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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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Cardiff Queen Street: Man charged with fatal stabbings
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:51:19 GMT - A man is charged with murdering a couple who were found stabbed on a Cardiff street near to where they worked.
 
Kancoat: Tories claim Edwina Hart broke ministerial code over aid
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:32:35 GMT - An ex-economy minister has been accused by the Welsh Conservatives of breaking the ministerial code by approving £3.4m aid for a firm which later went bust.
 
Coleman wants life ban for corruption
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:52:43 GMT - Wales manager Chris Coleman says anyone found guilty of corruption in football should be banned for life.
 
Welsh Rio 2016 Olympians and Paralympians welcomed home
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:14:08 GMT - Welsh Olympians and Paralympians will be welcomed home at a ceremony in Cardiff on Thursday evening.
 
Kris Wade: Murderer faced sex assault allegations in 2012
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:36:34 GMT - A man who murdered his neighbour in a sexually motivated attack had been sacked from his job after allegations of sexual assault, a health board reveals.
 
Simon Weston biopic in the pipeline
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:28:22 GMT - A biopic of Falklands War veteran Simon Weston is to be made by a London-based company whose recent output includes a drama about Winston Churchill.
 
Cardiff-Anglesey air link subsidy future to be reviewed
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:43:59 GMT - The future of subsidised flights between Cardiff and Anglesey could be under threat as a review into the route's viability is ordered.
 
Stephen Pike jailed for murder of neighbour Clint Simms
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:16:38 GMT - A Cardiff man who stabbed a neighbour on his own doorstep has been jailed for life with a minimum of 20 years.
 
Tomlinson's Dairies expansion plan for Minera site
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:35:36 GMT - A Wrexham dairy has submitted proposals to expand its facilities to meet demand and recruit 60 more staff.
 
Healthcare Inspectorate Wales: Laser treatment concerns
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:01:45 GMT - Significant areas for improvement are needed at clinics and beauty parlours offering laser treatment, Healthcare Inspectorate Wales warns.
 
Bogus Cardiff builders jailed for £71k elderly people con
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:01:01 GMT - A father and son who posed as builders and conned elderly and vulnerable people out of £71,000, are jailed.
 
Wrexham man jailed for cutting off pet dog's ears
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:20:19 GMT - A man who cut off his pet dog's ears with a "pliers-type implement," is jailed.
 
Lost Jacob Jordaens' masterpiece on show at Swansea Museum
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:31:34 GMT - A 17th Century Flemish masterpiece worth about £3m and discovered in Swansea Museum's storeroom goes on show on Thursday.
 
'Huge task' to track unregistered laser salons
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:03:12 GMT - A specialist nurse trained in laser treatments says it is a "huge task" for regulators to keep track of growing unregistered salons and clinics.
 
Cardiff Half Marathon: Gareth 'Alfie' Thomas back to train three women's teams for run
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:26:16 GMT - Gareth 'Alfie' Thomas has been training three women's teams to run the Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday, 2 October.
 

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