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Complex and long-standing disadvantages exposed by coronavirus pandemic – report finds

A major report today reveals the complex and long-standing factors contributing to the disproportionate impact coronavirus is having on Wales’ black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities.

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Warning to parents about the risk of undiagnosed diabetes among children and young people

Children are at risk of serious harm from undiagnosed diabetes if parents avoid seeking medical advice over fears of exposing them to Coronavirus.

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Pilot programme to measure coronavirus prevalence in waste water treatment plants

A pilot programme which will flag early signs of the coronavirus in Welsh communities by monitoring sewage systems, has been awarded almost half a million pounds - the Health Minister Vaughan Gething has confirmed.

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£15m for ‘Covid-proof’ travel

A major new package of funding has been announced by the Welsh Government to create more space for people to travel under social distancing restrictions. Councils will get investment for schemes that widen pavements and create more space for cyclists to embed those new habits for the long-term.

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Future Valleys confirmed as preferred bidder for A465 Sections 5 and 6 improvements

The Welsh Government has today confirmed that Future Valleys (FCC, Roadbridge, Meridiam, Alun Griffiths (Contractors) and Atkins) has been appointed as preferred bidder for the improvement work for the A465 Sections 5 and 6 (Dowlais Top to Hirwaun).

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First Minister announces further steps to unlock Wales

All non-essential shops in Wales will be able to re-open from Monday (22 June) as part the biggest unlocking of the coronavirus regulations to date, First Minister Mark Drakeford announced today (Friday 19 June).

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Land Acquisition for Wrexham Gateway moves forward

Two critically important plots of land have been acquired by the Welsh Government as part of preparatory steps for the Wrexham Gateway development, demonstrating the commitment to this project, Minister for North Wales Ken Skates has said.

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Imagining the potential of Wales as a true Nation of Sanctuary during Refugees Week 2020

Refugee Week is a celebration of people from all backgrounds, working together to understand different points of view, and to build integrated communities which welcome people who have sought sanctuary in the UK. 

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New £150,000 cyber training grant for Welsh public services

Grant funding worth £150,000 to help strengthen cyber resilience skills across the public sector has been announced by Finance Minister Rebecca Evans today.

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Duty of Care approach needed to combat fly-tipping

The Welsh Government Duty of Care campaign to encourage people to help tackle fly-tipping relaunches today. To remind householders in Wales that they must always use a registered waste carrier to remove unwanted household items and excess rubbish from their homes.

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‘Heroes’ recognised in St David Awards 2020

**Please honour strict embargo: 20.00 17/06/20.  The winners are being announced for the first time on the St David Awards website: https://gov.wales/st-david-awards in a special film broadcast 19.00 - 20.00 17/06/20**

The winners of Wales’s national St David Awards 2020 have been announced online [tonight] by First Minister Mark Drakeford.

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North Wales Metro investment in Flintshire electric bus services

          An investment of £450,000 is being made from the Welsh Government’s North Wales metro funding to provide electric buses and charging infrastructure for two Flintshire routes, Transport and North Wales Minister Ken Skates announced today.