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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, the Celtic Sea to the south west and the Bristol Channel to the south. It had a population in 2021 of 3,107,500 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. The capital and largest city is Cardiff.

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PM: Freeports will bring tens of thousands of jobs to Wales [Video]

PM: Freeports will bring tens of thousands of jobs to Wales

Rishi Sunak has said the UK and Welsh governments are "working together to drive growth" with the creation of two new freeports in Wales. The prime minister said on Thursday: "What that's going to..

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Wales First Minister hails centuries-old relations in France, laments Brexit-fueled 'fissures in UK' [Video]

Wales First Minister hails centuries-old relations in France, laments Brexit-fueled 'fissures in UK'

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Wales is the first European country to get a ‘Dark Sky Sanctuary’. Where else can you go stargazing? [Video]

Wales is the first European country to get a ‘Dark Sky Sanctuary’. Where else can you go stargazing?

Its clear skies have put Ynys Enlli on the map. But your nearest Dark Sky Park or Reserve might be closer than you think.

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Parents jailed for morbidly obese teen’s death [Video]

Parents jailed for morbidly obese teen’s death

A mother and father responsible for their morbidly obese daughter’s death after leaving her bed-ridden in squalor have been jailed for more than 13 years combined. Sarah Lloyd-Jones, 40, was..

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Unite: Deal ‘tantalisingly close’ for Welsh ambulance staff [Video]

Unite: Deal ‘tantalisingly close’ for Welsh ambulance staff

General Secretary of Unite the Union, Sharon Graham, says a deal is “tantalisingly close” for ambulance workers in Wales. Unite is the only union on strike today in Wales as nurse and ambulance..

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Teachers: It's either lose our pay or experienced colleagues [Video]

Teachers: It's either lose our pay or experienced colleagues

Teachers in England and Wales who are members of the National Education Union (NEU) will take part in walkouts on Wednesday threatening to disrupt more than 23,000 schools. These strikes will intersect..

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Acting chief executive Nigel Walker warns Welsh rugby could "disappear" if clubs vote against change.
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Teachers in Wales accept new pay offer ending dispute

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Members of Wales' largest teaching union have voted to approve a new pay offer.
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What's at stake in the URC for Welsh regions

Play-offs, Champions Cup qualification and bragging rights are all still to play for in the final rounds of the United Rugby Championship.
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Wales' new era begins in Croatia

wales' new era begins in croatia
Some of the players have called it a "new era," while boss Robert Page has talked of "resetting and reframing" as Wales begin life without Gareth Bale.
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Dragons hopeful over Moriarty as they offer deals

dragons hopeful over moriarty as they offer deals
Head coach Dai Flanagan is optimistic Wales back-row Ross Moriarty will stay with Dragons.
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McGrath to make Ireland debut in Wales opener

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Ulster's 18-year-old prop Sadhbh McGrath is named in the Ireland team for Saturday's Six Nations opener against Wales in Cardiff.
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Naval officer set for Wales debut against Ireland

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Team news as Wales host Ireland in the first match of the 2023 Women's Six Nations at Cardiff Arms Park on Saturday.
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Two more freeports announced - what will it mean for the regions where they're sited?

two more freeports announced - what will it mean for the regions where they're sited?
The locations of two new economic freeports for Wales have been announced.
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Brooks set for Wales return in June

brooks set for wales return in june
AFC Bournemouth's David Brooks set for a summer return with Wales for Euro qualifiers against Armenia and Turkey
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'I am an old fashioned striker' - Bradshaw

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Tom Bradshaw hopes to bring his good club form with Millwall to the international stage with Wales.
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Man, 48, dies after collision in Brecon Beacons

A man has died in a collision in Wales in the early hours of Wednesday, police have confirmed.
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Sioned Harries column: A perfect 10

In her first 2023 Six Nations column, Sioned Harries talks about having the same level of excitement going into her 10th campaign with Wales.
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Former defender Gunter joins Wales backroom staff

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Chris Gunter has joined manager Robert Page's Wales backroom staff for the March international window.
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Local road conditions in England and Wales revealed as pothole repair budgets reach 'record high'

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Almost one in five local roads, covering nearly 37,000 miles, in England and Wales are in poor condition and have less than five years of life remaining, a new report has found.
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Two pedestrians dead after being hit by van in Caerphilly

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A 67-year-old woman and a 58-year-old man have died after being hit by a van in Caerphilly, Wales.
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New-look Wales 'can make own history' - Ramsey

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Aaron Ramsey says a new-look Wales squad can "make their own history" as they begin their quest to reach Euro 2024.
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Welsh centre North moves up world try charts

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Wales centre George North managed to leave the 2023 Six Nations tournament with some try record accolades.
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New regime, same Six Nations result for Wales

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Wales emulate their 2022 Six Nations performance with one win, four defeats and a fifth-place finish.
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Win will 'relax' Swansea before derby - Martin

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Head coach Russell Martin says victory over Bristol City will help Swansea City "relax" ahead of the south Wales derby.
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Winger James 'disappointed' at lack of minutes

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Wales boss Robert Page says "key player" Daniel James is "disappointed and frustrated" about his lack of playing time at loan-club Fulham.
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Watch: Under-20 Six Nations - France v Wales

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Watch live coverage as France host Wales in the 2023 Rugby Under-20 Six Nations from Stade Charles Mathon, France.
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Owens dashed to baby's birth before France game

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Captain Ken Owens says he has had a busy week after returning to Wales from France for the birth of his baby.
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France too strong for Wales in Paris

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Watch highlights as France beat Wales 41-28 in an entertaining finale to their Six Nations campaign in Paris.
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Dupont's brilliant pass sets up try as France beat Wales

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France beat Wales to keep Six Nations hopes alive

France keep alive their hopes of retaining the Six Nations after a bonus-point win against Wales in Paris.
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Wales hope to finish campaign with Paris surprise

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The traumatic and turbulent Six Nations journey for Wales finishes against France in Paris on Saturday.
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New Saints draw at Nomads to take 15th Welsh title

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The New Saints retain the Cymru Premier title with a goalless draw at Connah's Quay Nomads.
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'Time felt right' for Williams to quit Wales

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Jonny Williams acknowledges "all good things come to an end" after calling time on his Wales career.
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Wales' regions cleared to sign new player deals

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Wales' four professional rugby clubs can begin re-signing players after agreeing new standard form contracts with the Professional Rugby Board.
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From Tonga to 100 Wales caps - Faletau's story

Taulupe Faletau will become the eighth member of an exclusive club when he wins his 100th Wales cap against France on Saturday.
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Tough to keep Wales players focused - Gatland

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Warren Gatland says it has been a challenge to keep his players focused during a troubled Six Nations campaign.
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Waterworth to manage NI women for Wales friendly

Irish FA's head of player development Andy Waterworth will manage Northern Ireland's women side for the their upcoming friendly with Wales.
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Cardiff eyeing Rotherham win - and derby momentum

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Midfielder Ryan Wintle says Cardiff City can strike a blow in the Championship relegation fight at Rotherham - and set themselves up for the south Wales derby.
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Faletau to win 100th Wales cap against France

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Taulupe Faletau will win his 100th Wales cap in Paris when he faces France in the Six Nations finale on Saturday.
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Tipuric urges Wales squad to keep fun factor

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Justin Tipuric admits it is vital the Wales players retain their enjoyment for rugby after stopping the losing run with Six Nations victory over Italy.
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Jones backs Wales to close Six Nations gap

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Wales captain Hannah Jones backs her side to close the gap on the leading sides of the Women's Six Nations.
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New captain Ramsey wants to reach 100 Wales caps

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Wales boss Rob Page says Aaron Ramsey's desire to join Wales' 100-cap club has influenced his decision to continue his international career.
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Aaron Ramsey named as new Wales captain after Gareth Bale's retirement

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Aaron Ramsey has been named as Wales's new captain following Gareth Bale's retirement.
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Wales boss Rob Page selects four uncapped players in his squad for the upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers.
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Wales duo Liam Williams and Scott Baldwin have been ruled out of the final Six Nations trip to face France in Paris on Saturday.
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Fly-half Williams reflects on 'rollercoaster' time

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Fly-half Owen Williams reflects on his "rollercoaster" season after helping Wales to Six Nations victory Italy.
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Swansea City head coach Russell Martin spells out the need for a win before the international break and the south Wales derby.
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Watch: Top five things from Six Nations round four

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Watch the top five things from this weekend's Six Nations, including a weird celebration from Wales, Kyle Sinckler playing with his shorts pulled down and a stunning French try.
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Webb 'emotional' after winning Wales return

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Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb marks his first Six Nations start since 2017 with a player-of-the-match display in the 29-17 win over Italy.
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Williams retires from Wales duty aged 29

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Swindon's Wales midfielder Jonny Williams retires from international football at the age of 29.
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Welcome Wales win, but fearsome France lie in wait

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A bonus-point victory for Wales over an improving Italian side is more than welcome for Warren Gatland's side.
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Johnson gives Wales injury worry

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Brennan Johnson has given Wales an injury worry before Tuesday's squad announcement for their forthcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers against Croatia and Latvia.
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Wales deserved to beat Italy in Six Nations - Gatland

Warren Gatland says Wales deserved their bonus-point win against Italy in the Six Nations.
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