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Superb Wilson free-kick gives Wales win over Republic in Dublin

Superb Wilson free-kick gives Wales win over Republic in Dublin

Sports
A depleted Wales side beat the Republic of Ireland as Harry Wilson's beautiful free-kick illuminated an otherwise lifeless Nations League match in Dublin.Without Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey, the visitors were a pale imitation of the team that hammered the Republic 4-1 in Cardiff last month.But the hosts were no better, mustering only a couple of efforts on goal before Wilson stroked a 20-yard free-kick into the top corner in the second half. Wales squandered chances to extend their lead but wayward finishing from the likes of Tom Lawrence and James Chester mattered little as Ryan Giggs' side recorded a second win from three Nations League games.For the Republic, meanwhile, a fourth match wit...
Injured Joe Ledley and Tom Lockyer out of Wales squad against Spain and Republic

Injured Joe Ledley and Tom Lockyer out of Wales squad against Spain and Republic

Sports
Friendly: Wales v SpainVenue: Cardiff City Stadium Date: Thursday, 11 October Kick-off: 19:45 BSTCoverage: Live on BBC Radio 5 live, Radio Wales and Radio Cymru, the BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app, plus live text commentary.Wales manager Ryan Giggs has made two changes to a 25-man squad for the friendly against Spain on 11 October and the Nations League match with Republic of Ireland five days later. Joe Ledley and Tom Lockyer have withdrawn injured, with Jazz Richards and George Thomas replacing them.Leicester City forward Thomas, 21, could win his first competitive cap after impressing for the Under-21s. Wales play Spain at the Principality Stadium and the Republic in Dublin.Derby Coun...
Wales Women 0-3 England Women: Phil Neville’s side book their place in World Cup with commanding win

Wales Women 0-3 England Women: Phil Neville’s side book their place in World Cup with commanding win

Sports
MATCH REPORT Goals from Toni Duggan, Jill Scott and Nikita Parris means England will finish top of their group while Wales need to rely on other results to get into the play-offs England booked their place at the 2019 World Cup finals in France with a brilliant 3-0 victory over Wales. Goals from Toni Duggan, Jill Scott and Nikita Parris in a stunning second-half display also dealt a huge blow for Wales’ ambitions of reaching the tournament. Phil Neville celebrates with Toni Duggan, who scored the opening goal This is the first time Wales, who went an incredible 687 minutes without conceding in Group 1, have lost in the campaign. However, Phil Neville’s side did the business tonight in a game where they initially struggled to ...
Rise in type 2 diabetes in young people in England and Wales

Rise in type 2 diabetes in young people in England and Wales

Health
The number of children and young people being treated for type 2 diabetes in England and Wales has gone up from 507 to 715 in four years, new figures show.More than three-quarters were also obese, according to the NHS data.Child health experts said the rise was "alarming" and the childhood obesity epidemic was "starting to bite".Councils said more needed to be done to tackle the obesity crisis in children, particularly among minority ethnic groups, who were most affected.Type 2 diabetes can lead to a range of health problems such as heart disease, strokes and kidney problems.The condition occurs when the body cannot produce enough insulin to regulate blood sugar levels. It can be linked to obesity.The figures come from an audit published by the Royal Coll...
Stonehenge: First residents from west Wales

Stonehenge: First residents from west Wales

Science
Researchers have shown that cremated humans at Stonehenge were from the same region of Wales as the stones used in construction. The key question was to understand the geographic origin of the people buried at Stonehenge. The key innovation was finding that high temperatures of cremation can crystallise a skull, locking in the chemical signal of its origin. The findings have been published in the journal Scientific Reports.The first long-term residents of Stonehenge, along with the first stones, arrived about 5,000 years ago.Why does it matter?While it is already known that the "bluestones" that were first used to build Stonehenge were transported from 150 miles (240 km) away in modern-day Pembrokeshire, almost nothing is known about the people involved....