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UK first as children’s playgrounds set to be smoke-free

New smoke-free restrictions for school grounds, hospital grounds, public playgrounds and outdoor children’s care settings are due to come into effect from 1 March 2021, the Health Minister has announced today [Tuesday 29].

Domestic abuse

“Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence is everybody’s business”, say Welsh Government VAWDASV national advisers

Today, the Welsh Government’s National Advisers on violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence – referred to as VAWDASV – released their annual report, commenting on achievements during 2019-20 against their objectives set last year, and noting progress made by Welsh Government in tackling violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Minister for Economy and Transport Ken Skates

£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.