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First Minister expresses pride in Team Wales as Commonwealth Games begin
The First Minister has sent a good luck message to Team Wales for the Commonwealth Games
- Minister visits North Wales Fire and Rescue Authority
- Canadian hi-tech opens R&D centre in Wales
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- First Minister expresses pride in Team Wales as Commonwealth Games begin
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- Renting Homes – Illustrative Model Contract
- Registration fees for the education workforce in Wales
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 1: Joint Housing Land Availability Studies (JHLAS)
- Statutory Guidance to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales in relation to the salaries of Local Authority Chief Executives
- Legislative proposals for Additional Learning Needs – White paper
- The Ireland Wales Cooperation Programme 2014-2020
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Section highlightThe Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill
The Bill aims to improve the Public Sector response in Wales to gender-based violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - June 2014
Our pipeline provides visibility of infrastructure investment activity across Wales.
1st Supplementary Budget 2014-15 »
The 1st Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the Final Budget for 2014-15, which was published in December 2013.Learn more »
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Active Travel: Walking and cycling
The Welsh Government is consulting on which places in Wales requirements to map and make year on year improvements to active travel routes and facilities should apply to.
Walking and cycling are enjoyable and sustainable activities which can improve your health and help tackle climate change.
There are lots of benefits that we can gain from active travel:
- the benefits to our health of cycling and walking more, far outweigh the potential risks from accidents and exposure to air pollution
- cycling and walking more lessens the risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers
- sickness absence related to physical inactivity costs the UK economy around £5.5 billion each year - however, an increase in physical activity of over one hour per week (eg 90 minutes), easily achieved through walking or cycling to work, could lead to a measurable reduction in levels of absenteeism
- cycling and walking saves money on petrol costs and parking charges
- cycling and walking is better for the environment, reducing pollution levels.
These pages set out what we are doing to help people in Wales walk and cycle more as part of their everyday lives.