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Country in north-west Europe, part of the United Kingdom

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Wales: Country in north-west 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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UK voters head to the polls in England, Scotland and Wales on 'Super Thursday' [Video]

UK voters head to the polls in England, Scotland and Wales on 'Super Thursday'

The vote could have far-reaching implications for the future of the opposition Labour Party and for Scotland's status in the U.K.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:33Published
Party leaders have final campaign day before elections [Video]

Party leaders have final campaign day before elections

Party leaders embark on their final day of campaigning ahead of Thursday’s elections across England, Scotland and Wales. Many issues are at stake for the elections across the UK. In..

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Elections 2021 – when will we know the results? [Video]

Elections 2021 – when will we know the results?

Voters across Great Britain will head to the polls on May 6 on what has been dubbed “Super Thursday”.There is a bumper crop of elections this time, as many were postponed from last May because of..

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UK to hold crucial regional, local elections [Video]

UK to hold crucial regional, local elections

Millions of voters in the UK get their chance to have a say on how politicians have handled the pandemic and Brexit, as voters in Scotland and Wales will choose new parliaments.

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Ryan Giggs denies assault charges [Video]

Ryan Giggs denies assault charges

Ex-Manchester United midfielder and current Wales manager Ryan Giggs has pleaded not guilty to assault charges at Manchester Magistrates Court.

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Boris Johnson feeds cows during visit to farm [Video]

Boris Johnson feeds cows during visit to farm

Boris Johnson brushed off the latest government scandal during a visit to a farm in Clwyd South, Wales. Following on from several scandals within the government, it has been suggested the prime..

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Sir Anthony Hopkins hails Chadwick Boseman in Oscars speech from Wales [Video]

Sir Anthony Hopkins hails Chadwick Boseman in Oscars speech from Wales

Sir Anthony Hopkins has paid tribute to Chadwick Boseman after securing his second Oscar win.The 83-year-old was named best actor for his role in The Father, directed by Florian Zeller, in which he..

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Never-seen-before pictures show ‘heroics’ of UK Covid-19 vaccine programme [Video]

Never-seen-before pictures show ‘heroics’ of UK Covid-19 vaccine programme

Working with the NHS, photojournalists have captured the monumental collective effort of the largest vaccination programme in British history in a series of poignant, never-before-seen..

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Ryan Giggs charged with assault on ex-girlfriend [Video]

Ryan Giggs charged with assault on ex-girlfriend

Former Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs has been charged with assaulting his ex-girlfriend.Wales manager Giggs, 47, is accused of causing actual bodily harm to PR worker Kate Greville, 36, at..

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Wales First Minister Mark Drakeford's believes indoor hospitality sector could open from May 17 [Video]

Wales First Minister Mark Drakeford's believes indoor hospitality sector could open from May 17

First Minister Mark Drakeford told the Welsh Government briefing he believed the indoor hospitality sector, all other tourist accommodation and indoor entertainment would be able to open from May 17.

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Daily politics briefing: April 23 [Video]

Daily politics briefing: April 23

The key facts behind the day's headlines on April 23 as Wales First Minister Mark Drakeford announces he will bring forward the easing of restrictions by two weeks.

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Sir Keir toasts Welsh Labour with brewery visit [Video]

Sir Keir toasts Welsh Labour with brewery visit

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford have visited a brewery in North Wales on the campaign trail ahead of Senedd elections next month.

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Sturgeon: Scotland's lockdown restrictions to ease on Monday [Video]

Sturgeon: Scotland's lockdown restrictions to ease on Monday

First minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has announced that coronavirus lockdown restrictions will ease on Monday as planned. Beer gardens, cafes, shops and gyms will reopen, although hospitality..

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Luxury homes left teetering over cliff after Wales beach landslide [Video]

Luxury homes left teetering over cliff after Wales beach landslide

A huge landslide has slid on to a beach in north Wales, leaving homes teetering on the edge of a cliff.Luxury houses have been left in a precarious position over the beach at Nefyn, near Pwllheli.The..

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Prince William has called 300 NHS staff and volunteers since January. [Video]

Prince William has called 300 NHS staff and volunteers since January.

The Duke of Cambridge has been personally calling staff and volunteers around the country for the last three months to thank them for their role in the response to the pandemic. He has made 62 calls,..

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PM leads tributes to Dame Cheryl Gillan following her death [Video]

PM leads tributes to Dame Cheryl Gillan following her death

Former Welsh secretary Dame Cheryl Gillan has passed away at the age of 68 after a lengthy illness, the Conservative Party has confirmed.

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‘Kill the Bill’ protestors take to the streets across England [Video]

‘Kill the Bill’ protestors take to the streets across England

Demonstrations have been held across England against plans to increase police powers to control protests.Despite the Covid-19 lockdown, thousands of people marched in towns and cities in protest..

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Local Authorities Filling Potholes ‘Every 19 Seconds’ [Video]

Local Authorities Filling Potholes ‘Every 19 Seconds’

The number of potholes filled by councils in England and Wales grew by 13% in the past 12 months, a new report shows. Around 1.7 million potholes were filled during the year 2020-21, compared with..

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People enjoy the warm weather on Bournemouth beach [Video]

People enjoy the warm weather on Bournemouth beach

People in many parts of England and Wales are making the most of the unseasonably hot weather. In Bournemouth people took to the beach, but not in great numbers. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook..

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Gareth Bale calls for action after racist abuse of Wales players [Video]

Gareth Bale calls for action after racist abuse of Wales players

Gareth Bale says he would be prepared to join a social media boycott to tackle online abuse.“If everyone did it at once, not just one or two people, I would,” said Bale, the Tottenham and Wales..

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Gregor Townsend: Scotland deserves better than fourth place [Video]

Gregor Townsend: Scotland deserves better than fourth place

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend praises the spirit of his side after they ended the Guinness Six Nations with a dramatic victory in France.Duhan Van Der Merwe crossed for his second try five..

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Wales crowned Six Nations champions after France lose to Scotland [Video]

Wales crowned Six Nations champions after France lose to Scotland

Wales were crowned Guinness Six Nations champions after France lost 27-23 to Scotland.

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

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Ambitious plans to prevent flooding along the River Severn are at a standstill because neither the Welsh nor UK government has agreed to fund them.
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Ryan Giggs denies assaulting two women

The Wales manager and Salford City FC co-owner denies three offences against two women in November.
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Tokyo selection "out of this world" as a record six Welsh swimmers are named in Team GB for this summer's postponed Olympic Games.
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'This needs to stop': Firefighters in Wales tackle 80 deliberate blazes over the weekend

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Number of weekly COVID deaths in England and Wales at lowest level in six months - ONS

The number of COVID-related deaths in England and Wales in a week has fallen to the lowest level in six months, new figures show.
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PM sleaze claims not sticking outside Westminster bubble - for now

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It's ten days out from the May elections, but while the prime minister is out and about the country - popping up in Wales on Monday - he can't get out from under the avalanches of damaging leaks and..
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Women's Six Nations highlights: Scotland edge Wales to finish fifth

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Scotland pip Wales to a fifth-place finish in a highly entertaining finale to the 2021 Women's Six Nations.
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George North: Wales back faces anxious British and Irish Lions wait

Wales back George North faces an anxious wait to see whether he will be fit for a third British and Irish Lions tour after limping off with a leg injury for Ospreys against Cardiff Blues.
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Robert Page to take charge of Wales at Euro 2020 after Ryan Giggs charged with assault

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Wales speeds up lifting of COVID lockdown restrictions once again

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Wales is again speeding up the lifting of COVID lockdown restrictions by bringing forward further reopenings by two weeks.
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COVID no longer the main cause of deaths in England and Wales, figures show

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Wales to further relax COVID restrictions as infection rate continues to fall

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John Dawes: Former Wales and Lions captain and coach dies, aged 80

Legendary former Wales and British and Irish Lions captain and coach John Dawes dies at the age of 80.
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Welsh river runs white after milk tanker overturns

A river in Wales has turned white after a milk tanker overturned and spilled its contents into the water.
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International friendly: Wales 1-1 Denmark - Fishlock goal earns draw

Wales hold Denmark to a 1-1 draw in a performance that gives new boss Gemma Grainger much encouragement ahead of World Cup qualifying.
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New police appeal to find 'Wales's most wanted man'

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Women's Six Nations: Parsons and Considine score brace as Ireland beat Wales

Watch Eimear Considine and Beibhinn Parsons both score a brace for Ireland as they beat Wales 45-0 in round two of the Women's Six Nations.
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Women's Six Nations: Wales 0-45 Ireland

Ireland get their 2021 Women's Six Nations campaign off to a winning start with a 45-0 victory against Wales at Cardiff Arms Park.
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Weekly deaths from COVID-19 fall below 1,000 for first time since October

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Wales disciplinary incident a 'distraction' before Czech Republic game - Dean Saunders

Dean Saunders says the disciplining of three Wales players has been an unwanted "distraction" before the World Cup qualifier against the Czech Republic.
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Wally the walrus is back... and delights onlookers on the Welsh coast

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