Carole Green

Carole Green has written 13 posts for ITV Wales blog

Flintshire businesses call for Welsh enterprise zones

With unemployment rising and business confidence falling, Wales’ economy is still struggling to pull out of the downturn. 122,000 people here are now jobless and our unemployment rate is above the rest of the UK. In fact Welsh firms are more likely to fire than hire according to the Institute of Directors in Wales. The … Continue reading

Welsh export levels boom – but can it last?

High quality slate from Penrhyn quarry has been shipped around the world for centuries – and now it’s experiencing an export revival. Demand for its roofing slates is at its strongest for half a century. The company Welsh Slate employs 210 people and turns over 17 million pounds a year. Its managing director Alan Smith … Continue reading

Bosch workers’ final farewell

Almost 500 workers at the Bosch plant in Miskin near Cardiff will leave the plant for the last time today after a farewell barbecue on site to mark the plant’s closure. The factory – which manufactured alternators for the car industry – will shut, with work transferring to Hungary where labour costs are cheaper. Both … Continue reading

Wales prepares for biggest day of industrial action since the 1980s

Wales is preparing for the biggest single day of industrial action since the 1980s. Tomorrow will see thousands of public sector workers including teachers, lecturers and civil servants out on strike campaigning against the Coalition Government’s plans for pension reform and job cuts. I’ll be in Swansea reporting for Daybreak and ITV Wales News from … Continue reading

Edwina as business minister: reaction

The Welsh business community has been reacting to Edwina Hart’s appointment as Minister for Business, Enterpriseand Technology. Head of the Institute of Directors Robert Lloyd Griffiths says Ms. Hart is experienced and has a reputation for getting things done. He believes it’s encouraging that her job actually includes the word ‘business’ in the title as it signals the Welsh Assembly … Continue reading

Angelsey booms thanks to royal couple

As Prince William heads back to work at RAF Valley on Anglesey, the island’s basking in sunshine but also in the publicity generated by being home to the royal couple. News crews from around the world have descended on the island, discovered Kate and Will’s favourite haunts and have given Anglesey a platform and prominence … Continue reading

How could Welsh economy prosper under new Assembly Government?

With just under three weeks to go until the Assembly Elections, all the political parties have been promoting their plans for the economy in Wales. Of course, most of the big policy levers that affect the Economy here are held in Westminster.  But what does the business world think the new Welsh Assembly Government could … Continue reading

Good start to the year for JCB Transmissions

By Carole Green, Business Correspondent The ups and downs of the global economy were clear to see in very real terms at JCB Transmissions in Wrexham on Tuesday. The sheer relief and joy of having his old job back was written all over 49-year-old Phil Davies’ face. He used to work on the assembly line … Continue reading

The view from north Wales

Carole Green looks at the issue of lip reading in Wales and how one woman, Theresa Evans, is an inspiration Most journos say it, but it’s true, the best thing about the job is the people you meet along the way. I caught up with a contact in Llandudno yesterday, who’s probably one of the … Continue reading

The view from north Wales: The artwork of Josie Russell

It doesn’t seem possible that the little nine-year-old girl pictured in her characteristic flowery hat is now 23 and embarking on her chosen career as an artist. It was the most horrific crime which brought Josie Russell to the nation’s attention on 9 July 1996. Her mother Lin and younger sister Megan were murdered by … Continue reading

The view from north Wales: Reporting young people

There’s nothing quite like spending time with youngsters to chase away any feelings of being jaded with the world. Young people, particularly teenagers often get a bad rap, but I’ve had the pleasure of meeting youngsters over the last week or so who put a spring in my step and a smile on my face. … Continue reading

Two days and two contrasting on the day stories

Yesterday I was covering a sentencing at Caernarfon Crown court. A single punch had changed the lives of two families forever. 22-year-old Gafyn Denman from Mold had pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of 24-year-old Peter Jones and was sentenced to three years and four months in prison. Peter Jones had been on a night out … Continue reading

The view from North Wales

ITV Wales‘ Carole Green gives an insight as to what it is like to be the North Wales Correspondent Back to work after the Bank Holiday and straight into a developing news story. A kayaker was missing off the Anglesey coast and a full scale search was underway. My first job was to get calls … Continue reading

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