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Wales commits to net zero by 2050, but sets out ambitions to get there sooner

Welsh Government has today set out its legal commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, but is pushing to “get there sooner” as it gets ready for COP26 [26th United Nations’ Climate Change Conference of the Parties] in November.

Minister for Economy and Transport Ken Skates

Welsh rail franchise now in public ownership

The Welsh Government has taken the Wales and Borders rail franchise into public ownership to protect services, safeguard jobs, and deliver infrastructure improvements in light of the ongoing challenges of coronavirus.

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60 days and over 500,000 doses delivered

Today is the 60th day since COVID-19 vaccinations began in Wales and also marks the day when more than half a million people received their first COVID-19 vaccination.

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New alumni scheme to link students with local role models

Schools are being encouraged to set up alumni schemes to link students with local role models in their area.

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Enhanced Covid-19 testing introduced for care homes

Further Covid-19 testing for care home staff is beginning this week to help identify infectious individuals sooner and manage outbreaks more effectively, the Health Minister has announced.

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Minister announces appointment of new Chair to Hybu Cig Cymru

Wales’ Minister for Rural Affairs has today announced the upcoming appointment of a new Chair at Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) – the statutory body responsible for the promotion and development of lamb, beef and pork from Wales.

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Updated Covid-19 testing strategy for Wales published

A revised and updated coronavirus testing strategy has been published today (Thursday 28 January) by Health Minister Vaughan Gething.

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“It’s never too late or too early to get help” – youth homelessness campaign targets those struggling due to Covid.

The Welsh Government has launched a campaign urging young people who are at risk of homelessness or already homeless to call a free Housing Advice Helpline run by Shelter Cymru and Llamau.

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New Bill to manage Senedd election during covid pandemic introduced

An emergency bill to ensure the next Senedd election can happen safely, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, has been introduced before the Senedd by the Welsh Government.

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Minister for Economy, Ken Skates on the latest Labour Market Statistics

Commenting on today’s Labour Market Statistics, Economy Minister Ken Skates said:

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£25m boost for digital services across Welsh NHS

An extra £25m investment will help the NHS to continue the move to more digital services, Health and Social Services Minister Vaughan Gething said today.

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Ministers seek Senedd consent for emergency Bill to manage Senedd election during Covid pandemic

The Welsh Government is to seek the Senedd’s consent for an emergency Bill to be introduced to ensure the next Senedd election happens safely, enabling the electorate to participate and vote during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.