Wales

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Some strikes in Wales suspended after government raises pay offer – as it happened
Welsh government offering health staff extra 3% – half one-off, half consolidated – on top of 4.5% increase

Andrew Sparrow

03, Feb, 2023 @5:16 PM

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Wales pledges £50m to bring derelict empty homes back into use
Labour hopes plan for up to 2,000 properties will help younger people return to places they grew up

Steven Morris

30, Jan, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Senedd committee backs four-day working week trial in Wales
Government called on to conduct pilot in public sector with employees working four-day week for same pay

Steven Morris

24, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Scottish government to challenge Westminster decision to block gender recognition bill in court – as it happened
Nicola Sturgeon says her government will be ‘vigorously defending’ democracy as well as the bill passed in Scotland

Tom Ambrose and Andrew Sparrow

17, Jan, 2023 @8:01 PM

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Welsh Labour is readying for snap general election, says Mark Drakeford
First minister claims Tories in Westminster are ‘staggering’ and could be months away from collapse

Steven Morris

01, Jan, 2023 @2:41 PM

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Welsh education minister hits out at ‘misinformation’ over LGBTQ+ curriculum
Campaigners are putting teachers under pressure, says Jeremy Miles after verdict in high court challenge

Steven Morris

23, Dec, 2022 @1:19 PM

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Parents in Wales lose legal fight against ‘woke’ sex education in primary schools
Judge at Cardiff hearing rejects families’ complaint, saying relationships curriculum does not advocate any one gender identity

Steven Morris

22, Dec, 2022 @5:28 PM

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Rishi Sunak’s asylum plans condemned as ‘deeply disturbing’ and against international law – as it happened
Campaigners criticise prime minister’s announcement on plans to curb small boat arrivals

Harry Taylor (now) Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

13, Dec, 2022 @6:48 PM

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‘We don’t want the language to die’: Carmarthen residents speak up for Welsh
The census recorded the lowest ever proportion of speakers, with the sharpest decline in Carmarthenshire

Steven Morris

11, Dec, 2022 @1:51 PM

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No 10 says Michelle Mone has lost Conservative whip ‘by default’ – as it happened
In taking leave of absence from Lords over PPE contracts allegations, Mone no longer a Tory peer, says PM’s spokesperson

Andrew Sparrow

07, Dec, 2022 @5:44 PM

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Gove confirms mandatory housebuilding targets for councils will be abolished in face of Tory rebellion – as it happened
Levelling up secretary confirms government will change levelling up bill after number of Tory MPs tabled rebel amendment

Joe Middleton (now); Andrew Sparrow and Fran Lawther (earlier)

05, Dec, 2022 @8:28 PM

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Gwynedd raises council tax premium on second homes to 150%
Councillors to use extra £3m expected to be raised by the move to tackle area’s ‘immoral’ homelessness crisis

Steven Morris

01, Dec, 2022 @6:09 PM

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