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First Minister - Remembrance 2020

Today is Remembrance Sunday. Unfortunately this is not the first – nor will it be the last time – when I start by marking a special day or event in our calendar by saying, it “looks very different to what we’re used to”.

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Wales introduces stricter isolation requirements to people travelling from Denmark

The Welsh Government has confirmed it will be introducing stricter isolation requirements for people travelling from Denmark to Wales from 4am (Saturday 7 November).

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Business support grants provide financial lifeline to struggling charities

The Welsh Government’s business support grant scheme has provided vital support to thousands of small charities in the retail, leisure and hospitality sector, Finance Minister Rebecca Evans has announced.

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The Welsh Government offers a Great Place to Work for Veterans

The Welsh Government is joining the Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative, which will help veterans from across the UK join the Civil Service.

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Avian Influenza incursion risk raised to high in Great Britain following confirmed cases

The Chief Vets from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are urging bird keepers to maintain and strengthen their farm biosecurity measures in order to prevent further outbreaks of avian influenza in the UK.

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Reminder on cross-border travel as Wales’ firebreak ends

Travel between Wales and England will continue to be restricted as Wales’ firebreak ends and England’s month-long lockdown gets underway, Minister for Economy and North Wales Ken Skates today said

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Social housing sector to set Wales on the path to decarbonise thousands of homes and boost green economic recovery.

The Welsh Government has given the green light and a further £10m to a major new programme that will transform social housing across Wales, boost the economy and open the door to a new Welsh industry.

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Finance Minister responds to news of furlough extension

Finance Minister Rebecca Evans has today welcomed the extension of the furlough scheme to March next year, but warns that the UK Government’s last minute U-turn has already caused irreparable damage to people’s lives.

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NHS COVID-19 app now compatible across whole of UK, Jersey and Gibraltar

The NHS COVID-19 app for contact tracing will now be compatible with similar apps in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Jersey and Gibraltar from today [Thursday 5].

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Exciting coffee brand launched in Wales – in the face of Covid and climate emergency

A Wales based partnership is importing coffee which is helping Ugandan farmers cope with the impact of climate change thanks to funding from the Welsh Government’s Wales and Africa Programme.

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Welsh Government helps secure future of Anglesey firm

Anglesey manufacturing firm Joloda Hydraroll is investing in its premises in Gaerwen, creating new jobs and safeguarding others thanks to support from the Welsh Government.

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World Health Organization and Welsh Government commit to achieve better health for all

A new agreement between the World Health Organization (WHO) and Welsh Government has been launched, cementing Wales’s commitment to working more closely with the international organisation to tackle health equity and ensuring prosperity for all.