Wales

Sex doll brothels forced to close
Sex dolls
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Sex doll brothels forced to close

And other stories from the stranger side of life
19 Mar 2021
Valentine’s Day: strange customs and why some love to hate
A pair of Caribbean flamingos extend their heads and necks in a heart shape as flamingos perform courtship dances at the Saitama Children's Zoo in Higashimatsuyama city in Saitama prefecture,
In Depth

Valentine’s Day: strange customs and why some love to hate

From Japan to Estonia, every culture has its own twist on the festival of love
1 Jan 2021
Phrasebook helped English converse with Welsh ‘peasants’
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Phrasebook helped English converse with Welsh ‘peasants’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
24 Nov 2020
Why everyone’s talking about Wrexham AFC
Welsh football club Wrexham play their home games at the Racecourse Ground
In Brief

Why everyone’s talking about Wrexham AFC

Hollywood actors are in talks to invest in the Welsh football club
24 Sep 2020
Old television set knocked out village’s broadband
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Old television set knocked out village’s broadband

And other stories from the stranger side of life
23 Sep 2020
What are the Covid rules in Amsterdam’s red light district?
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What are the Covid rules in Amsterdam’s red light district?

And other stories from the stranger side of life
2 Jul 2020
Are UK nations parting ways on coronavirus strategy?
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Are UK nations parting ways on coronavirus strategy?

Devolved leaders warn Westminster of plans to follow separate policy paths
29 Apr 2020

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Most expensive and cheapest areas to buy property in the UK
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Most expensive and cheapest areas to buy property in the UK

Greater London still most costly region as property values fall in Scotland and Wales
4 Feb 2020
What is a ‘federal Britain’?
Keir Starmer
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What is a ‘federal Britain’?

Labour leadership front-runners Keir Starmer and Rebecca Long-Bailey pushing for more devolution of power
27 Jan 2020
Videos and reaction: Wales celebrate Euro 2020 qualification
The Welsh squad celebrate their victory over Hungary at Cardiff City Stadium
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Videos and reaction: Wales celebrate Euro 2020 qualification

Aaron Ramsey scores twice against Hungary as Ryan Giggs’s side secure their place at next summer’s tournament
20 Nov 2019
Wales vs. South Africa: preview, starting XVs, predictions
Wales head coach Warren Gatland oversees training at the International Stadium in Yokohama
In Review

Wales vs. South Africa: preview, starting XVs, predictions

Liam Williams is ruled out so Leigh Halfpenny will start at full-back for Wales
25 Oct 2019
Aberfan disaster: what happened in Wales 53 years ago
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Aberfan disaster: what happened in Wales 53 years ago

Country remembers the 116 children and 28 adults killed when 150,000 tonnes of coal waste fell on village school
21 Oct 2019
RWC: Wales squad rocked by Howley’s departure
Rob Howley was sent home from Wales’s Rugby World Cup training camp on 16 September
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RWC: Wales squad rocked by Howley’s departure

Welsh World Cup hopes are hit following alleged betting scandal
18 Sep 2019
RWC 2019: Wales team profile, pool D fixtures, squad
Wales players celebrate winning the 2019 Six Nations, grand slam and triple crown
In Review

RWC 2019: Wales team profile, pool D fixtures, squad

Six Nations winners eye more glory in Japan but preparations are hit by Rob Howley’s departure
17 Sep 2019
Brecon by-election: who will win?
A polling station in Wales
In Depth

Brecon by-election: who will win?

Lib Dems ‘outwardly confident’ of unseating Tories in Brecon and Radnorshire
1 Aug 2019
Could Wales go independent?
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Could Wales go independent?

Former first minister Carwyn Jones says Westminster ‘shambles’ is driving curiosity in Welsh independence
19 Jun 2019
Labour hold Newport West in by-election
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Labour hold Newport West in by-election

Uncertainty over Brexit and resurgence UKIP sees Labour’s majority slashed in Leave-voting Welsh city
5 Apr 2019
Drunk Russian sailors found stranded on Welsh island
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Drunk Russian sailors found stranded on Welsh island

Trio got lost in Bristol Channel as they returned from boozy night out in Barry
22 Mar 2019
Warren Gatland: Wales can bring the Rugby World Cup home
Wales head coach Warren Gatland will leave his role after the 2019 Rugby World Cup
In Depth

Warren Gatland: Wales can bring the Rugby World Cup home

Kiwi backs his side to triumph in Japan - and Clive Woodward agrees
19 Mar 2019
Six Nations: Wales full-back Halfpenny fit to face England
Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny suffered concussion against Australia in November
In Brief

Six Nations: Wales full-back Halfpenny fit to face England

England prop Mako Vunipola is ruled out of the championship
12 Feb 2019
One of world's rarest sharks spotted near Wales
Angel Shark
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One of world's rarest sharks spotted near Wales

Fishermen spot endangered animal in Cardigan Bay and Bristol Channel
25 Jan 2019
Six Nations: Wales star Leigh Halfpenny out of French clash
Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny suffered concussion against Australia in November
In Brief

Six Nations: Wales star Leigh Halfpenny out of French clash

Scotland add four players to squad after Hamish Watson breaks his hand
23 Jan 2019
Why does Wales have the highest imprisonment rate in Europe?
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Why does Wales have the highest imprisonment rate in Europe?

Study suggests sentencing irregularities and socioeconomic factors to blame
17 Jan 2019
Welsh coal worker discovers his father was Malaysian sultan
Keith Williams
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Welsh coal worker discovers his father was Malaysian sultan

Keith Williams wants to find out if his royal relative left him an inheritance
22 Nov 2018
Nations League: Pogba on his future, Bale enjoys Wales win
Paul Pogba France Germany Uefa Nations League
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Nations League: Pogba on his future, Bale enjoys Wales win

World champions France held 0-0 by Germany and Ireland are thrashed in Cardiff
7 Sep 2018
Wales name Wayne Pivac as Warren Gatland’s successor
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Wales name Wayne Pivac as Warren Gatland’s successor

Scarlets coach will take over after the 2019 Rugby World Cup
9 Jul 2018
Naked woman died in airing cupboard after getting trapped
Plas Talgarth
In Brief

Naked woman died in airing cupboard after getting trapped

Inquests hears 60-year-old holidaymaker burst a water pipe while trying to escape
20 Jun 2018
Mysterious sea creature washes up on beach in Wales
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Mysterious sea creature washes up on beach in Wales

The five-foot long carcass with ‘giant jawline’ is found on Rhossili beach, Swansea
25 May 2018
St David’s Day 2018: how to celebrate Wales’s patron saint
St David's Day
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St David’s Day 2018: how to celebrate Wales’s patron saint

What to wear, what to eat and how to say ‘Happy St David’s Day’ in Welsh
27 Feb 2018
Shops breathalyse alcohol buyers in Wales
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Shops breathalyse alcohol buyers in Wales

The initiative is part of an operation to cut alcohol-related crime in the Welsh capital
14 Nov 2017
Sports Direct under fire for 'Welsh ban'
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Sports Direct under fire for 'Welsh ban'

Retailer apologises for memo telling Bangor staff to speak in English only
7 Aug 2017
Bodysgallen Hall: Manor house idyll on the edge of Snowdonia
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In Review

Bodysgallen Hall: Manor house idyll on the edge of Snowdonia

Set in 200 acres of parkland, this 17th-century hall has been sympathetically restored to provide every comfort
12 May 2017
Could Wales follow Scotland in demanding independence?
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Could Wales follow Scotland in demanding independence?

Plaid Cymru says second attempt at Scottish breakaway would spell end of UK
14 Mar 2017
Homes evacuated after 'WW1 bomb is brought into pub'
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Homes evacuated after 'WW1 bomb is brought into pub'

Army called to Pink Geranium in Swansea Valley to remove reported explosive device
12 Jan 2017