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Wales: Country that is 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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Shapps defends decision to ease isolation rules on August 16 [Video]

Shapps defends decision to ease isolation rules on August 16

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has defended the government’s decision to wait nine days longer than Wales for self-isolation rules to change. In England, self-isolation rules following a Covid-19..

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Starmer urges government to ease isolation rules sooner [Video]

Starmer urges government to ease isolation rules sooner

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has challenged the government to match Wales by bringing forward the date on which fully vaccinated people in England can avoid isolation after contact with a Covid-19..

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Labour calls for self-isolation rules to change sooner [Video]

Labour calls for self-isolation rules to change sooner

Labour has challenged the government to match Wales by bringing forward the date on which fully vaccinated people in England can avoid isolation after contact with a Covid-19 case. Speaking on the..

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England to scrap quarantine for fully jabbed EU and US visitors [Video]

England to scrap quarantine for fully jabbed EU and US visitors

England is to allow US and EU travellers who are fully vaccinated against coronavirus to enter without the need to quarantine.Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced that the new rules will be in..

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What is the ‘pingdemic’ and do people pinged by the Covid app have to isolate? [Video]

What is the ‘pingdemic’ and do people pinged by the Covid app have to isolate?

Latest figures showed more than 500,000 people in England and Wales were notified by the NHS Covid app to self-isolate – being “pinged” – in the week up to July 1. So what exactly is this..

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Welsh pub-goer wrestled to floor by bouncers for dancing to live band [Video]

Welsh pub-goer wrestled to floor by bouncers for dancing to live band

The reveller in Cardiff, Wales - where live music crowds are banned from dancing due to COVID rules - brawled with bouncers after refusing to sit down. (Wales News)

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Hottest day of the year in England and Wales with heatwave set to last [Video]

Hottest day of the year in England and Wales with heatwave set to last

The UK has recorded the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures exceeding 30C in both England and Wales.

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Met Office predicts hottest day of the year [Video]

Met Office predicts hottest day of the year

The UK is expected to record the hottest day of the year on Saturday July 17 – and forecasters believe it will be even warmer on Sunday.Met Office experts said the mercury could hit 31C in England..

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Professor discusses problem with NHS Covid app [Video]

Professor discusses problem with NHS Covid app

Professor Muttukrishnan Rajarajan, who is the Professor of Security Engineering and Director Institute for Cyber Security at City University has said that the “problem” with the NHS Covid app is..

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NHS app: MP understands frustrations over alerts [Video]

NHS app: MP understands frustrations over alerts

Solicitor General Lucy Frazer has said that she "completely understands" everybody's frustrations in relation to the NHS Covid-19 app, but has stressed the importance of people needing to self-isolate..

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Mark Drakeford: Face coverings will be mandatory when entering Wales [Video]

Mark Drakeford: Face coverings will be mandatory when entering Wales

Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford says face coverings will be mandatory when indoors and on public transport in Wales.

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Balearics to go amber and Croatia green in changes to coronavirus travel lists [Video]

Balearics to go amber and Croatia green in changes to coronavirus travel lists

Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca will be added to the amber travel list due to a surge in coronavirus cases, a little over a fortnight after they went green.The change for those returning to England,..

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Wally the Walrus wreaks havoc on Isles of Scilly [Video]

Wally the Walrus wreaks havoc on Isles of Scilly

A walrus, affectionately dubbed Wally, has become something of a celebrity over the past few months as he has been travelling along the coasts of France, Cornwall and Wales. However, his popularity is..

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Ford Escort once owned by Princess of Wales fetches £52,640 at auction [Video]

Ford Escort once owned by Princess of Wales fetches £52,640 at auction

A Ford Escort which was given to Diana, Princess of Wales by the Prince of Wales as an engagement present has sold for £52,640 at auction, after the current owner kept the car’s origins a secret for..

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Euro 2020 briefing: Wales sent home by Denmark while Italy scrape through [Video]

Euro 2020 briefing: Wales sent home by Denmark while Italy scrape through

All the latest statistics from the Euro 2020 tournament, as Denmark produced an impressive display to sink Wales and Italy edged past Austria at Wembley.

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Wales crash out of Euro 2020 [Video]

Wales crash out of Euro 2020

Wales have suffered a 'bitter' defeat to Denmark in the Euro 2020 round of 16, crashing out in a 4-0 defeat in Amsterdam.

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Euro 2021: Dolberg scores 2, Denmark beats Wales 4-0 [Video]

Euro 2021: Dolberg scores 2, Denmark beats Wales 4-0

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Euro 2020 briefing: Wales take on Denmark in last-16 clash [Video]

Euro 2020 briefing: Wales take on Denmark in last-16 clash

All the latest statistics from the Euro 2020 tournament, as Wales prepare for their last-16 tie against Denmark in Amsterdam.

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Gareth Bale: Wales used to being the underdogs ahead of Denmark clash [Video]

Gareth Bale: Wales used to being the underdogs ahead of Denmark clash

Gareth Bale has embraced Wales’ underdogs tag, with Euro 2020 rivals Denmark counting on support from all over Europe following Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest.Inter Milan midfielder Eriksen..

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Euro 2020 briefing: Wales face Denmark in top-16 clash [Video]

Euro 2020 briefing: Wales face Denmark in top-16 clash

All the latest statistics from the Euro 2020 tournament, as Denmark are Wales’ Euro 2020 round-of-16 opponents in Amsterdam on Saturday.

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Joe Rodon relishing playing in another hostile Euro 2020 environment for Wales [Video]

Joe Rodon relishing playing in another hostile Euro 2020 environment for Wales

Joe Rodon has urged Wales to replicate the spirit of Baku with their supporters banned and Denmark fans allowed into their Euro 2020 knockout stage clash in Amsterdam.It was reported on Monday that..

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Euro 2020 briefing: June 21 - Wales make last 16 despite Italy loss [Video]

Euro 2020 briefing: June 21 - Wales make last 16 despite Italy loss

All the latest statistics from Euro 2020, as Wales celebrate making it to the last 16 despite a 1-0 loss to Italy in Rome.

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Italy beats Wales, both advance to round of 16 at Euro 2020 [Video]

Italy beats Wales, both advance to round of 16 at Euro 2020

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Euro 2020 briefing: June 20 - Wales face tricky trip to Rome [Video]

Euro 2020 briefing: June 20 - Wales face tricky trip to Rome

All the latest statistics from the Euro 2020 tournament, as Wales play Italy in Rome, hoping to reach the last 16 stage.

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Wales chasing prize of last-16 date at Wembley -Gareth Bale [Video]

Wales chasing prize of last-16 date at Wembley -Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale believes Wales could benefit from a knockout Euro 2020 game at Wembley. Wales have not yet qualified for the round of 16, but they play Italy in Rome on Sunday knowing victory would see..

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'Pingdemic' record numbers as 689,313 alerts sent from NHS app in a week

A record 689,313 alerts were sent to users of the NHS COVID-19 app in England and Wales in a week, NHS figures show.
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Welsh slate mines join likes of Taj Mahal and Great Wall of China with World Heritage status

An area of northwest Wales famed for its historic slate mines has been given World Heritage site status by UNESCO.
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Weekly COVID deaths in England and Wales highest since April, says ONS

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England and Wales have recorded the highest number of weekly coronavirus-related deaths since April, according to latest data.
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Former cyber security chief raises alarm over sale of Welsh microchip manufacturer to Chinese-backed company

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The UK's former cyber security chief has raised the alarm over the sale of a Welsh microchip manufacturer to a Chinese-backed company.
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Wales boss Ryan Giggs denies assaulting ex-girlfriend

He allegedly used controlling behaviour, including kicking his ex-girlfriend out of his hotel room naked.
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Six people injured after car drives into crowd outside pub in Wales

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Six people have been taken to hospital after a car was driven into a crowd outside a pub in South Wales.
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Mike Smith: Former Wales and Hull City manager dies aged 83

Former Wales manager Mike Smith, the first non-Welshman to manage the national side, has died at the age of 83.
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A record 618,903 people in England and Wales pinged by NHS COVID app in a week

A record 618,903 people in England and Wales were pinged by the NHS COVID-19 app in a week, latest figures show.
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A record 618,903 people in England and Wales were pinged by the NHS COVID-19 app in a week, latest figures show.
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Pandemic behind rise in fraud and computer misuse crimes

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Fraud and computer misuse offences have risen by more than a third in England and Wales, largely driven by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Wales 11-33 Argentina: Clinical Pumas outclass Wales in Cardiff

Wales end their season with a 33-11 defeat against an impressive Argentina side in the second Test in Cardiff.
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Wales eases COVID rules - but full unlocking still weeks away despite lowest case rate in UK

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Wales has further eased coronavirus restrictions, with up to six people now allowed to meet inside homes or holiday accommodation.
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Racially and religiously-motivated hate crime hit a new high in 2020

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Racially and religiously motivated hate crimes hit a new high across England and Wales in 2020, data has revealed.
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British and Irish Lions: Robbie Henshaw & Marcus Smith start in Lions warm-up

Ireland's Robbie Henshaw returns from injury, debut for Marcus Smith and Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones is on the bench for the British and Irish Lions' match with the Stormers
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British and Irish Lions: Josh Adams misses game to watch birth of baby over Zoom

Wales wing Josh Adams misses the British Irish and Lions match against South Africa A to watch the birth of his first child over Zoom.
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Wales to ease COVID rules from Saturday - but face masks still needed indoors and on public transport

Coronavirus restrictions in Wales will be further relaxed from Saturday but face masks will still have to be worn on public transport and in most indoor public places, the first minister has said.
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Wales to announce changes to coronavirus restrictions today - but will they be the same as England's?

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Face masks will still have to be worn in some public places in Wales - in break from England rules

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Face masks will remain mandatory in some public places in Wales until COVID-19 is no longer a public health threat, the Welsh government has said.
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Wales 20-20 Argentina: Evans misses late penalty chance as hosts draw with Pumas

Replacement fly-half Jarrod Evans misses a last-gasp penalty as Wales draw with Argentina, who were reduced to 14 men, for the first time.
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COVID infection rates rise across UK as England, Scotland and Wales hit four-month highs

Coronavirus infection rates have risen sharply across the UK - with England, Scotland and Wales all recording their highest in more than four months, according to latest estimates.
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Wales vows to tackle rise of second homes as locals warn they're being priced out of their communities

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Wales will not rule out further COVID lockdowns and will 'follow the data'

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Further lockdowns in Wales will not be ruled out as the country is in a "very difficult situation" with rising COVID-19 cases, the Welsh health minister has said.
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British and Irish Lions: Prolific Josh Adams hopes for Test spot

Wales wing Josh Adams is hoping his British and Irish Lions try-scoring exploits have put down a marker for a Test spot against South Africa.
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Wales 68-12 Canada: Serious Leigh Halfpenny injury mars Cardiff win

A record Wales points win over Canada is overshadowed as Leigh Halfpenny suffers a serious knee injury in the opening minute of his 100th international.
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Euro 2020: Wales defender Chris Gunter calls tournament format 'a joke'

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Euro 2020: Watch all the goals as Denmark's incredible journey continues

All the action and reaction to Denmark's impressive 4-0 victory over Wales as momentum builds behind the great Danes heading into the quarter-finals of the European Championship.
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Euro 2020: Hurt but proud, what next for Wales after Denmark defeat?

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Euro 2020: 'My players didn't deserve this' - Wales manager Rob Page

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Euro 2020: Gareth Bale blanks question over Wales future - analysis

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Euro 2020: Denmark beat Wales 4-0 to reach quarter-finals

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The "gloves are off" for Wales as they prepare to face Denmark in their Euro 2020 last-16 tie in Amsterdam on Saturday.
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Oli Ewing: Wales youth captain and Leicester midfielder recreates classic Hal Robson-Kanu goal

Wales youth captain and Leicester midfielder Oli Ewing recreates Hal Robson-Kanu's wonder goal against Belgium from Euro 2016.
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Wales defender Connor Roberts says "99% of the world" will be supporting Denmark for their Euro 2020 last-16 tie on Saturday.
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