Welsh Assembly first secretary Alun Michael has announced a review of how people are appointed to the top jobs in health authorities and trusts in Wales. It will be led by health and social services secretary Jane Hutt and involve spokespeople from three other political parties. It will report by the end of the year.

Mr Michael is also starting a period of public consultation on plans to create a single trust for Cardiff and the eastern Vale of Glamorgan. The proposals are the final part of a two-stage process to create a single trust for the area.