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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? Wel, 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...

Welsh government to suspend all future road-building plans

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The Labour-led Welsh government is to freeze new road-building projects as part of its plans to tackle the climate emergency, and an external panel will review all proposed schemes. The deputy minister for climate cha...

Dream Horse review – true story of a Welsh village that bought a racehorse is a winner

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Six years ago I found myself gripped by the overwhelmingly likable documentary Dark Horse, which told the amazing true story of Janet Vokes, a former whippet breeder and pigeon fancier from the depressed Welsh village...

Dream Horse: the true story of a Welsh village that raised a racehorse

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Ever felt stirred by a warm sense of connection to the world around you? Wel, the Welsh have a word for that precious sensation: “hwyl”, sounding a little like “hoyle” to an English ear. En, as cinema projectors whi...

Welsh man who killed wife will not have five-year sentence increased

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A man who strangled his wife to death five days into the first UK lockdown will not have his sentence increased, the court of appeal has ruled. Anthony Williams, 70, strangled his wife, Rut, 67, at their home in Bryn...

This is the first Welsh Senedd election since devolution has come of age

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Devolution is Wales’s dirty little secret, with no election generating a turnout of over 50%, affecting the Senedd’s credibility and legitimacy. But Covid may have changed that, with the pandemic putting life-and-deat...

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