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Positive Coronavirus News – Fund Raising – #PositiveCoronavirusNews

The National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal has raised almost £11 million since launching a week ago (Weds 18). The first £2.5 million is now being distributed to front-line charities, which will deliver food to isolated people, help people recover after leaving hospital, and protect vulnerable children now schools are closed. Business News Coronavirus News Positive Coronavirus News and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See https://mikearmstrong.me/news For Business Advice follow the link or visit one of our Blogs: Entrepreneur Zone | King of Marketing | The Voice of Social Media | Networking Grapevine | British Business News |
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Coronavirus could have ‘already infected HALF the population – and it’s been spreading since January’

Coronavirus could already have infected HALF the British population and has been spreading in the UK since January, a new study claims. Oxford … Coronavirus could have ‘already infected HALF the population – and it’s been spreading since January’
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More details on the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)…

Further details have emerged for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) which is designed to assist qualifying businesses during these unprecedented times. The Scheme aims to support long-term viable businesses who may need to respond to cash-flow pressures by seeking additional finance.  The loan will be provided by the British Business Bank through participating providers during the Covid-19 outbreak. Full details of the CBILS scheme can be found here – but the main criteria are: Loan facilities of up to £5m 80% of the lenders risk is covered Repayment terms up to 6 years for term loans and asset finance, but
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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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The Wales Team that could face Scotland when the Six Nations resumes…

The very different and stronger-looking Wales XV that could face Scotland when Six Nations clash is rescheduled (According to Wales Online): Certain Wales players may be fit again, while others could be unavailable if the clash takes place in October like its expected too. Gareth Anscombe is amongst the players who could be back for Wales: In these uncertain times, with rugby and sport generally pretty much in hibernation because of the Covid-19 emergency, it’s hard to look much beyond next week let alone seven months ahead. But all will hope the nasty little bug will be seen off in
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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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Coronavirus | Covid-19 – Your Questions Answered…

BBC News News Navigation Sections World Media player Close player Close player Close player Coronavirus: 30 of your questions answered Play video ‘I’m feeling ill, do I have coronavirus?’ from BBCVIDEO ‘I’m feeling ill, do I have coronavirus?’BBC1:1518 March 2020 00:0018 March 2020 00:00 Contact us with your questions here Related Video and Audio VIDEO 1 MINUTE 3 SECONDSVIDEO 1 MINUTE 3 SECONDS1:03 Play video Coronavirus explained in 60 seconds from BBCCoronavirus explained in 60 seconds BBC Play video Coronavirus explained in 60 seconds from BBC VIDEO 1 MINUTE 30 SECONDSVIDEO 1 MINUTE 30 SECONDS1:30 Play video Coronavirus: How to
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Wales Millennium Centre Closed until further notice – Welsh Business News…

Dear Supporter, It is with great regret that we have closed Wales Millennium Centre until further notice, following the UK Government advice given on Monday 16 March.  We hope you will agree that it is the right decision to put the safety of our staff, artists, volunteers and audiences first. This is a sad and uncertain time for all of us.  The implications of this situation will be hard to manage and long-lasting. Our role is to be a home for the performing arts for our nation and we will be doing everything we can to support our staff and
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Welsh Business News – Loads of Welsh Business News from the BBC

Wales business Posted at1:19 Single-use plastics ban unveiled for Wales Plastic straws, cotton buds and balloon sticks are among the items set to be outlawed from 2021. Read more Posted at20:5817 Mar Coronavirus in Wales: Your daily update On Tuesday, councils warned bin collections could be reduced and more events were cancelled. Read more Posted at18:2817 Mar Tourism businesses in Wales fear for the future Brian Meechan BBC Wales business correspondent With the main tourist season a few weeks away, businesses fear for the future. Read more Posted at18:2417 Mar Coach firm ‘desperate’ over tourism impact Coronaviris: Whitland coach firm
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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 – applications are now available from the UK Seafood Innovation Find…

UK Seafood Innovation Fund Applications Now Open!  The UK Seafood Innovation Fund is now accepting applications for its second open call, with funding pots of up to £50k for scoping studies and up to £250k for full R&D projects available. With 27 projects funded in 2019, including initiatives using robotics, AI, fishing gear innovations, biomedical advances and more, the fund is now seeking a new tranche of applicants with plans to transform the future landscape for seafood supply. The UK Innovation Seafood fund encourages bids from experts in the fishing, aquaculture, and seafood processing sectors. Visit http://www.seafoodinnovation.fund to find out more about
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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 News – Deputy Minister discovers National Park’s culture and coastline

Deputy Minister discovers National Park’s culture and coastline Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government, Hannah Blythyn has visited the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park to see the vital work being undertaken to allow visitors and residents to enjoy this protected landscape, its wildlife and heritage. During her visit to St David’s, the Deputy Minister was introduced to Park Authority staff and volunteers and held talks with Members and Officers of the National Park Authority, where they discussed a range of important issues including climate change, biodiversity, tourism and affordable housing. The Deputy Minister also toured Oriel y Parc, an innovative
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Welsh Climate Change Conference – Climate Change News…

Young people with a passion for protecting the planet come together for climate conference   Young people came together to make a pledge to join the Welsh Government in its response to the climate emergency. The conference built on the success of last year’s first Climate Change Wales Conference, bringing together young people with a passion for protecting our planet. Read more The conference built on the success of last year’s first Climate Change Wales Conference, bringing together young people with a passion for protecting our planet. The focus of Welsh Government’s response to the climate emergency is on supporting collective
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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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Natural Resources Bulletin From Welsh Government…

In this edition:       1. Launch of exciting new initiative to boost nature ‘on your doorstep’ 2. Young people with a passion for protecting the planet come together for climate conference 3. Deputy Minister discovers National Park’s culture and coastline 4. Lesley Griffiths commits to driving up welfare standards for dogs at breeding premises 5. The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 6. Update on the Fish Export Service 7. Update on regulations on oil storage tanks in Wales   8. Applications now open for UK Seafood Innovation Fund 9. February highlights – Our top news stories 10. Scheme windows 11. Consultations Launch of exciting
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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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Young, Welsh and Pretty Minted returns – here’s who’s on the show – Welsh Business News / WelshBiz

Have you been watching Young, Welsh and Pretty Minted ? It’s an interesting Watch for those Interested in Wales & Welsh Business. If you’ve not seen it you can catchup on the BBC IPlayer. Here’s more about the show / Welsh Business / Entrepreneur & Influencer Documentary including profiles of the people who appears on it etc. from a recent Wales Online Article. – Here’s who appear on the show Young, Welsh & Pretty Minted – Wales Online — Read more on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.walesonline.co.uk/lifestyle/tv/young-welsh-pretty-minted-returns-17805403.amp
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Welsh Sports News – Wales release the special tribute to Matthew J Watkins that was supposed to be played at cancelled Scotland game

The Welsh Rugby Union have revealed the special tribute they planned to pay to Matthew J Watkins ahead of Wales’ game against Scotland. Today’s Six Nations match at the Principality Stadium has been postponed due to fears over the coronavirus. Watkins, 41, passed away last week after a seven-year battle with a rare form of pelvic cancer. During a successful career, he earned 18 caps for Wales and played 150 times for the Llanelli Scarlets. The WRU were due to hold a minute’s applause and play some of Watkins’ highlights on the big screens at the Principality Stadium 15 minutes
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What’s On Cardiff Still to go for March – Things to do in Cardiff / Cardiff Events / Visit Cardiff…

Pleas find a lost of What’s On Cardiff Events for March as per the Visit Cardiff Website! Things to do in Cardiff / Things to do in Cardiff for March: Check to see if Events are still happening due to Coronavirus first. WHAT’S ON IN CARDIFF Here’s your guide for all upcoming Cardiff events and things to do, including live music, gigs, sport, theatre, comedy, festivals, family fun and more! Use our handy calendar to see What’s On in Cardiff today, tonight, this weekend or this week. FILTERS Reset CATEGORIES VENUE DateLatestPopular Go 15 MAR 2020Queer Tours: LGBTQ+ 17 MAR
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Full list of coronavirus confirmed cases in Wales – The epidemic can no longer be contained and cases are being confirmed daily – Wales News

The coronavirus pandemic has been declared the “worst public health crisis for a generation” by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. He said families will continue to “lose loved ones before their time” as the outbreak worsens. Six new incidents of Coronavirus / Covid-19 have been confirmed in Wales – including one in Wrexham – bring the total of positive cases to 25. As of 9am on Thursday, a total of 29,764 people had been tested for coronavirus in the UK Of that, 590 tested positive and 10 patients who tested positive for Coronavirus / Covid-19 have died. Two other British nationals
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