Plaid Cymru leader Ieuan Wyn Jones vows to stand down from the role in the first half of the Welsh assembly's five-year term following the party's poor results at the recent election.
Thousands, including some from Australia, protest in London, England, against the renewal of the United Kingdom's Trident nuclear deterrent system, the largest anti-nuclear rally since 1983. Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn, Scottish National Party leader and First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon, the Welsh Plaid Cymru Party, and the Green Party participated in the march. A parliamentary vote on renewing Trident is expected this year.
Welsh Labour Party leader Carwyn Jones confirms that Labour will form a one-party government after winning 30 of the 60 Welsh Assembly seats in last week's election, but also states that it will continue to talk to other parties.
Following a Yes vote in the referendum held across Wales on 3 March 2011, the Welsh Assembly obtains primary law-making powers, making it possible for it to legislate without having to consult the United Kingdom parliament, nor the Secretary of State for Wales in 20 previously devolved areas of legislation.
Newly released papers show Gwynfor Evans, former Plaid Cymru MP for Carmarthen, said he would fast to death if the British government did not provide a Welsh language television service. S4C resulted.
The UK Independence Party says they will not campaign against election candidates from other parties who are "committed" Eurosceptics, and Plaid Cymru have also launched their manifesto in Cardiff with a pledge to protect the vulnerable and front-line services.