to Pembrokeshire council's chief executive, after ruling cash payments to him in lieu of pension contributions to be unlawful.

'Tiny surgery' cure hope for illness

Patients with a painful, lifelong illness could be cured if a hospital becomes the first in Wales to offer surgery on a tiny scale.

Smaller bins to increase recycling

Smaller wheelie bins are to be introduced by Torfaen council in bid to encourage more recycling.


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