Tag: Welsh

Coronavirus: What the world tourism crisis means for Welsh wool

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The wool of hill sheep is well-suited to carpets, which are normally in much higher demand on cruise ships and in big hotels The global coronavirus pandemic has contributed to a “disastrous” fall in demand for the fleeces of mountain sheep, according to British Wool. Thanks to a hill-dwelling lifestyle, Welsh sheep have a… Read more →

Coronavirus: Royal Welsh Winter Fair cancelled

Image copyright Royal Welsh Show Image caption The show normally offers Christmas shopping as well as the traditional livestock events The Royal Welsh Winter Fair has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, organisers have confirmed. The event was due to be held at the Royal Welsh Showground at Llanelwedd, Powys, from 30 November to 1 December. The Royal Welsh… Read more →

Airbus job losses ‘utterly devastating’, says Welsh Government

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Airbus employs more than 6,000 people at its site in Broughton, Flintshire Plans to cut 1,700 UK Airbus jobs have been described as “utterly devastating” by a Welsh minister. Economy, Transport and North Wales minister, Ken Skates said a “huge number” of workers would be extremely worried by the announcement. The UK losses are… Read more →

Coronavirus: ‘Extend furlough scheme to save Welsh tourism companies’

Image copyright Bike Park Wales Image caption The pandemic has been catastrophic for Bike Park Wales, its director says The furlough scheme must be extended beyond October to stop adventure tourism businesses “disappearing off the map” in Wales, a Conservative MP has said. Former Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb called for the UK government to provide “extra support” for the sector.… Read more →

Coronavirus: Welsh car dealers ‘concerned’ buyers will go to England

Image copyright PA Some of Wales’ biggest car dealers have expressed “concern and disappointment” that they remain unable to trade due to coronavirus. Eighteen dealerships have written a joint letter to First Minister Mark Drakeford saying it is unfair they cannot operate but English rivals can. They say “countless customers” will choose to buy there. The Welsh Government said “non-essential”… Read more →

Coronavirus: Welsh manufacturers expect ‘gradual’ return

Image caption Staff are wearing protective equipment and following social distancing rules at Toyota’s Deeside factory There is a “desire” among companies to “get back to work”, according to a business leader. But Paul Slevin, chair of the South Wales Chamber of Commerce, said firms would still face a “challenging time” and it was “over-optimistic” to think the economy would… Read more →