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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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Drakeford: Dealing with UK Government on quarantine rules an utterly shambolic experience [Video]

Drakeford: Dealing with UK Government on quarantine rules an utterly shambolic experience

Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford has described dealing with the UK Government over the last few days as “an utterly shambolic experience”.When asked about the issue of air bridges and border..

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Almost 20,000 care home residents have died with coronavirus – ONS [Video]

Almost 20,000 care home residents have died with coronavirus – ONS

Almost 20,000 care home residents in England and Wales have died with coronavirus, the majority dying in their care home, official figures show.Death certificates for 19,394 residents mentioned..

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Wales keeps strict lockdown measures as England reopens [Video]

Wales keeps strict lockdown measures as England reopens

Despite low COVID-19 rates, Wales says harsher restrictions will remain in place because they are working.

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Airbus planning to cut 1,700 jobs in UK as result of coronavirus crisis [Video]

Airbus planning to cut 1,700 jobs in UK as result of coronavirus crisis

Aerospace giant Airbus is planning to cut 1,700 jobs in the UK as a result of the coronavirus crisis, the company announced.The news is a huge blow to its site at Broughton in north Wales, where wings..

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Border pub must stay closed on July 4 [Video]

Border pub must stay closed on July 4

The Anchor in Saltney near Chester will be unable to reopen on July 4 as it sits just a couple of metres over the English/Welsh border

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UK factories suffer worst quarter on record - CBI [Video]

UK factories suffer worst quarter on record - CBI

UK factories saw their weakest quarter on record, according to the latest survey from the CBI, and there's little sign that things are about to get better. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Places of worship reopen in England as Covid-19 lockdown eases [Video]

Places of worship reopen in England as Covid-19 lockdown eases

Places of worship in England opened for private individual prayer from June 15, as the Government eased Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. Collective worship is still prohibited. Churches in Northern..

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Shops in England reopen, but demand uncertain [Video]

Shops in England reopen, but demand uncertain

[NFA] After 83 days in lockdown, non-food stores in England are reopening. Quite how many shoppers will turn up though, remains very uncertain. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thank coronavirus volunteers [Video]

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thank coronavirus volunteers

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have marked Volunteers' Week by speaking to volunteers in different parts of the UK to thank them for the support that they provide to their communities.

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Undiagnosed Covid-19 is likely explanation for some excess elderly deaths – ONS [Video]

Undiagnosed Covid-19 is likely explanation for some excess elderly deaths – ONS

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and symptoms mainly indicating old age account for two thirds of the total number of non-Covid-19 excess deaths in England and Wales from March 7 to May 1, the Office..

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Schools to reopen in Wales at the end of June [Video]

Schools to reopen in Wales at the end of June

Welsh Education Minister Kirsty Williams MS announces schools will reopen to all pupils in Wales on June 29th, but only a third of students will be in at any one time. Report by Etemadil. Like us on..

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Giggs praises Liverpool's 'fantastic' season [Video]

Giggs praises Liverpool's 'fantastic' season

Manchester United great Ryan Giggs says he is attempting to bring a touch of runaway league leaders Liverpool’s style to Wales. The United great highlighted the work being done by Pep Guardiola and..

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Llama delivers food to remote places in Wales [Video]

Llama delivers food to remote places in Wales

Max the llama has been making food deliveries to remote properties in the Welsh Valley during the coronavirus lockdown.

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Wales First Minister 'disappointed' in UK Government's lack of communication [Video]

Wales First Minister 'disappointed' in UK Government's lack of communication

The First Minister of Wales has criticised Boris Johnson's Government for a lack of communication on how Britain moves together out of coronavirus lockdown. Mark Drakeford said there had been no..

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Wales reveals ‘traffic light’ lockdown exit plan [Video]

Wales reveals ‘traffic light’ lockdown exit plan

First Minister Mark Drakeford has revealed a “traffic light system” for Wales’ exit from the current coronavirus lockdown. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn..

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UK's COVID-19 death toll tops 40,000, worst in Europe [Video]

UK's COVID-19 death toll tops 40,000, worst in Europe

The United Kingdom's COVID-19 death toll now exceeds 40,000, by far the worst yet reported in Europe, raising more questions about Prime Minister Boris Johnson's handling of the coronavirus crisis...

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Scotland, Wales call for extension to EU status quo transition

The leaders of Scotland and Wales called on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday to extend the transition period with the European Union, saying the coronavirus crisis had made meeting the..
Reuters - Published

Undiagnosed COVID-19 could mean English toll is higher than thought: ONS

An increase in the number of deaths in England and Wales in recent months that have not been linked to COVID-19 could indicate that undiagnosed cases are killing more people than previously thought,..
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Reopened English garden centres finally savour the joys of spring

Garden centres in England and Wales, closed under restrictions to curb the coronavirus spread despite some of the finest spring growing weather for years, finally reopened their doors this week to a..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: UK coronavirus outbreak kills at least 20,000 in care homes - Reuters calculation

At least 20,000 people have died in care homes in England and Wales as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Reuters calculations based on official data.
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: At least 20,000 people died due to the coronavirus outbreak in UK care homes: Reuters calculation

At least 20,000 people have died in care homes in England and Wales as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Reuters calculations based on official data.
Reuters - Published

Low-skilled men suffer highest COVID-19 fatalities in England and Wales

Men in the lowest-skilled jobs have the highest death rates involving COVID-19 among working-age people, according to data for England and Wales that also showed fatalities among nurses and doctors..
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Wales announces modest changes to coronavirus lockdown

Wales has announced plans to modify the coronavirus lockdown so that from Monday people can exercise more than once a day, garden centres can reopen, and the government will look at reopening libraries..
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England could allow primary schools to reopen as soon as June 1: Telegraph

(This May 2 story corrects headline and lead to show England (not England and Wales) could reopen primary schools)
Reuters - Published

COVID-19 deaths in England and Wales 35% higher than early stats showed: ONS

The death toll involving COVID-19 in England and Wales was 35% higher than the daily figures for deaths in hospitals released by the government as of April 17, according to official data that include..
Reuters - Published

Greatest number of England and Wales coronavirus deaths among old, male and infirm: data

Deaths from the novel coronavirus in England and Wales in March were highest among the old, those with underlying health conditions and men, according to official data published on Thursday.
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When Humans Are Sheltered in Place, Wild Animals Will Play

Goats in Wales; coyotes in San Francisco; rats, rats, everywhere: With much of the world staying home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, animals have ventured out where normally the presence of..
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Goats in a ghost town - animals take over deserted Welsh resort

A herd of Kashmir goats have invaded a Welsh seaside resort after the coronavirus lockdown left the streets deserted.
Reuters - Published

Seniors locked down in care facility play human Hungry Hungry Hippo game

A care home in Wales is locked down due to the coronavirus, so to lift spirits, the residents played a game of human Hungry Hungry Hippos.
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Jury trials suspended in England over coronavirus

The head of the judiciary in England and Wales on Monday ordered all jury trials to be suspended to allow new systems to be brought in to cope with government instructions for Britons to avoid..
Reuters - Published

UK to delay crown court trials because of coronavirus

Courts in England and Wales dealing with serious crimes will not start trials if they are likely to last for more than three days because of the spread of coronavirus, the head of the judiciary said on..
Reuters - Published

Sailor dog masters sea legs on fishing boat

Maggie the Welsh terrier mastered sea legs after riding on boats with her fisherman owner.
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UK PM Johnson's minister for Wales resigns on first day of election campaign

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's minister for Wales has resigned on the first day of the formal election campaign.
Reuters - Published

Julien Macdonald's sparkle and shimmer

Welsh designer Julien Macdonald presents Julien x Gabriela - his latest collection at London Fashion Week - in collaboration with socialite Gabriela Gonzalez. (Sep. 17)  
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National Grid says cause of major UK power cut has been resolved

National Grid, which owns the electricity and gas transmission system in England and Wales, said the cause of a major power cut across Britain has now been resolved.
Reuters - Published

Brexit means a 'better deal' for farmers, PM Johnson tells Wales

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell Welsh farmers on Tuesday they will get a better deal after Brexit, part of a countrywide tour to win support for his "do or die" pledge to leave the European..
Reuters - Published

Knife crime soars to record in England and Wales but homicides fall

Knife crime rose 8% to a record in England and Wales last year, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said on Thursday, as major cities like London try to tackle a surge in stabbings.
Reuters - Published

UK emergency services responding to 'incident' at gas plant in south Wales

Emergency services were responding on Friday to an incident at a gas storage plant in Margam, south Wales, police said.
Reuters - Published

British PM May urges successor to strengthen the union of nations

Prime Minister Theresa May will urge her successor on Thursday to strengthen the bonds between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, in a veiled criticism of those in her party who are widely..
Reuters - Published

Election for Welsh lawmaker to be held on August 1 in early test for new PM

Voters in a Welsh parliamentary seat will head to the polls on August 1 to elect a new lawmaker just over a week after Theresa May hands over to her successor, in an early test for the new prime..
Reuters - Published

Welsh local election could be early test for UK's new Prime Minister

Voters in a Welsh parliamentary seat have backed a petition to oust their Member of Parliament (MP) for fiddling his expenses, meaning an election will be held to choose his replacement in what could..
Reuters - Published

UK campaigners threaten legal action over dropped rape cases

Women's rights campaigners said on Monday they would take legal action against prosecutors, accusing them of secretly pushing through changes that had led to a sharp decline in rape cases going to..
Reuters - Published