Croatia vs Wales LIVE: Dragons begin life after Gareth Bale in opening Euro 2024 qualifier against Luka Modric and co

Wales will begin life without Gareth Bale this weekend when they face Croatia in their opening Euro 2024 qualifier. The Dragons have lost icon Bale along with Joe Allen, Chris Gunter and Jonny Williams to retirement since the World Cup.  Getty Bale retired from football after the World Cup in January Robert Page will now … Read more

England face crunch clash with Italy, Scotland get tough task against Spain and Haaland’s Norway, Ireland meet Netherlands and France

England’s journey to Euro 2024 in Germany in underway. Gareth Southgate’s side beat Italy in their Group C opener with a fine win in Naples and will now need to overcome the challenge of facing Ukraine, North Macedonia and Malta. Getty Southgate will be hoping for a successful qualifying campaign England will be hoping to … Read more

Wales begin post-Gareth Bale era with high ‘expectations’ for Brennan Johnson

Wales broke new territory in reaching the 2022 World Cup, although you will be hard pressed to find many supporters shouting about their achievements in Qatar. A chaotic collapse in stoppage time to be beaten 2-0 by Iran was followed by a meek exit at the hands of bitter rivals England, a 3-0 defeat to … Read more

Survivor of Wales car crash said ‘gutted is an understatement’ after learning three of his friends were killed

One of the two survivors of a car crash which killed three people in Wales has issued a statement from hospital after revealing he had “only just found out what happened”. Shane Loughlin said “gutted is an understatement” after learning three of his friends were dead following the incident on 4 March. Eve Smith, 21, … Read more

Keir Starmer says Labour will give Wales devolved power over economy

Sir Keir Starmer has vowed that Wales would “take back control” of its economy under a Labour government and accused the Tories of using Brexit to cut Welsh funding. In a keynote speech, the opposition leader told the Welsh Labour conference he wanted to use the “spirit of devolution” to “transform Britain, give the communities … Read more

Italy vs Wales Six Nations prediction, odds and betting tips

The battle to avoid this year’s Wooden Spoon takes place in the Stadio Olimpico this weekend. Wales are a team in turmoil both on and off the pitch, and they will desperately want to stop the rot when they visit the Italian capital on Saturday afternoon. Despite being winless so far, Italy will fancy their … Read more

Millions of rail commuters in England and Wales hit with three-figure ticket price rise

Commuters will be confronted on Monday with the largest rail fare increase in more than a decade as millions pay up to £380 a year more to travel to work amid ongoing strikes and falling reliability. The cost of fares in England and Wales rose by 5.9 per cent over the weekend after ministers approved … Read more

Traditional greetings explained and when Wales marks patron saint

Every year people from across Wales come together to celebrate their patron saint – St David – on their national day. St David’s day takes place on the anniversary of the saint’s reported death, 1 March, which falls on a Wednesday this year. Here’s how to brighten up the day of anyone you encounter from … Read more

When is St David’s Day 2023? Meaning behind the date and what the patron saint of Wales actually did

St David’s Day has been celebrated for centuries across Wales, with people coming together using various customs to honour the Welsh culture and remember the nation’s patron saint. St David’s Day is not a public holiday, but in recent times towns have held parades of increasing scale, with major events in Cardiff and Swansea. Here’s … Read more