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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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Man dies after falling from cliffs into sea at Llandudno
Sun, 20 May 2018 10:16:51 GMT - A second person needed hospital treatment after trying to help the man.
 
Betsi Cadwaladar: 17% increase in stress sickness
Sun, 20 May 2018 16:32:20 GMT - The north Wales health board lost 76,919 days in 2017 at an estimated cost of more than £5.4m.
 
Donations for Hirwaun family of seven after fire guts home
Sun, 20 May 2018 18:03:15 GMT - A family of seven were left with no possessions after their home was destroyed on Saturday.
 
UKIP 'should fold' if Brexit done right, says ex-Welsh leader
Sun, 20 May 2018 13:19:03 GMT - Former Welsh leader Nathan Gill says UKIP has no future and should end after Brexit.
 
Two injured in stabbing in Llanrumney area of Cardiff
Sun, 20 May 2018 13:46:01 GMT - Two people are arrested after the attack in Llanrummey in Cardiff in the early hours.
 
Neil Hamilton could rebid for UKIP assembly leadership
Sun, 20 May 2018 15:19:51 GMT - Ousted UKIP assembly group leader Neil Hamilton refuses to rule out attempting to regain the position.
 
Blind people 'cannot read' health advice, says RNIB
Sat, 19 May 2018 23:40:54 GMT - A charity warns of confusion over medicine and missed appointments due to inaccessible information.
 
Neighbour threatened with knife by burglar in Cyncoed, Cardiff
Sun, 20 May 2018 11:07:10 GMT - A man armed with a six-inch knife threatened a "good neighbour" who disturbed a burglary, police say.
 
Mental health support in north Wales 'unfair'
Sat, 19 May 2018 23:47:37 GMT - Mental health patients face "unnecessary barriers", according to campaigners.
 
South Wales Police bomb dogs' demand up with big events
Sat, 19 May 2018 05:52:37 GMT - The number of events South Wales Police's explosives dog have attended has doubled in two years.
 
Royal wedding 2018: Sharing the big day in Wales
Sat, 19 May 2018 16:30:37 GMT - As Megan Markle and Prince Harry tie the knot, BBC Wales talks to people who are enjoying the big day.
 
No marks for Royal Welsh College students to ease stress
Sat, 19 May 2018 17:18:57 GMT - First year students are not being given academic marks at a Cardiff college to help reduce stress and anxiety.
 
UKIP should walk off stage after Brexit, Nathan Gill says
Sun, 20 May 2018 08:23:48 GMT - UKIP should 'walk off stage' if the UK government delivers a successful Brexit settlement, says Welsh MEP Nathan Gill.
 
'You feel upset, less of a person if you can't do it yourself'
Sat, 19 May 2018 23:41:55 GMT - Tafsila Khan says a dental receptionist would not help her complete a form she struggled to read.
 
'Cheating nature' to make diamonds at Cardiff University
Sat, 19 May 2018 23:52:31 GMT - Dr Oliver Williams from Cardiff University is growing synthetic diamonds by "cheating nature" in his lab.
 

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