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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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Most popular baby names of 2020 revealed

most popular baby names of 2020 revealed
The most popular baby names in England and Wales in 2020 have been revealed by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
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Swansea City 3-0 Cardiff City: Jamie Paterson inspires Swans to pile pressure on McCarthy

Jamie Paterson inspires Swansea City to a thumping victory in the south Wales derby to pile the pressure on Cardiff City boss Mick McCarthy.
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Wales coaching team to remain for 2022 Rugby World Cup

Ioan Cunningham will remain in charge of Wales for next year's World Cup and will be assisted by Geraint Lewis, Richard Whiffin and Sophie Spence.
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Hallam Amos: Cardiff and Wales wing to retire at 27 to pursue medical career

Cardiff and Wales full-back Hallam Amos announces he will retire at the end of the season aged 27 to focus on his medical career.
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Wales and Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks diagnosed with cancer

wales and bournemouth midfielder david brooks diagnosed with cancer
Wales international footballer David Brooks has revealed that he has been diagnosed with cancer.
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Christ Tshiunza: Wales call up uncapped Exeter teenage lock for autumn Tests

Wales call up 19-year-old uncapped Exeter lock Christ Tshiunza for their autumn internationals against South Africa, Australia and Fiji.
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Thomas Young: Flanker to join Cardiff from Wasps and becomes eligible for Wales

Flanker Thomas Young will join Cardiff next season from Wasps to link up with his father Dai and is available for Wales selection immediately.
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Kieffer Moore: Wales striker frustrated by refereeing decisions in World Cup qualification

Wales striker Kieffer Moore says he is "frustrated" by the disciplinary decisions of referees during their World Cup qualification campaign.
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World Cup 2022 qualifying: Wales face 'two cup finals' in November, says boss Page

Wales' last two World Cup qualifiers at home to Belarus and Belgium in November will be like "two cup finals", says manager Robert Page.
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Bouncers briefed and music is pumping as COVID passes introduced at nightclubs in Wales

bouncers briefed and music is pumping as covid passes introduced at nightclubs in wales
Bouncers briefed, music pumping and club doors open - friends Chloe and Paige were the first through the velvet rope at Pryzm nightclub in Cardiff, ready to have their new COVID Pass scrutinised.  
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World Cup 2022 qualifying: Wales to attack Estonia 'from first minute'

Wales vow to go all-out in attack in Monday's World Cup qualifier in Estonia to avoid a repeat of last month's goalless draw.
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World Cup qualifying: Injury-hit Wales face 'massive' game in Czech Republic

Wales will again be without several first-team players for Friday's "massive" World Cup qualifier in the Czech Republic.
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Sione Kalamafoni: The journey of Tonga forward from missionary work to Scarlets star

Scarlets cult hero Sione Kalamafoni has excelled at his new region after a remarkable journey to Wales that includes life as a missionary in the USA.
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Elinor Barker: Olympic cyclist reveals she won Tokyo silver while expecting first child

Welsh cyclist Elinor Barker reveals she is expecting her first child and was pregnant when she won silver at the Tokyo Olympics.
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Wales rugby star Cory Hill among men who damaged woman's home

A woman says her children were left "distraught" by a disturbance involving Wales player Cory Hill.
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Wales to make teaching of black, Asian and ethnic minorities' histories mandatory in schools

wales to make teaching of black, asian and ethnic minorities' histories mandatory in schools
Wales is set to become the first UK nation to make it compulsory for every child to be taught about the history and experiences of people from black, Asian and ethnically diverse backgrounds.
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Statue unveiled for Wales' first black headteacher who introduced Black History Month into school curriculums

statue unveiled for wales' first black headteacher who introduced black history month into school curriculums
The first black headteacher in Wales has been immortalised in the centre of Cardiff.
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England and Wales records more than 70,000 excess deaths in private homes since start of COVID-19 pandemic

New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed the number of people dying in their homes has risen dramatically over the last 18 months.
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Gareth Bale: Real Madrid forward expected to miss Wales qualifiers with injury

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale is expected to be missing because of injury from Wales' squad for their October World Cup qualifiers.
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Alix Popham: Contact training changes must be mandatory, says ex-Wales forward

Former Wales flanker Alix Popham believes a reduction in contact training needs to be mandatory at all levels of rugby union.
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Women's World Cup 2023 qualifier: Estonia Women 0-1 Wales

Wales make it two wins from two games in World Cup qualifying despite being frustrated by Estonia in Tallinn.
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Pregnancies among under-18s fell by more than a quarter during first COVID lockdown

pregnancies among under-18s fell by more than a quarter during first covid lockdown
The number of under-18s who became pregnant in England and Wales fell by more than a quarter during the first coronavirus lockdown, official figures show.
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Women's World Cup qualifier: Wales 6-0 Kazakhstan

Wales start their 2023 Women's World Cup qualifying campaign in a convincing win over Kazakhstan at Llanelli's Parc y Scarlets.
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Welsh sports fans will need to show Covid passes from October

Sport fans will need to show a pass proving they have been fully vaccinated or had a negative Covid test to attend large-scale events in Wales from 11 October.
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Vaccine certificates will be mandatory at nightclubs and large events in Wales from next month

vaccine certificates will be mandatory at nightclubs and large events in wales from next month
Wales is introducing mandatory vaccine certificates for nightclubs and large events from next month.
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NHS routine blood testing to resume following delivery of nine million vials

nhs routine blood testing to resume following delivery of nine million vials
Non-urgent blood testing in England and Wales is set to fully resume next month after it was scaled back due to a lack of vials.
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'Wales doesn't need a prince': Anti-monarchy billboards spark backlash

'wales doesn't need a prince': anti-monarchy billboards spark backlash
Anti-monarchy billboards that say "Wales doesn't need a prince" have sparked fury for not being "reflective of public opinion".
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Alun Wyn Jones: Wales captain not ready for final playing chapter

After releasing his autobiography, Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones says he is not quite ready to finish the final chapter of his illustrious playing career.
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COVID infection rate at record level in Scotland - and highest in Wales since Christmas

covid infection rate at record level in scotland - and highest in wales since christmas
The coronavirus infection rate has risen to the highest level ever recorded in Scotland - and the highest in Wales since Christmas.
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2022 World Cup in Qatar: Wales' various qualification routes explained

With Wales halfway through their World Cup qualifying campaign, BBC Sport Wales examines their various routes to Qatar.
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Robert Page frustrated with Wales' 0-0 World Cup qualifying draw with Estonia

Manager Robert Page rues Wales' missed chances after a "frustrating" 0-0 World Cup qualifying draw with Estonia.
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Wales 0-0 Estonia: Wales dealt severe blow in bid to qualify for 2022 World Cup

Wales' hopes of qualifying automatically for the World Cup are all but over after they are held to a goalless draw by group minnows Estonia.
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Wales could lose eight MPs under proposals for new political map

wales could lose eight mps under proposals for new political map
Boundary proposals could see Wales lose eight of its MPs and lead to the splitting up of constituencies which have been in place for decades.
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Gareth Bale: Wales aiming for top spot in World Cup qualifying, says captain

Gareth Bale says Wales believe they can topple the world's highest-ranked team Belgium and qualify for their first World Cup since 1958.
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Parts of England and Wales could see heatwave with temperatures of up to 30C

parts of england and wales could see heatwave with temperatures of up to 30c
Temperatures could reach up to 30C (86F) in parts of the UK on Tuesday as the country enjoys a warm start to September.
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First underwater footage of critically endangered Angelshark recorded in Wales

first underwater footage of critically endangered angelshark recorded in wales
Scientists have recorded footage of a juvenile Angelshark in the UK for the first time, offering hope that the critically endangered species is breeding in Welsh waters.
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How long will the heatwave last - and which areas will see the best of it?

how long will the heatwave last - and which areas will see the best of it?
Parts of England and Wales are forecast to see temperatures of up to 29C in the coming days.
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Gareth Bale summons spirit of Andorra and Euro 2016 to save Wales against Belarus

Gareth Bale summons the spirit of Andorra and Euro 2016 to save Wales once again against Belarus.
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Belarus v Wales: Robert Page's men without 13 players for World Cup qualifier in Russia

Wales will be without 13 players for Sunday's World Cup qualifier against Belarus in Kazan, Russia.
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Finland 0-0 Wales: Harry Wilson misses penalty in friendly draw

Harry Wilson misses a penalty as a depleted Wales side are held to a goalless friendly draw by Finland in Helsinki.
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Experts predict more children will catch COVID as schools reopen – but how much of a danger is it?

experts predict more children will catch covid as schools reopen – but how much of a danger is it?
Hundreds of thousands of pupils are returning to classrooms this week, with experts predicting a surge in COVID-19 cases linked to schools reopening in England and Wales.
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Government accused of 'hit and hope' COVID strategy as schools return this week

government accused of 'hit and hope' covid strategy as schools return this week
Students go back to school in England and Wales this week amid concerns over a lack of preparedness for COVID-19.
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Daniel James: Leeds sign Wales winger from Manchester United

Leeds sign Wales international winger Daniel James from Manchester United, more than two years after he almost joined the club on loan.
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Daniel James: Leeds close to signing Manchester United and Wales winger for club record £30m

Leeds United are closing in on a club record £30m deal to sign Manchester United winger Dan James.
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Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland ministers call on UK government to keep Universal Credit uplift

scotland, wales and northern ireland ministers call on uk government to keep universal credit uplift
Ministers from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are calling on the UK government to keep the £20 uplift to Universal Credit in place beyond the current October deadline.
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Wales' World Cup qualifier with Belarus in Russia a 'nightmare', says Robert Page

Manager Robert Page says Wales face a "logistical nightmare" in playing their World Cup qualifier with Belarus in Russia.
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Gareth Bale: Captain to lead Wales for September World Cup qualifiers

Captain Gareth Bale remains committed to Wales as he aims to lead them to their first World Cup since 1958, says manager Robert Page.
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Highest total of weekly COVID-related deaths recorded in England and Wales since March

highest total of weekly covid-related deaths recorded in england and wales since march
The highest total of weekly coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded in England and Wales since March, latest figures show.
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Police investigation after badger found nailed to tree by its feet

police investigation after badger found nailed to tree by its feet
Police are investigating after a badger was found nailed to a tree in Wales.
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Nando's forced to close 50 restaurants due to supply chain disruptions

nando's forced to close 50 restaurants due to supply chain disruptions
Nando's has been forced to temporarily close around 50 restaurants after suffering chicken shortages due to supply chain disruptions across England, Wales, and Scotland.
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