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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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Hate crimes reports 'at record number'

A record number of offences were recorded in England and Wales for 2018-19, the Home Office says.
BBC News - Published

Hate crimes rise 10 per cent amid surge in anti-gay and transgender attacks

Hate crimes have risen by 10 per cent in a year across England and Wales amid a surge in attacks on transgender people, new figures show.
Independent - Published

Videos for Wales

Drink-driving footballers told they brought 'shame on club' as they avoid jail [Video]Drink-driving footballers told they brought 'shame on club' as they avoid jail

Two Derby County footballers were told they have brought "shame upon yourselves, your family, your profession and your club" after they admitted drink-driving over a crash which left a team-mate..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:28Published

Wales 35-13 Uruguay: French test awaits Wales in RWC quarter-finals [Video]Wales 35-13 Uruguay: French test awaits Wales in RWC quarter-finals

Wales secure a World Cup quarter-final clash against France next Sunday with a 35-13 victory over Uruguay. The Six Nations champions fielded only three of their probable last-eight starting XV - wing..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:08Published

Wales hope to have Aaron Ramsey back for Croatia game [Video]Wales hope to have Aaron Ramsey back for Croatia game

Ryan Giggs hopes Aaron Ramsey will recover in time for the Euro 2020 qualifier with Croatia on Sunday after being forced to leave the Juventus star at home for the crunch tie in Slovakia. Ramsey's..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:24Published

Wales 29-17 Fiji: Gatland admits to 'sore bodies' after bruising win [Video]Wales 29-17 Fiji: Gatland admits to 'sore bodies' after bruising win

Wales survived a major fright to subdue flamboyant Fiji 29-17 at Oita Stadium and book their place in the World Cup quarter-finals. Warren Gatland's team recovered from conceding two tries in the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:16Published

Wales v Fiji: World Cup match preview [Video]Wales v Fiji: World Cup match preview

An in-depth preview of Wales' World Cup match against Fiji in Oita, Japan. Warren Gatland's men are looking to top the group and carry momentum into the quarter-final stage. They take on a Fiji side..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:18Published

Tanak wins in Wales to extend championship lead [Video]Tanak wins in Wales to extend championship lead

Estonian Ott Tanak protects his overnight lead to win the Wales rally in the World Rally Championship to threaten Ogier's years-long dominance of the sport.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:29Published

Tanak leads Wales rally ahead of Neuville and Ogier [Video]Tanak leads Wales rally ahead of Neuville and Ogier

Estonian Ott Tanak inches closer to a first world title at the World Rally Championship as he leads in Wales, seeking to extend his overall lead.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:29Published

Australia to wear indigenous jersey against Uruguay [Video]Australia to wear indigenous jersey against Uruguay

Aboriginal Australian Kurtley Beale will be in the team wearing the Wallabies' indigenous jersey when they play Uruguay on Saturday.

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Meeke tops early time charts in Wales Rally [Video]Meeke tops early time charts in Wales Rally

Briton hotly pursued by world championship contenders in rainy forests of north Wales

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Monkey predicts winners of upcoming Rugby World Cup matches in Southern Japan [Video]Monkey predicts winners of upcoming Rugby World Cup matches in Southern Japan

A monkey in a zoo in Oita predicts winners at the Rugby World Cup.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:35Published

Meeke fastest in Wales Rally GB shakedown [Video]Meeke fastest in Wales Rally GB shakedown

Meeke sets the pace in Wales Rally GB shakedown

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:29Published

Australia recall Lealiifano, Petaia set for debut against Uruguay [Video]Australia recall Lealiifano, Petaia set for debut against Uruguay

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika praises Jordan Petaia with centre set for debut against Uruguay

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:37Published

Cardiff ordered to pay Nantes €6 million for Sala [Video]Cardiff ordered to pay Nantes €6 million for Sala

**PLEASE ENSURE ANY 3RD-PARTY (NON-REUTERS) CONTENT IS CLEARED FOR USE. IF UNSURE CHECK WITH REGIONAL EDITOR OR LOCAL SENIOR PRODUCER BEFORE USING** VIDEO SHOWS: FILE FOOTAGE OF EMILIANO SALA AS

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"Squad effort was huge," says North after Wales beat Australia [Video]"Squad effort was huge," says North after Wales beat Australia

North please with Wales' effort

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Gatland: Wales have earned right to celebrate [Video]Gatland: Wales have earned right to celebrate

Wales boss Warren Gatland hailed his players' composure and fitness after they moved towards the World Cup quarter-finals with a memorable 29-25 victory over Australia at Tokyo Stadium. The Pool D..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:59Published

Rugby World Cup match preview: Australia v Wales [Video]Rugby World Cup match preview: Australia v Wales

Wales have not claimed a World Cup success against Australia since 1987, when they won a third-place play-off encounter. The two nations face off against each other in their second match of the Rugby..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:17Published

"Wales defence gone up another level" says Wallabies Beale ahead of crunch match [Video]"Wales defence gone up another level" says Wallabies Beale ahead of crunch match

Wallabies Beale says Wales defence has improved

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Ireland and Scotland cautious about their Rugby World Cup clash [Video]Ireland and Scotland cautious about their Rugby World Cup clash

Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale says Scotland have a 'very dangerous backline', while Scotland assistant coach Mike Blair says their Rugby World Cup clash will be decided by 'small margins'.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:58Published

Wales v Georgia: Rugby World Cup match preview [Video]Wales v Georgia: Rugby World Cup match preview

An in-depth look at the stats behind the match, as Wales start their 2019 Rugby World Cup campaign against Georgia on Monday night. Warren Gatland's men will be aiming to overcome a rocky week for..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:04Published

Cyclists deliver World Cup whistle in Tokyo after 12,000 mile journey [Video]Cyclists deliver World Cup whistle in Tokyo after 12,000 mile journey

Ron Rutland and James Owens delivered a whistle to be used in the opening match of the Rugby World Cup on Thursday, having travelled over 12,427 miles from London by bike. Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

Howley exit could bring shocked Wales together, says Gatland [Video]Howley exit could bring shocked Wales together, says Gatland

Gatland says that Howley leaving could bring Wales closer together

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:50Published

 

'That point could be vital' - Wales boss Giggs on Croatia draw

Wales boss Ryan Giggs says the hard-fought point earned against Croatia could "prove vital" to their bid to qualify for Euro 2020.
BBC News - Published

Wales held by group leaders Croatia

Gareth Bale's equaliser against Croatia in Cardiff keeps Wales' European Championship qualifying hopes alive.
BBC News - Published

Rugby World Cup 2019: Wales book France quarter with stuttering 35-13 Uruguay win

Wales labour to a 35-13 Rugby World Cup win over Uruguay to seal top spot in Pool D and set up a quarter-final against France.
BBC News - Published

Tipuric to lead Wales as Gatland makes 13 changes for Uruguay

Justin Tipuric leads Wales for the first time as Wales make 13 changes for their final Rugby World Cup pool game against Uruguay on Sunday.
BBC News - Published

Wales performance in Slovakia 'a step forward' - Giggs

Wales boss Ryan Giggs believes his side took "a step forward" in their 1-1 Euro 2020 qualifying draw in Slovakia.
BBC News - Published

Wales keep qualification hopes on track with draw in Slovakia

Wales keep their Euro 2020 qualification hopes on track in Slovakia despite the hosts coming from behind to earn a point in Trnava.
BBC News - Published

Prisoner suicides surge by 23%, official figures reveal

Prisoner suicides have surged by 23 per cent across England and Wales in the past year, official figures reveal.
Independent - Published

Wales fly-half Biggar ruled out of Uruguay match with head injury

Wales have injury concerns over Dan Biggar, Jonathan Davies and Josh Adams after their bruising 29-17 win against Fiji.
BBC News - Published

Wales come from behind to beat Fiji and reach World Cup last eight

Josh Adams scores a hat-trick as Wales survive a fright against Fiji to claim a place in the quarter-finals of the World Cup.
BBC News - Published

Women's Euro 2021 qualifying: Belarus Women 0-1 Wales Women

Rachel Rowe, back after an injury-hit year, scores the crucial goal as Wales win 1-0 away to Belarus in their Women's Euro 2021 qualifier.
BBC News - Published

Seven-try Australia overcome indiscipline to see off Uruguay

Australia bounce back after losing Wales to beat Uruguay 45-10 on Saturday and move top of World Cup Pool D.
BBC News - Published

'It's only an appendix out, get out there' - Wales' Beard fined for being late to World Cup after emergency surgery

Appendicitis, surgery and lots of food. Why Wales lock Adam Beard is glad he didn't get on the team flight to the World Cup.
BBC News - Published

Homeless deaths see biggest increase on record as two die every day in England and Wales

Deaths of homeless people have seen a record annual increase in England and Wales.
Independent - Published

Celebrate victory, then get down to hard work - Gatland

Warren Gatland says Wales should celebrate World Cup victory over Australia, but not take anything for granted with two Pool D games left.
BBC News - Published

Rules are 'spooking' referees - Australia coach Cheika after loss to Wales

Australia coach Michael Cheika says he was "embarrassed" by some of the decisions made by officials during the World Cup defeat by Wales.
BBC News - Published

Australia 25-29 Wales: Gatland's men hold out to win thriller

Wales beat Australia in an enthralling thriller in Tokyo to secure a second win from their opening two Rugby World Cup games.
BBC News - Published

Wales know it's crunch time against Australia - Biggar

Fly-half Dan Biggar says Wales know their path to World Cup glory could rest on Sunday's crunch Pool D game against Australia.
BBC News - Published

UK weather forecast: Travel disruption expected as heavy rain and strong winds bring flood risk

Met Office issues weather warnings for England and Wales with flood alerts for 30 areas
Independent - Published

We are Stoke-on-Trent: 'Debt was a circle I could not get out of'

Stoke-on-Trent has the highest rate of insolvency in England and Wales - how can this be tackled?
BBC News - Published

Tasers to be given to 10,000 more police officers in England and Wales

But chiefs say weapons are 'not the answer to all violent or threatening situations'
Independent - Published

Police officers preying on vulnerable victims for sex in 'abhorrent' abuse of position, report reveals

Watchdog warns that at least 35,000 police officers and staff in England and Wales do not have up-to-date vetting
Independent - Published

Police watchdog warns 35,000 police staff 'not vetted properly'

Forces in England and Wales must do more to root out sexual predators, a police watchdog report says.
BBC News - Published

'The British public are at risk': Court trials hit record low in England and Wales as government warned 'criminals free to walk streets'

Number of magistrates' trials has fallen by a third in the past 10 years amid court closures and budget cuts
Independent - Published

UK weather forecast: 'Danger to life' as widespread rain across England and Wales brings threat of floods

'The heavy rain will be accompanied by hail, thunderstorms and gusty winds, leading to flooding and difficult driving conditions'
Independent - Published

Wales lock Cory Hill is out of Rugby World Cup, Bradley Davies called up

Wales second row Cory Hill has been ruled out of the World Cup without playing a game with Bradley Davies called up.
BBC News - Published

Wales forecast good after stormy Rugby World Cup start

Wales' preparations for their opening World Cup game were far from tranquil but six tries and five points claimed against Georgia keeps them on track.
BBC News - Published

Wales 43-14 Georgia: Warren Gatland's men ease to opening World Cup win

Wales produce a display of contrasting halves, but secure a bonus-point win over Georgia in their opening Pool D World Cup encounter.
BBC News - Published

UK weather: Met Office issues yellow warning for rain as remnants of hurricane approach Britain

Downpours to soak south of England and Wales, forecasters say
Independent - Published

Wales prepare for opening match with Georgia

Team news, stats and quotes as Wales open their Rugby World Cup campaign against Georgia in Toyota City on Monday (11:15 BST).
BBC News - Published

World Cup excitement and Japanese culture - Parkes column

In his latest BBC Sport column, Hadleigh Parkes gets excited for Wales' World Cup opener against Georgia and talks Japanese culture.
BBC News - Published

UK weather: Britain basks in last of summer sun as temperatures top 27C

'Average for this time of year in north Wales is 16C so the fact it's 10 degrees warmer is pretty impressive'
Independent - Published

Rugby World Cup: Wales fans told to cover tattoos in Japan

Supporters are warned tattoos can be associated with gangsters in the World Cup host country.
BBC News - Published

Wales coach Gatland 'shocked' after assistant Howley sent home

Wales head coach Warren Gatland says he is shocked at alleged breach of betting rules by assistant Rob Howley
BBC News - Published

Wales coach Howley sent home from World Cup over alleged betting breach

Wales backs coach Rob Howley has been sent home from the World Cup for an alleged breach of betting rules.
BBC News - Published

More crimes added to 'lenient' sentence appeal scheme

A scheme that allows people to contest sentences in England and Wales is to be expanded.
BBC News - Published

Former Welsh rugby captain Gareth Thomas reveals he is HIV postive

'When the doctor said those words... I immediately thought I was going to die.'
Independent - Published

Classy James gives Wales friendly win over Belarus

Manchester United winger Daniel James gives Wales a 1-0 victory in their friendly against Belarus in Cardiff.
BBC News - Published

Rugby World Cup: Ireland beat Wales 19-10 in final warm-up game

Ireland beat Wales 19-10 in Dublin in the final warm-up game for both sides ahead of the World Cup.
BBC News - Published

'We didn't play enough to our ability' - Relief amid disappointment for Wales manager Giggs

Wales boss Ryan Giggs saw positives as they beat Azerbaijan in a Euro 2020 qualifier, but was also disappointed by some aspects.
BBC News - Published

Bale rescues Wales with late header

Gareth Bale saves Wales from a humiliating home draw against Azerbaijan with a late goal to boost their stuttering bid to qualify for Euro 2020.
BBC News - Published

Best starts for final home Ireland appearance

Rory Best will captain Ireland against Wales in his final appearance at the Aviva Stadium before retiring after the World Cup.
BBC News - Published

Rugby World Cup warm-up: Rhys Patchell starts for Wales against Ireland

Rhys Patchell will start at fly-half in Wales' final World Cup warm-up game, against Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.
BBC News - Published

Police used facial recognition technology lawfully, High Court rules in landmark challenge

An activist has lost the world's first legal challenge over police use of facial recognition, after the High Court found the technology was being used lawfully in Wales.
Independent - Published

Women's Euro 2021 Qualifiers: Wales 2-2 Northern Ireland - Ashley Hutton rescues point for NI

Ashley Hutton's injury-time header rescues a draw for Northern Ireland in Wales to dent the hosts' Women's Euro 2021 qualifying hopes.
BBC News - Published

Covert footage shows 'horrendous cruelty' towards sheep at UK abattoir

Animal welfare charity calls for mandatory cameras in slaughterhouses across Wales
Independent - Published

Six teenagers arrested over death of 58-year-old man in Wales

Six teenagers have been arrested in connection with the death of a 58-year-old man, according to South Wales Police.
Independent - Published

Patchell & Hill get Wales World Cup spots, Evans left out

Rhys Patchell gets the nod over Jarrod Evans at fly-half and injured lock Cory Hill is selected in Wales's final 31-man squad for the World Cup.
BBC News - Published

Wales 17-22 Ireland: Jacob Stockdale brace gives Ireland edge over Wales

Two Jacob Stockdale tries help Ireland knock Wales off the top of the world rankings with a 22-17 victory in their World Cup warm-up match in Cardiff.
BBC News - Published

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