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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, 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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Ryan Giggs: Former Wales boss and Manchester United star on trial for domestic violence [Video]

Ryan Giggs: Former Wales boss and Manchester United star on trial for domestic violence

Prosecutors say there was "a much uglier and more sinister side" to Ryan Giggs behind closed doors that allegedly involved physical and psychological abuse.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:57Published
I visited Wales for the first time to climb the country’s tallest mountain [Video]

I visited Wales for the first time to climb the country’s tallest mountain

I finally visited Wales to climb its highest mountain and here’s what I learnt.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:08Published
Rail strikes: Labour accuses Shapps of ‘increasing division’ [Video]

Rail strikes: Labour accuses Shapps of ‘increasing division’

The Chair of the Labour Party has criticised the UK Government’s handling of industrial action by rail workers in England, saying that they have “not been dealing with the reasons behind” the..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:00Published
Former rugby player: Brain damage cases ‘tip of the iceberg’ [Video]

Former rugby player: Brain damage cases ‘tip of the iceberg’

A Welsh former professional rugby union and rugby league player says the current levels of brain damage being detected in players are the “tip of the iceberg”. Lenny Woodard has been diagnosed with..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:48Published
Ports, airports and roads in chaos on ‘Frantic Friday’ [Video]

Ports, airports and roads in chaos on ‘Frantic Friday’

Ports, airports and roads are struggling to cope with the busiest summer getaway in over eight years. ‘Frantic Friday’ will see millions of Brits head off on their holidays as schools in England..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 02:25Published
Record-breaking heatwave causes major travel disruption [Video]

Record-breaking heatwave causes major travel disruption

The record-breaking heatwave is causing major travel disruption across England and Wales. A red weather warning for extreme heat has been issued for the first time - as temperatures are predicted to..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 02:53Published
Weather: Met Office issues rare ‘extreme heat warning’ [Video]

Weather: Met Office issues rare ‘extreme heat warning’

An extreme heat warning has been issued across large parts of England and Wales as temperatures continue to climb. The Met Office has warned temperatures could be in excess of 35C in the southeast on..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 02:28Published
Why are barristers striking? Legal aid row explained [Video]

Why are barristers striking? Legal aid row explained

Barristers are staging mass walkouts in England and Wales - leading to unusual scenes outside courts. More than 1,000 cases are expected to be impacted by the strikes each day. Report by Burnsla. Like..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 02:32Published

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The risk of fires from tinderbox dry conditions across parts of England and Wales has been raised to "exceptional" - the highest it can be - as a four-day amber weather warning comes into force.
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Commonwealth Games: Liam Pitchford wins table tennis silver; Wales' Charlotte Carey & Anna Hursey bronze

England's Liam Pitchford has to settle for silver in the men's singles table tennis final at the Commonwealth Games.
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Commonwealth Games: Ioan Croft wins gold in welterweight final for Wales

Watch as Ioan Croft wins the gold medal in the men's welterweight boxing final for Wales on day ten of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
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Commonwealth Games 2022: Rosie Eccles wins gold for Wales in women's light middleweight

Watch Rosie Eccles win light middleweight gold for Wales by stopping Australia's Kaye Scott in the second round of their final at the Commonwealth Games.
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Commonwealth Games 2022: Joshua Stacey wins para-table tennis gold for Wales - highlightgs

Watch the best shots as Joshua Stacey wins gold after beating Lin Ma in the final of the men's classes 8-10 singles to become Wales' first ever Commonwealth Games Para-table tennis champion.
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Commonwealth Games: Gemma Frizelle wins gold in rhythmic individual hoop gymnastics

Watch Gemma Frizelle win gold for Wales in the rhythmic gymnastics hoop final on day nine of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
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Commonwealth Games: Fred Wright and Anna Henderson win time trial silver as Geraint Thomas takes bronze

England's Fred Wright and Anna Henderson win silvers in time trials as Wales' Geraint Thomas takes bronze after falling.
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Commonwealth Games: Geraint Thomas crashes in men's individual time trial final

Watch as Welsh star cyclist Geraint Thomas crashes during the men's individual time trial final on day seven of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
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Commonwealth Games: Beth Bingham hit in face by hockey ball as Wales play England

Watch Wales player Beth Bingham is hit in the face by the ball on the goal-line during their group match against England a the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
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Commonwealth Games: Olivia Breen shocks Sophie Hahn to claim 100m gold for Wales

Wales' Olivia Breen hunts down English rival Sophie Hahn in a spectacular T37/38 100m heist at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
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'Serious concerns' remain over council which had oversight of murdered five-year-old Logan Mwangi

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"Urgent action" is still needed to improve child care services in a part of Wales where a five-year-old boy was murdered by his family, inspectors have said.
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Commonwealth Games 2022: Wales win gold in men's pair bowls

Watch the moment Wales win gold in the men's pair bowls as they beat England 19-18 at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
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Commonwealth Games 2022: England win mixed relay triathlon gold and Wales claim silver

Watch as England win gold in the mixed relay triathlon with Wales claiming silver at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
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Commonwealth Games 2022: Wales earn first gold with James Ball tandem triumph

Para-cyclist James Ball wins Wales' first gold at the 2022 Commonwealth Games with victory over Scotland in the tandem B sprint.
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Commonwealth Games 2022: Furlong scores four as Wales beat Canada

Watch as Gareth Furlong scores four goals during Wales' 5-1 win over Canada in their opening game of the men's hockey at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
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Commonwealth Games: Brinn Bevan aces parallel bars for Wales

Watch Wales' Brinn Bevan score a huge 14.450 on the parallel bars during the artistic gymnastics men's team final & individual qualification on day one of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
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Aaron Ramsey leaves Juventus after the Serie A club announces that the Wales midfielder's contract has been "mutually terminated".
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Drought 'very likely' for south of England and Wales after driest eight month period since 1976

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Water chiefs are preparing for drought as the Met Office confirmed England's driest eight month period since 1976.
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Commonwealth Games 2022: Welsh cyclist Elinor Barker meets Olympian Helen Glover

Cyclist Elinor Barker talks about representing Wales at the Commonwealth Games - just five months after having her first child.
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Michael Van Gerwen beats Wales' Gerwyn Price to win third World Matchplay title

Michael van Gerwen makes a stunning comeback to beat Wales' Gerwyn Price 18-14 and win his third World Matchplay title at Blackpool's Winter Gardens.
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Recreational drug users in England and Wales could have their passports and driving licences seized under new proposals announced by the government.
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'I lived like a superhero and I'm not': Former Wales rugby captain reveals early-onset dementia at 41

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South Africa 30-14 Wales: Hosts end tourists' dream in Cape Town

Wales bravely fail in a bid to win a first series against the Springboks in South Africa as the hosts triumphed in the third Test decider in Cape Town.
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The Open 2022: Welsh golfer Oliver Farr follows in dad's footsteps at St Andrews

Welsh golfer Oliver Farr is to follow in his father's footsteps at St Andrews after qualifying for the 150th Open Championship but is hoping for a more comfortable experience.
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Gareth Bale says joining LAFC is 'exciting project to be part of'

Wales forward Gareth Bale says his move to LAFC is part of a responsibility to help 'grow the game all around the world'.
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South Africa 12-13 Wales: Late drama as tourists make history

Wales make history by beating the Springboks in South Africa for the first time with a dramatic win in Bloemfontein.
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South Africa's Damian Willemse breaks Welsh hearts with a match-winning late penalty in a pulsating first Test in Pretoria.
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Census 2021: How England and Wales have aged over the past four decades

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The older population has increased in more than eight in 10 local areas in England and Wales over the past 40 years, Sky News analysis of census data has found.
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UK population has grown by 6.3%, new census data reveals

The population of England and Wales has grown by more than 3.5 million (6.3%) and now stands at 59.6 million, new census data reveals.
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Gareth Bale: Why Wales captain chose to join Los Angeles FC after leaving Real Madrid

BBC Sport Wales examines why Gareth Bale chose Los Angeles FC following years of speculation about where his next move would be after Real Madrid.
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Gareth Bale: Wales captain's representatives hold talks with Cardiff City

Cardiff City have held talks with Gareth Bale's representatives as they step up their efforts to sign the out-of-contract Wales captain.
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Ryan Giggs resigns as Wales manager ahead of domestic violence trial

Ryan Giggs has announced he is standing down as Wales manager with immediate effect.
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Ryan Giggs: Ex-Manchester United winger resigns as Wales manager

Former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs announces he has resigned as Wales manager.
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Nations League: 'There's more to come, believe me,' says Wales boss Rob Page

Wales manager Rob Page says he could not be prouder of his players despite an injury-time defeat to the Netherlands.
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Netherlands 3-2 Wales: Visitors' fightback falls short in dramatic Nations League match

The Netherlands finish their international window with a dramatic, late 3-2 win over Wales in Rotterdam.
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Obituary: Legendary Wales and British and Irish Lions fly-half Phil Bennett

Phil Bennett, the legendary Wales and British and Irish Lions fly-half who elevated rugby union to an art form, dies at the age of 73.
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Lauren Price: Welsh Olympic champion wins on professional boxing debut at Wembley Arena

Wales' Olympic champion Lauren Price makes a winning start to her professional career with an impressive victory over Valgerdur Gudstensdottir.
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Nations League: Brennan Johnson strikes late as Wales draw with Belgium

Brennan Johnson's first international goal earns Wales a dramatic point against Belgium in the Nations League.
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'Hero' father dies after rescuing children caught in riptide

Tributes have been paid to a father who died after rescuing children caught in a riptide at a beach in Wales.
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Nations League: Wales face goalkeeper worries over Danny Ward and Wayne Hennessey knocks

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The Netherlands dampen Wales' World Cup qualification party with an agonising Nations League victory in Cardiff.
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Gareth Bale: Cardiff City step up effort to sign Wales captain after Real Madrid exit

Cardiff City are stepping up their efforts to pull off the improbable signing of Wales captain Gareth Bale following his exit from Real Madrid.
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