28 November 2014 Last updated at 11:14 ET

Pembs chief's pay deal PorscheThe sports car runs on a combination of electricity and fuel

A former council chief at the centre of a row over cash payments made in lieu of pension contributions was given a luxury Porsche lease car as his work vehicle, BBC Wales learns.

Michael SheenPlays 'not enough' to ease poverty

Hollywood star Michael Sheen says Welsh ministers plans to use culture to tackle poverty do not go far enough, warning "you can't just bring people out of poverty by putting on plays".

Flintshire and Wrexham CouncilsMerger deadline call for clarity

Local councils facing merger call for clarity on how many authorities the Welsh government wants and how the shake-up will be paid for as the deadline for voluntary mergers approaches.

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David Cornock Article written by David Cornock David Cornock Parliamentary correspondent, Wales

MPs debate Wales in general election rehearsal

MPs have been debating Wales in the House of Commons and trying to assess the impact on Wales of the Smith commission report on devolution.

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Nick Servini Article written by Nick Servini Nick Servini Political editor, Wales

The pub test

The big question now is whether the Independent Remuneration Board will listen to any of the concerns expressed so far about the proposed 18% pay rise for assembly members after 2016.

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