July 15, 2020

Phased Return to Sport Guidance: Welsh Government

Following the Welsh Government’s announcement that organised outdoor activities of up to 30 people can now continue in Wales, the Welsh Government has published updated guidance on a Phased Return to Sport. Coronavirus has not gone away – it’s important that guidance is followed and safety procedures are in place so these activities are safe for those taking part. The …

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July 10, 2020

Wales Coronavirus Regulations – Changes 10th July

The Welsh Government have announced changes to the Coronavirus regulations to take place immediately, and likely changes that will take place over the next few weeks. These changes will only be able to happen if new Coronavirus cases continue to fall. The more immediate changes are: Self-contained accommodation opening 11th July Pubs, bars, cafes, & restaurants opening outdoors on 13th …

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June 12, 2020

Cultural Industries Need UK Government Sector Specific Support – My Letter to DCMS Secretary of State

On Wednesday I wrote again to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport raising the perilous financial state of our cultural industries – theatres, other live performance venues and the talent working across them again pressing for urgent, sector specific support before it’s too late. The sector will be one of the last to re-open because of the …

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February 27, 2020

Re-elected Unopposed to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

I’m delighted to have been re-elected unopposed to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Select Committee for the Parliamentary term. Over the past two years, DCMS Committee work has been a big part of my Parliamentary work. Since initially joining the Committee in 2017, we’ve completed groundbreaking inquiries into topics such as Live Music, Online Harms, Immersive Technologies and …

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October 1, 2019

My Monthly Newsletter for September

My monthly newsletter for September is now available, featuring a roundup of my work in Parliament and the constituency over the last month. You can view September’s newsletter by clicking here. If you would like to sign up to receive my newsletter via email, please click here.

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November 26, 2018

Visiting Maindy Flyers Cycling Club

Last week I was pleased to visit the Maindy Flyers cycling club. The Flyers have been in the headlines a lot recently – its at Maindy where this year’s Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas began his cycling career, along with Owain Doull, Luke Rowe and Elinor & Meg Barker. Geraint Thomas was actually one of the original Maindy Flyers, …

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October 23, 2018

Visit to Cardiff Archers Basketball Club

I had a very warm welcome last week at Cardiff Archers Basketball Club. The club’s 20 teams – ranging from under 10s to senior players – practice and train several nights a week at the Archers Arena, part of the Cardiff Metropolitan University Cyncoed campus. The arena, opened 2 years ago, has given the club the space it needs to …

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July 9, 2018

World Cup Weekender

This weekend Willows High School in Tremorfa is hosting a football weekender. On Friday it’s police vs teachers, kicking off at 3.15pm. You can see all the action for 50p entry. And on Saturday, everyone is welcome to play in the Star Community Cup 5-a-side tournament. £1 per player, registration from 10.30am. See the posters beow for full details:

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June 22, 2018

Sports Tourism in Cardiff

This week at Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Questions, I asked the Department when they were going to allow Cardiff to grow even further and thrive as a hub for sports tourism. Cardiff has proven itself to be an ideal venue for international sports events, as seen by last year’s Champions League Final, but this Government is holding us back. …

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May 9, 2018

Celebrating Cardiff as a European Sporting City

Today is Europe Day where we can celebrate the fact that our once divided continent has enjoyed the longest period of peace it has ever known under the banner of the European Union. And, this Friday the Cardiff Blues will be taking on Gloucester in the final of the European Challenge Cup in Bilbao, Spain. As a fan and a member of the CF10 …

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