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Surge in university entries from Wales following reform of student finance

  • 2.6% rise in people from Wales enrolling at UK universities, the first increase in seven years
  • 9.2% increase in postgraduates from Wales
  • Number of enrolments at Welsh universities increases to 121,880
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Deeside-based KK Foods to expand

A leading frozen food manufacturer based in Deeside is set to expand and diversify with support from the Welsh Government, creating an additional 40 new jobs.

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Public sector in Wales encouraged to offer paid leave for victims of domestic abuse

All public sector organisations in Wales are being encouraged by the Welsh Government to offer paid leave for victims of domestic abuse.

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A new International Strategy for Wales

International Relations Minister Eluned Morgan will today launch Wales’ first International Strategy, promoting the country as an outward-looking nation ready to work and trade with the rest of the world.

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Wales’ interests must be fully considered post-Brexit – Lesley Griffiths

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has urged the UK Government to ensure Wales’ interests are fully considered in post-Brexit negotiations during a constructive first meeting since the UK General Election.

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£175m budget boost for housing in Wales

Investment in new housing in Wales will reach £400m in 2020-21, thanks to a £175m budget boost from the Welsh Government, Housing Minister Julie James announced today.

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Go-Ahead for new Dyfi Bridge

The proposed new Dyfi Bridge on the A487 north of Machynlleth, has been given the go-ahead by Welsh Government Transport Minister Ken Skates.

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Reducing class sizes grant is ‘making a real difference’ to Welsh schools

A progress report released today (Monday, January 13) has shown how a £36m Welsh Government grant to reduce infant class sizes is ‘making a real difference’ to schools across Wales.

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£21m for air quality improvements in Cardiff after Minister approves final plan

Environment Minister, Lesley Griffiths has awarded Cardiff Council £21m to implement a series of measures to improve air quality after she approved its revised clean air proposals.

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Another boost for Welsh manufacturing thanks to EU funds

An additional £1.25m EU funds announced today (Friday 10th January) will create high level skills training opportunities for another 400 Welsh industry employees across East Wales.

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Projects boosting biodiversity, transforming green spaces and reducing waste benefit from landfill community scheme funding

Enhancing the biodiversity of a former spoil heap, creating a nature park and upcycling unwanted bikes are some of the projects set to benefit from more than £700,000 of Welsh Government funding.

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Are you missing out on a Council Tax reduction?

If you’re struggling to pay your Council Tax bill, then help could be available for you through the Welsh Government’s flagship Council Tax Reduction Scheme (CTRS).