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Seven questions about Wales’s new 20mph default speed limits

We recently became the first UK nation to pass legislation to lower the default national speed limit on residential roads and busy pedestrian streets from 30mph to 20mph when the Senedd voted in favour in July this year. Work is now underway to get Wales ready for that change, as limits will begin to change from September next year.

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Black History is Welsh History

Charlotte pictured in Adelaide, South Australia. Photographer: Naomi Jellicoe.

I’m Charlotte Williams. In 2020 I led work on the teaching of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic histories and contributions in support of the new curriculum. In 2022, I was really pleased that the Welsh Government made mandatory the teaching of these perspectives for all schools and early years settings in Wales.

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“Prevention and early intervention is so crucial” – World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day, a day to acknowledge the importance of good mental health and the continuing work to protect and support the mental health of people around the world. Days such as this provide an opportunity to remind ourselves of the value of being more open and mindful of our own and others’ mental health and wellbeing.

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Achieving sustainable and fair tourism

A warm Welsh welcome. That’s what people from Wales, England and further afield can expect to receive when they visit the spectacular tourist destinations we have to offer.

With our thriving cities, epic landscapes and coastal towns and villages there’s something for everyone in Wales – and we want to show it off. And to be able to continue doing this, we need to make sure communities are supported.

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Celebrating a year of Wales in Germany!

In 2018 we set up two offices in Germany – one in Berlin, where I work alongside my colleague Martha, and one in Dusseldorf, led by another colleague, Marc.

We’re part of a network of 20 offices around the world, all working to deliver the goals of our International Strategy, which are to:

  • Raise Wales’ international profile
  • Increase exports and inward investment
  • Showcase Wales as a globally responsible nation
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