Night time economy framework »The framework aims to help develop a sustainable, healthy and safe night time economy in Wales.Learn more »
New expert healthy relationships group to advise on curriculum
A new expert group to advise on healthy relationships in the current school curriculum is to be set up, Education Secretary Kirsty Williams announced today (Weds 1st March).
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- Economy Secretary, Ken Skates announces £3m for Yr Egin
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Section highlightLandfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme
The scheme will support local community and environmental projects in areas affected by the disposal of waste to landfill.
Final Budget 2017-18 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2017-18 is £15bn.Learn more »
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An annual report which includes information on type of fire, casualties, damage and source.
- The Welsh Fire and Rescue Authorities attended 3,216 grassland, woodland and crop fires in 2015-16, an increase of 23 per cent on 2014-15. The number of these fires is prone to fluctuation and the 2015-16 figure follows a period of instability. The 2015-16 figure is the third lowest in the time series (from 2001-02).
- In 2015-16, both primary and secondary grassland, woodland and crop fires rose by 40 and 22 per cent respectively; there were 118 primary fires (84 in 2014-15) and 3,098 secondary fires (2,529 in 2014-15).
- In 2015-16, over four fifths of primary and secondary fires on grassland, woodland and crops were started deliberately.
- In 2015-16, 46 per cent of grassland, woodland and crop fires occurred in April 2015, more than double the proportion and number in April 2014.
- Of the grassland, woodland and crop fires in 2015-16, 57 per cent were in South Wales, 29 per cent were in Mid and West Wales and 14 per cent were in North Wales.
- There were 6 non-fatal casualties but no fatal casualties from grassland, woodland and crop fires in Wales in 2015-16. The last fatality resulting from a grassland fire occurred in 2007-08.
- In 2015-16, a half of grassland, woodland and crop fires damaged an area less than 20 square metres. Almost a quarter damaged an area of more than 200 square metres.
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