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‘You can queue for a whole shift’: the crisis facing Welsh ambulance crews

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By the time Caroline was finally stretchered into the Grange university hospital in south Wales, it had been more than seven hours since she dialled 999. The 46-year-old, who lives in a one-bedroomed bungalow up in th...

No Covid pass, no entry: Cardiff clubbers divided on new Welsh rules

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There was an extra thing for the hundreds of young people waiting in the queue outside Pryzm nightclub in Cardiff to worry about. As usual, they needed to show ID, undergo a search and make sure they still had their p...

Scientists discover Welsh ‘dragon’ dinosaur – the size of a chicken

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A dinosaur distantly related to Tyrannosaurus rex – but with a body the size of a chicken – that would probably have ruled the roost about 200m years ago has been discovered. The diminutive but fearsome creature, whos...

Welsh scientist makes potential $539m fortune from biotech flotation in US

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A Welsh scientist who dreamed up his artificial intelligence biotech company while walking home from the laboratory is sitting on a potential $539m (£400m) paper fortune after its $2.9bn stock market float. The idea f...

Welsh government calls on Westminster to help fund safety of coal tips

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Every time it rains heavily, Cllr Robert Bevan’s phone starts ringing and his social media feed is busy with people worried the coal tip that looms above the village of Tylorstown in south Wales might be in danger of ...

Welsh ambulance service calls for army help with winter Covid pressures

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The Welsh ambulance service has asked for help from the armed forces, explaining that it faces “significant and sustained pressure” because of Covid-19, the threat of a flu outbreak and other winter challenges. Soldie...

Welsh government launches smacking ban ad campaign before law change

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An advertising campaign has been launched to make parents and carers aware that it will be illegal to smack children in Wales within months, with a package of almost £3m announced to help keep people who do use physic...

Welsh teen in hospital with Covid targeted online by anti-vaxxers

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A 17-year-old in hospital with coronavirus has said she has been targeted by anti-vaxxers and conspiracy theorists on social media after urging young people to have the vaccine. Maisy Evans said she has been accused o...

The Toll review – toll booth man with no name fights back in jokey Welsh western

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Father Ted meets the old west in this entertaining black comedy set in rural Pembrokeshire – “where English people come to die”, according to graffiti on a road sign into the county. It features a couple of familiar f...

UK firms may buy Welsh computer chip maker if Chinese takeover fails

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Three more British companies have said they are willing to join a group to buy the Welsh semiconductor manufacturer Newport Wafer Fab if the UK government blocks a takeover by a Chinese-owned company on national secur...

A stay in a cool cabin at the bottom of a Welsh garden – birdsong included

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Do you remember that scene in Close Encounters of the Third Kind in which Richard Dreyfuss starts to model Devils Tower out of mashed potato? Well, something similar has taken place in real life in a hamlet in mid-Wal...

Welsh leader rules out ‘threatening’ young people to get Covid jab

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Young people should not be “threatened or induced” into getting Covid-19 vaccines, according to the first minister of Wales, who contrasted his government’s approach to that of Downing Street on the eve of moves to sc...

Welsh government plans polling stations in schools for teenagers

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Teenagers in Wales may be able to vote at their own schools and colleges during breaks from lessons, and shoppers could exercise their democratic right while they are picking up their groceries, under new proposals fr...

Welsh slate landscape becomes UK’s newest world heritage site

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The slate landscape of north-west Wales, said to have “roofed the 19th century world” as its quarries exported slate across the globe, has become the UK’s newest Unesco world heritage site. The landscape surrounding S...

Welsh caviar: should we all start eating laver?

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From the surfing beach of Freshwater West, Pembrokeshire, it is just a short walk to a small restored hut that stands alone on the southern cliff, where local forager, chef and entrepreneur Jonathan Williams gazes dow...

Welsh leader attacks ‘aggressively unilateral’ UK government

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The Welsh first minister has launched a fierce attack on the UK government’s attitude to the devolved nations, accusing it of favouring “flag flying” over constructive thinking and acting in an “aggressively unilatera...

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