Fans return for first big sporting event since ban on crowds was lifted in Wales

It was first chance for fans to return and cheer on their side since Covid restrictions were lifted – and the home side made sure they had something to celebrate. Strict restrictions put in place due to the spread of the Omicron variant meant that, since Boxing Day, spectators had been banned from attending sporting… Continue reading Fans return for first big sporting event since ban on crowds was lifted in Wales

Hundreds take part in Covid protest in Cardiff city centre

Hundreds of people took to the streets in Cardiff to protest against coronavirus rules and restrictions. Currently, the rules in Wales mean you need a Covid vaccination pass, proof of vaccine, or a negative coronavirus test in the past 48 hours to attend events where there are large crowds. Demonstrators – which included anti-vaxxers and… Continue reading Hundreds take part in Covid protest in Cardiff city centre

Mark Drakeford says Wales should have a say on whether lateral flow tests remain free

There have been reports of plans to stop free lateral flow tests in the UK, but Wales’ First Minister has said that any such decisions would have to be taken by all four governments of the UK. Some newspaper reports have said that tests could be limited to care homes, hospitals and schools, and people… Continue reading Mark Drakeford says Wales should have a say on whether lateral flow tests remain free

Welsh Government confirms almost all Level 2 Covid restrictions will be lifted in next eight days

Almost all Wales’ Alert Level 2 Covid restrictions will be lifted in the next eight days. First Minister Mark Drakeford said last week the plan was to lift restrictions by January 28. He has now confirmed cases have dropped enough for some restrictions to be lifted from tomorrow, January 21, and almost all from the… Continue reading Welsh Government confirms almost all Level 2 Covid restrictions will be lifted in next eight days

Live updates as Welsh Government minister Vaughan Gething gives Covid update

Economy Minister Vaughan Gething will take the weekly Welsh Government press conference on Tuesday, January 18. Mr Gething will speak about support the Welsh Government is providing to businesses being impacted by restrictions and outline the support being made available to help people in Wales deal with the cost of living crisis. First Minister Mark… Continue reading Live updates as Welsh Government minister Vaughan Gething gives Covid update

Welsh Government minister explains what could stop Covid restrictions being lifted in Wales

Wales’ economy minister has said Wales was right to impose restrictions to deal with Omicron. Vaughan Gething defended the limits which have been in place and outlined what could stop all restrictions being lifted, as planned, by the end of January. You can read those plans here Speaking on BBC Wales’ Politics Wales, he was… Continue reading Welsh Government minister explains what could stop Covid restrictions being lifted in Wales

The man and the parties that made a mockery of millions of people

Wine, gin, sausage rolls and an invite to “bring your own booze”. This was the scene at 10 Downing Street amid the strict lockdown of May 20, 2020. Boris Johnson spent 25 minutes at the party. He says he didn’t realise it was one. Some 140 miles away in Newport, Nicola Mincher was grieving the… Continue reading The man and the parties that made a mockery of millions of people

Mark Drakeford’s answers in full as he faced questions about his major Covid restrictions announcement in Wales

First Minister Mark Drakeford faced difficult questions this morning about his sudden decision to ease Covid restrictions by the end of January in Wales. Speaking to the media on Friday morning, he set out a timetable for what will happen between now and January 28, confirmed that Covid passes will still be needed and discussed… Continue reading Mark Drakeford’s answers in full as he faced questions about his major Covid restrictions announcement in Wales

Email exposed ‘showing 100 guests were invited to bring your own booze No 10 drinks party’ at height of Covid lockdown

Downing Street staff were invited to a ‘socially distanced drinks’ party in the Number 10 garden during the height of the nationwide lockdown, ITV News claims It has obtained an email which it claims proves more than 100 No 10 staff were invited to a ‘bring your own booze’ drinks party in the first lockdown.… Continue reading Email exposed ‘showing 100 guests were invited to bring your own booze No 10 drinks party’ at height of Covid lockdown

Unvaccinated dad left family heartbreaking final messages before dying in hospital with Covid

A devastated family have urged everyone to get jabbed after their ‘fit and healthy’ dad died of covid. Stephen Doyle sent a heartbreaking message to the mother of his children as he lay dying of Covid in a hospital bed. Stephen was unvaccinated but according to his devastated family, was ‘fit and healthy’ before he… Continue reading Unvaccinated dad left family heartbreaking final messages before dying in hospital with Covid