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Welsh Government unveils package of support to keep people in their homes and end homelessness

Minister for Housing and Local Government, Julie James has confirmed up to £50m to support projects across Wales, providing people with safe and secure homes to make sure they do not fall into homelessness and no-one is forced back onto the streets.

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£1.55m scheme to help plant more trees opens for application

A £1.55m capital investment scheme to help increase capacity in the forestry sector to plant more trees and contribute to a green recovery is open for applications.

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Learner transport review extended to consider free travel limits for pupils

A Welsh Government review of learner transport has been extended to consider the distances when children aged 4-16 become eligible to receive free travel to school.

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Enjoy Wales safely

As we approach the first weekend since indoor hospitality is open and with good weather forecast the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism Dafydd Elis Thomas is reminding residents and visitors alike to enjoy what Wales has to offer safely.

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Gyms and swimming pools to reopen

Swimming pools, indoor fitness studios, gyms and leisure centres will be able to re-open from Monday, First Minister Mark Drakeford confirmed today (Fri 7th August).

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£2.3m funding announced for adoption services – as enquiries in Wales rise by a third during lockdown

  • Initial adoption enquiries increase by a third
  • More adoption assessments started
  • £2.3million funding from Welsh Government to continue adoption support services
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“We have to take action now” – Minister launches Welsh Government’s Clean Air Plan for Wales to improve air quality

The Welsh Government has today (Thursday, August 6) outlined the measures it will take to improve the country’s air quality under its Clean Air Plan for Wales: Healthy Air, Healthy Wales.  

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First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford and Secretary of State Simon Hart chair Coal Tips Summit

First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford and Secretary of State Simon Hart, yesterday convened the second Coal Tips Summit since the Tylorstown landslip during the February floods this year.

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Ministers announce £800m stabilisation package for Welsh NHS

Welsh Ministers have today announced a new £800m stabilisation package to help the Welsh NHS to continue to respond to and recover from the impact of the coronavirus crisis. This latest package takes the total amount of Welsh Government Covid-19 support for NHS organisations to more than £1.3bn.

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North Wales and Cross-Border Manufacturing Summit held

A high level summit of leaders in manufacturing focussing on North Wales and the cross border area was convened by Economy and North Wales Minister Ken Skates today (Tuesday, 4 August)

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Relaxation of Discretionary Assistance Fund rules extended.

The Welsh Government has agreed to continue the relaxation of the Discretionary Assistance Fund (DAF) rules until 31 March 2021.