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From the 1 April, the new Land Transaction Tax (LTT) will replace stamp duty land tax in Wales. All transactions will be subject to the new tax from Sunday, with the funds being collected by the Welsh Revenue Authority (WRA). As registration is required in order to file a transaction, the WRA suggests ...

The task of completing this year's Panini World Cup sticker book will typically set you back around £774, according to a top Welsh mathematician. Eyebrows were raised earlier this month when Panini announced that the cost of a pack of 5 stickers would increase from 50p (EURO 2016) to 80p this year.
The prime minister has said she wants to "strengthen the bonds that unite" Wales and the UK, as she prepares to mark one year to go until Brexit. Theresa May visits Vale of Glamorgan firms on Thursday on a UK-wide tour. With the UK government negotiating with Welsh ministers over assembly ...
He said: "We've had two decades of the Labour Party ruling the roost in Wales and wages are significantly lower than the rest of the UK - with Welsh workers now £49 worse off every week than Scottish workers, despite being on a par with one another 20 years ago. Because of this, more and more ... economy
Parents are being urged to ensure their children have both MMR vaccinations as a measles outbreak has been confirmed. Fourteen people have caught the highly infectious virus in the Cardiff and Blaenau Gwent areas of south Wales. The latest outbreak follows one in Newport and Torfaen in 2017 ...

"We want Wales to follow in the footsteps of Scotland and England in introducing a deposit return scheme for both plastic bottles, metal cans and glass bottles". Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns also called on the Welsh Government to act. The Welsh Government said it was working to see how a ... plastics England
Four Welsh health boards will have overspent by a combined total of almost £163m at the end of this financial year, analysis by BBC Wales reveals. It will be the biggest single-year deficit ever recorded in the Welsh NHS, despite record investment, according to ministers. One health board - Hywel Dda ...
Wales TUC National Officer, Julie Cook said:"The Gender pay gap in Wales means that women are effectively working for free for nearly two months compared to men. "I urge Welsh workers to join a union, equality is at the heart of what we do and tackling the gender pay gap is not a new role for union ...
On Wednesday, a Welsh Government spokesperson said: "Recycling levels in Wales are some of the best in the world. "To build on this success we are looking at the best ways to reduce waste and litter and recycle more and are already working with Defra [Department for Environment, Food and ...
In Wales – like virtually everywhere else – around 80% of all powerful, decision-making roles are held by men. Meanwhile, women comprise 52% of the population so we are no minority; in effect, we are a disadvantaged majority. A little test for you reader. Next time you hear a sexist remark, replace the ...
They did so despite Wales leading 9-3 at half time on a wet and windswept March afternoon that had turned the turf of the national stadium into a quagmire. Up front, the Welsh pack were facing a French eight that included the legendary lock Walter Spanghero, a man who Mervyn Davies would later ...
Wales faces another chilly blast of cold weather over the weekend, with the threat of gales and heavy snow. Forecasters have issued yellow "be aware" warnings for Saturday for both wind and snow. The Met Office has said parts of north Wales and Powys could see up to 1in (3cm) of snow. A higher risk ...
Irvine Welsh is doing just fine for money. He knows he never has to work another day in his life, but he can't stop himself. “I don't like it when people say I've got an addictive personality,” he says. “It's people who never take drugs who say that. But I have an obsessive-compulsive thing going on.” Writing is ...
He told BBC Wales: "People need to look in the mirror and ask themselves 'did they do enough in this particular case?'" Children's Commissioner for Wales Sally Holland said: "Neglect is something that accumulates over the years and people don't always recognise the seriousness of it." A Welsh Government spokesman ...
Figures from the Office of National Statistics found 5,841 people in Wales died, 675 more than the average over the last five years. Researchers have blamed cancelled operations and pressures on the NHS, rather than flu or cold weather. The Welsh Government said the figures represent a "complex ...
Wales is set to feel another chilly blast from the east, bringing snow, ice and gale force winds. Forecasters have issued a series of weather warnings for Saturday and Sunday. Yellow "be aware" alerts are in place for snow in parts of north-east Wales through Saturday, with a warning winds could hit up to ...

Replace Wales or Welsh with any other race or ethnicity in the above comments and they are exposed for what they are: bigoted, xenophobic, colonialist nonsense. Yet somehow English people seem to think that they can get away with it in a way they just wouldn't if they publicly said the same thing about ...
Housebuilder Persimmon Homes is recruiting more than 700 construction workers in south Wales. The new jobs include groundworkers, bricklayers and carpenters. The expansion is a result of new housing developments starting in areas along the M4 corridor. Martin Smith, managing director of ...
A spokesperson for Tata Steel said: "More than 80% of all our employees in Wales have directly benefitted from training in areas such as health and safety, business and maintenance excellence as well as a host of other areas thanks to Welsh Government funding. "This allows us to ensure our employees ...
She wrote: "But apart from the occasional Welsh accent in Casualty or mention of Wales in a small number of Doctor Who episodes, by and large, these dramas are set 'elsewhere'. They do not directly represent a Welsh way of life. Even if Wales's beauty is seen as an asset by BBC producers, Welsh issues ...
It means the Welsh Government's Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Bill has passed the first stage of its journey through the assembly and will now go on to detailed consideration by assembly committees. If passed by the assembly later in 2018, the measure should take effect 12 months ...
Try and name a Welsh airport today and chances are you'll think of Cardiff. But Wales has at least a dozen other airports and airfields - and many more that were once busy but have now been turned into farmland or housing estates. They've seen accidental landings by the Luftwaffe and the launch pad for ...
Towns around Cardiff need "reasons to exist again" and "a new purpose" as politicians decide how to spend a £1.2bn south Wales economy boost. Former Cardiff leader Russell Goodway has said his current home-town of Barry was "without a purpose" and has been in decline for almost 100 years.
Wales is in danger of losing vital job creating investment if the Welsh Government sticks to implementing a new higher than the rest of the UK tax rate on larger commercial property transactions, warns some of the leading players in the sector. From April 1 the new devolved land transaction tax (LLT) ...
In the second category of our new Wales Loves campaign we wanted to find the best coffee venue as voted for by you, our readers. To kick things off, we asked ... out for nominations. In January, Double Zero Pizza in Porthcawl was crowned Wales' favourite pizza spot in the first category of our campaign.
The only native species of crayfish could be returning from the brink of extinction in Wales after a captive-bred group successfully spawned in the wild for the first time. Environmental body Natural Resources Wales (NRW) first released white-clawed crayfish in Powys' River Irfon and its tributaries five years ...
The Custodial Pie Corporation is a joint scheme between HMP Berwyn in Wrexham and Dylan's restaurant company. Within three months of being set up, the pie company has won two awards in the class at the British Pie Awards. Their shin and skirt of Welsh beef and Onyx dark ale pie won a champion ...
Wales could be poised for a “White Easter” with long-range forecasts predicting another Siberian chill is ready to grip the country. There is still uncertainty over the outlook, but a growing number of computer models are indicating a cold, unsettled spell of weather in the run-up to the holiday period.
Sport Wales wants the nation turned red in support of the Welsh athletes competing at the Commonwealth Games in Australia next month. Team Wales is preparing to compete against the 6,600 other athletes from 70 Commonwealth nations in the sporting competition that takes place between April 4 and ...
As Disability Wales launches its #IAmEmbolden awards to honour women for breaking down barriers and empowering others, nominee Sian Preddy, from Bridgend, tells of her life as Wales' first profoundly deaf midwife. I was four years old when I was first diagnosed as deaf. My mother cried and cried ...
May is urgently trying to resolve a heated dispute about Westminster's plans to temporarily restrict law-making by the Scottish and Welsh governments over at least 24 EU powers which will be repatriated after Brexit. These areas – which are controlled by the EU but overseen by the devolved governments ...
A pop-up art installation to honour Welsh miners who served in World War One has been installed at Big Pit National Coal Museum at Blaenavon. The one-day exhibition launches a nationwide campaign to mark the centenary of the end of the Great War. The installation comprises 6ft (1.8m) aluminium ...
For those of you who skipped Welsh lessons at school, it is pronounced 'deethe goil Dewi hapeece'. But if saying Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus comes easily to you, and you're keen to bellow more Welsh on March 1 , how about learning these 13 other incredibly useful Welsh phrases? 1. Pwy sydd ar y blaen yn ...
"As less cold air follows from the south, there is a chance of snow turning to freezing rain in places, with widespread icy stretches forming making driving conditions dangerous. "The warning has been updated to reflect the growing confidence of a severe spell of weather and to remove parts of North Wales ...
A war of words has erupted over whether a new Welsh medium primary school should be opened in Wrexham. The local branch of the NASUWT teaching union is concerned it could lead to the closure of another school and job cuts. But Wrexham council said the claims were without evidence, adding that ...
This is how cold it is where you live after temperature in Wales drops to -8C. And it looks set to .... Temperatures dropped as low at -8C in Wales overnight and this morning. Just after ... An amber warning for much of Wales is in place for Thursday and Friday as Storm Emma brings blizzards, Gales and sleet.
"Indeed, that is something this government has done only recently in the Wales Act. We have seen new powers being devolved to the Welsh Government. "We are absolutely clear that we want to see the vast majority of powers returning from Brussels starting off in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast - and not in ...
But there is anger that the report has not been published and the Welsh Conservatives and Plaid Cymru argued during an assembly debate on Wednesday that a redacted version should be released. The Conservative leader in Wales, Andrew RT Davies, said journalists and lobbyists knew in advance that ...
Welsh and Scottish governments raise pressure over Brexit plans ... The first ministers of Wales and Scotland, Carwyn Jones and Nicola Sturgeon. ... The Scottish and Welsh governments have issued emergency legislation to prepare for leaving the EU in a significant escalation of their dispute with UK ...
The use of wild animals in circus acts in Wales could be banned after the Welsh government said it was "exploring opportunities" to end the practice. Labour's rural affairs secretary in Cardiff, Lesley Griffiths, announced the move targeting touring performance shows, saying it was "important the welfare ...
Wales football teamThe story of Lewin Nyatanga and why Welsh football's 'next big thing' became forgotten and finished by 29 · He seemingly had it all when he emerged alongside Gareth Bale but his career took a very different path · Wales NewsWeight Watchers is scrapping before and after photos.
I think that the only figure he has quoted is his estimate of what we pay the EU every week, not mentioning that areas such as Wales have benefited greatly from EU funding – just take the ... They wrote of “the British” (the Welsh and Cornish); the French (themselves, the Normans); and the English.
Mr Skates told AMs that the Welsh Government would be "moving forward with a refined approach". "The Port Talbot waterfront and [Milford] Haven Waterway boards will continue for a further three years," he said, claiming there was still a "huge amount to accomplish" in both zones. The minister announced ...
CARDIFF, Wales — Just an hour from major English destinations such as Bath and the Cotswolds, spunky Cardiff offers a taste of Welsh flavors that will leave you with great memories. Most travelers planning a trip to Britain don't realize you can hop a train in London and, in just over two hours, you're in ...
Commuters in Wales have been complaining that the doors don't work on Great Western Railway's new high speed trains - causing huge delays for passengers. There have been delays and cancellations on services between Swansea and Cardiff on Monday and Tuesday with beleaguered passengers ...
... Gaydon HQ is surrounded by a moat, the Vale facility has used slate chippings and the entrance is flanked by six Slate slabs, a nod to the Welsh location. ... "With the completion of this first phase, it is another milestone on our journey in Wales, and an important part of Aston Martin's Second Century Plan.
Brodalumab will be available to eligible patients this spring in line with the Welsh Government's New Treatments Fund which calls on health boards to make new medicines approved by NICE available within two months of the final appraisal determination (FAD). Psoriasis around 92,223 people in Wales, ...
"The RSPCA has fought for years to see this ban become a reality - and we are absolutely delighted that the Welsh Government has confirmed its intention to bring forward legislation to end this outdated and cruel practice on this country's soil." A ban on wild animals in all circuses in the Republic of Ireland ...
Wales' fishing industry risks being "left behind" in Brexit talks due to its unique needs, a report has warned. While the priority elsewhere in the UK is greater control over seas, the Welsh fleet needed easy access to EU markets, a think-tank said. Most Welsh boats specialise in shellfish, with 90% of their ...


 

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