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Country in northwest Europe, part of the United Kingdom

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Wales: Country in northwest Europe, part of the United Kingdom
Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south. It had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456 and has a total area of 20,779 km2 (8,023 sq mi). Wales has over 1,680 miles (2,700 km) of coastline and is largely mountainous with its higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon, its highest summit. The country lies within the north temperate zone and has a changeable, maritime climate.

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Welsh minister forced to clarify 'non-essential' products [Video]

Welsh minister forced to clarify 'non-essential' products

The Health Minister for Wales Vaughan Gething has issued a clarification on the sale of 'non-essential' products during the country's two-week coronavirus firebreak restrictions. It comes after a..

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Vaughan Gething 'saddened' by firebreak supermarket confusion [Video]

Vaughan Gething 'saddened' by firebreak supermarket confusion

Welsh Health Minister Vaughan Gething reveals he is saddened by the confusionwhich led to Tesco suggesting sanitary products were “non-essential” and socould not be sold due to new Welsh lockdown..

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Mark Drakeford to ‘review rules’ on essential items [Video]

Mark Drakeford to ‘review rules’ on essential items

First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, has responded to calls to change the rules surrounding ‘essential items’ after clothing aisles amongst others were blocked off in supermarkets. Report by..

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Wales restrictions: 17-day lockdown to come into force [Video]

Wales restrictions: 17-day lockdown to come into force

Wales has the lowest infection rates of any of the four nations of the UK.

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Lockdown in Wales is a “short, sharp shock that will save people’s lives” [Video]

Lockdown in Wales is a “short, sharp shock that will save people’s lives”

First Minister Mark Drakeford has said a firebreak lockdown coming into forcein Wales at 6pm on Friday is “a short, sharp shock that will save people’slives”. “The clear advice we have is that..

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First Minister Drakeford announces start of lockdown [Video]

First Minister Drakeford announces start of lockdown

First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford has announced the start of Wales' seventeen-day lockdown. Report by Odonovanc. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at..

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Small business owners express concern over Wales' 'firebreak' lockdown [Video]

Small business owners express concern over Wales' 'firebreak' lockdown

Small business owners in Powys have expressed their worry ahead of Friday'sfirebreak lockdown. Until 9 November, people in Wales are being told to stayat home while pubs, restaurants, hotels and..

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Ireland, Wales to re-enter lockdown as COVID-19 surges in Europe [Video]

Ireland, Wales to re-enter lockdown as COVID-19 surges in Europe

European countries tighten COVID-19 curbs as WHO urges nations to enforce quarantine measures to contain new surges.

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First Minister of Wales: Lockdown designed deliberately to be 'short but very sharp' [Video]

First Minister of Wales: Lockdown designed deliberately to be 'short but very sharp'

First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford has insisted that the “firebreak”lockdown in Wales will end on November 9 and is designed deliberately to be“short but very sharp”. He told BBC Breakfast..

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Welshpool residents react to 'firebreak' lockdown [Video]

Welshpool residents react to 'firebreak' lockdown

People in Welshpool react to today's announcement of a 'firebreak' lockdownacross Wales which comes into effect on Friday.

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Barry Island businesses react to Wales lockdown news [Video]

Barry Island businesses react to Wales lockdown news

Business owners in Barry Island have reacted to the news that the whole of Wales will be locked down for two weeks. Cafe owner Marco Zeraschi spoke of his worry for his staff, while gift shop owner..

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Wales announces two-week lockdown to stop coronavirus surge [Video]

Wales announces two-week lockdown to stop coronavirus surge

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Wales announces 'sharp and deep' two week 'firebreak' [Video]

Wales announces 'sharp and deep' two week 'firebreak'

A two-week "firebreak" lockdown will be introduced across Wales from 6pm on Friday. First Minister Mark Drakeford announced the measures at a Welsh Government press conference in Cardiff today. Report..

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Wales announce two-week 'fire break' lockdown [Video]

Wales announce two-week 'fire break' lockdown

First Minister Mark Drakeford announces a two-week 'fire break' lockdown forWales to slow the spread of coronavirus.

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Welsh government looking at 'short sharp' lockdown [Video]

Welsh government looking at 'short sharp' lockdown

First Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed that the Welsh government is looking "very carefully" at introducing a "short, sharp" circuit-breaker coronavirus lockdown. Report by Blairm. Like us on..

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Mark Drakeford: Wales considering circuit-breaker lockdown [Video]

Mark Drakeford: Wales considering circuit-breaker lockdown

First Minister Mark Drakeford says the Welsh Government is considering acircuit-breaker lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus.

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Wales' First Minister 'baffled' by Prime Minister's 'unwillingness' to back travel ban [Video]

Wales' First Minister 'baffled' by Prime Minister's 'unwillingness' to back travel ban

First Minister Mark Drakeford speaks to BBC Breakfast about his plan to imposea travel ban on visitors arriving in Wales from areas of the UK with a highrate of Covid-19.

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'More anti-English than anti-Covid' [Video]

'More anti-English than anti-Covid'

Welsh Conservative MP Alun Cairns has said that the threat to close the border between England and Wales is "more anti-English than anti-Covid". This comes after the First Minister of Wales, Mark..

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Welsh First Minister threatens to close UK-Wales border [Video]

Welsh First Minister threatens to close UK-Wales border

The First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford has threatened to close the border to the English coming from coronavirus hot spots if Boris Johnson refuses to impose UK-wide travel restrictions. He said:..

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Welsh Government to introduce Covid-19 travel ban from high risk UK areas [Video]

Welsh Government to introduce Covid-19 travel ban from high risk UK areas

The Welsh Government is preparing to prevent people who live in areas of theUK with high levels of coronavirus from travelling to Wales, First MinisterMark Drakeford has announced. Mr Drakeford said..

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Scots advised to avoid trips to Blackpool over coronavirus cases link [Video]

Scots advised to avoid trips to Blackpool over coronavirus cases link

Nicola Sturgeon has advised Scots against travelling, singling out Blackpoolas “associated with a large and growing number of Covid cases in Scotland”. MsSturgeon also backs Welsh First Minister..

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Wales could face new national lockdown to halt Covid-19 rise – Vaughan Gething [Video]

Wales could face new national lockdown to halt Covid-19 rise – Vaughan Gething

Wales could be placed under a new national lockdown in order to halt a sharprise in coronavirus cases, the country’s health minister has warned.

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Gareth Southgate praises debutants in easy victory over Wales [Video]

Gareth Southgate praises debutants in easy victory over Wales

England manager Gareth Southgate has hailed the performances of the fourplayers who made their first national team starts in a 3-0 win over Wales.Tammy Abraham, Ben Chilwell and Jadon Sancho were all..

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BA’s last two Boeing 747s make final flights from Heathrow [Video]

BA’s last two Boeing 747s make final flights from Heathrow

British Airways’ last two Heathrow-based Boeing 747 planes have embarked on their final flights, with one landing at St Athan Airfield in Wales, and the other at Kemble Airfield in the Cotswolds...

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England v Wales: Match preview [Video]

England v Wales: Match preview

England will return to Wembley for the first time in 2020 with aninternational friendly against Wales on October 8. Take a look at the statshere.

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National Grid says cause of major UK power cut has been resolved

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