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Welsh Government

Additional £500,000 to support Town and Community Councils in Wales

The Community and Town Council sector in Wales is set to receive up to £500,000 in additional Welsh Government funding to help strengthen their financial management and governance, Local Government Minister Julie James has announced today.

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Paris Air Show success for Welsh business

The Paris Air Show 2019 was a resounding success with one company, Tritech Group, securing more than £5 million worth of new deals during the Welsh Government trade mission, Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales, Ken Skates has announced.

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Mental health support and staff pay rise among £23m increase in further education spending in Wales

The Welsh Government has revealed details of the additional £23m it will be providing to Further Education colleges, including sixth forms and Adult Community Learning, for the next financial year.

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“We need to inspire the next generation of Cyber experts” says Finance Minister, Rebecca Evans

On International Day for Women and Girls in Science, Finance Minister, Rebecca Evans congratulates Welsh winners of the National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) CyberFirst Girls competition and encourages more young women to follow in their footsteps and explore a career in cyber.

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Tackling loneliness and social isolation through connected communities

Loneliness and social isolation are often thought of as issues that affect older people, however they are increasingly becoming issues that can be experienced by us all . The Welsh Government’s  2017-18 National Survey for Wales showed 16% of the population aged over 16 years said they felt lonely -  with younger people more likely to report feeling lonely than older people.

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North Wales Employment figures continue positive trend

North Wales is continuing to have a higher employment rate, lower unemployment rate and lower economic inactivity than Wales as a whole, according to the latest Regional Economic and Labour Market profile.

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New law to provide greater security of occupation for people who rent a home in Wales unveiled

People in Wales who rent their home will have a guaranteed minimum of 12 months’ protection against eviction at the start of a new tenancy if they have not breached the terms of their contract, under a new law unveiled today by the Welsh Government.

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Wales and Ireland drive forward new collaboration

As Wales and Ireland face off in the Six Nations rugby today, Counsel General Jeremy Miles announced funding worth more than €6 million for three new projects aimed at strengthening ties between our two nations.

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First Minister congratulates try-hard apprentices ahead of Wales v Ireland clash

To round off National Apprenticeship Week, First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford met Welsh Rugby Union apprentices as they taught a girls’ class of wheelchair rugby to pupils from Cardiff’s Ummul Mumineem Academy.

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Innovative project to improve fibre infrastructure

An innovative project which aims to improve fibre infrastructure at no extra cost to the taxpayer was announced today by Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport Lee Waters.

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Housing Minister to address estate management charges paid by freeholders

The Welsh Government is planning to address the practice of charging freeholders fees for maintenance and services on their estates, and is calling on people across Wales to share their experiences.

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5 things you may not have known about Wales’s links with Germany

Next week will see Dr Peter Wittig, the German Ambassador to the UK, visit Wales and tour a number of German-owned companies working in Wales. He’ll also meet the First Minister and Eluned Morgan, the Minister for International Relations and Welsh Language.

With Dr Wittig’s visit on the way, we’ve put together a quick list of just some of the links which join Wales and Germany.