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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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Jonny Williams targets another major tournament appearance with Wales [Video]

Jonny Williams targets another major tournament appearance with Wales

Jonny Williams’ career has mirrored a roller coaster but he is determined toenjoy another high with Wales next summer. The midfielder was unable to stopCharlton going straight back down from the Sky..

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Cancer patients 'forced to chose between finances and employment' - charity [Video]

Cancer patients 'forced to chose between finances and employment' - charity

Some cancer patients face a “cliff edge” of choosing between their health andfinances as the shielding programme draws to a close, a charity has warned.Macmillan Cancer Support said that the..

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Couple refuse to return to home after mysterious screaming noises [Video]

Couple refuse to return to home after mysterious screaming noises

Alan and Christine Tait still feel unable to return to their former home in Wales, two years after moving because they heard strange sounds from the building.

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Drakeford: PM's hope of normailty by Christmas a pretty sunny view of circumstances [Video]

Drakeford: PM's hope of normailty by Christmas a pretty sunny view of circumstances

Wales's First Minister MarkDrakeford described Prime Minister Boris Johnson's prediction that there may be a return to normality by Christmas as "a pretty sunny view of circumstances".The First..

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Wales makes face coverings mandatory on public transport [Video]

Wales makes face coverings mandatory on public transport

First Minister Mark Drakeford announces that face coverings on public transport will be made mandatory in Wales on July 27. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and..

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Prince Charles visits Prince Charles Hospital in Wales [Video]

Prince Charles visits Prince Charles Hospital in Wales

The Prince of Wales has met staff from Prince Charles Hospital who have been on the frontline during the coronavirus crisis. The teams at the Merthyr Tydfil-based hospital have built and developed..

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Prince Charles visits holiday business impacted by Covid-19 [Video]

Prince Charles visits holiday business impacted by Covid-19

The Prince of Wales visited a family run travel and holiday business in Mountain Ash, south Wales on Monday. Edwards Coaches has been run by five generations of the Edwards family since 1925. From..

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Mark Drakeford: Wales is open again for tourism [Video]

Mark Drakeford: Wales is open again for tourism

First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford has said that Wales is now open for tourism and that it is 'absolutely safe' to visit. He added that social distancing measures are still in place though as the..

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Applications flood in for police recruitment drive [Video]

Applications flood in for police recruitment drive

More than 70,000 people applied to become police officers in the first six months of the Government's recruitment drive. The applications were submitted between October and April for roles in forces..

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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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UK to delay crown court trials because of coronavirus

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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.
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