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Wales announces two-week lockdown to stop virus surge

London - Wales will impose a full "firebreak" lockdown for two weeks from Friday to try to reduce a soaring number of new coronavirus cases, First Minister Mark Drakeford said on Monday.

Brexit-backing Wales a bellwether in UK vote result

Wrexham - Just a few years ago, there would have been few predictions that the Conservative party could win in a place like Wrexham in northeast Wales, a Labour seat since 1935.

Brexit doubts grow in Wales as crunch vote looms

Swansea - The 12 stars of the European Union flag are on proud display across Swansea University's new campus.

Scotland, Wales move to curb Brexit 'power grab' by London

Edinburgh - A constitutional crisis in Britain inched closer Tuesday as lawmakers in Scotland and Wales moved to introduce their own legislation to prevent a perceived "power grab" by London following Brexit.

Scotland allowed to intervene in Brexit court case

London - The Scottish and Welsh governments will be allowed to intervene in the upcoming Supreme Court case to decide how Britain will begin negotiations to leave the European Union, the court said Friday.

UK young offenders could see longer sentences for bragging online

UK young offenders between 10 and 17 years old could see longer sentences if they film their crimes and post them online, or brag about them on social media.

Meet Dracoraptor hanigani, the ancient 'dragon' found in Wales

On a prehistoric island near Wales, a young dinosaur perished and was washed out to sea, before becoming encased in a cliff face near Cardiff. This small carnivore is the first Jurassic dinosaur to be discovered in Wales.

Controlling partners to be prosecuted in England and Wales

Domestic abusers who use “coercive or controlling” behavior against their partners can now be prosecuted in England and Wales under a law that went into effect on Tuesday.

Two killed in Wales steel factory explosion

London - Two people died and four others were hospitalised after an explosion at a steelworks in Cardiff, according to a spokeswoman for the company.

Steve Barnacle of Visage on the band's farewell to Steve Strange Special

Steve Strange, the driving force behind Visage - 1980s synth-pop icons best known for the single "Fade to Grey" - died earlier this year. Now his colleagues have got together to finish the group's fifth and final studio album.

Interview with The Stereophonics' bass player Richard Jones Special

Digital Journal gets the lowdown on the Welsh/English quartet's new album "Keep the Village Alive" from one of its founding members.

Op-Ed: Use of e-cigs in public spaces to be banned in Wales

Cardiff - The Labour controlled devolved government in Wales, UK, announced, June 9, that it would seek to introduce a wide ranging ban on e-cigarettes in public places.

'Ride me all day for £3' ads with topless models sparks outrage

Cardiff - The New Adventure Travel Group wanted to attract attention from the "younger generation," so the company placed ads featuring sexy, topless models — men and women — on the back of its buses.

U.K. conman pretends to be comatose for two years to avoid court

The crook thought he had gotten away with stealing $64,000 out of the bank account of an elderly neighbor with Alzheimer's disease. To avoid prosecution, he pretended to be quadriplegic and comatose for the past two years. Then he went to Tesco.

UK's smallest town gets boost through unusual events (Videos)

Llanwrtyd Wells - Llanwrtyd Wells used to be a popular vacation spot in Victorian times, with restorative spas and charming pony treks on offer. Things changed, and the town had to think up some more inventive ways to attract visitors, like the Horse vs. Man marathon.

UK website launched for May film Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return

The Royal Blog of Oz, the "Wizard of Oz"/L. Frank Baum blog of Dorothy and Ozma Productions, owned by Jared Davis and others in the Oz community recently reported that the United Kingdom website for Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return has launched.

Wales considers curb on e-cigarettes

Cardiff - The use of electronic cigarettes could be restricted in parts of Britain, after the devolved government in Wales announced proposals on Wednesday to stop smoking of the devices in public places.

Ronnie O'Sullivan wins Welsh Open snooker final

Ronnie O'Sullivan has won the Welsh Open snooker championship by demolishing his opponent Ding Junhui 9-3. O'Sullivan finished off a fine performance with a 147 maximum break.

Prince William leaves military to focus on royal duties

Prince William will soon be serving a variety of charities. He will also focus more of his time on royal duties. The new emphasis in his life will come as he leaves the air force.

Op-Ed: England and Wales police chiefs spend £660,000 on music licences

Manchester - Under the Freedom of Information Act in the UK it has been revealed that police forces in England and Wales have wasted a huge amount of money on music -- £660,000.

Epidemic of measles in Wales

Swansea - An epidemic of measles has been reported in Swansea, Wales with a total of 693 cases reported so far. The Public Health Wales (PHW) have commented that in the last two days a further 73 cases of measles have been confirmed.

Australian bandit shot dead; thousands in cash missing

Newcastle - A bandit in Australia made off with several thousand dollars in cash money belonging to a 58-year-old unnamed tourist on Jimmys Beach.

Jedi the most popular alternative religion in the UK

While its popularity has waned just a little over the years, "Jedi" is still the most popular alternative faith in the United Kingdom, and still does well among the more traditional religions.

Video: The noise drones on and on in the 'Buzz Box', Wales

Aberporth - It's a noise that could possibly be the last thing a person hears in Pakistan, Yemen or Afghanistan, but in West Wales the sound of drone testing is becoming an annoying nuisance.

Power cuts as gale force winds & torrential downpours hit Britain

Britain has been hit with flooding, as gale force winds and torrential downpours go into a second day on Thursday, leaving thousands without electricity.

Horse rescued, unharmed after landing upside down in 6 ft. ditch

Conway - After escaping into a neighbor's field, Wesley the horse quickly learned the grass isn't always greener on the other side, especially when you fall backwards into a hole.

Op-Ed: How detailed should school dress codes be?

Across the globe many educational institutions impose dress codes, some more restrictive than others. Whatever a district decides, administrators and decision makers should make clear, not unlike any other policies, what they expect.

Student kept in 'isolation' at school after dying hair red

Barry - A mother in Wales is furious after school administrators separated her daughter from the rest of her high school class on the first day of school.

Prince William pilots helicopter rescue of Canadian hiker

Bangor - Just four days after helping to rescue a drowning 16-year old girl off the coast of Wales, Prince William piloted a helicopter to rescue an injured Canadian hiker in Northern Wales.

Month's worth of rain descends on UK, flood warnings in effect

The number of flood warnings reached more than 75 in England, as more than a month's worth of rain poured down on the UK within 24 hours.
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Dracoraptor hanigani.
Dracoraptor hanigani.
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Prince Harry returns to New York to play in the third annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic on New York...
Prince Harry returns to New York to play in the third annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic on New York City's Governors Island June 27, 2010
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A babbling brook may occasionally help to cool your hot and tired feet on the All-Wales Coast Path
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The Welsh Coast Path now links the 870-miles from Chepstow to the River Dee's mouth.
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Cliffs of Cebwr Bay
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Unusual events held at Llanwrtyd Wells, UK.
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Cliffs of Cebwr Bay
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The Cover of the New Album
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A dam in Wales
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2008 Celebration of the Lord's Passion in Westminster Cathedral, in the Archdiocese of Westminster, the seat of the The Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.
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Screenshot of interior of cow shed on Plas Tirion property, believed to be Wales' oldest structure.
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The Stereophonics with Richard Jones, second from left.
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