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{mosimage} Social work starting salaries have risen by more than 6% in Wales since a hard-hitting report warned of the profession's massive recruitment and retention crisis a year ago. The report's author last night hailed the figures - up from £20,970 to £22,293 - as a positive response to the…
A senior Welsh police official has appeared before magistrates charged with three counts of rape. South Wales Police's director of human resources, Greg Jones, has been suspended from his £60,000-a-year post as a result of the rape allegations. He appeared before magistrates sitting in Swansea yesterday morning and was granted…
Monday, 4 Sep, 2006

Booze Fuelled Violence Falls

The number of arrests for booze-fuelled violence and anti-social behaviour in Gwent fell by almost 450 in the last nine months since 24-hour drinking was introduced last year. Critics of the new licensing laws feared an increase in violence, predicting a bleak vision of brawling drunken louts stretching police and…
Controversial plans to build a new children's home for vulnerable youngsters in Swansea have been scrapped at the last minute. Proposals had been put forward for the new centre on land at Milford Way, Blaenymaes. It would have replaced West Cross House - which is being demolished to make way…