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£9.5m programme to reduce housing’s carbon footprint

A new programme worth up to £9.5m million will reduce the carbon footprint of existing social housing in Wales, make energy bills more manageable for residents and provide new job and training opportunities.

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Brother Engineering plans to make half a million masks per day

A Swansea based engineering company has adapted its way of working and is now producing surgical masks, creating new jobs and supporting the Welsh Government’s efforts to increase Welsh production of much needed PPE.

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Future planning for Coronavirus in Wales

The Coronavirus Control Plan for Wales today (Tuesday 18th) sets out how all partners – including local government, health boards, businesses and the people of Wales - must work together to manage the risks of coronavirus.

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Major boost to COVID-19 testing turnaround times in Wales

Health Minister Vaughan Gething has announced nearly £32m to speed up result turnaround times.

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Statement from the Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams

A level, AS, GCSE, Skills Challenge Certificate and Welsh Baccalaureate grades in Wales will now be awarded on the basis of Centre Assessment Grades, Education Minister Kirsty Williams confirmed today (Monday, August 17).

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Welsh Ministers unveil multi million pound support package for local authorities

Welsh Ministers have today announced a funding boost of more than £260m for local councils in Wales to provide them with the certainty they need to plan for the remainder of the year.

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Essential travel restriction on public transport to be lifted

The Welsh Government has confirmed the essential travel restriction on public transport will be lifted from tomorrow (Monday, 17 August), opening up trains and buses to more potential passengers.

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Education Minister, Kirsty Williams – Statement on appeals for A levels, AS, Skills Challenge Certificate and GCSEs

“Earlier this week I directed Qualifications Wales to broaden the grounds for appeal for A levels, AS, Skills Challenge Certificate and GCSEs. 

 

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VJ Day: A letter of thanks from First Minister Mark Drakeford

**Please note the attached video of FM zoom call with veterans Ted Owens (94) and Walford Hughes MBE (100)**  

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£250,000 fund to support service children in schools across Wales

Ahead of VJ day, the Education Minister, Kirsty Williams has today announced £250,000 to support service children in schools across Wales during 2020/21.

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First Minister thanks volunteers and launches new fund to help coronavirus recovery

First Minister Mark Drakeford visited St Thomas’s Church in Caerphilly today to thank Reverend Dean Aaron Richards and his army of volunteers, who have supported those in need in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Support for vital volunteering efforts extended

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip, Jane Hutt, today announced the launch of the Voluntary Services Recovery Fund (VSRF), which will replace the Voluntary Services Emergency Fund (VSEF) from Monday 17th August 2020.