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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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Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:12:58 GMT - A leaked document shows a health board is looking at hospital closure options in a radical shake-up.
 
Welsh Government sues land sale advice firms
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:59:15 GMT - Welsh Government sues two firms involved in a land sale criticised for not being value for money
 
Swansea City 1-0 Liverpool
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Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:39:09 GMT - The lorry became stuck after the driver took an alternative route when the M4 was closed.
 
Axe found after incident at Cardiff's Whitchurch school
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:55:04 GMT - Police are investigating a disturbance involving young people at Whitchurch High School in Cardiff.
 
£560k cost of Llangammarch Wells fire probe after six die
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:32:46 GMT - A "complex" police investigation into a fire that killed a father and his five young children continues.
 
Rhyl FC fined £200 after Leeds United 'friendly' brawl
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:02:59 GMT - The match last November had to be abandoned after a fight broke out between the players.
 
Man admits killing wife in Bangor but denies murder
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:50:26 GMT - Paul Jordan admits to manslaughter after stabbing his wife Betty in July 2017.
 
Ceredigion Herald editor Thomas Sinclair loses court appeal
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:52:28 GMT - He was convicted of printing an article which was likely to identify a victim of a sex offence.
 
Family tribute to man who died after Llanelli assault
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:11:51 GMT - Denzil Vaughan Edwards, 52, died after an assault in Llanelli in the early hours of Christmas Eve.
 
Minibus stolen in Cwmbran with three passengers on board
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:37:11 GMT - Gwent Police is appealing for information after the incident on Saturday morning.
 
Grayling defends Cardiff-Swansea electrification cancellation
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:54:39 GMT - The transport secretary Chris Grayling defends the axing of a project to electrify the railway between Swansea and Cardiff, saying it was not a good use of taxpayers money.
 
Anger after pet cat shot between eyes with airgun
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Cardiff and Newport urged to tap into Bristol prosperity
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 06:23:19 GMT - The Welsh Secretary says cities in south east Wales and south west England can work together more.
 

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