The amount paid by households towards the cost of policing looks set to rise by up to five per cent this year as the Government faces a potential show down with its flagship Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) who are demanding above inflation increases in council tax to combat swingeing budget cuts.
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Thursday 30 January 2014
… and the Met Office warns there is still more rain to come
Wednesday 29 January 2014
Cold snap to give way to heavy rain and gale force winds on Friday
Swansea confirm training ground bust-up between Chico Flores and Garry Monk - but deny reports anyone was 'threatened with a brick'
Tuesday 21 January 2014
A member of the public was believed to have rung the police who felt that no further action was required
Police to be issued with new scanners which can instantly call up motorists' licences in road-side checks
Friday 17 January 2014
Rules that grant stopped motorists seven days to present their driving licence at a police station will be swept away under plans to issue officers with hand-held machines that will instantly call up licences.
Referee Nigel Owens escapes unhurt after car crash on the M4 as he returned from officiating Castres v Leinster in France
Tuesday 14 January 2014
Owens thanked those who stopped to check he was ok as he made his way back to south Wales from his trip to France
Nida Ul-Naseer: Family of missing Newport teenager make emotional public appeal after daughter went missing taking the rubbish out
Monday 06 January 2014
Eighteen-year-old has not been seen since 28 December
Monday 02 December 2013
Firemen were able to free the man from the object, but he did require medical assistance from paramedics
'It's nice to go bonkers in a field': The Green Man music festival's founder is teaching the world to rock
Sunday 01 December 2013
Fiona Stewart has been able to secure major headline acts without being able to offer the huge fees which they can command at other events
Friday 29 November 2013
Police are pursuing new leads in the Ian Watkins child sex abuse case after a flurry of calls triggered by an appeal for unknown victims to come forward.
Ian Watkins: Peaches Geldof may face criminal investigation after tweeting names of women claimed to be involved in abuse
Thursday 28 November 2013
The 24-year-old has over 160,000 followers on Twitter
Where there's muck there's (virtual) brass: Newport man accidentally throws away hard drive needed to access £4m worth of 'Bitcoins'
Thursday 28 November 2013
James Howells accidentally threw away a hard drive containing the cryptographic "private key" needed to access the digital currency
Friday 22 November 2013
The energy watchdog Ofgem waded into the controversy around household energy bills today by forcing Britain’s local electricity network operators to do more to lower costs for consumers.
Tuesday 19 November 2013
The location of the UK's next City of Culture will be announced tomorrow with Dundee, Hull, Leicester and Swansea Bay all in the running.
Wednesday 13 November 2013
HSE issues order after three Army reservists died in Brecon Beacons in July 2013 after demanding SAS selection exercise
Saturday 09 November 2013
Ailment: Internet addiction
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Pentagon accuses Russia of 'playing with fire' over nuclear threats towards Nato
They are neither a 'state' nor 'Islamic': Why we shouldn't call them Isis, Isil or IS
Tunisia beach attack: How can British Muslims respond to the latest outrages?
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- 2 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
- 3 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 4 Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L James's Twitter Q&A didn't go exactly as planned
- 5 Facebook rainbow profile pictures likely being tracked by social network