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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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Welsh town uses drones to police lockdown [Video]

Welsh town uses drones to police lockdown

The Welsh town of Port Talbot is using a drone to warn the public to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic, using a pre-recorded message to remind citizens of Government social distancing measures.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:35Published
‘National hero’ teachers urged to remain at work during Easter holidays [Video]

‘National hero’ teachers urged to remain at work during Easter holidays

Welsh Education Minister Kirsty Williams calls on school staff to do what they can to keep schools open for NHS staff and carers during the two weeks that should have been the Easter holidays.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 02:14Published
Police stop motorists in Wales [Video]

Police stop motorists in Wales

Dyfed-Powys Police stopped motorists at a checkpoint near Haverfordwest in Wales on Thursday to ask drivers about the purpose of their journeys Report by Keaneyn. Like us on Facebook at..

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First Minister Mark Drayford on lockdown in Wales [Video]

First Minister Mark Drayford on lockdown in Wales

Welsh first minister Mark Drayford calls on everyone to work together in the fight against coronavirus. The UK furthered social distancing measures on Monday evening to try and combat the spread of..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:03Published
Wales' First Minister reinforces Prime Minister's message [Video]

Wales' First Minister reinforces Prime Minister's message

First Minister for Wales, Mark Drakeford has issued his own plea to the nation after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a lockdown of the UK. He asks Welsh people to stay at home, work from home if..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:32Published
All schools in Wales to close by Friday due to coronavirus [Video]

All schools in Wales to close by Friday due to coronavirus

All schools in Wales will close for an early Easter break by Friday in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Welsh Government has announced. Schools will be re-purposed in order to help "people in..

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Euro 2020 postponed due to coronavirus pandemic [Video]

Euro 2020 postponed due to coronavirus pandemic

Euro 2020 has been postponed until 2021 due to the outbreak of coronavirus across the continent. England and Wales have already qualified for the tournament, but Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:35Published
Coronavirus contact centre in Wales takes calls [Video]

Coronavirus contact centre in Wales takes calls

Workers handle phone calls at a contact centre set up by Public Health Wales to deal with the coronavirus outbreak. In addition to handling calls to the 111 service, the centre in Cardiff is also..

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Juventus down Inter Milan 2-0 in Serie A match played in empty stadium [Video]

Juventus down Inter Milan 2-0 in Serie A match played in empty stadium

Juventus down rivals Inter Milan 2-0 in Serie A match played in empty stadium due to coronavirus

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Eddie Jones says England are now a 'better side' than at World Cup [Video]

Eddie Jones says England are now a 'better side' than at World Cup

England coach Eddie Jones says his side are a 'better team' now than at the World Cup last year. England temporarily signed off a Guinness Six Nations abbreviated by coronavirus by winning the Triple..

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Jason Robinson joins Gareth Thomas in English and Welsh choir [Video]

Jason Robinson joins Gareth Thomas in English and Welsh choir

Jason Robinson and Gareth Thomas join together to form a 'Wenglish' choir, which combines English and Welsh into song.

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Jones "focussed on beating Wales" after Italy fixture postponed due to coronavirus outbreak [Video]

Jones "focussed on beating Wales" after Italy fixture postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

England head coach Eddie Jones says his players' focus is solely on beating Wales despite the escalation of the coronavirus outbreak that has caused the postponement of their final Six Nations clash..

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England and Wales coaches discuss coronavirus ahead of Six Nations clash [Video]

England and Wales coaches discuss coronavirus ahead of Six Nations clash

England head coach Eddie Jones and Wales head coach Wayne Pivac discuss the effects of coronavirus on the sport ahead of their teams' Six Nations clash on Saturday. England's final Six Nations match..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:59Published
Coronavirus cases may 'peak' in May - Welsh medical chief [Video]

Coronavirus cases may 'peak' in May - Welsh medical chief

There may be an “upsurge” of coronavirus cases in April, resulting in a peak in May before a “downturn later in the year”, the chief medical officer for Wales said. Dr Frank Atherton told a..

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Six Nations rugby matches to go ahead, say organisers [Video]

Six Nations rugby matches to go ahead, say organisers

Organisers decide to carry on with the annual rugby championship despite the coronavirus outbreak.

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Coronavirus: What we know so far [Video]

Coronavirus: What we know so far

The first case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Wales, as two more were identified in England – bringing the total number in the UK to 19. Here is all you need to know about Covid-19.

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PM praises his Welsh dog Dilyn at St David's Day reception [Video]

PM praises his Welsh dog Dilyn at St David's Day reception

Boris Johnson hosted a St David's Day reception in Downing Street on Thursday, three days ahead of the day itself on Sunday. The prime minister began a speech to representatives from charities,..

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Storm Jorge to bring 70mph winds and heavy rain to UK [Video]

Storm Jorge to bring 70mph winds and heavy rain to UK

Flood-hit communities will face further heavy rain and strong winds as Storm Jorge makes its way across the UK over the weekend. Parts of Wales and northern England could see between 60 to 80mm of rain..

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Eddie Jones: We stepped up today and we will again for Wales [Video]

Eddie Jones: We stepped up today and we will again for Wales

England head coach Eddie Jones speaks to the media following the team's 24-12 Six Nations triumph against Ireland. England’s claim they were ready to rediscover the form that swept them to last..

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Wayne Pivac: there were lots of big moments [Video]

Wayne Pivac: there were lots of big moments

Wales post-match press conference with head coach Wayne Pivac and captain Alun Wyn Jones after 27-23 Guinness Six Nations defeat to France in Cardiff.

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More rain expected for flood-hit regions [Video]

More rain expected for flood-hit regions

Parts of the UK which have already been saturated by heavy rainfall and flooding are braced as forecasters warn of further wet weather. The Environment Agency (EA) said there were 106 flood warnings in..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:43Published
Jeremy Corbyn condemns Boris Johnson for failing to visit flood-hit homes [Video]

Jeremy Corbyn condemns Boris Johnson for failing to visit flood-hit homes

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn criticised the Prime Minister for failing to visit flood-hit communities, adding an emergency Cobra meeting should also have been called. The Opposition leader spoke to..

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UK braces for more severe weather as Storm Dennis arrives [Video]

UK braces for more severe weather as Storm Dennis arrives

Disruption to transport is expected as heavy rain and strong winds are set to batter the UK for a second consecutive weekend. The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings ahead of the arrival of..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:52Published
Syrian refugee Ayman Faki now stars in his local rugby team [Video]

Syrian refugee Ayman Faki now stars in his local rugby team

Ayman Faki arrived in Wales almost four years ago and had never heard of rugby before he enrolled at the local school in Ystradgynlais. Now the teenager is a star winger for his village's under-15s..

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Storm Ciara batters the UK with wind and waves [Video]

Storm Ciara batters the UK with wind and waves

Winds of up to 80 miles an hour hit the UK on Sunday, as Storm Ciara swept in - pulling down trees and causing widespread flooding and travel disruption.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

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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..
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Coronavirus: All jury trials suspended in England and Wales

All jury trials have been suspended in England and Wales as part of ongoing efforts to stop the spread of Covid-19.
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Coronavirus: UK schools, colleges and nurseries to close from Friday

Exams in England and Wales will not go ahead this academic year, as the coronavirus outbreak worsens.
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Schools in Scotland and Wales set to shut this week over coronavirus

Schools in Scotland and Wales are set to shut by the end of the week over coronavirus.
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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..
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Plan to extend early prisoner release scheme

It is hoped the move will ease population pressures in jails across England and Wales.
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Coronavirus: Wales reports first Covid-19 death as cases rise to 124

68-year-old patient suffered from underlying health conditions
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Six Nations: Wales v Scotland off because of coronavirus fear

Wales' Six Nations match against Scotland in Cardiff on Saturday is postponed amid attempts to slow down the spread of coronavirus.
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Joe Marler: England prop banned for 10 weeks for genital grab

England prop Joe Marler is given a 10-week ban for grabbing Alun Wyn Jones' genitals during Saturday's Six Nations win over Wales.
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Leicester's Jonny May, Sione Kalamafoni & Johnny McPhillips out for 'extended period'

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England's Joe Marler and Courtney Lawes cited after Wales game

England's Joe Marler and Courtney Lawes are cited following Saturday's Six Nations win over Wales at Twickenham.
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'We had 13 players against 16' - England boss Jones criticises 'ridiculous' Tuilagi red card

Manu Tuilagi's red card in England's Six Nations win over Wales was "ridiculous", says coach Eddie Jones.
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Wales' Jones wants action over Marler grabbing incident

Alun Wyn Jones says he hopes World Rugby look at the first-half incident which saw England prop Joe Marler grab the Wales captain's genitals.
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Six Nations: England beat Wales 33-30 despite Manu Tuilagi red card

England survive a late red card for Manu Tuilagi to secure a first Triple Crown in four years and inflict a third successive defeat on Wales.
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Women's Six Nations: England beat Wales 66-7 to maintain Grand Slam charge

England women are one win away from a second successive Six Nations Grand Slam after a Poppy Cleall hat-trick helps them beat Wales.
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England v Wales: George Ford v Dan Biggar and other key battles

England host Wales at Twickenham in the Six Nations on Saturday and BBC pundits Paul Grayson and James Hook look at four key battles.
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England v Wales: Public Health England criticises decision to exclude Mako Vunipola

Public Health England say England's decision to exclude prop Mako Vunipola from their Six Nations match with Wales as a precautionary measure against coronavirus was "unnecessary".
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England v Wales: Mark Wilson and Anthony Watson return for hosts

Flanker Mark Wilson and wing Anthony Watson will make their first England appearances since the Rugby World Cup when they face Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday.
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Flanker Mark Wilson and wing Anthony Watson will make their first England appearances since the Rugby World Cup when they face Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday.
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Coronavirus: England's Mako Vunipola self-isolating and unavailable for Wales game

England prop Mako Vunipola has gone into self-isolation as a coronavirus precaution and will not face Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday.
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England prop Mako Vunipola has gone into self-isolation as a coronavirus precaution and will not face Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday.
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England prop Vunipola available for Wales match

England prop Mako Vunipola is available for Saturday's Six Nations match against Wales after missing the Ireland game for personal reasons.
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England v Wales: Mako Vunipola and Luke Cowan-Dickie available for Wales game

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St. David's Day: Five facts about Wales's national celebration

Proud Welshmen and women celebrate their patron saint on 1 March every year
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Storm Jorge: Flood-hit areas braced for more severe weather

A "critical incident" is declared in south Wales, while engineers repair defences in Shropshire.
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Storm Jorge news – live: Heavy rain brings fresh flood fears to UK as weather warnings issued across England and Wales

Follow all the latest updates as Storm Jorge hits Britain
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Coronavirus: Wales confirms its first case of disease

Wales has confirmed its first coronavirus case, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the UK to 19.
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United Kingdom has 19 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus

The United Kingdom now has 19 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus after Wales identified its first case and two new cases were found in England, health authorities said on Friday.
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Six Nations 2020: Anthony Watson and Mark Wilson called up for England

Rugby World Cup stars Anthony Watson and Mark Wilson are called up to a 25-man England training squad ahead of the Six Nations match against Wales.
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Two men are held at Holyhead Port in Wales following the deaths of Khuzaimah Douglas and Waseem Ramzan.
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Wales recall scrum-half Gareth Davies and flanker Ross Moriarty to face France in the Six Nations as coach Wayne Pivac makes two changes.
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UK weather: Flood-hit communities brace for more heavy rain as Storm Dennis disruption continues

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Rare 1911 England shirt sells for £4k at auction

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Storm Dennis: See the damage from above

Helicopter footage shows the widespread flooding across parts of England and Wales.
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Storm Dennis: Man dies after falling in river in Wales, police say

Situation in south of country said to be 'life-threatening' amid widespread flooding and severe downpours
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Kyren Wilson makes 147 break in the opening frame of his narrow 4-3 Welsh Open first-round win over Wales' Jackson Page.
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