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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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Big Issue kits out vendors for a safe return to selling on the UK streets [Video]

Big Issue kits out vendors for a safe return to selling on the UK streets

Interview with Dave Martin, 55, Big Issue vendor in Hammersmith. The Big Issue Group has kitted out vendors with PPE and contactless payment equipment to allow their sellers to get back to work as of..

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England requires no quarantine for travellers from 59 countries [Video]

England requires no quarantine for travellers from 59 countries

Scotland and Wales will not be pressured into following England's lead for now.

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Drakeford: Dealing with UK Government on quarantine rules an utterly shambolic experience [Video]

Drakeford: Dealing with UK Government on quarantine rules an utterly shambolic experience

Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford has described dealing with the UK Government over the last few days as “an utterly shambolic experience”.When asked about the issue of air bridges and border..

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Almost 20,000 care home residents have died with coronavirus – ONS [Video]

Almost 20,000 care home residents have died with coronavirus – ONS

Almost 20,000 care home residents in England and Wales have died with coronavirus, the majority dying in their care home, official figures show.Death certificates for 19,394 residents mentioned..

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Wales keeps strict lockdown measures as England reopens [Video]

Wales keeps strict lockdown measures as England reopens

Despite low COVID-19 rates, Wales says harsher restrictions will remain in place because they are working.

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Airbus planning to cut 1,700 jobs in UK as result of coronavirus crisis [Video]

Airbus planning to cut 1,700 jobs in UK as result of coronavirus crisis

Aerospace giant Airbus is planning to cut 1,700 jobs in the UK as a result of the coronavirus crisis, the company announced.The news is a huge blow to its site at Broughton in north Wales, where wings..

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Border pub must stay closed on July 4 [Video]

Border pub must stay closed on July 4

The Anchor in Saltney near Chester will be unable to reopen on July 4 as it sits just a couple of metres over the English/Welsh border

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UK factories suffer worst quarter on record - CBI [Video]

UK factories suffer worst quarter on record - CBI

UK factories saw their weakest quarter on record, according to the latest survey from the CBI, and there's little sign that things are about to get better. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Places of worship reopen in England as Covid-19 lockdown eases [Video]

Places of worship reopen in England as Covid-19 lockdown eases

Places of worship in England opened for private individual prayer from June 15, as the Government eased Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. Collective worship is still prohibited. Churches in Northern..

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Shops in England reopen, but demand uncertain [Video]

Shops in England reopen, but demand uncertain

[NFA] After 83 days in lockdown, non-food stores in England are reopening. Quite how many shoppers will turn up though, remains very uncertain. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thank coronavirus volunteers [Video]

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thank coronavirus volunteers

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have marked Volunteers' Week by speaking to volunteers in different parts of the UK to thank them for the support that they provide to their communities.

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Undiagnosed Covid-19 is likely explanation for some excess elderly deaths – ONS [Video]

Undiagnosed Covid-19 is likely explanation for some excess elderly deaths – ONS

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and symptoms mainly indicating old age account for two thirds of the total number of non-Covid-19 excess deaths in England and Wales from March 7 to May 1, the Office..

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Schools to reopen in Wales at the end of June [Video]

Schools to reopen in Wales at the end of June

Welsh Education Minister Kirsty Williams MS announces schools will reopen to all pupils in Wales on June 29th, but only a third of students will be in at any one time. Report by Etemadil. Like us on..

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Giggs praises Liverpool's 'fantastic' season [Video]

Giggs praises Liverpool's 'fantastic' season

Manchester United great Ryan Giggs says he is attempting to bring a touch of runaway league leaders Liverpool’s style to Wales. The United great highlighted the work being done by Pep Guardiola and..

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Llama delivers food to remote places in Wales [Video]

Llama delivers food to remote places in Wales

Max the llama has been making food deliveries to remote properties in the Welsh Valley during the coronavirus lockdown.

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Wales First Minister 'disappointed' in UK Government's lack of communication [Video]

Wales First Minister 'disappointed' in UK Government's lack of communication

The First Minister of Wales has criticised Boris Johnson's Government for a lack of communication on how Britain moves together out of coronavirus lockdown. Mark Drakeford said there had been no..

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Wales reveals ‘traffic light’ lockdown exit plan [Video]

Wales reveals ‘traffic light’ lockdown exit plan

First Minister Mark Drakeford has revealed a “traffic light system” for Wales’ exit from the current coronavirus lockdown. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn..

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UK's COVID-19 death toll tops 40,000, worst in Europe [Video]

UK's COVID-19 death toll tops 40,000, worst in Europe

The United Kingdom's COVID-19 death toll now exceeds 40,000, by far the worst yet reported in Europe, raising more questions about Prime Minister Boris Johnson's handling of the coronavirus crisis...

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UK weather: Heavy, persistent rain to dampen Britain over next few days

Worst of showers to fall in Wales and northwest England on Tuesday
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Coronavirus death toll officially reaches 50,000 in England and Wales

The coronavirus death toll in England and Wales has reached 50,000, according to newly published figures.
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Coronavirus: Visitors told to 'act responsibly' as travel restrictions lifted in Wales

Two families are now also able to reunite and form one extended household
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Lockdown: Welsh pub with car park in England unable to fully reopen

Ian Morris says people will drive past his pub to get to ones across the border that are fully open.
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Coronavirus: Pub reopening in border town 'doesn't make sense'

The Brewery Arms is the only pub which can reopen in Saltney, which sits on the border with Wales.
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Only some pubs in England-Wales border town allowed to reopen this weekend

Saltney is partly in Flintshire, north Wales, and partly in Cheshire, England
Independent - Published

'Overwhelming majority' of rapists going free because of collapse in prosecutions, campaigners warn

Only 1.5% of rapes recorded by police in England and Wales were prosecuted in 2019
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Mark Drakeford: Welsh leader accuses Boris Johnson of risking second wave by encouraging public to return to normal life

Priti Patel rejects claims that Dominic Cummings encouraged public to ignore lockdown by driving to Durham
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Court backlog rockets to more than half a million cases in England and Wales during coronavirus

Lord Chief Justice supports radical measures including cutting jury numbers to tackle mounting backlog
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Bale & Hazard in squad as Real Madrid return to action

Wales forward Gareth Bale could feature for Real Madrid when they return to La Liga action against Eibar on Sunday.
BBC News - Published

Serial winner and national figurehead - how Bale became a Wales icon

Why Gareth Bale is not only a Real Madrid superstar but a Welsh national hero who has taken his country to new heights.
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Scotland, Wales call for extension to EU status quo transition

The leaders of Scotland and Wales called on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday to extend the transition period with the European Union, saying the coronavirus crisis had made meeting the..
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Schalke's Wales winger Matondo 'proud' of footballers' racism stand

Schalke's Wales winger Rabbi Matondo says he is "proud" of how young footballers have used their profiles to take a stand against racism.
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UK weather: Britain faces rain and thunder before sunny spells over weekend

Heaviest showers expected over western Scotland, Wales and parts of Midlands
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Undiagnosed COVID-19 could mean English toll is higher than thought: ONS

An increase in the number of deaths in England and Wales in recent months that have not been linked to COVID-19 could indicate that undiagnosed cases are killing more people than previously thought,..
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus Wales: All schools to reopen at one-third capacity in late June

'Waiting until September would mean almost half a year without schooling,' says education minister
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Police fining and arresting black and Asian people disproportionately under coronavirus laws in London

Metropolitan Police says reasons are 'complex' amid disproportionality across England and Wales
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NHS test & trace: Does contact tracing stop coronavirus?

Wales is the latest part of the UK to launch a tracing system, but how do they work?
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Shielding: Allowed to leave home - but choosing to stay indoors

People in England and Wales shielding with health conditions were able to leave home on Monday. Some chose not to.
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Pilot flies private plane to Wales and lands at closed RAF base so he can 'go to the beach'

The incident is being investigated by the Civil Aviation Authority
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Nearly 17,000 fines for alleged breaches of coronavirus lockdown rules issued in England and Wales

Police in England and Wales have issued nearly 17,000 fines for alleged breaches of the coronavirus lockdown, data from the National Police Chiefs' Council reveals.
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England cricket: Tests in July would be 'big achievement', says coach Rob Ahmun

Staging England Test matches in July would be a big achievement, says their Welsh strength and conditioning coach Rob Ahmun.
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'Boris Johnson said I could': Woman stopped by police on Welsh beach claims she thought it was in England

'Tomorrow we going to an English beach. F*** you Wales you bunch of b*******,' woman says on social media post
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UK weather: Flood warnings issued in Scotland as high winds and heavy rain to lash UK

Gales of 50 to 60mph possible for parts of north Wales, northwest England, Northern Ireland and western Scotland, says Met Office
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Llamas deliver food packages to people self-isolating in Wales

No drama as Max the llama makes lockdown calmer
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'Sobriety tags' set to come into force across England and Wales

More than one-third of violent crime is thought to involve inebriated people
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Chris Mepham: Wales and Bournemouth defender nearly quit after Chelsea exit aged 16

Wales and Bournemouth defender Chris Mepham says he nearly quit football in 2012 as he struggled to adjust to being released by Chelsea.
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Welsh anglers asked not to visit lakes on English border

Broadstone Park in Gloucestershire says Welsh anglers are "best off staying and fishing in Wales".
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Coronavirus: Wales publishes exit plan out of lockdown using 'traffic light system'

Wales has unveiled its 'roadmap' for the country's exit from lockdown, using a traffic light system to define which areas of public life will gradually be eased back into normality as the UK starts to..
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Man and woman found carrying human remains in suitcase along English-Welsh border

A man and woman have been arrested after a police officer caught them "carrying a suitcase with human remains inside" along a road.
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Reopened English garden centres finally savour the joys of spring

Garden centres in England and Wales, closed under restrictions to curb the coronavirus spread despite some of the finest spring growing weather for years, finally reopened their doors this week to a..
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus: Police told they cannot arrest or fine people for breaking social distancing and mask rules in England

Social distancing can only be enforced in Wales as countries' laws diverge
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Exclusive: UK coronavirus outbreak kills at least 20,000 in care homes - Reuters calculation

At least 20,000 people have died in care homes in England and Wales as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Reuters calculations based on official data.
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Exclusive: At least 20,000 people died due to the coronavirus outbreak in UK care homes - Reuters calculation

At least 20,000 people have died in care homes in England and Wales as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Reuters calculations based on official data.
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Heather Wheeler: Tory MP's microphone picks up F-word during Zoom call in parliamentary debate

MP's comment comes after Welsh health minister apologised for swearing at colleague via video
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UK weather: Cooler temperatures forecast as lockdown exercise limit lifted in Scotland, England and Wales

'You could be forgiven for thinking winter has returned on Tuesday,' Met Office says
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Coronavirus: 'Do not drive from England to Wales to exercise'

People are warned not to travel to Wales from England for leisure activities or to second homes.
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Wales v England? Men's and women's Tests suggested to honour NHS

Wales hope to play England in a men's and women's rugby league double-header to mark NHS and key workers if the autumn schedule is disrupted.
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Low-skilled men suffer highest COVID-19 fatalities in England and Wales

Men in the lowest-skilled jobs have the highest death rates involving COVID-19 among working-age people, according to data for England and Wales that also showed fatalities among nurses and doctors..
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Coronavirus: Jury trials to resume next week in England and Wales under social distancing rules

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UK lockdown: How do rules vary across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland?

Devolved governments are taking slightly different approaches to the pandemic
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Coronavirus: No dramatic change to lockdown as country still not 'out of woods', government says

But Wales relaxes exercise restrictions ahead of Boris Johnson address
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Wales announces modest changes to coronavirus lockdown

Wales has announced plans to modify the coronavirus lockdown so that from Monday people can exercise more than once a day, garden centres can reopen, and the government will look at reopening libraries..
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'Once a day' exercise rule to be relaxed and garden centres to reopen, Welsh government says

The coronavirus lockdown rule requiring people to only exercise once a day is to be relaxed from Monday, the Welsh government has announced.
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Coronavirus: Welsh government to unveil new lockdown plans today

First minister Mark Drakeford expected to outline adjustments after Welsh cabinet met on Thursday to review current restrictions
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Wales stabbing: Woman charged with murdering church warden, 88, in village shop

Zara Anne Radcliffe, 29, also faces three counts of attempted murder relating to other people hurt in incident
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Wales stabbing: Elderly churchwarden named as victim, as nurse and two others recovering from wounds

88-year-old John Rees has been described as a 'lovely gentleman'
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Welsh Assembly changes name to 'Senedd Cymru – the Welsh Parliament'

'It's important to send a message out to people in Wales that an institution which began with very modest powers has over 20 years developed into a full blown primary law-making institution'
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Man dies and two injured after attack by water buffalo in Wales

A man has died and two people have been injured in Monmouthshire, Wales after being attacked by a water buffalo, police have confirmed.
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England could allow primary schools to reopen as soon as June 1: Telegraph

(This May 2 story corrects headline and lead to show England (not England and Wales) could reopen primary schools)
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