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Covid: Government scientist warns of summer surge in cases
21/04/2021 | news | uk | 3,739
The UK is still in a "vulnerable situation", one of the country's vaccine advisers says.
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Reopening: Gym-goers rack up millions of workouts post-lockdown
21/04/2021 | news | business | 76
The PureGym and David Lloyd chains report huge numbers of visits after restrictions eased in England.
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Covid: Any six people in Wales can meet outdoors from Saturday
20/04/2021 | news | uk | 688
Pubs, restaurants and cafes will also re-open for outdoor service in Wales from next week.
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Brexit and Covid blamed as 200 jobs at risk in Ystrad Mynach
16/04/2021 | news | uk | 280
A manufacturing firm is considering shutting a Welsh site due to impact of Brexit and Covid.
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TUI says summer holiday season can be saved
16/04/2021 | news | business | 807
The boss of Europe's biggest holiday company thinks successful vaccine programmes can prevent another washout.
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Climate change: £40m emissions cut plan from industry in south Wales
15/04/2021 | news | uk | 107
Firms and academics unite in the “massive challenge” to devise a "roadmap to net zero".
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James Dyson says Brexit has given him 'freedom'
14/04/2021 | news | business | 3,836
Sir James Dyson defends moving his firm's headquarters to Singapore and says Dyson is a British firm.
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Free lateral flow Covid tests in Wales for those unable to work at home
14/04/2021 | news | uk | 165
The rapid lateral flow self-test kits will be rolled out across Wales from Friday.
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Covid: People 45 or over in England invited to book vaccine
13/04/2021 | news | uk | 4,228
It comes after all over-50s and those in high-risk groups in the UK have been offered a first dose.
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Covid in Wales: Opening pubs too soon 'may undo all the good'
13/04/2021 | news | uk | 158
In England you can drink outside pubs now, something you cannot do in Wales for another fortnight.
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World's wealthiest 'at heart of climate problem'
13/04/2021 | news | science | 924
The so-called “polluter elite” must change their lifestyles to tackle climate change, a report says.
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Covid: Early queues as Wales' shops reopen after lockdown
12/04/2021 | news | uk | 520
Covid rules are eased to allow non-essential retail and close-contact services to resume.
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Covid: More than enough vaccines for under-30s, says Hancock
08/04/2021 | news | uk | 3,741
The health secretary says the vaccine rollout remains on track to jab all adults by the end of July.
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Morrisons to stop selling plastic carrier bags
08/04/2021 | news | business | 458
The supermarket chain will remove 100 million plastic carrier bags from its network over the next year.
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Britain's electricity system 'greenest ever' over Easter
07/04/2021 | news | uk | 629
Sunny and windy weather led to a surge in renewable sources of energy, the operator says.
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Covid: Wales' over-50s vaccine target success disputed
06/04/2021 | news | uk | 977
All over-50s and at-risk adults have been offered a vaccine, according to the Welsh government.
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Covid: Wales' pubs could reopen and families meet indoors in May
01/04/2021 | news | uk | 974
Two households could be able to meet indoors, and gyms and leisure centres could also open.
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Pub vaccine passports not British - Sir Keir Starmer
01/04/2021 | news | politics | 2,892
The Labour leader says it would be "wrong in principle" to ask landlords to police a new scheme.
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Liberty Steel boss: Plants won't shut on my watch
01/04/2021 | news | business | 607
Metal tycoon Sanjeev Gupta is racing to refinance his business after his financial backer collapsed.
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Million students 'forgotten' in lack of uni return date
01/04/2021 | news | education | 642
Million students still waiting for a university return date, with calls for it to be April not May.
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Covid: Teacher-assessed grades creating too much pressure
31/03/2021 | news | uk | 240
Unions fear students may be overburdened with classroom tests so teachers can justify grades.
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Wales warm weather boosts visitor hopes after lockdown
30/03/2021 | news | uk | 193
Tourist spots welcome visitors back as the sun comes out following the easing of lockdown.
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Covid: Deaths fall for ninth week in a row in Wales
30/03/2021 | news | uk | 123
Deaths overall are below average for a third successive week in Wales, figures show.
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Wetherspoon plans new pubs and jobs if ‘no further lockdowns’
30/03/2021 | news | business | 669
The chain plans to open 18 new pubs and upgrade others, but only if there are no more Covid restrictions.
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Suez Canal reopens after giant stranded ship is freed
29/03/2021 | news | world | 2,225
It took almost a week to dislodge a giant container ship blocking one the world's busiest trade routes.
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Liberty Steel bailout plea turned down
29/03/2021 | news | business | 301
The government refuses a request for £170m to support the struggling metals group.
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Covid: Wales will prioritise second jabs in vaccine supply slowdown
29/03/2021 | news | uk | 591
Oxford-AstraZeneca supplies will be delayed in April and Wales expects to have 250,000 fewer doses.
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Lorry drivers 'must expect Covid test to enter UK'
26/03/2021 | news | business | 362
An industry source says they expect the government to require hauliers entering the UK to be tested.
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Covid-19: More than 6,000 'lives saved by vaccine programme'
25/03/2021 | news | uk | 1,721
The estimate for England comes as the over-50s are urged to book a jab in the coming days.
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UK Government buildings to fly union flag every day
25/03/2021 | news | politics | 4,189
The culture secretary described the flag as "a proud reminder of our history and the ties that bind us".
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Brexit: Welsh ports under threat from post-Brexit trade
25/03/2021 | news | uk | 583
The Welsh government publishes plan to encourage the return of Irish freight to its ports.
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Sir Keir Starmer accuses Boris Johnson of 'breaking promise' on Army troop numbers
24/03/2021 | news | politics | 734
Boris Johnson says the government is increasing spending on defence "by the biggest amount since the Cold War".
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Covid: Care homes see lowest case rates since September
24/03/2021 | news | uk | 27
Routine testing of care homes re-started in September following a rise in cases.
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UK inflation rate falls as clothes prices drop
24/03/2021 | news | business | 977
A fall in the price of clothing and second-hand cars offset a rise in fuel costs last month.
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Covid: Has the pandemic changed our behaviour for ever?
24/03/2021 | news | uk | 516
How quickly we responded to life without hugs, handshakes and hanging out surprised one academic.
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Covid: Wales deaths lowest since October
23/03/2021 | news | uk | 352
Deaths from the virus fall for the eighth week in a row in Wales, ONS figures show.
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Jobless crisis shows signs of easing but under-25s hit hard
23/03/2021 | news | business | 1,048
The number of workers on UK company payrolls climbed by 200,000 in the three months to February.
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UK launching four regional trade hubs to boost exports
23/03/2021 | news | business | 464
The hubs in Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast and Darlington will aim to provide local firms with advice.
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Coronavirus: Third wave will 'wash up on our shores', warns Johnson
22/03/2021 | news | politics | 8,222
Boris Johnson says the UK will "feel effects" of growing case numbers in Europe amid a row over vaccines.
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Covid: Boris Johnson's roadmap very optimistic - Mark Drakeford
22/03/2021 | news | uk | 1,727
Mark Drakeford says he wants to be honest and realistic, not "paint the most optimistic plan I can".
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Covid: Supermarket limits lifted as lockdown in Wales eases
22/03/2021 | news | uk | 317
Shops already open can sell non-essential items and garden centres can open from today.
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Wales denied Grand Slam in epic finale
20/03/2021 | sport | rugbyunion | 3,494
France inflict heartbreak on Wales as they seal a 32-30 victory in dramatic fashion to deny Wayne Pivac's side a Grand Slam in Paris.
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Covid vaccine: Supply issues 'will not impact roadmap' in England - Hancock
18/03/2021 | news | uk | 1,098
The health secretary confirms the UK's supply is being hit by a delayed AstraZeneca shipment from India.
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Covid: Merthyr Tydfil flare-up 'down to loss of discipline'
18/03/2021 | news | uk | 779
Merthyr Tydfil has a seven-day case rate of 159.1 per 100,000 population compared to a Wales average of 43.3.
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BBC to move key jobs and programmes out of London
18/03/2021 | news | entertainment | 3,589
The corporation is expanding out of the capital to "ensure every household gets value from the BBC".
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Covid: NHS warns of 'significant reduction' in vaccines
17/03/2021 | news | politics | 6,791
Local health organisations in England have been told to expect a reduced vaccine supply in April.
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Covid: EU plans rollout of travel certificate before summer
17/03/2021 | news | world | 2,081
It will permit travel by those vaccinated, or who have tested negative or recently recovered.
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Space projects scrubbed in UK overseas aid cut
17/03/2021 | news | science | 343
Ten international collaborations using space data to tackle developing-world problems lose funding.
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Brexit: Trade changes 'challenging' for Welsh car industry
17/03/2021 | news | uk | 469
Industry experts say changes to custom rules will lead to further disruption for the sector.
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Integrated review: UK to lift cap on nuclear stockpile
16/03/2021 | news | uk | 6,832
The UK will also shift focus towards Indo-Pacific countries, following a year-long foreign policy review.
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Covid in Wales: Hold inquiry after pandemic, Mark Drakeford says
16/03/2021 | news | uk | 791
Mark Drakeford's comments come on the anniversary of first death with Covid reported in Wales.
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Covid: Deaths back to normal levels in Wales
16/03/2021 | news | uk | 117
Deaths are running below average for the first time in more than five months, ONS figures show.
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Covid: Hairdressers reopen in Wales as lockdown eases
15/03/2021 | news | uk | 382
One salon owners says some of her clients burst into tears on being told they were reopening.
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Wales eye Grand Slam after Italy rout
13/03/2021 | sport | rugbyunion | 1,391
Wales score seven tries against Italy in Rome to set up a Grand Slam chance against France in Paris next weekend.
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Devolution of broadcasting powers gets cross-party support
11/03/2021 | news | uk | 322
More powers over broadcasting should move from Westminster to Cardiff, a Senedd inquiry concludes.
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Covid-19: NHS Test and Trace 'no clear impact' despite £37bn budget
10/03/2021 | news | health | 1,623
It was set up to help prevent lockdowns but there have been two more since its launch, MPs say.
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Covid: Labour urges 'germ games' to plan for pandemics
09/03/2021 | news | politics | 703
The party's shadow health secretary says yearly drills would help the UK prepare for future threats.
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Covid deaths fall for sixth successive week in Wales
09/03/2021 | news | uk | 350
Covid deaths are at their lowest weekly total in Wales since the end of October, official figures show.
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Covid: Traffic on Welsh roads 60% higher than first lockdown
08/03/2021 | news | uk | 587
Traffic on Welsh roads has increased compared with previous lockdowns, government data shows.
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Coronavirus infection levels continue to drop in the UK
05/03/2021 | news | health | 3,122
R remains below 1, and a survey of community infections suggest around 1-in-230 people has the virus.
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Budget 2021: 'Scrooge Sunak not levelling with people' on cuts
04/03/2021 | news | business | 925
The Budget leaves the chancellor looking more Scrooge than Santa, says the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
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Covid vaccine in Wales set for 'even faster delivery rate'
04/03/2021 | news | uk | 601
Wales' chief pharmacist says more than 30,000 doses a day could be delivered from next week.
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Budget 2021: Million more set to pay income tax by 2026
03/03/2021 | news | business | 1,756
People who get a pay rise between this April and 2026 may find themselves paying a higher rate of tax.
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Covid: School return chance for more pupils before Easter
03/03/2021 | news | uk | 297
Schools will be able to offer some sessions to years 7, 8 and 9 but it will not be a full return.
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Covid-19: Regular tests a 'game-changer' for schools, says science adviser
02/03/2021 | news | uk | 733
Rapid tests will give confidence that schools can open safely, a government science adviser says.
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Covid: Police facing 'greater hostility' when enforcing rules
01/03/2021 | news | uk | 660
Rule breaking is "incredibly frustrating" for officers, says chair of the South Wales Police Federation.
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Smoking banned at hospitals and playgrounds in Wales
01/03/2021 | news | uk | 351
It is the first ban of its kind in the UK but a step too far say smokers' rights group.
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Brexit: Welsh exports to Irish Republic 'hindered by wrong ink'
26/02/2021 | news | uk | 353
CBI Wales says authorities in the Irish Republic are "zealous" when checking goods coming in.
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Budget 2021: Support pubs by cutting beer duty, say Conservative MPs
26/02/2021 | news | business | 211
Cheaper beer could support struggling pubs MPs argue, but alcohol awareness campaigners are opposed.
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UK car production slumps by a quarter in January
26/02/2021 | news | business | 291
The UK produced 27% fewer cars than a year ago, the worst January figure for over a decade.
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Heathrow passenger numbers fall to 1970s' levels
24/02/2021 | news | business | 1,068
Covid "devastated" air travel in 2020, the UK's largest airport says, as it sinks to a £2bn loss.
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Apple buys a company every three to four weeks
24/02/2021 | news | business | 603
The technology giant has bought around 100 companies in six years, chief executive Tim Cook has revealed.
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Lockdown: 'England has better vision for easing lockdown'
23/02/2021 | news | uk | 872
Pub landlord Paul Slater says he is frustrated at the lack of information from the Welsh Government.
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Under-25s hit worst as unemployment rises again
23/02/2021 | news | business | 1,107
UK unemployment has risen to 5.1% - its highest level in almost five years, official figures show.
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Wales unemployment rate falls to 4.4%
23/02/2021 | news | uk | 60
The Welsh rate of unemployment is now lower than the rate of 5.1% for the UK as a whole.
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Lockdown: Secondary school pupils could go back after Easter
22/02/2021 | news | uk | 480
The announcement comes as the youngest pupils in Wales go back to class in a phased return.
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Covid lockdown: 'We are burning through about £500,000 a day'
22/02/2021 | news | business | 1,509
The owner of PureGym says lockdown has been costing his business hundreds of thousands of pounds a day.
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Flood prevention in Wales 'should be national priority'
22/02/2021 | news | uk | 190
Opposition politicians call for action after Wales was hit by flooding at the weekend.
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2021 Senedd election: Parties 'must engage with teenage voters'
22/02/2021 | news | uk | 399
The Senedd election on 6 May will be the first time under-18s can vote in Wales.
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Sir Keir Starmer: Savings scheme would boost UK's recovery post-Covid
18/02/2021 | news | politics | 6,966
The Labour leader says there can be "no return to business as usual" as he sets out post-Covid policies.
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'Spy pixels in emails have become endemic'
17/02/2021 | news | technology | 561
Email app Hey reveals that two-thirds of the messages it handles contain the hidden trackers.
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Covid deaths pass 7,000 mark in Wales
16/02/2021 | news | uk | 318
Covid deaths fall for a third week in Wales but the total rises above 7,000, according to the ONS.
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Covid: Vaccine roll out rate can now 'fly' in Wales
15/02/2021 | news | uk | 524
It comes as research looks at whether jabs will become regular and routine like the flu.
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Covid: Future lockdowns in Wales not ruled out
15/02/2021 | news | uk | 495
Boris Johnson's plan for England is a "cautious but irreversible" removal of restrictions.
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Covid: Wales 'first in UK to hit February vaccine target'
12/02/2021 | news | uk | 710
Everyone in top four priority groups will have been offered a Covid jab by Friday, ministers claim.
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Covid: How many people have been vaccinated in Wales?
12/02/2021 | news | uk | 331
Nearly 716,000 people in the top priority groups have been given their first doses of Covid vaccines.
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Temperature of -23C in Braemar is UK's lowest in 25 years
11/02/2021 | news | uk | 1,163
The Met Office says Braemar in Aberdeenshire recorded the coldest night since December 1995.
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Covid: 'Encouraging signs' Welsh cases falling says NHS chief
10/02/2021 | news | uk | 853
The number of Covid patients in hospital has reduced by about a quarter since December.
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Beer and pub leaders plead for reopening date after sales halve in 2020
10/02/2021 | news | business | 832
The industry shows the government a "roadmap to recovery" as it waits for a reopening date.
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Brexit: Stena Line 'committed to Wales' despite traffic drop
10/02/2021 | news | uk | 25
Lorries using routes from Holyhead and Fishguard have fallen by 50% since January.
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Heads warn against 'grinding out hours' in summer catch up
09/02/2021 | news | education | 1,656
School leaders say catch up plans should not be "gimmicks" or create long hours for tired children.
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Covid in Wales: Booster jab 'may be needed to tackle variants'
08/02/2021 | news | uk | 154
Health minister says people "should take comfort" that vaccines are effective against most variants.
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Covid: Local elections to go ahead in England
05/02/2021 | news | politics | 1,827
Measures include asking voters to bring pens - but some councils fear it will be too difficult to organise.
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Covid: Virus cases show clear signs of fall in most of UK
05/02/2021 | news | health | 1,881
The virus's reproduction, or R, number is estimated to be between 0.7 and 1.
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Jones fit for Six Nations opener
05/02/2021 | sport | rugbyunion | 868
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones is passed fit to lead his side into the Six Nations opener against Ireland with wing Louis Rees-Zammit to make his tournament debut.
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Covid in Wales: Youngest to return to primary schools from 22 February
05/02/2021 | news | uk | 187
Three to seven-year-olds will return to class after 22 February, ministers are expected to confirm.
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Barclays urges UK to focus on US and Asia post Brexit
05/02/2021 | news | business | 1,745
Brexit gives one of the UK's most important sectors the chance to define its own agenda, he said.
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Bank of England: Economy to rebound strongly due to vaccine
04/02/2021 | news | business | 4,038
High Street banks are also told to prepare for the possibility that interest rates could fall below zero.
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Covid: 'Society might not return to normal until 2022'
04/02/2021 | news | uk | 647
Prof Helen Rees, of the World Health Organization, warns original vaccines may become less effective.
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Royal Dutch Shell sees huge loss as pandemic hits oil demand
04/02/2021 | news | business | 672
The oil giant reported a net loss of £16bn for 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic caused demand to slump.
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Climate change: Boris Johnson 'risks humiliation' over coal mine
04/02/2021 | news | science | 1,032
A leading scientist warns Boris Johnson digging for coal undermines the UK's climate change efforts.
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Covid: Contagion film shows lessons around vaccine supply - Hancock
03/02/2021 | news | uk | 579
The 2011 Hollywood movie looks at what would happen in the event of a virus spreading around the world.
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Covid: 'Debt time-bomb' awaiting thousands of households
03/02/2021 | news | uk | 201
A charity says it is being "swamped" by people who have fallen behind on rent and bills.
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Covid: 'Earlier lockdown in Wales could have saved more lives'
02/02/2021 | news | uk | 735
Health Minister Vaughan Gething says, with hindsight, different decisions would have been made.
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Covid: Hospitals 'still full' despite falling new cases
01/02/2021 | news | uk | 580
Hospitals remain "full" of coronavirus patients, despite numbers of cases dropping across Wales.
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Covid: Wales' school return could start after half-term
29/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,065
Primary children may start a phased return to school next month if Covid rates continue to fall.
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Covid vaccine in Wales: Over-80s take-up varies by health board
28/01/2021 | news | uk | 496
Vaccination figures show a different picture in how many over-80s have taken up first doses.
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Covid: 'Crucial' tourism in Wales reopens by Easter
28/01/2021 | news | uk | 382
Many firms have "gone under," and others are "teetering on the edge of failure", a tourism boss says.
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Covid: English schools could return 8 March 'at the earliest' - PM
27/01/2021 | news | uk | 4,042
The PM sets the date he hopes England's lockdown will begin to ease, but warns of a "perilous situation".
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Covid: Ten South African coronavirus variant cases in Wales
27/01/2021 | news | uk | 574
All the variant cases were recorded in people who had been abroad, a senior official says.
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Covid: 'Reveal milestones to reopen Wales schools' call
27/01/2021 | news | uk | 281
More information needed about when ministers will deem it safe, Wales' children's commissioner says.
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Wales' natural resources used at 'unsustainable rate'
27/01/2021 | news | uk | 98
More than two planets would be needed if everywhere used them at Wales' rate, a report says.
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Covid-19: Vaccine minister 'confident' of supplies amid production delays
26/01/2021 | news | uk | 3,759
Nadhim Zahawi says supply is tight, but he expects the UK to meet its February target of 15 million doses.
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Coronavirus: Vaccine supply fears grow amid EU export threat
26/01/2021 | news | world | 5,858
The EU calls for "fair" distribution after vaccine companies cut back on pledged supplies.
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Covid: UK virus deaths exceed 100,000 since pandemic began
26/01/2021 | news | health | 2,612
Another 7,700 registered with coronavirus on the death certificate brings the total to nearly 104,000.
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Covid: Highest weekly deaths in Wales since pandemic began
26/01/2021 | news | uk | 783
Total deaths involving Covid pass 6,000, including 467 in the week ending 15 January.
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Brexit: Government considers scrapping some EU labour laws
20/01/2021 | news | business | 929
Labour accuses Kwasi Kwarteng of "unpicking" workers' rights, as minister confirms he will review rules.
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Coal mine go-ahead 'undermines climate summit'
19/01/2021 | news | politics | 1,184
The UK's push to secure a deal over fossil fuels is being undercut by a decision to allow a new coal mine, MPs warn.
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Universal credit: MPs urge PM to keep £20 benefit 'lifeline'
18/01/2021 | news | politics | 4,720
Pressure grows on PM after non-binding motion on universal credit top-up is passed by 278 votes.
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Covid: Wales' new shop rules 'follow evidence of spread'
15/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,495
First Minister Mark Drakeford says there is "no doubt at all" Covid-19 is spreading in shops.
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Marcus Rashford and top chefs demand free school meals review
15/01/2021 | news | politics | 4,300
The footballer joins celebrities and campaigners to call for action in a letter to the prime minister.
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Brexit: 'Most difficult week I've had in this job in 20 years'
15/01/2021 | news | business | 2,663
Some hauliers say they have faced long delays and fear things will get worse before they get better.
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Covid: Infections levelling off in some areas - scientist
14/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,748
But the expert says the new Covid variant means any relaxation of rules will be a "gradual process".
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Clean air: Coal burning ban and wet wood restrictions planned
13/01/2021 | news | uk | 977
A new clean air law could see burning house coal banned in Wales, and stricter rules on using wood fires.
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Covid: 2020 saw most excess deaths since World War Two
12/01/2021 | news | uk | 3,159
Last year saw 697,000 deaths registered in the UK - 14% above what would be expected.
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Covid: All over-50s in Wales to be offered jab by spring
11/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,241
The new Welsh Government vaccine plan says all eligible adults will be offered a jab by the autumn.
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Covid: Protect family incomes, Starmer urges ministers
11/01/2021 | news | politics | 3,629
The Labour leader calls for tougher coronavirus restrictions and says help for low earners must continue.
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Brexit: M&S temporarily cuts hundreds of products in NI
08/01/2021 | news | business | 11,810
Criticism of new Brexit trade rules is growing as firms warn of more bureaucracy, higher costs and delays.
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Covid-19: Travellers to UK will need to show negative test result
08/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,428
International travellers will have to take a Covid test up to 72 hours before departing.
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Lockdown: Clap for Carers to return as Clap for Heroes
06/01/2021 | news | uk | 3,602
Founder Annemarie Plas says the initiative will return on Thursday under the new name of Clap for Heroes.
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Greggs faces first loss for 36 years as lockdown bites
06/01/2021 | news | business | 778
The bakery chain says it does not expect profits to return to pre-Covid levels until 2022 at the earliest.
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Covid: Wales' school closures has 'grave consequences for children'
05/01/2021 | news | uk | 378
School leaders and politicians question whether the two-week classroom closure is enough.
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Covid: Brian Pinker, 82, first to get Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
04/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,552
The PM says the number of vaccine doses will amount to "tens of millions" by the end of March.
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Covid: Closing schools in Wales a last resort, says health minister
04/01/2021 | news | uk | 322
Some school pupils are due back this week, unless "evidence changes" in the spread of coronavirus.
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Brexit: Johnson hails UK's 'freedom' moment as EU era draws to close
31/12/2020 | news | politics | 3,342
The government insists borders systems will cope when changes to trade and travel kick in at 11pm.
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Brexit: New EU trade arrangements to begin after Parliament vote
31/12/2020 | news | politics | 6,478
The UK's hard-fought agreement with the EU is set to come into force at 23:00 GMT on Thursday.
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Brexit: Boris Johnson hails free trade deal with EU
24/12/2020 | news | politics | 11,428
The deal between the UK and EU ends months of arguments over business rules and fishing rights.
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EU to allow post-Brexit UK farm produce exports
24/12/2020 | news | business | 752
While this is a "critical step forward", seed potatoes are not included because of EU regulatory fears.
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Lufthansa airlifts food to the UK amid lorry chaos
23/12/2020 | news | business | 543
The German airline is flying in fresh fruit and vegetables for shops such as Tesco and Sainsbury's.
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Covid: 11,000 positive tests delayed in Welsh figures
17/12/2020 | news | uk | 1,021
Public Health Wales warns IT maintenance has led to "significant under-reporting" of cases.
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Staggered return for England's secondary schools next term
17/12/2020 | news | education | 1,428
Secondary school pupils could face a first week of term online as schools set up Covid testing.
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Covid curbs scandalous, says Revolution Bars chief
17/12/2020 | news | business | 324
Chief executive Rob Pitcher says the government is "sacrificing businesses and people's livelihoods".
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Unemployment: Wales sees highest rise across UK
15/12/2020 | news | uk | 187
However the rate of unemployment is now 4.6% in Wales and 4.9% across the UK as a whole.
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Covid: Christmas coronavirus rules easing 'makes no sense'
14/12/2020 | news | uk | 1,444
Front-line staff warn relaxing rules for the festive period is not a "luxury" the NHS can afford.
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Climate change: Covid drives record emissions drop in 2020
11/12/2020 | news | science | 425
The world has seen the biggest annual fall in CO2 emissions since World War Two, say researchers.
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Covid: Christmas comes early as grocery sales 'hit record' in November
08/12/2020 | news | business | 532
Spending surged last month as eating out was restricted by England's national lockdown, figures suggest.
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Covid: Wales 'must act now' insists health minister
04/12/2020 | news | uk | 638
Wales "could not suppress" Covid after its firebreak lockdown, the health minister says.
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Covid-19: Drinkers in tier two 'could order Scotch egg' as substantial meal
30/11/2020 | news | uk | 1,638
They would count as a "substantial meal" under new rules for parts of England, a minister says.
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Covid: Close schools early for Christmas, says union
27/11/2020 | news | uk | 227
There are fears Covid cases in schools may force children and teachers to self-isolate at Christmas.
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M4 congestion: Spend £800m on public transport, report says
26/11/2020 | news | uk | 529
A "workplace parking levy" and cheap tickets to encourage public transport use are also suggested.
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Spending Review: Council tax likely to rise, says think-tank
26/11/2020 | news | business | 3,370
The IFS says the Spending Review means council tax could rise an average £70 per household.
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Spending Review: Millions face cut in value of workplace pensions
25/11/2020 | news | business | 1,324
Women and new retirees likely to be hit hardest by the planned change - but not before 2030.
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Covid: PPE price rises cost taxpayers £10bn, report says
25/11/2020 | news | health | 1,222
"Inadequate" stockpiles meant the government had to boost supplies quickly, the spending watchdog says.
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Covid-19: Three households can mix over Christmas in UK
25/11/2020 | news | uk | 3,371
People can form a "Christmas bubble" and mix in homes and outdoors between 23 and 27 December.
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Covid-19: England arrivals to be able to cut quarantine with private test
24/11/2020 | news | uk | 1,068
People arriving in England can end their self-isolation with a negative test taken after five days.
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