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Archive for October, 2011

Caerphilly’s Labour politicians put pressure on over gas roadworks


Caerphilly’s Labour politicians have called for urgent action over the disruption caused by gas main works in the town centre.

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Caerphilly town traders urged to apply for compensation over lost business


Caerphilly town traders have been urged by local councillors to seek compensation after a slump in business caused by major gas roadworks.

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Deadline approaching for BBC Cymru Wales Creative and Digital Media apprenticeship places


BBC Cymru Wales is looking for the Welsh creative and media talent of the future from across Wales.

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Unemployment in Wales rises by 16,000 to hit 131,000


Unemployment in Wales rose by 16,000 between June and August of this year, according to new figures.

The number of people in Wales out of work is now 131,000 with the unemployment rate at 9%.

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Liam Fox denies cover-up over reports of burglary at his home


Defence secretary ‘appalled at being portrayed as having something to hide’ over claims media were misled about break-in

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Hijacked crew saved from pirates after sending message in a bottle


Royal Marine commandos rescue 23-man crew after Nato warships retrieve bottle

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Phone hacking: News Corp says focus on scandal is ‘disproportionate’


This article was written by Roy Greenslade, for on Wednesday 12th October 2011 08.00 UTC

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation is attempting to defuse the growing revolt by shareholders ahead of its 21 October annual meeting.

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Sainsbury’s launches sustainability plan


The supermarket will double the amount of British food it sells and boost its provision of fairly traded products under the £1bn plan

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Liam Fox adviser may have to face Whitehall officials again


Adam Werritty could be asked to return to give more details as inquiry considers whether rules have been broken

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Energy market faces shakeup as SSE auctions electricity share


Scottish and Southern Energy breaks ranks with other Big Six suppliers by letting domestic suppliers bid for its energy supply

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£75 million scheme to create 12,000 jobs in Wales announced


A new £75m Welsh Government scheme will create 4,000 new jobs a year in Wales for the next three years, the First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones has announced.

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Rugby World Cup 2011: Tens of Thousands of fans get behind Wake Up for Wales


World Cup fever has spread like wildfire through Wales with more than 25,000 fans already booked in for the WRU’s ‘Wake Up For Wales’ screening of the semi-final against France at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday morning.

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