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Wales Rural Network News Roundup from 2020

What’s Happening in Wales? Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 – Scheme Windows Glastir Woodland Creation The expression of interest window for Glastir Woodland Creation is now open. The closing date has been extended to 31 July 2020.There have been a number of changes to the application process for Glastir Woodland Creation. Important information on these changes is available in the guidance on our website. Glastir Small Grants: landscape and pollinators 2019 In response to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic the claim deadline has been extended until 30 September 2020. All claims must be submitted by this date. Micro Small
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Brexit back in the News…

Keep promises or face no‑deal Brexit, Michel Barnier tells Boris Johnson https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/keep-promises-or-face-no-deal-brexit-michel-barnier-tells-boris-johnson-c2rcdjsns
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Positive Coronavirus News roundup… #PositiveCoronavirusNews

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home reportedly rehomed more than double their usual amount of cats and dogs last week. Pet shops were also cleared as people looked for a companion for the lockdown. British scientists have developed a new ventilator for the NHS in just a week – they hope the simple design will make it easy for manufacturers to produce en masse. Families in America, Canada and some parts of Britain, have been decking their houses like it’s Christmas with fairy lights, decorations and inflatables. Millions of the world’s poorest people will receive over 20 million hygiene and cleaning
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All the latest UK & Global Coronavirus News from the BBC

    By Andrew McFarlane     NHS staff saluted     It was an emotional moment for those who took part – not least the NHS staff and care workers being saluted by the nation. The Royal Family and prime minister joined well-wishers who flocked to front doorsteps, balconies and windows on Thursday evening night to applaud those dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. It came after figures revealed the UK death toll rose from 475 to 578 in one day, with 11,658 confirmed cases. There will be additional support for the NHS from firefighters, who have agreed to drive ambulances and deliver essential
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Latest BBC News update…

UK cracks down hard     First it was advice, now it’s an order. Boris Johnson has issued a stark message to the country: “At this moment of national emergency… stay at home.” Speaking after the UK death toll reached 335, the prime minister introduced unprecedented restrictions on everyday life, meaning people must only leave their house for one of four reasons – to exercise once a day, to travel to and from work where “absolutely necessary”, to shop for essential items, and to fulfil any medical or care needs.    Shops selling non-essential goods have been told to shut, along with
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Europe & Global Coronavirus Update…

The European Union will ban travellers from outside from the bloc for 30 days in an unprecedented move to seal its borders amid the coronavirus crisis. The measure is expected to apply to 26 EU states as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. UK citizens will be unaffected. The ban came as deaths continued to soar in Italy and Spain, and France began a strict lockdown. Europe has been badly hit by the virus, which has killed 7,500 globally. Meanwhile, the Euro 2020 football competition has been postponed by a year. The virus has infected more than 185,000 people worldwide,
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Irish Business News / IrishBiz – Prolonged Coronavirus Outbreak Could Place the Irish Republic in to a Recession…

A prolonged outbreak of coronavirus in the Republic could push the economy into recession, the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has warned. The think tank said the economy could shrink for the first time since the financial crisis if the country remained on lockdown for an extended period. The institute’s Kieran McQuinn said that if the outbreak can be contained to a single quarter and “if by June/July things are returning to normal then the Irish economy should still register positive growth this year”. However, if the issue and particularly the “lockdown” goes beyond that period “we’re looking at
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European Business News / EuropeanBiz – Latest European Economic News After Coronavirus Impact…

Europe’s economy was meant to have a decent year in 2020. Factory production in the 19-country eurozone rose strongly in January, after a tentative truce in the US-China trade war. Consumer confidence was strong. Housebuilders’ order books were full. The stage was set for a solid, albeit unspectacular year. The European economy would see “steady and moderate growth”, predicted the European commission’s economic forecast on 13 February. It also warned of clouds on the horizon, including a new virus. Noting mounting concern about coronavirus, as well as “downside” risks, the Brussels forecast concluded the outbreak would peak in the first three
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