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Increasing numbers of Welsh children seeking help for depression

Childhood used to be a carefree time for the majority of children, but unfortunately these days our young people are facing increasing pressures from social media and cyber-bullying, school testing and rising family breakdowns, which has led to them experiencing escalating mental health problems.

Fall in teaching assistants piling the pressure on teachers

Cuts to teaching assistant posts are “piling the pressure” on teachers say Welsh Conservatives.

Official figures revealed a fall of 446 support staff in Welsh schools in 2016 – to 23,994.  

Commenting on the figures, Shadow Education Secretary, Darren Millar, said:

Four-weekly bin collections “a step too far”

Clwyd West Assembly Member Darren Millar has commended the recycling efforts of local authorities in Wales, but said Conwy County Borough Council’s four-weekly bin collections are “a step too far”.

School closures slammed in Senedd Debate

Clwyd West AM Darren Millar hit out at the number of school closures across Wales, particularly in rural areas, during a Senedd debate last week.

Concern over Health Board's £30 million overspend

When Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board was thrown in special measures in June 2015, patients across North Wales were understandably very concerned.

It was the first time a Health Board in Wales has been placed in special measures, the highest of three levels of intervention.

North Wales Health Board facing 30 million overspend

Clwyd West Assembly Member Darren Millar has urged the Welsh Government to take responsibility for the 30 million overspend facing Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

Darren raised the matter during an Urgent question in the Senedd this week on Local Health Board Overspends.