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Back of the net! Wales becomes first UK nation to rollout fishing gear recycling scheme

Wales is taking action against marine litter as it becomes the first UK nation to introduce a recycling scheme for fishing gear.

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Welsh Government announces largest ever investment in flood protection

Climate Change Minister Julie James has today revealed the Welsh Government’s largest ever flood programme, totalling more than £214m over three years.

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Solar farm powers Morriston Hospital for 50 hours without back-up from the grid in winter months

The UK’s first hospital-owned solar farm has surpassed expectations by providing enough electricity to not only contribute to the daily power needs of Morriston Hospital in Swansea, but to also cover 100% of its demand for 50 hours.

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New tax rules for second homes

The Welsh Government has announced an increase to the maximum level of council tax premiums for second homes, as well as new local tax rules for holiday lets.

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Wales paves road to zero waste with recycled nappies in A487 resurface

As part of Wales’ bid to become a zero waste nation by 2050, the Welsh Government has trialled using recycled nappies to resurface a stretch of road on the A487 between Cardigan and Aberystwyth.

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More cases of tree disease Phytophthora pluvialis discovered in Wales

New findings of a fungal-like pathogen known to affect a variety of tree species have been reported in Wales.

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Minister for Social Justice and Minister for Climate Change call for action from the UK Government to tackle the Cost of Living Crisis.

With growing concerns over the ‘Cost of Living Crisis’ that families are facing across Wales, Minister for Social Justice Jane Hutt and Minister for Climate Change Julie James outlined the full package of support the Welsh Government has developed to help families during this difficult time and reiterated their call for action from the UK Government to ease the burden on families across Wales. 

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Minister unveils new plans that will help Welsh Government lead the fight against illegal waste exporters and waste crime

Climate Change Minister Julie James has today revealed plans to transform the waste industry in Wales, making it easier to crack down on illegal exports and on waste crime.

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Further cases of tree disease Phytophthora pluvialis discovered in Wales

Two further cases of the fungal-like pathogen known to affect a variety of tree species has been discovered in Wales.

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Six months until the ‘biggest change to housing law in Wales for decades’

“The way we rent in Wales will become simpler and more transparent this year.”

That was the promise from Climate Change Minister Julie James as she announced her intention to implement the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 on Friday, July 15.

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Welsh Government to help people in arrears pay their rent

Minister for Climate Change Julie James is urging anyone who has fallen behind in paying rent because of the pandemic to contact their local authority to find out if they can receive financial help to avoid eviction.

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First case of tree disease Phytophthora pluvialis discovered in Wales

A fungal-like pathogen known to affect a variety of tree species has been discovered on the Welsh Government Woodland Estate in Dyfi Forest, Gwynedd.