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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.
‘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.
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.
Funding boost for Swansea business giving recycled plastics a second life
The Welsh Government is investing £300,000 in Smile Plastics, an innovative firm which gives recycled plastics a new lease of life.
Essential cancer services and support campaign urges patients: Don’t wait, don’t leave it too late
Cancer services are still available during the Covid pandemic and people with possible symptoms of cancer are urged not to put off seeking help and advice, the Health Minister said today (Wednesday 17 June)
Vets still offering services during lockdown – animal owners asked to follow guidance set by veterinary organisations
Many pet owners may be concerned as to whether or not their local veterinary practices are still providing normal services during the ongoing restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
A55 Junction 19 pinch point improvements begin
Work to improve junction 19 of the A55, to make it safer for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, will begin on Wednesday (17 June).
Driving up skills and employability vital for Wales’ economic recovery
Action to help people who will be hardest hit by the economic impact of coronavirus will be vital for Wales’ recovery, Economy Minister Ken Skates has said.
Care homes benefiting from digital devices rollout
Care homes across Wales are benefiting from digital devices being delivered to them as part of a Welsh Government scheme to help residents keep in touch with friends and family, and to assist with video medical consultations
First Ministers write to PM on Brexit transition
First Minister Mark Drakeford and the First Minster of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon have written to the Prime Minister to request an extended Brexit transition period to complete negotiations and support businesses through post-COVID recovery.
Education Minister’s message to all school staff in Wales
The Education Minister, Kristy Williams, has written an open letter to all school staff in Wales.
In the letter shared online and in a video posted from her Twitter channel, the Minister says:
Key local bus service to be maintained until December
A bus service linking Chepstow and Bristol is being maintained until December 2020, after the Welsh Government and Monmouthshire Council agreed a short-term solution following the removal of a commercial service.