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First report published by working group on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic education resources

An interim report has been published today from the working group set up to strengthen education resources relating to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.

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Experimental new measures tested in emergency departments in Wales

Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has announced a new set of experimental measures for emergency departments.

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Bill to revolutionise local government and democracy passed in the Senedd.

A bill to reform local government elections, democracy, performance and governance has been passed in the Senedd.

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Better mental health for men and boys is top of mind on International Men’s Day

International Men’s Day is celebrated in at least 60 countries around the world on 19 November, and aims to address wide issues relevant to men in a gender-inclusive way. Every year, it’s marked by more and more women, men and organisations across Wales and the UK.

In the UK, this year’s theme is ‘Better health for men and boys’.


Merthyr Tydfil County Borough to be first whole area testing pilot in Wales

Everyone living or working in Merthyr Tydfil will be offered COVID-19 testing, whether they have symptoms or not - as part of the first mass testing of a whole area in Wales.


Wales ready to re-start post-EU funding schemes

New funding arrangements to replace those previously administered by the EU, which will empower local decision-makers to support investment closer to the communities they serve, have been published today by the Welsh Government.

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First Minister sets out plans to hold ‘Covid secure’ 2021 Senedd elections

Plans to ensure the people of Wales can vote safely at the 2021 Senedd elections, and that they take place as planned on 6 May 2021, have been set out by the First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford today.

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Welsh Government plans major reduction in transport emissions as new 20 year plan is published

The Welsh Government today published its new draft Transport Strategy pledging a major reduction in carbon emissions from the transport network in Wales.

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£500 self-isolation payment scheme is now open

People on low incomes who have coronavirus or have been told to self-isolate by the NHS Wales Test Trace Protect service are now able to apply for a £500 payment.

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Record number of GPs training in Wales in 2020

GP recruitment figures in Wales have reached records numbers for the third year running, with 200 new GP trainees recruited this year, a 7% increase from last year’s figure of 186.  Achieving 200 new recruits is a substantial increase from the original target of 136 but also the increased allocation agreed last year of 160 training places.

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Devolved nations call for joint effort to reach those in need Letter urges UK-wide benefit strategy.

The devolved administrations have united to call on the UK Government to ensure those who are entitled to financial support are receiving

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Another great result for Wales’ bathing water quality - 100% record hit for third year running

Once again, beaches across Wales have achieved 100% compliance with high bathing water quality standards.