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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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Ashley Williams: Wales captain left out of squad for Euro 2020 qualifier

Captain Ashley Williams is left out of the Wales squad for their Euro 2020 qualifier against Azerbaijan in Cardiff next month.
BBC News - Published

How Wales became world's top ranked side

BBC Sport Wales charts how Wales have reached number one in World Rugby's rankings for the first time in their history.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Wales

Children as young as four caught with knives at school [Video]Children as young as four caught with knives at school

Figures obtained by 5 News under Freedom of Information laws show a total of 1,144 knife possession offences in schools, where the suspect was a child, were recorded in England, Scotland and Wales last..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:21Published

England pair up Ford and Farrell for Ireland clash [Video]England pair up Ford and Farrell for Ireland clash

Eddie Jones and Owen Farrell comment on the pairing of Farrell and George Ford for the upcoming clash between England and Ireland. Ford has been captain in Farrell's absence for the matches against..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:42Published

Eddie Jones and Warren Gatland pleased with squads after World Cup warm-up games [Video]Eddie Jones and Warren Gatland pleased with squads after World Cup warm-up games

England head coach Eddie Jones and his Welsh counterpart Warren Gatland both came away pleased with their respective squads after two World Cup warm-up games. The pair were speaking after Wales beat..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:03Published

Eddie Jones on Ruaridh McConnochie's 'soreness' ahead of Wales clash [Video]Eddie Jones on Ruaridh McConnochie's 'soreness' ahead of Wales clash

Ruaridh McConnochie has become a late doubt for England's World Cup warm-up Test against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday because of muscle soreness. McConnochie was due to make his international debut in..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:31Published

Flock of sheep walk the streets of London for anti-Brexit campaign [Video]Flock of sheep walk the streets of London for anti-Brexit campaign

A flock of sheep was herded along Whitehall on Thursday by campaigners who say a no-deal Brexit could force half of UK farms out of business. Six sheep were led past government buildings by the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:49Published

George Ford in positive mood ahead of Wales clash [Video]George Ford in positive mood ahead of Wales clash

England's George Ford looks ahead to their World Cup warm-up match against Wales at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. The Leicester fly-half says the win against their opponents at Twickenham will..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:42Published

Soccer player Sala and pilot likely exposed to carbon monoxide before fatal crash - report [Video]Soccer player Sala and pilot likely exposed to carbon monoxide before fatal crash - report

Air crash investigators reveal post mortem tests showed high levels of carbon monoxide in Emiliano Sala's body.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:10Published

What's next in Britain's Brexit whirlwind? [Video]What's next in Britain's Brexit whirlwind?

Boris Johnson faces three broad options when parliament returns in September - a Brexit deal, no deal, and/or a general election. Lucy Fielder and William James report.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:36Published

Nationwide power cut: How UK travel was affected [Video]Nationwide power cut: How UK travel was affected

A large power cut has caused "apocalyptic" rush-hour scenes across England and Wales, with traffic lights down and trains coming to a standstill. Nearly a million customers faced blackouts late on..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:31Published

Large scale power cut affects UK travel [Video]Large scale power cut affects UK travel

Large parts of England are without electricity following a large scale power cut. Blackouts have been reported in London and the South East, as well as the Midlands and the North West. UK Power..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:33Published

Conjoined twins defy the odds in new home of Wales [Video]Conjoined twins defy the odds in new home of Wales

A pair of conjoined twins from Senegal are about to start full-time nursery in their new home of Cardiff, defying the expectation that they would only live a few days. Joe Davies reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:05Published

Jane Dodds: We burst Boris Johnson's bubble in the first week of premiership [Video]Jane Dodds: We burst Boris Johnson's bubble in the first week of premiership

The new Welsh Lib Dem leader Jane Dodds speaks following her by-election victory and calls for Boris Johnson to act on the climate crisis and rule out no-deal Brexit. The Liberal Democrats won the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:51Published

Boris Johnson has majority of one after Brecon and Radnorshire by-election blow [Video]Boris Johnson has majority of one after Brecon and Radnorshire by-election blow

Boris Johnson has been dealt a significant blow after the Conservatives lost the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election to leave the new Prime Minister with a working majority of just one. The Liberal..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:20Published

UK government response knife crime wave 'completely inadequate' [Video]UK government response knife crime wave 'completely inadequate'

With over 44 thousand knife crime offences in England and Wales last year, the figures are the highest since records began.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 07:05Published

Wales's First Minister unimpressed after meeting with Boris Johnson [Video]Wales's First Minister unimpressed after meeting with Boris Johnson

Wales's First Minister Mark Drakeford was left frustrated with a lack of detail over Boris Johnson's Brexit plans after the pair met in Cardiff. Mr Johnson is on a tour of the United Kingdom in his..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:49Published

Homeless World Cup underway as fans flock to Cardiff [Video]Homeless World Cup underway as fans flock to Cardiff

Almost 50 countries take part in the Homeless World Cup football tournament

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Michael Sheen opens the Homeless World Cup in Cardiff [Video]Michael Sheen opens the Homeless World Cup in Cardiff

Actor Michael Sheen described the opening of the Homeless World Cup as “hugely emotional” as the tournament kicked off in Cardiff. The competition sees people who have experienced social exclusion..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:34Published

Boris Johnson will call General Election before October 31, says Welsh Brexit Party MEP [Video]Boris Johnson will call General Election before October 31, says Welsh Brexit Party MEP

A Welsh Brexit Party MEP has told Euronews he believes Boris Johnson will call a General Election before the Brexit deadline of October 31st. Nathan Gill said he believed it would happen on Thursday..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:11Published

I have not 'disrespected' Bale, says Zidane [Video]I have not 'disrespected' Bale, says Zidane

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane says he had not "disrespected" Gareth Bale and it was the club who wanted to sell the Welsh forward, not him personally.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:19Published

Mountain karting opens in Welsh quarry [Video]Mountain karting opens in Welsh quarry

The company behind the fastest zip line in the world and underground bouncy nets has just launched its latest attraction in time for summer 2019, the UK’s only mountain kart experience. The new..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:37Published

Welsh town wins title for world’s steepest street [Video]Welsh town wins title for world’s steepest street

EMB 0001 16 JULY 2019 Guinness World Records has announced Ffordd Pen Llech, in Harlech, Wales as the new record holder for the steepest street in the world. The street’s gradient was verified as..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:39Published

Ramsey couldn't say no to Juve [Video]Ramsey couldn't say no to Juve

New Juventus signing Aaron Ramsey speaks of the challenge of moving to Italy.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:23Published

England cricketers celebrate with fans after World Cup triumph [Video]England cricketers celebrate with fans after World Cup triumph

England's World Cup winning cricketers met hundreds of school children at The Oval in London as part of a project to inspire a new generation of players. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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Lightning strike 'partly to blame' for power cut

Regulator Ofgem publishes National Grid report into outage that hit homes and transport in England and Wales.
BBC News - Published

Car drives into tent at Wales campsite leaving woman with critical injuries

Four injured in 'terrifying event' overnight
Independent - Published

Wales 13-6 England: Eddie Jones says Wales are World Cup favourites

England head coach Eddie Jones says Wales are "favourites to win the World Cup" after they beat his side 13-6 to secure a rise to the top of the world ranking.
BBC News - Published

Wales are favourites for the World Cup - England coach Jones

England head coach Eddie Jones says Wales are "favourites to win the World Cup" after they beat his side 13-6 to secure a rise to the top of the world ranking.
BBC News - Published

England aim to be 'absolutely brutal' against Wales

Coach Eddie Jones tells England they need to be 'absolutely brutal' if they are to have a good chance of beating Wales.
BBC News - Published

Wales v England: Eddie Jones calls for side to be 'absolutely brutal'

Coach Eddie Jones tells England they need to be 'absolutely brutal' if they are to have a good chance of beating Wales.
BBC News - Published

England wing McConnochie a doubt for second World Cup warm-up against Wales

Bath wing Ruaridh McConnochie is a doubt for England's second Rugby World Cup warm-up match against Wales on Saturday.
BBC News - Published

Wales v England: Ruaridh McConnochie, Maro Itoje & Courtney Lawes start

Wing Ruaridh McConnochie will win his first England cap in Saturday's tournament warm-up match against Wales in Cardiff.
BBC News - Published

Drug deaths in England and Wales at highest level since records began, figures show

Drug deaths in England and Wales have hit a record high, new figures show.
Independent - Published

Number of people dealt with by criminal justice system falls to lowest level since records began

The number of people prosecuted or handed penalties for crimes in England and Wales has fallen to a record low.
Independent - Published

London teenage girls used by gang to flood Welsh town with drugs, court hears

Three members of 'county lines' gang jailed after girls found with drugs and weapons in house
Independent - Published

England 33-19 Wales: All the tries from Twickenham

Watch all the tries and an epic drop goal from Elliot Daly as England beat Wales 33-19 at Twickenham to end the visitors' 14-match unbeaten run.
BBC News - Published

England beat Wales to halt visitors' bid to top world rankings

Wales are denied top spot in the world rankings after England withstand a second-half fightback to win their Rugby World Cup warm-up.
BBC News - Published

England v Wales: Warren Gatland's side hunt famous win

Wales travel to Twickenham as favourites to beat an injury-hit England in their World Cup warm-up and move to the top of the world rankings.
BBC News - Published

England v Wales: Henry Slade, Sam Underhill and Ruaridh McConnochie ruled out

England trio Henry Slade, Sam Underhill and Ruaridh McConnochie are ruled out of the World Cup warm-up game against Wales at Twickenham on Sunday.
BBC News - Published

Criticism of Wales' World Cup warm-up schedule is fair, says Gatland

Head coach Warren Gatland says it is "fair" to criticise Wales' decision to play four World Cup warm-up matches.
BBC News - Published

National Grid says cause of major UK power cut has been resolved

National Grid, which owns the electricity and gas transmission system in England and Wales, said the cause of a major power cut across Britain has now been resolved.
Reuters - Published

England v Wales: Willi Heinz & Ruaridh McConnochie to make debuts

Willi Heinz and Ruaridh McConnochie will make their England debuts against Wales on Sunday as they bid for Rugby World Cup selection.
BBC News - Published

Heinz & McConnochie to make England debuts against Wales

Willi Heinz and Ruaridh McConnochie will make their England debuts against Wales on Sunday as they bid for Rugby World Cup selection.
BBC News - Published

Asthma deaths in England and Wales 'highest in a decade'

Nearly 13,000 people in England and Wales have died from asthma attacks since 2009, figures show.
BBC News - Published

UK weather forecast: Gales and thunderstorms on way this weekend, warns Met Office

Yellow warning in place across UK for rain, wind and potential flooding
Independent - Published

Brown and Te'o dropped by England for Wales game

Centre Ben Te'o and full-back Mike Brown are not in the 33-man squad for the first World Cup warm-up match against Wales this weekend.
BBC News - Published

England: Mike Brown and Ben Te'o dropped from squad to face Wales

Centre Ben Te'o and full-back Mike Brown are not in the 33-man squad for the first World Cup warm-up match against Wales this weekend.
BBC News - Published

Birth rate plunges to 80-year-low in England and Wales

The birth rate in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level for at least 80 years, official figures have revealed.
Independent - Published

Tens of thousands of rape cases dropped because 'police traumatising victims', report suggests

Findings come as new figures show only 1.5% of reported rapes are prosecuted in England and Wales
Independent - Published

Threatened sand dunes gain £4m National Lottery funding boost

A scheme to get sand dunes moving in England and Wales gains £4m of lottery funding.
BBC News - Published

No-deal Brexit: Boris Johnson urged to stop 'playing Russian roulette' with farming industry

Prime minister visiting Wales as part of a tour of the nations of the UK
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson news – live: Prime minister to meet farmers during Wales visit, as pound slumps to two-year low amid no-deal Brexit fears

Follow live updates from Westminster
Independent - Published

Brexit means a 'better deal' for farmers, PM Johnson tells Wales

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell Welsh farmers on Tuesday they will get a better deal after Brexit, part of a countrywide tour to win support for his "do or die" pledge to leave the European..
Reuters - Published

Gareth Bale: Wales forward withdraws from Real Madrid squad for Munich tournament

Gareth Bale pulls out of Real Madrid's trip to Munich for a pre-season tournament, following the collapse of his proposed move to China.
BBC News - Published

Bale's China move called off by Real Madrid

Gareth Bale's move to China is off after Real Madrid cancel the deal, with the Wales winger set to stay at the Spanish club.
BBC News - Published

Bale 'very close' to leaving Real Madrid for China

Wales' record goalscorer Gareth Bale is set to leave Real Madrid to join Chinese club Jiangsu Suning on a three-year deal.
BBC News - Published

Mother Teresa's assistant dies after street attack in Wales

'He organised free cataract surgery camps and founded schools that gave rare access to education for girls,' family says
Independent - Published

'It would be best for everyone' - Bale on verge of Real Madrid exit, says Zidane

The Real Madrid and Wales forward has fallen out of favour with head coach Zinedine Zidane and looks set to leave the club.
BBC News - Published

Driver filmed dropping kitten out of car window on busy road

RSPA appeal for witnesses after young cat abandoned in Pontypool, Wales
Independent - Published

Farmer damaged Offa's Dyke with quad bike then blamed it on his sheep

Richard Pugh admits destroying section of ancient boundary between England and Wales
Independent - Published

Knife crime soars to record in England and Wales but homicides fall

Knife crime rose 8% to a record in England and Wales last year, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said on Thursday, as major cities like London try to tackle a surge in stabbings.
Reuters - Published

Knife crime hits all-time high after more than 43,000 offences across England and Wales last year

'Children are not born with knives in their hands, knife crime is a symptom of a much bigger problem,' says Barnardo's chief
Independent - Published

Father jailed for shaking infant son to death in Wales

Mathew Jones 'lost it' after being left alone with 15-week-old
Independent - Published

Steepest street in the world belongs to small town in Wales, Guinness Book of Records rules

'I feel sorry for the New Zealanders, but steeper is steeper,' says campaigner after Welsh seaside resort snatches title away from New Zealand town
Independent - Published

A Welsh Tory MP standing down over his party's embrace of 'English nationalism' should set off alarm bells. It won't

Guto Bebb is right to say the Conservatives have become the party of 'appealing to extremes'. His party should listen hard
Independent - Published

Scouting report: Sharp, mature and confident - but James may have to be patient at Man Utd

As winger Daniel James make his Manchester United debut, BBC Sport looks at how the Wales international has fared since arriving from Swansea City.
BBC News - Published

UK emergency services responding to 'incident' at gas plant in south Wales

Emergency services were responding on Friday to an incident at a gas storage plant in Margam, south Wales, police said.
Reuters - Published

British PM May urges successor to strengthen the union of nations

Prime Minister Theresa May will urge her successor on Thursday to strengthen the bonds between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, in a veiled criticism of those in her party who are widely..
Reuters - Published

Port Talbot train crash: Two dead after being hit by train in Wales

Two people have died after they were hit by a train near Port Talbot in south Wales.
Independent - Published

Sex crimes against under-16s rocket to 62,000 a year in England and Wales

National Audit Office warns of 'significant gaps' in government response to serious and organised crime
Independent - Published

Election for Welsh lawmaker to be held on August 1 in early test for new PM

Voters in a Welsh parliamentary seat will head to the polls on August 1 to elect a new lawmaker just over a week after Theresa May hands over to her successor, in an early test for the new prime..
Reuters - Published

Lawn Tennis Association to spend £250m on 96 new UK indoor centres

lawn tennis association to spend £250m on 96 new uk indoor centres
The Lawn Tennis Association to build 72 new centres in England with 12 each in Scotland and Wales to take its total to 396.
BBC News - Published

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