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Global Centre of Rail Excellence on track at former opencast site: £50 million capital funding confirmed by Welsh Government

Plans for the construction of a world class rail testing facility on a former opencast mining site at the head of the Dulais and Tawe Valleys have taken a giant leap forward today, with the announcement of £50million Welsh Government support for the delivery of the Global Centre of Rail Excellence (GCRE). 

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Town centres across Wales to receive over £24m

Welsh Government Ministers have announced an additional £24m package of support to revitalise Wales’ town centres.

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National Coronavirus Commemorative Event

The First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford will take part in the National Coronavirus Commemorative Event held at 5:15pm on March 23rd.

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‘Caring is everyone’s business’

‘Caring is everyone’s business’ – that’s the message as Wales renews its commitment to unpaid carers today [Tuesday 23 March] by publishing a strategy and national priorities, one year on from the first lockdown in Wales.

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Cultural Recovery Fund extended

Up to £30m to support Wales’ diverse culture sector through the ongoing pandemic has been announced by the Welsh Government.

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Community testing programme extended to manage outbreaks

The community testing programme will be extended to the end of September to help manage outbreaks and target areas that see a rapid increase in cases, the Health Minister has announced today (Monday 22 March).

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Wales launches first national digital eye care patient record system

Over £8.5m is to be invested to create a new Electronic Patient Record and digital Electronic Referral system for eye care in Wales, the first national system of this kind. 

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Wizz Air set for take off

Economy Minister Ken Skates has met with Wales’ newest airline, Wizz Air ahead of the base launch at Cardiff Airport later this year.

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£1.5m to ensure covid-secure Senedd election

The Welsh Government is making £1.5m available to returning officers to enable polling stations for the Senedd election to be made covid-secure.

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UPDATED: Health and care services pandemic recovery plan published

Health Minister Vaughan Gething has today (Monday 22 March) published a plan, supported by an initial £100m funding, to help the health and care system in Wales to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Welsh Government funding to root food production project in communities as Foundational Delivery Plan is published

As part of its commitment to strengthening the local and everyday economies of Wales, the Welsh Government is funding an innovative project that will see food being produced sustainably in the heart of four communities across Wales.

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New International Learning Exchange programme to make good the loss of Erasmus+

The Welsh Government has today announced a new international learning exchange programme, following the UK Government’s decision to withdraw from the popular Erasmus+ scheme.