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GB wide Science and innovation strategy for forestry published

A new Science and innovation strategy for forestry in Great Britain to support the sector’s long term future has today [Wednesday 28 October] been published by the Welsh Government.

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Minister confirms re-appointments to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales

Minister for Housing and Local Government, Julie James, has today announced Sarah (Saz) Willey has been re-appointed as Member to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales.

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Community spirit shines on in Wales

With Wales almost a week into the national fire-break lockdown, Welsh Government Deputy Minister and Chief Whip, Jane Hutt, today gave thanks to the volunteers and community groups who have given hope and help to their local areas, both recently and during the previous national lockdown.

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Economic Resilience Fund supports St Asaph Automotive Manufacturer

A manufacturer of automotive parts in St Asaph has been supported by the Welsh Government’s Economic Resilience Fund, allowing it to retain its workforce and continue operating.

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Konnichiwa! Newly appointed envoy introduces Welsh businesses to Japan in virtual visit

Twenty Welsh businesses are hoping to boost exports to Japan thanks to a virtual export market visit organised by the Welsh Government.

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Welsh Government Minister says “Volunteers, your communities need you now more than ever”

As Wales moves into the “firebreak” lockdown this weekend, the Deputy Minister and Chief Whip, Jane Hutt, called on communities to come together in a safe way to support those who are most vulnerable among us, saying:

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Extra £10m package to help protect jobs and those struggling financially

Finance Minister Rebecca Evans has today called on employers to use extra Welsh Government funding to protect workers at risk of falling through a gap in UK government wage support schemes.

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Waste water signals local Covid spikes

A pilot programme monitoring coronavirus in Wales’ sewage systems is finding that virus spikes in the community can be detected in local waste water.

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Avian Influenza incursion risk raised to medium ahead of winter migration season

The Chief Vets from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have today raised the risk level of avian influenza being introduced to the UK from ‘low’ to ‘medium’ following two confirmed cases of the disease in two swans in the Netherlands.

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Statement from the First Minister, Mark Drakeford

Speaking of grave concerns relating to the suitability of the use of Penally military base to house asylum seekers, First Minister, Mark Drakeford said:

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Chancellor’s statement doesn’t go far enough says Finance Minister

Finance Minister Rebecca Evans says the job support measures set out by the Chancellor today are ‘a step in the right direction’, but warns that the level of support does not go far enough to guarantee a decent income for workers.

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New logos for protected food and drink products unveiled

New logos for food and drink products with European Union Protected Food Name (EUPFN) status have today been unveiled.