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The Guardian view on Welsh local elections: Labour is seeing off nationalism

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Nowhere in the world has a party commanded a nation longer than Labour in Wales. Barring an upset in local council elections this week, Labour will celebrate a century of dominance come November. The party holds a maj...

Welsh female MP accuses Labour frontbencher of sexist remark

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A female Welsh MP has accused a member of the shadow cabinet of lewd sexism by stating she would be successful because men wanted to sleep with her, as the attorney general accused some male MPs of acting “like animal...

Welsh Fire’s Jacob Bethell: ‘My dream is to play for England in all formats’

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The squads for the Hundred were burped out on Tuesday, two days from the start of the County Championship season. There was smattering of stardust through Australia’s World Cup-winning women, the odd glaring omission ...

Welsh wonders, Italian woe and Kane’s England record – Football Weekly

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Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Barney Ronay and Ben Fisher after a weekend of international football How to listen to podcasts: everything you need to know ...

Welsh couple charged with causing morbidly obese daughter’s death

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The parents of a teenage girl from Mid Wales have appeared in court charged with causing their daughter’s death by allowing her to become morbidly obese and not getting medical help for her. Kaylea Titford, 16, was fo...

Welsh solar farm exceeds expectations in powering Swansea hospital

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The UK’s first solar farm owned by a health board and linked directly to a hospital has exceeded expectations by, at times, providing all the electricity needed to run the site, even during the winter months. Health c...

Welsh police urge public to look out for woman, 96, missing from Brecon

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Mountain rescue teams in the Brecon Beacons and nearby residents have been helping out in searches for a missing 96-year-old woman who has not been seen for more than 24 hours. Dyfed-Powys police in south Wales said o...

Welsh government urged to trial four-day week for public sector

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Hair stylist Joel McCauley had seen too many colleagues burn out after a perpetual cycle of work, eat and sleep, so when he opened his own salon in Cardiff he was determined to do things differently. Staff at Slunks i...

‘Incredible’: from Wordle’s Welsh beginnings to the New York Times

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He is the toast of New York, of London – and of a small village called Llanddewi Rhydderch. Just four months after Josh Wardle invented the wonderfully simple and soothing puzzle Wordle, he is a megastar in the world ...

From age-gap romances to a homemade Welsh robot: the best of Sundance 2022

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The uncertainties of the pandemic might have skewered plans to host a hybrid festival – it was originally hoped to combine an in-person event in Park City, Utah with an online option – but certain Sundance truths rema...

Welsh town to retell tale of how it built Star Wars’ Millennium Falcon

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In a small Welsh town far, far away (perhaps), preparations are in hand to tell the story of how one of the most famous and beloved movie spaceships was secretly built in an old aircraft hangar. A permanent exhibition...

‘Not a colony’: Welsh council defies London to declare St David’s Day holiday

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For centuries the citizens of Wales have proudly marked St David’s Day with parades, concerts, flag-waving and the wearing of daffodils. But this year the feast of their patron saint will be celebrated with particular...

English football club Chester warned for breaking Welsh Covid rules

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Chester FC have been warned by police over a possible contravention of Covid regulations, after it was determined the club’s ground is in Wales. The National League North club were summoned to a meeting with North Wal...

‘Time to party’: roving revellers cross Welsh border to escape Covid rules

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They arrived at Bristol Temple Meads train station clutching cans of booze, a change of clothes and this year’s most essential New Year’s Eve accessory – a negative lateral flow test. The closure of nightclubs and res...

Sajid Javid criticises Welsh government as Covid rules hit parkrun

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Sajid Javid has criticised the Welsh government for limiting outdoor gatherings after parkrun decided to cancel its events. The UK health secretary tweeted: “Parkrun has helped so many people improve their health acro...

‘It’s about community, culture and language’: Welsh family farmers dig in for their future

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John Davies’ family has farmed in the hills and valleys of mid Wales just north of Brecon since the 19th century and his most cherished times now are when he is working shoulder to shoulder with his 91-year-old father...

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