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Experience Adventure at Zip World Tower By Zip World Home to Phoenix and the Tower Coaster, Zip World Tower is the 4th Zip World site to open, and is the 1st to be situated in south Wales. Nestled in the Rhigos mountain range, and boasting stunning panoramic views, this adventure hub is situated at the old Tower Colliery coal mining site, and had created a new lease of life for this historic and widely-loved base , so is an ideal day out in Cardiff or South Wales for people, families or adventurers seeking thrills and adventure and other great Things
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Welsh Business News via the Welsh Business News Blog on LinkedIn – #WelshBiz

If you are interested in Welsh Business News then you should take a look at (and follow) the WelshBiz Blog on LinkedIn, which has loads of Business News from many different Welsh Businesses! You can visit the WelshBiz blog on LinkedIn by clicking the link below! Welsh Business News Blog by #WelshBiz Business News that you can expect from the #WelshBiz LinkedIn Blog; Business Networking Wales News Business Events Wales News SME Business News Wales Corporate Business News Wales Business News Wales Posts Wales Online Business Posts Welsh Entrepreneur News Mike Armstrong News etc. The WelshBiz Blog on LinkedIn is
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#PositiveCoronavirusNews as Stamp Duty is to be put on hold to help stimulate the economy…

Positive Coronavirus News Stamp duty ‘holiday’ to help rebuild economy Rishi Sunak has drawn up proposals to exempt most homebuyers from paying any stamp duty under plans to kick-start Britain’s economic recovery. The chancellor will reveal plans this week to lift the threshold at which people start paying stamp duty from £125,000 to as much as £500,000. The increase in the threshold, which is expected to be implemented in the autumn budget, is a temporary measure intended to stimulate the housing market. Mr Sunak will announce the plans on Wednesday as part of several measures to support the economy, including
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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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Contactless card limit to rise to £45 from £30 next week after limits on cash shopping to help stop coronavirus

THE limit for in-store contactless payments is rising to £45, from £30, next week. This is to try and help people to limit physical contact to fight … Contactless card limit to rise to £45 from £30 next week after limits on cash shopping to help stop coronavirus
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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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Free Trains in Wales for NHS Staff On TfW and other Transport News…

NHS staff in Wales are being offered free travel on Transport for Wales rail services with immediate effect, the company has announced. NHS workers will just need to show their work ID to access services to get themselves back and forth to work until 30 April. Public transport is to operate on a reduced scale throughout Wales because of the coronavirus pandemic. However the reduced service has led to crowding on some trains. New timetables are now in place for trains and buses until further notice. Announcing the move for NHS workers, Transport for Wales (TfW) said: “At Transport for
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The New Welsh Inventions inspired by the Global Pandemic…

A new ventilator, a virus-killing snood and a hands-free door pull are just some of the innovations coming out of Wales to tackle coronavirus. Since the outbreak, doctors, scientists and designers have been working on ideas to stop the virus spreading. The ventilator has already successfully treated a Covid-19 patient and has been backed by the Welsh Government. Mass production of the snood-type mask is under way while a 3D design of the handle has been widely circulated. Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price, who was part of the impetus to get the ventilator into mass production, said the innovations put
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Latest update on Coronavirus from The PM as UK goes in to lockdown!

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that the UK is going into lockdown in a televised address to the nation last evening. The PM made the announcement from 10 Downing Street amid widespread calls for tougher measures to slow the spread of Covid-19 / Coronavirus. He ordered the immediate closure of all shops selling non-essentials items on Monday evening. He told people to only leave the house to shop for basic necessities “as infrequently as possible” and to perform one form of exercise a day. “If you don’t follow the rules the police will have the powers to enforce them, including through
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BBC News Daily

    By Victoria King     UK outbreak latest     The UK appeared to be split in two over the weekend – between those observing social distancing advice and those flouting it. Parks, beaches and other beauty spots were busy despite warnings about the risk that could pose of spreading coronavirus. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday night that unless everyone began following the rules, “tougher measures” like those seen elsewhere in the world could be introduced. The government is urging people not to travel unless it’s essential, including to second homes, camp sites, caravan parks or similar.    MPs are
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Primark to close all 189 UK Stores including all stores in Wales – WelshBiz

Retail Giant Primark is to close all 189 of their UK stores in response to coronavirus. The major high street retailer will close all its shops due to the Covid-19 outbreak in a move affecting some 37,000 people. The Primark store on Cardiff’s Queens Street, as well as all 189 UK stores will close with immediate effect due to the coronavirus. The announcement by Primark, which has branches across Wales, will affect 37,000 people. A Primark spokesman said; “Our main priority is the health and wellbeing of our employees,” “Primark has committed to supporting all employees who are directly affected
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Latest Welsh Government Coronavirus Update from Vaughan Gething AM, Minister for Health and Social Services

Written Statement: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Update Vaughan Gething AM, Minister for Health and Social Services First published: 21 March 2020 Last updated: 21 March 2020 Share this page Twitter Facebook Email Further to my statement on 18 March, I can confirm the Chief Medical Officer has issued the following guidance to NHS Wales. The novel Coronavirus was genetically typed and identified on 7 January 2020. 3 weeks later the specialist virology centre within Public Health Wales had commenced testing for this virus. Testing capacity has continued to be ramped up and Public Health Wales now has capacity for over 800 tests
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Former and future health and social care professionals needed – Welsh Government News…

PRESS RELEASE Former and future health and social care professionals needed to help Wales respond to coronavirus Wales’ former health and social care professionals are today being asked to return to work, as an emergency recruitment drive is launched to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. First published:21 March 2020Last updated:21 March 2020 Share this page Twitter Facebook Email Wales’ Chief Medical Officer, Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Social Services and Integration have made simultaneous appeals to their colleagues to sign-up to support those affected. Final-year students will also be offered work in the NHS to help boost the workforce over
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UK Government Advice for Employees

Guidance COVID-19: guidance for employees  Updated 20 March 2020 Contents Staying at home Sick pay Furloughed workers Claiming benefits Staying at home If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started. If you live with others and you are the first in the household to have symptoms of coronavirus, then you must stay at home for 7 days, but all other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts
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Lots of North Wales Business & Property News…

Latest News  Export Food & Drink News Fire-hit bakery forges ahead in new export markets North Wales Guest Correspondent  Finance and Banking Local Councils Networking Tech Training Conwy Business Centre redevelopment to support start-up companies North Wales Guest Correspondent  Food & Drink Retail North Wales event brings best of local food and drink together in Mold North Wales Guest Correspondent  Charity News North Wales storage giant helps blind bowlers North Wales Guest Correspondent  Jobs Law Recruitment Coronavirus on the agenda at free North Wales employment law seminars North Wales Guest Correspondent  Export Food & Drink News Fire-hit bakery forges ahead
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Top Welsh Government News Stories From February…

February highlights – Welsh Governments top news stories from last month! Have your say on plans to create a zero waste Wales The Welsh Government wants your views on its plans to make Wales the world’s top recycling nation and help us become a truly circular economy, at a series of Beyond Recycling Consultation Events across Wales. Read more Minister welcomes additional funding to promote Welsh red meat Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths, has welcomed confirmation the Britain-wide Red Meat Levy Ring-fenced Fund will increase from £2million to £3.5million next year, after agreement was reached between the Red
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Welsh News – Updates to regulations on oil storage tanks in Wales…

Update to regulations on oil storage tanks in Wales The final stage of our Oil Storage Regulations come into force on 15 March 2020. The regulations to protect the environment and properties as a result For more Wales, Welsh News, Welsh Business News or Welsh Government News, please follow the links.
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Welsh News – Welfare Standards for Dogs, at Breeding Premises to be raised, says Welsh Minister…

Lesley Griffiths commits to driving up welfare standards for dogs at breeding premises A commitment to improve welfare standards for dogs at breeding premises in Wales has been made by the Minister for the Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths. Read more Share this page Twitter Facebook Email A report, produced by the Wales Animal Health and Welfare Framework Group, reviewing the Animal Welfare (Breeding of Dogs) (Wales Regulations 2014) has been published today.The recommendations include a need for: Greater consistency in the inspection and enforcement of breeding regulations A review of the licensing process, including application of a staff to
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Welsh Government Partner With Keep Wales Tidy To Provide Nature Starter Packs for Nature Community in Wales

The Welsh Government has launched a major new scheme which aims to empower communities to bring nature ‘to your doorstep’ and help halt and reverse the decline in nature. In partnership with Keep Wales Tidy, over 800 pre-paid ‘Starter packages’ are being made available to communities across Wales. The packages include items like native plants and seeds, peat-free compost, tools and even bug and bee hotels. Starter packages will include all materials needed to create a community nature area, guidance on how to install it and Keep Wales Tidy officer time to provide advice and support. Read more or click
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Welsh News – Update on the Fish Export Service…

Update on the Fish Export Service The Fish Export Service was taken offline on 21 January 2020 as it is not required during the implementation period, which started when the UK left the European Union (EU) on 31 January, and ends on 31 December 2020. The service was originally developed to produce Catch Certificates, Processing Statements and Storage Documents to enable export of fishery products to the EU in the event of a no deal exit. However, while the future partnership with the EU is negotiated, trading arrangements with the EU during the implementation period will continue as they were prior
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