Page 4 – Opinion
Connecting with the consumer by Rhys David.
Page 8 – News
Politics and Policy
Page 10 – Mixed Messages
Denis Balsom looks beneath the surface of the Assembly’s third term election.
Page 13 – Damaging for devolution
A vigorous debate on Welsh issues is impossible when fewer than a third of the Welsh population read or tune in to Welsh news, says Lee Waters.
Page 15 – Law Focus I) Scrutiny under examination
Aled Eirug highlights the need for reform of the Assembly’s committeee system to ensure good scrutiny and effective use of members’ time.
Page 18 – Law Focus – II) Switching circuits
The breaking of the courts’ link with Chester has created a Wales-only judiciary for the first time since 1831, says Keith Bush.
Page 21 – Law Focus – III) Llyfrau Da
Wales should celebrate the return of law-making powers by putting the books of Hywel Dda on display at the Senedd, suggests John H Davies.
Page 23 – Growing pains
The impact of Objective 1 funding is difficult to measure, says Eurfyl ap Gwilym, who proposes a roadmap for further economic growth in Wales.
Page 28 – Promising Futures
Martin Rhisiart identifies the benefits of futures studies.
Page 30 – An innovative solution
Jonathan Kestenbaum challenges the lack of innovation in Wales.
Page 32 – Cover story – Time for Communities
Communities across South Wales are re-casting social interactions, says Nick Morris.
Page 35 – Gastro Economy
Research into ‘gastro pubs’ shows great satisfaction, good food and strong business potential, say Jonathan Deacon and Jackie Harris.
Page 37 – A home in the country
Rural Wales must be allowed to benefit from an expanded network of enablers, argues Amanda Oliver.
Page 39 – Remaking Rhyl
The resurgence of a popular seaside resort is described by Derek Jones.
Page 43 – Blank Slate
Richard Porch celebrates the opportunities offered by the Swansea development.
Page 46 – Hydrogen future
Dennis Hawkes explores a new energy source where the potential for Wales is great.
Page 48 – Building a sustainable future
Phil Horton describes the construction and future operation of a building that shows climate change can be countered.
Page 50 – Something in the water
David Baldacchino presents the case for improving the waterways of Wales.
Page 53 – Access all areas
More needs to be done to ensure present and future generations can enjoy our natural heritage, says Beverley Penney.
Page 55 – The future of science
Careers in science can be inspired at an early age according to Wendy Sadler, who has taken science to thousands of young people.
Page 57 – My health, whose responsibility?
Marcus Longley considers a novel application of jury service.
Page 59 – Jobs for life
Occupational health presents the opportunity to ensure healthy and long-lasting work habits, according to Sue Eynon.
Page 61 – Optimal benefits
Wales needs a strategy for health that measures medicines by patient outcomes as well as costs, says Richard Greville.
Page 64 – Facing flu
The feared influenza pandemic has not occurred but, as Ian Hosein explains, society must still ensure it remains well-prepared.
Page 67 – Winter 2007
Mark Richardson addresses critics of fair trade and shows that everyone can help reduce poverty.
Culture and Communication
Page 70 – A revolution in learning
The Welsh Baccalaureate is a valuable complement to existing qualifications, says Steve Marshall.
Page 73 – Basic improvements
Peter McGowan says ‘barriers between academic and vocational education must be broken down’.
Page 75 – Foreign adventure
Wales should be leading the UK in encouraging the learning and use of other languages, says Alwena Lamping.
Page 77 – Fine air, mountains, streams and fish
Rhian Davies reveals the strong connections between a very English composer and Wales.
The Last Word
Page 80 – The Last Word
Leaders Galore by Peter Stead