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Country in northwest Europe, part of the United Kingdom

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Wales: Country in northwest Europe, part of the United Kingdom
Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south. It had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456 and has a total area of 20,779 km2 (8,023 sq mi). Wales has over 1,680 miles (2,700 km) of coastline and is largely mountainous with its higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon, its highest summit. The country lies within the north temperate zone and has a changeable, maritime climate.

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COVID-19: UK braced for anti-lockdown protests as WHO warns 2m could die [Video]

COVID-19: UK braced for anti-lockdown protests as WHO warns 2m could die

Madrid, Moscow, Wales and Israel announced new health measures on Friday in the face of the coronavirus epidemic, which continues to accelerate in Europe.

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How does the Covid-19 tracing app work? [Video]

How does the Covid-19 tracing app work?

The technology in our pockets can now play a role in tracing the spread ofcoronavirus, with the launch of an app for England and Wales. But how shouldthe app be used, who should use it and will it even..

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Ryan Reynolds stars in Welsh soccer team takeover [Video]

Ryan Reynolds stars in Welsh soccer team takeover

Star of the Deadpool films Ryan Reynolds and Always Sunny in Philadelphia actor Rob McElhenney have revealed plans to invest in a Welsh soccer team. Wrexham plays its games in the fifth tier of the..

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Ryan Reynolds in talks to take over struggling Welsh Wrexham AFC [Video]

Ryan Reynolds in talks to take over struggling Welsh Wrexham AFC

Ryan Reynolds has been identified as one of the big name investors who want to pump cash into Welsh football team, Wrexham Association Football Club.

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Covid-19 contact tracing app rolls out across England and Wales [Video]

Covid-19 contact tracing app rolls out across England and Wales

A coronavirus contact tracing app is launching across England and Wales onThursday in what the Health Secretary has called “an important step forward”in our fight against the “invisible..

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Mark Drakeford announces new Covid-19 restrictions [Video]

Mark Drakeford announces new Covid-19 restrictions

First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, has outlined new Covid-19 measures for the public in an attempt to stop the rise in cases. The 10pm curfew set out by Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been..

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London mayor calls on PM to work with him on coronavirus [Video]

London mayor calls on PM to work with him on coronavirus

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called on the prime minister to invite him to Tuesday's Cobra meeting and "work together" to tackle Covid-19. Boris Johnson will chair a Cobra emergency committee, which..

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Rayner: Shocking PM hasn't spoken to parties about lockdown [Video]

Rayner: Shocking PM hasn't spoken to parties about lockdown

Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner says it is shocking Prime Minister Boris Johnson has not consulted with other parties throughout the Covid-19. The first ministers of Wales and Scotland, as well..

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Gareth Bale Arrives At Spurs’ Training Ground Ahead of Deal [Video]

Gareth Bale Arrives At Spurs’ Training Ground Ahead of Deal

Gareth Bale has arrived back in the UK ahead of confirming a deal to return to Tottenham Hotspur. The Welsh footballer became the world’s most expensive player when he signed for Real Madrid in..

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Gareth Bale back in UK ahead of Tottenham deal [Video]

Gareth Bale back in UK ahead of Tottenham deal

Gareth Bale has arrived back in the UK ahead of confirming a deal to return to Tottenham Hotspur. The Welsh footballer became the world's most expensive player when he signed for Real Madrid in..

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Coronavirus pandemic: Working from office could become history [Video]

Coronavirus pandemic: Working from office could become history

Wales's first minister had the idea to keep a third of the workforce on rotation at home permanently.

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Gareth Bale’s representatives ‘discuss Tottenham return’ [Video]

Gareth Bale’s representatives ‘discuss Tottenham return’

Gareth Bale’s representatives are working on a deal to take the Real Madridwinger back to Tottenham, the PA news agency understands. The 31-year-oldswapped the north London club for the Spanish..

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Police patrol as new ‘rule of six’ restrictions begin [Video]

Police patrol as new ‘rule of six’ restrictions begin

The 'rule of six' comes into effect today in England and Wales, banning social gatherings of more than six people in indoor and outdoor settings. Report by Browna. Like us on Facebook at..

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How does the new NHS contact tracing app work? [Video]

How does the new NHS contact tracing app work?

Businesses across England and Wales are being encouraged to download NHS Testand Trace QR codes to prepare for the launch of an official contact tracingapp. The app, which is currently being trialled..

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NHS tracing app to launch in England and Wales later this month [Video]

NHS tracing app to launch in England and Wales later this month

The NHS Covid-19 app is to be launched across England and Wales within twoweeks, with pubs, restaurants and other businesses urged to have codes readyfor customers to check in when they visit.

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What are the new rules on social gatherings? [Video]

What are the new rules on social gatherings?

The number of people that can attend social gatherings will be slashed to sixin England following a rise in coronavirus cases across the UK. From Monday,people will not be allowed to meet in large..

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Caerphilly prepares to go into local lockdown [Video]

Caerphilly prepares to go into local lockdown

Shoppers stocked up on food and there were long queues for Covid-19 testing asthe Welsh county borough of Caerphilly prepared to go into local lockdown,following a “significant rise” in coronavirus..

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Neco Williams and Wales ‘can’t wait’ to face England after victory over Bulgaria [Video]

Neco Williams and Wales ‘can’t wait’ to face England after victory over Bulgaria

Wales hero Neco Williams set his sights on a Wembley date with England afterscoring a dramatic Nations League winner against Bulgaria. The Liverpoolteenager, making only his second Wales appearance as..

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UK tourists angered by changes to nations' exemption lists [Video]

UK tourists angered by changes to nations' exemption lists

Holidaymakers flying back to Britain from Portugal have been left frustrated by the changes to quarantine rules within the UK. From early tomorrow morning, Scotland will join Wales in imposing a 14-day..

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Ryan Giggs praises hard work and concentration as Wales defeat Finland [Video]

Ryan Giggs praises hard work and concentration as Wales defeat Finland

Ryan Giggs praised Wales’ desire and focus after seeing his side start theirNations League campaign with victory in Finland. Kieffer Moore’s 80th-minutefinish from close range secured a 1-0 win at..

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Gareth Bale says it is 'surreal' to be a Wales elder ahead of Finland clash [Video]

Gareth Bale says it is 'surreal' to be a Wales elder ahead of Finland clash

Gareth Bale has paid tribute to his country's supporters and said it is"surreal" to be one of Wales' senior players ahead of their against Finland.Bale – who is contracted to Real until June 2022 –..

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Therese Coffey: I have "no insight" into travel restrictions [Video]

Therese Coffey: I have "no insight" into travel restrictions

Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey says she has "no insight" into decisions which may be made this week on quarantine restrictions for Portugal and Greece, after the devolved administrations of..

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Back to school: Children return to classes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland [Video]

Back to school: Children return to classes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Back to school: Children return to classes in England, Wales and Northern IrelandView on euronews

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Students return to classrooms in England and Wales as unions rally against absence fines [Video]

Students return to classrooms in England and Wales as unions rally against absence fines

Education unions are calling for a temporary ban on school absence fines asthousands of pupils return to classrooms in England and Wales. Over a quarterof parents say they are not ready to send their..

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Exclusive: UK coronavirus outbreak kills at least 20,000 in care homes - Reuters calculation

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England could allow primary schools to reopen as soon as June 1: Telegraph

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