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Pylons: First Minister’s ignorance and apathy

Welsh Conservatives have condemned the First Minister’s ‘ignorance and apathy’ towards engagement with mid Wales communities over the National Grid’s plans for a network of pylons.

Christmas Card competition a ‘great success’, says AM

Schools across Montgomeryshire have taken part in a Christmas Card competition run by local AM, Russell George, to design the official picture which would be carried on the front of the cards sent out by the Welsh Conservative politician this year.

Priorities ‘all wrong’ on airport purchase, says AM

The Welsh Government’s priorities have been called into question following the First Minister’s announcement this week that it is to buy Cardiff Wales Airport from the private Spanish company Abertis.

Welsh Minister ‘negligent’ on Council Tax Regulations, says AM

Welsh Local Government Minister has been branded as ‘negligent’ and ‘incompetent’ by Russell George AM, after he delayed the submission of regulations to be scrutinised by the National Assembly, casting doubt on whether  council tax benefits for 330,000 homes in Wales will be paid on time.

AM tells Minister that NHS bailout money must be used for patients

Contingency funding for the Welsh NHS must be directed ‘straight to the frontline’, says local AM, Russell George, as the Welsh Government provides Powys Local Health Board with four million pounds to help it meet unprecedented pressures and maintain quality of care.

Cautious welcome for Environment White Paper

Commenting on the Environment Minister’s publication of a White Paper to seek views on proposals for a Sustainable Development Bill, Shadow Minister for Environment Russell George AM, said:"While this consultation and its influence on future policy is extremely important, we have long called for Labour ministers to get a grip on sustainable development.