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About Wales

The Welsh name for their own country is Cymru, which means "fellow countrymen". The name Wales originally meant "stranger" or "foreigner" (the "wall" at the end of the place name "Cornwall" in south-west England has the same meaning): the name was given to the country by the Anglo-Saxons because the people living there (Celts) spoke a different language and had a different way of life from them.

The most famous Welsh poet is Dylan Thomas. Laura Ashley was a Welsh designer who established a chain of shops. Lloyds Bank (now Lloyds TSB) was originally a Welsh bank. Wales has the greatest concentration of castles in western Europe. There is a lot of beautiful scenery, including many attractive mountains, hills, valleys and rivers. There are three National Parks in Wales: Snowdonia, the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast. The national emblem of Wales is the leek (you can see this on the back of some one pound coins); daffodils are also often as a symbol of the country.

English is the main language spoken in most parts of Wales, but the Welsh language is taught in many of the schools and is spoken by about 20% of the population. Signs and information are usually written in both English and Welsh.

Popular counties for visitors who are looking for a holiday in Wales include: Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire. Such locations as Aberaeron, Cardigan, Llandysul, Aberystwyth, Lampeter, Carmarthen, Swansea and Newcastle Emlyn drawn thousands of visitors each year.

The Welsh economy was once dominated by the coal mining and steel industries. The production of slate (used mainly for roof tiles) was a major industry in the mountains of Snowdonia. These traditional industries have declined; new jobs are being created in industries such as electronics and tourism. Because of the hilly landscapes, much of the land is used for sheep farming, and cattle are reared in the lowland areas.

Wales was formally united with England by Henry the Eighth in 1536. The National Assembly for Wales (often called the Welsh Assembly) was opened in 1999, giving some decision-making powers to an assembly of politicians who are elected locally. Many decisions affecting Welsh people are still made in the Houses of Parliament in London, which includes politicians from all parts of the United Kingdom. For more information about the history of government in Wales, see the Education Information part of the Public Information section of: http://www.wales.gov.uk.

The Welsh economy was once dominated by the coal mining and steel industries. The production of slate (used mainly for roof tiles) was a major industry in the mountains of Snowdonia. These traditional industries have declined; new jobs are being created in industries such as electronics and tourism. Because of the hilly landscapes, much of the land is used for sheep farming, and cattle are reared in the lowland areas.

Wales was formally united with England by Henry the Eighth in 1536. The National Assembly for Wales (often called the Welsh Assembly) was opened in 1999, giving some decision-making powers to an assembly of politicians who are elected locally. Many decisions affecting Welsh people are still made in the Houses of Parliament in London, which includes politicians from all parts of the United Kingdom. For more information about the history of government in Wales, see the Education Information part of the Public Information section of: http://www.wales.gov.uk.

For more details see the following counties of Wales: Blaenau, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan, Wrexham,

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Bangor Uni student wins deportation appeal, MP says
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:31:49 GMT - A Bangor University student threatened with deportation has been told she can remain in the UK, her local MP says.
 
'Be aware' ice weather warning for Wales
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:48:32 GMT - The Met Office issues a yellow 'be aware' weather warning for ice across Wales on Monday evening.
 
Matalan murders: Andrew Saunders 'researched killing'
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:40:52 GMT - A man who murdered his ex-girlfriend and new partner searched the internet for killing methods, a court hears.
 
Oscars: 'State of shock' for Joanna Natasegara
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:39:24 GMT - One of the only British winners at the Oscars describes her award for a Syrian rescue worker documentary as "bittersweet".
 
Ellie-May Clark death: Call to publish GMC's GP findings
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:19:47 GMT - Calls are made for findings on a GP who turned away a young girl who later died of an asthma attack to be published.
 
Swansea factory worker slipped laxative as 'silly joke'
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:30:00 GMT - A Swansea factory worker is ordered to compensate a colleague after secretly slipping a laxative into his soup as a "silly joke".
 
Children in deprived areas more likely to go into care
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:38:06 GMT - New research finds children living in deprived areas are more likely to go into care than those living in the most affluent areas.
 
Trinity Mirror has 'important news role' in Wales
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:00:13 GMT - The chief executive of Trinity Mirror says his company plays an "important role" in covering local news in Wales.
 
'High risks' identified after Pembroke Mill Pond drownings
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:29:38 GMT - A charity identifies "high risk factors" at Pembrokeshire ponds where three people died in 2015.
 
Port Talbot murder probe: Arrest after man, 37, dies
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:25:38 GMT - A man has been arrested as part of a murder investigation into the death of a man in Port Talbot.
 
M4 relief road: Common cranes nesting on proposed site
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:03:49 GMT - The proposed £1bn M4 relief road would cut through the first nesting site in Wales for common cranes in over 400 years, it emerges.
 
Ambulance response trial scheme to be permanent
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:51:31 GMT - A colour-coded system of dealing with 999 ambulance calls is backed but will be reviewed to make sure all patients are prioritised properly.
 
Sri Lanka deportation plea by MP over Bangor uni student
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:32:14 GMT - Arfon MP Hywel Williams urges the Home Office to allow a deportation-threatened student to finish her studies at Bangor University.
 
Oscar for ex-Cardiff Uni student Joanna Natasegara
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:39:19 GMT - One of the only British winners at this year's Oscars describes her award for a documentary about rescue volunteers in Syria as "bittersweet".
 
Gareth Bale hails Wales Euro 2016 history makers
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:35:38 GMT - From Champions League winner and the world's most expensive player to film star.
 

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