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£140m to support Welsh businesses

The Welsh Government is making an additional £140m available to businesses to help them deal with the economic challenges of Covid-19 and the UK’s impending exit from the EU, Economy Minister Ken Skates has announced.

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Welsh businesses hoping to make some ‘Doha’ in virtual export market visit

Twenty Welsh businesses are set to showcase their products to companies from one of the richest countries in the world in a virtual export market visit to Doha, Qatar.

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Wales launches fund to support creative freelancers affected by Covid-19

Freelancers working in the cultural and creative sectors in Wales will be able to apply for their share of a £7m fund – which is targeted specifically at those in the freelance sector hit hardest by the Covid-19 pandemic.   

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Further local coronavirus restrictions introduced to control rises in South Wales

Coronavirus laws are being further tightened in Neath Port Talbot, the Vale of Glamorgan and Torfaen in response to a growing spread of cases, First Minister Mark Drakeford, has confirmed.

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Call to ‘Protect the NHS’ as Wales heads into winter

  • Wales’ Health Minister is urging the public to help ‘Protect the NHS’ and keep services clear for those who need them most.
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Welsh Government to explore proposals for a North Wales medical school

Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has set-up a group to examine the feasibility of a North Wales medical school.

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Local coronavirus restrictions introduced to control outbreaks in South Wales

Coronavirus laws are being tightened across South Wales this weekend, including in the capital city, in response to a growing spread of cases, Health Minister Vaughan Gething has confirmed.

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A55 junction 27 Talardy Interchange Bridge Strengthening Works

Essential maintenance work to strengthen the bridges on the A55 at junction 27 is now underway.

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Wales’ Transport Minister critical of Westminster’s package of ‘new’ investment

Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales Ken Skates has written to Grant Shapps MP, the Secretary of State for Transport, citing significant concerns about the recent announcement of an “additional” £343m of funding for railways in Wales.

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New walk-through testing site opens in Pontypridd

The Minister for Health and Social Services Vaughan Gething has today welcomed the launch of a new coronavirus testing facility at the University of South Wales in Pontypridd. 

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Ministers welcome Chancellor’s new Job Support Scheme, but warn of lack of support for major Welsh industries

Finance Minister Rebecca Evans has welcomed the measures set out today by the Chancellor for a new Job Support Scheme, but warns that the scheme falls short on much needed training investment and measures to help job creation.

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Share your views on shaping the future of the Mid and South West Wales economies

Economy Minister Ken Skates is encouraging everyone in Mid and South West Wales to have their say on how the economies of both regions should look in the future.