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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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Zidane defends Bale amid injury criticism

zidane defends bale amid injury criticism
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has launched a strong defence of Gareth Bale following criticism of his latest injury. Bale limped out of Wednesday’s 3-1 Copa del Rey victory at Unionistas, in which..
WorldNews - Published

Knife crime reaches record high as prosecutions fall to all-time low

Knife crime has reached a new record high in England and Wales, as prosecutions for all offences hit an all-time low.
Independent - Published

Videos for Wales


Eastern black rhino welcomed into the world at Wales zoo [Video]Eastern black rhino welcomed into the world at Wales zoo

A critically endangered eastern black rhino has been born in Wales for the first time, on Folly Farm in Pembrokeshire. The calf's mother, Dakima, has taken to motherhood 'like a dream', according to..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:58Published

Welsh slate mining could join Unesco list [Video]Welsh slate mining could join Unesco list

The slate mining landscape of north-west Wales has been nominated for Unesco World Heritage status. If successful, it would join the likes of the Grand Canyon, the Vatican and the Great Wall of China..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:36Published

Diane Abbott "very concerned" over knife crime [Video]Diane Abbott "very concerned" over knife crime

Diane Abbott responds to quarterly statistics for Crime in England and Wales. The Shadow Home Secretary said she was "very concerned" by the level of knife crime. Report by Barnetth. Like us on..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:32Published

Six Nations: Wales in profile [Video]Six Nations: Wales in profile

A look at the Wales team ahead of the 2020 Six Nations, as the champions adjust to life without Warren Gatland.

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Jones ready for 'interesting' Six Nations, weighs in on Saracens' situation [Video]Jones ready for 'interesting' Six Nations, weighs in on Saracens' situation

Eddie Jones says it'll be an 'interesting' Six Nations post World Cup and thinks it's the 'best thing' that some Saracens players are in the England squad.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:14Published

'Monty Python' icon Terry Jones dies aged 77 [Video]'Monty Python' icon Terry Jones dies aged 77

Terry Jones, one of the co-creators and star of British comedy Monty Python, has died aged 77 after suffering from a rare form of dementia. Joe Davies reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

Kate admits she would have welcomed extra support after having Prince George [Video]Kate admits she would have welcomed extra support after having Prince George

The Duchess of Cambridge has admitted she would have welcomed extra support after giving birth to Prince George while she lived in rural North Wales. Kate was speaking at an integrated children's..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:35Published

Duchess of Cambridge all smiles with children in Wales [Video]Duchess of Cambridge all smiles with children in Wales

The Duchess of Cambridge visited a children's centre in Cardiff where she began asking parents what are the '5 big questions on the under 5s'. The visit forms part of Kate's landmark survey giving..

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Government unveils Brexit plan for January 31 [Video]Government unveils Brexit plan for January 31

On January 31, a special Cabinet meeting will take place outside London, with ministers to meet in a venue in the north of England. They will discuss the PM’s "levelling up" agenda and how the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:59Published

Buckland: Cameras in court will ‘increase confidence’ [Video]Buckland: Cameras in court will ‘increase confidence’

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland has said television cameras in Crown courts will “increase confidence” in the justice system. New legislation will allow cameras to film sentencing proceedings for..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:44Published

Christmay Day dips for brave swimmers in UK and Ireland [Video]Christmay Day dips for brave swimmers in UK and Ireland

Hardy swimmers take the plunge for Christmas Day dips around the UK and Ireland, with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar among those taking part in the sea off Dublin. The Serpentine lake in London's Hyde Park..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:40Published

2019 sporting year in pictures [Video]2019 sporting year in pictures

A look back at a year of sport in 2019. From Wales' Six Nations win, to Anthony Joshua's heavyweight title fight and everything in between.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:26Published

PM appoints Simon Hart as Secretary of State for Wales [Video]PM appoints Simon Hart as Secretary of State for Wales

Boris Johnson has appointed Simon Hart as Secretary of State for Wales in the first change to his Cabinet following the General Election. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:52Published

Boris Johnson speaks from Downing Street after landslide election win [Video]Boris Johnson speaks from Downing Street after landslide election win

Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Friday for unity to heal the Brexit divisions that have riven the United Kingdom.

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Victory for nationalism? Johnson's win puts UK's future in doubt [Video]Victory for nationalism? Johnson's win puts UK's future in doubt

Britain's election result was hailed as a victory for English, Scottish and Irish nationalism. Could it could spell the end of the United Kingdom? Ciara Lee reports

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Corbyn: 'Universal credit is cruel' [Video]Corbyn: 'Universal credit is cruel'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has delivered a speech at Bangor University in Wales setting out his party's solution to the social care crisis while impersonating Boris Johnson. Report by Gyanen. Like us..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 02:28Published

Gareth Thomas in tears as parents surprise him [Video]Gareth Thomas in tears as parents surprise him

Former Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas was left in tears after being surprised on stage by his parents while receiving an award honouring his role as a sporting inspiration. Thomas, 45, held his head in..

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Charming sunrise seen over Welsh mountains [Video]Charming sunrise seen over Welsh mountains

A British man films the view from the summit of Snowdon in Wales at daybreak.

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:33Published

Hafod Hardware releases touching Christmas advert [Video]Hafod Hardware releases touching Christmas advert

An emotive Christmas advert for a small hardware store in Wales has been released, encouraging viewers to be a kid this Christmas.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 02:02Published

Gareth Thomas opens up to Prince Harry about breaking HIV stigma [Video]Gareth Thomas opens up to Prince Harry about breaking HIV stigma

Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas has told the Duke of Sussex his success on the pitch will fade in years to come but his lasting legacy will be raising awareness about HIV. Thomas and Harry, a long-term..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published

Ryan Giggs hoping Azerbaijanis support Wales for Euro 2020 [Video]Ryan Giggs hoping Azerbaijanis support Wales for Euro 2020

Wales manager Ryan Giggs says he hopes Azerbaijanis adopt Wales as their second team with the Red Dragons playing two matches of their Euro 2020 group matches in the capital city, Baku. The former..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:41Published

 

Young offenders in 'harmful solitary confinement' in England and Wales

The prisons inspectorate finds "flaws" in policy of separating young offenders in England and Wales.
BBC News - Published

Yes, the UK media’s coverage of Meghan Markle really is racist

yes, the uk media’s coverage of meghan markle really is racist
Meghan Markle visits Cardiff Castle in January 2018 in Cardiff, Wales. Markle has faced racist attacks from the press since joining the royal family. | Ben Birchall-WPA Pool/Getty Images The UK..
WorldNews - Published

Crown court filming ban to be lifted in England and Wales

From inside the Old Bailey, Clive Coleman explains what we can expect once cameras are allowed in.
BBC News - Published

TV cameras to be allowed in Crown Courts in England and Wales

Judges' sentencing remarks in high-profile criminal cases in England and Wales are to be filmed.
BBC News - Published

Rugby League World Cup 2021: How will Thursday's draw work?

England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland will find out their 2021 Rugby League World Cup groups in Thursday's draw.
BBC News - Published

Sailor dog masters sea legs on fishing boat

Maggie the Welsh terrier mastered sea legs after riding on boats with her fisherman owner.
USATODAY.com - Published

Former Wales & Lions back Hook to retire at end of season - and write children's books

Wales back James Hook reveals he will retire from rugby at the end of the season as he eyes coaching and becoming a children's author.
BBC News - Published

Upskirting law: Children among 150 victims, figures show

More than 150 upskirting crime reports were made to police in England and Wales under a new law.
BBC News - Published

UK weather: Warnings in place for the weekend as gale force winds and heavy rains set to spread

Warnings in place across Scotland, Wales and England as high speed winds and downpours scheduled
Independent - Published

Alun Cairns: Rape victim says inquiry into former Welsh secretary was 'a sham'

Ex-cabinet minister accused of lying over aide's sabotaging of trial was cleared of breaching the ministerial code - but victim reveals she was not asked to give evidence
Independent - Published

Webb unlikely to play again for Toulon because of 'dishonest attitude'

Rhys Webb may have made his final Toulon appearance after the club's majority owner claimed a "dishonest attitude" regarding his move back to Wales.
BBC News - Published

Rare video shows puffin using stick as a tool - to scratch an itch

Oxford professor first saw unusual sight on remote island in Wales
Independent - Published

Civil partnerships: First mixed-sex unions to take place

Thousands of heterosexual couples in England and Wales are expected to enter into the unions from today.
BBC News - Published

Woman with broken foot dies after waiting six hours for ambulance on freezing pavement

'Lengthy waits for an ambulance are a sign of pressures across the whole unscheduled care system, not just in Wales but across the UK,' ambulance service chief says
Independent - Published

Taser use by police in England and Wales reaches record high

They were deployed by police in 23,000 incidents last year, double the 2016 total.
BBC News - Published

Wales' Howley handed 18-month ban after placing 363 bets

Former Wales backs coach Rob Howley is banned for 18 months, with nine months suspended, after breaking the sport's betting rules.
BBC News - Published

Davies kicks Dragons to win over Worcester

Wales fly-half Sam Davies kicks 20 points to help Dragons beat Worcester Warriors 25-16 and stay top of European Challenge Cup Pool One.
BBC News - Published

UK weather forecast: Nation to be hit with rain, strong winds and snow in parts across the week

Northern parts of England, Wales and some of Scotland could see snow on Sunday morning
Independent - Published

Polling begins in Britain that will decide future of Brexit

polling begins in britain that will decide future of brexit
London: Britain went to the polls on Thursday to determine the immediate future of Brexit, in a vote described as the most important in a generation. More than 4,000 polling venues across England,..
WorldNews - Published

Hundreds of starlings found mysteriously dead in Wales

'It's as if they just dropped down dead from the sky,' says witness
Independent - Published

Long on waits, short on funds: UK's National Health Service faces challenges in Northern Ireland

According to opinion polls, the most important issue after Brexit in this Thursday’s UK general election is the National Health Service. In Northern Ireland, where the NHS is described by experts as..
France 24 - Published

Gareth Bale 'Not Ecstatic' at Real Madrid But Has Never Asked to Leave, Says Agent

gareth bale 'not ecstatic' at real madrid but has never asked to leave, says agent
Gareth Bale "is not ecstatic" with life at Real Madrid but has never asked to leave the club, the Welsh forward's agent has said. Bale's commitment to the 13-times European champions came under the...
WorldNews - Published

Euro 2020 TV picks: England and Wales openers to be shown live on BBC

England and Wales' opening group matches at next summer's European Championships will be broadcast live across the BBC.
BBC News - Published

Euro 2020 draw: England drawn against Croatia, Wales in group with Italy

England are drawn against Croatia and Czech Republic in Group D at Euro 2020, with Wales alongside Italy, Switzerland and Turkey in Group A.
BBC News - Published

England to face Croatia at Euro 2020, Wales in group with Italy

England are drawn against Croatia and Czech Republic in Group D at Euro 2020, with Wales alongside Italy, Switzerland and Turkey in Group A.
BBC News - Published

Euro 2020 draw: What you need to know

The Euro 2020 draw takes place on Saturday from 17:00 GMT in Bucharest - live on BBC Two - with England and Wales waiting to discover their opponents.
BBC News - Published

Wales plane crash: Emergency operation launched after suspected accident off coast

A search operation has been launched after a suspected plane crash off the coast of North Wales.
Independent - Published

Gareth Bale: Zinedine Zidane urges fans not to jeer Wales forward

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says there is "too much noise with Gareth Bale" and wants fans to stop jeering the Wales forward.
BBC News - Published

Ex-Wales midfielder Savage, 45, signs for non-league team

Former Wales midfielder Robbie Savage is set to return to playing after signing for Stockport Town in the 10th tier of English football.
BBC News - Published

Zinedine Zidane urges Real Madrid fans to stop jeering Gareth Bale

zinedine zidane urges real madrid fans to stop jeering gareth bale
Head coach Zinedine Zidane hopes Real Madrid fans will not give Gareth Bale a hard time for too long. The Wales forward came off the bench to a chorus of jeers before helping Real Madrid seal a 3-1 win..
WorldNews - Published

UK weather forecast: Severe flooding warnings issued as Britain braces for deluge of heavy rain

Currently 77 flood alerts across England and Wales and nine severe flood warnings across England
Independent - Published

Gareth Bale mocked in Real Madrid training as Mariano does golf swing

gareth bale mocked in real madrid training as mariano does golf swing
Gareth Bale's Real Madrid team-mates appear to have seen the funny side of him posing with a flag that read "Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order." The 30-year-old celebrated Wales' qualification for..
WorldNews - Published

Football hate crime reports increase by 66% in England

There was a 66% rise in hate crimes reported at professional football games across England and Wales last season, Home Office figures show.
BBC News - Published

Ramsey double sends Wales through to Euro 2020

ramsey double sends wales through to euro 2020
CARDIFF (Reuters) - Wales reached their second straight European Championship finals after a goal in each half by midfielder Aaron Ramsey gave them a 2-0 home win over Hungary in their Group E..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Wales win in Azerbaijan to keep alive automatic Euro qualification hope

Wales ease to a comfortable win in Azerbaijan to ensure their bid to qualify automatically for Euro 2020 will go down to the wire.
BBC News - Published

Bale: Playing for Wales more exciting than Real Madrid

bale: playing for wales more exciting than real madrid
Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale says that he finds it more exciting to play for Wales than for the Spanish giants. Having already courted controversy in Spain this season due to his attitude, the..
WorldNews - Published

'I get more excited playing for Wales' - Bale dismisses critics over Real Madrid troubles

Gareth Bale says he is "more excited" playing for Wales than Real Madrid and dismisses criticism from the Spanish media.
BBC News - Published

Number of people punished for crimes hits new record low as England and Wales offences rise

The number of people punished for crimes in England and Wales has hit a new record low, despite a rise in offences recorded by police.
Independent - Published

Johnson to hold flooding crisis response meeting as more 'danger to life' warnings issued

Forecasters predict more deluges across England and Wales days after thousands already forced to abandon homes
Independent - Published

General election: Full list of 60 'Remain alliance' seats as Lib Dems, Greens and Plaid Cymru agree pact

Former Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns is among those targeted in electoral pact
Independent - Published

UK PM Johnson's minister for Wales resigns on first day of election campaign

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's minister for Wales has resigned on the first day of the formal election campaign.
Reuters - Published

Alun Cairns: Tory minister resigns over 'sabotaged' rape trial

Alun Cairns has dramatically quit as Welsh secretary after being accused of lying over an aide's sabotaging of a rape trial.
Independent - Published

Brexit 'could mean border checks between England, Scotland and Wales'

brexit 'could mean border checks between england, scotland and wales'
Border checks between Scotland, England and Wales could be required because of varying food standards after Brexit, academics have warned. Issues such as chlorinated chicken and genetically-modified..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Independent

Ryan Giggs upbeat on Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey's fitness for Wales' European Qualifiers

ryan giggs upbeat on gareth bale and aaron ramsey's fitness for wales' european qualifiers
Wales manager Ryan Giggs says he is in regular contact with Gareth Bale, who remains confident he will be fit to face Azerbaijan and Hungary in their European Qualifiers. Bale has not played for Real..
WorldNews - Published

Wales: Aaron Ramsey returns for Wales crucial Euro 2020 qualifiers

Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale are included in Wales' squad for decisive Euro 2020 qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Hungary after recent fitness concerns.
BBC News - Published

Teenager dies in car crash following police chase in Manchester

Watchdog investigating after sharp rise in pursuit deaths across England and Wales
Independent - Published

Sperm whale washed up on Wales beach had plastic sheeting in stomach

Experts discovered male calf was malnourished and below a healthy weight
Independent - Published

Emotional NZ coach Hansen bows out with win

Steven Hansen says it was a "privilege" to lead New Zealand after they beat Wales to claim third place at the World Cup in his final game.
BBC News - Published

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