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'Why are we encouraging 3 households to come together. It doesn't make public health sense' - @piersmorgan  First Minister of Wales @fmwales  says it's not a matter of encouraging people & there was a high risk of people making up their own rules if the restrictions weren't eased

"People might think this is an instruction...rather than permission" First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford tells #BBCBreakfast  he hopes people will still consider the risk of getting together at Christmas.

First Minister of Wales @fmwales  responds to @piersmorgan  's question about why people weren't allowed to gather for other religious festivals, but they can for Xmas He hopes other faiths will use the opportunity to 'organise gatherings of their own to celebrate their own faiths'

"A free-for-all would have created more risk" First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford tells #BBCBreakfast  how leaders came to the decision of a five-day relaxation of rules over Christmas.

The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford tells #BBCBreakfast  he is concerned about non-native species escaping from I'm A Celeb. North Wales rural crime officers are looking into complaints that it could threaten local wildlife.

BREAKING: First minister of Wales Mark Drakeford says 'we look to people to use these freedoms in a responsible way' as leaders of the devolved administrations and the government agree to lift travel restrictions between 23rd and 27th December.

At today’s #FMQs  Plaid Cymru leader, Adam Price MS asked the First Minister about wider mass testing in Wales. Watch the response

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New South Wales Shadow Health Minister@RyanPark_Keira  is urging Premier@GladysB  to clarify whether she breached health protocols following allegations she failed to isolate while awaiting coronavirus test results.

"The fire-break period did succeed" The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford tells #BBCBreakfast  the two-week lockdown in Wales did lower #coronavirus  cases.

Wales' 17-day firebreak lockdown "did succeed" in bringing coronavirus rates down across the nation, First Minister Mark Drakeford has said


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Wales' First Minister says Scotland, Northern Ireland and UK government have confirmed a three week extension on lockdown restrictions

"Everyone in Wales will be required to stay at home." Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford announces a two-week "firebreak" lockdown to "turn back the clock, slow down the virus and give us more time" - as virus cases continue to rise in Wales.

"Dealing with the UK Government over the last few days has been an utterly shambolic experience". Wales' First Minister Mark Drakeford said attempting to get a 'sensible answer' from the UK government over plans to lift travel restrictions has been an 'impossible experience.'

Education Minister Kirsty Williams confirms GCSEs, AS levels and A-levels in Wales will now be awarded on basis of teacher assessments

First Minister of Wales “wasn’t consulted” on lockdown changes. FFS.

"What about the people who are dead, Mr Prime Minister?" Australian PM Scott Morrison was confronted by angry crowds as he visited the town of Cobargo in New South Wales, which has been devastated by bushfires. Latest on the fires here:

“A government which has lost all respect for the truth has lost its moral compass.” Wales First Minister Mark Drakeford accuses the government of “deliberate, intentional lies" over prorogation, food shortages and the impact on the NHS of a no-deal.

There's something particularly awful about the way the Govt refuse to admit NHS failings and then attack Labour in Wales, whatever their failings. The Prime Minister needs to take responsibility for the mess she's making. #PMQs 

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall meet Prime Minister@narendramodi  in New Delhi. @ClarenceHouse 

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