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  • Coronavirus: Outdoor sports and arts events to be trialled in Wales

    Coronavirus: Outdoor sports and arts events to be trialled in Wales0

    Image copyright Reuters Image caption During lockdown many people have been running in parks and on beaches A number of small-scale outdoor theatre and sporting events will be trialled in Wales as coronavirus restrictions are eased. Events were cancelled when lockdown began in March, and mass gatherings were banned. Now First Minister Mark Drakeford has

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  • Coronavirus: Neets facing a ‘ticking time bomb’, says Colleges Wales

    Coronavirus: Neets facing a ‘ticking time bomb’, says Colleges Wales0

    Image caption Caitlyn Morgan has been struggling to find a job since the Covid lockdown Wales faces a “ticking time bomb” over the number of young people not in education, employment or training (Neet), according to Colleges Wales. There are fears the Covid pandemic and recession will damage the prospects of a generation. The number

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  • A-levels: Pupils in Wales post record top grades

    A-levels: Pupils in Wales post record top grades0

    Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBradley Desmier was predicted a B, C and a merit but got a D, E and a pass Top grades at A-level have gone up in Wales, after a chaotic summer when schools shut and exams were cancelled. But final results are on average significantly lower than

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  • Wales in recession for first time in 11 years

    Wales in recession for first time in 11 years0

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UK economy shrank by more than a fifth between April and June Wales is officially in recession for first time in 11 years due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The lockdown saw household spending plunge as shops were ordered to close, while factory and construction output

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  • Unemployment rate dips in Wales during lockdown

    Unemployment rate dips in Wales during lockdown0

    The number of people out of work in Wales has fallen slightly over the last three months, according to the latest official figures. There are now 41,000 across Wales unemployed, suggests the Office for National Statistics. It is an unemployment rate of 2.7% compared to the UK-wide rate of 3.9% for the period of March

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  • Coronavirus in Wales: More dental services from 1 July

    Coronavirus in Wales: More dental services from 1 July0

    Image copyright Getty Images More dental care will be available for patients from 1 July, the chief executive of NHS Wales has said. Andrew Goodall said people who have experienced problems during lockdown will be offered help first. “A wide range of care will be available at most local dental practices for patients who urgently

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