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Welsh Government

Care home staff to receive £500 extra payment

Kitchen and domestic staff working in care homes will receive the £500 extra payment for social care staff, First Minister Mark Drakeford confirmed today (5 June).


World Environment Day - New funds for nature will help communities plant the seeds for the Wales we want to see post Covid-19

To mark World Environment Day, the Welsh Government has announced the opening of two new funds which will help people across Wales create places for nature in their own communities, once the nation looks to move beyond the current pandemic.

Minister for Economy and Transport Ken Skates

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales Ken Skates has written to the Secretary of State for Transport, setting out a strong argument to build four new railway stations across Wales.

The letter calls on Grant Shapps to invest in the Wales and Borders rail network through the UK Government’s Restoring Your Railways fund, not only to improve rail connectivity, but to supercharge Wales’ post Covid-19 recovery.

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Shielding to continue for 130,000 people

Almost 130,000 people will this week start receiving a letter from the Chief Medical Officer for Wales setting out the latest advice to protect them from coronavirus.


New app crucial in sorting bookings at recycling centres

A free online booking and appointment app launched by Cardiff-based digital company Zipporah is helping the Vale of Glamorgan Council reopen its recycling centres and reduce waiting times for the public.

KW presser

“Check in, Catch Up, Prepare for summer and September” – All schools in Wales to enter next phase

All children will have the opportunity to “Check in, Catch Up, Prepare for summer and September”, the Education Minister Kirsty Williams announced today as she published details of the next phase for schools in Wales.

Welsh Government

Welsh Dairy Support Scheme set to open for applications

Applications for the new Welsh dairy support scheme will open on 18 June, supporting farmers hardest hit by the recent exceptional market conditions due to Covid 19, Rural Affairs Minister, Lesley Griffiths, confirmed today.

Welsh Government

Libraries to introduce Click and Collect service.

 Many of Wales’ local authorities are now embarking on the first phase of resuming library services – with a Click and Collect service.

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Time to say thanks to the volunteers supporting communities across Wales

As Volunteers’ Week begins today, Welsh Government is saying thank you to the thousands of volunteers of all ages including young people who are working so hard to support communities across Wales.

Welsh Government

Shielding people can meet others and exercise outdoors

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Changes to advice for people shielding from coronavirus are being introduced from Monday 1 June, Minister for Health and Social Services Vaughan Gething has announced today.

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Up to £65m set aside to keep Wales’ railway running

The Welsh Government has announced it will spend up to £65m over the next 6 months to ensure train services continue to operate on the Wales and Borders network for key workers and others that rely on the train to travel.

KW presser

Education Minister’s ‘deep concern’ over UK Government’s student number controls proposals

Welsh Education Minister Kirsty Williams has today (Friday, May 29) written to England's Minister of State for Universities expressing a ‘deep concern’ over plans to announce the UK Government’s intention to introduce temporary student number controls in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.