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Welsh Government Minister says “Volunteers, your communities need you now more than ever”

As Wales moves into the “firebreak” lockdown this weekend, the Deputy Minister and Chief Whip, Jane Hutt, called on communities to come together in a safe way to support those who are most vulnerable among us, saying:

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Extra £10m package to help protect jobs and those struggling financially

Finance Minister Rebecca Evans has today called on employers to use extra Welsh Government funding to protect workers at risk of falling through a gap in UK government wage support schemes.

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Waste water signals local Covid spikes

A pilot programme monitoring coronavirus in Wales’ sewage systems is finding that virus spikes in the community can be detected in local waste water.

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Avian Influenza incursion risk raised to medium ahead of winter migration season

The Chief Vets from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have today raised the risk level of avian influenza being introduced to the UK from ‘low’ to ‘medium’ following two confirmed cases of the disease in two swans in the Netherlands.

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Statement from the First Minister, Mark Drakeford

Speaking of grave concerns relating to the suitability of the use of Penally military base to house asylum seekers, First Minister, Mark Drakeford said:

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Chancellor’s statement doesn’t go far enough says Finance Minister

Finance Minister Rebecca Evans says the job support measures set out by the Chancellor today are ‘a step in the right direction’, but warns that the level of support does not go far enough to guarantee a decent income for workers.

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New logos for protected food and drink products unveiled

New logos for food and drink products with European Union Protected Food Name (EUPFN) status have today been unveiled.


Welsh Government to take rail franchise under public control

In the face of dramatic falls in passenger numbers the Welsh Government has decided to bring the Wales and Borders rail franchise under public control.

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North Wales metro schemes benefit from over £11m

As part of the North Wales metro over £11m has been allocated to schemes across the region to support sustainable ways of travelling, improve safety and reduce carbon emissions Transport and North Wales Minister Ken Skates announced today.

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Health Minister awards £220m in funding for Princes Charles Hospital refurbishment

The Health Minister, Vaughan Gething has today (Thursday 22nd October) awarded £220m in funding to Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil.

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£10 million to support university students through pandemic

  • Increased mental health support and student hardship funds
  • Support for students self-isolating
  • Targeted learner support for vulnerable students
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Domestic abuse and sexual violence survivors encouraged to seek help during firebreak lockdown

Today, in a direct plea which comes as Wales moves towards the firebreak lockdown, the Deputy Minister and Chief Whip, Jane Hutt, asked friends and neighbours to look out for signs of domestic abuse, and encouraged victims and survivors to seek help and escape from their homes if necessary.