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The Western Mail is the main Welsh newspaper and can be found in all the newspaper shops in Wales. If like me you don't live in Wales but want to keep up with news it is possible to get this newspaper in other parts of the country. The Western Mail is a very good newspaper. It comes in the form of paper likes the times and telegraph. It has interesting news and doesn't have any of the trash stories that you will find in papers like the Sun. What I like particularly about this paper is the sport section. On a Monday morning it has an excellent sport supplement which has all the weekend news. If you are a follower of Welsh football or rugby then the Western Mail is a must. It also has good coverage of events going on in Wales. This is a popular paper in Wales and for exciles like me who want to keep up with the countries news.
.....that's what it claims to be and in my opinion that is what it certainly is. It provides comprehensive coverage of news stories affecting the length and breadth of Wales. It's standard of journalism is excellent. Despite covering the whole of Wales the paper also succeeds in bringing news from the local area in which you live (as far as it can). Like other national newspapers, it provides supplements on most days of the week. Monday, there is a review of the weekends sporting highlights which can be heavily focused on rugby, but then again it does take up a large part of people's leisure time in one form or another. But, it does also include reports on international and national sporting fixtures. Tuesday, there is a farming and countryside supplement. Which is read by a great number of people as a relatively large percentage of the population do live in rural areas. Thursdays' is appointments. Saturdays' is property and a magazine supplement. A Wales on Sunday edition is also published. International rugby fixtures involving are especially well covered with extensive pre and post match coverage. The one and only criticism that people tend to have for the newspaper is that it concentrates far too much on South Wales to the neglect of the North. Although, this is not an opinion that I have. Basically, if you live or are a visitor to Wales the Western Mail is essential reading for forthcoming events and reporting on past ones. A recommended read.