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Nearly 400 Syrian refugees resettled in Wales

397 Syrian refugees have been resettled in Wales Credit: Owen Humphreys PA Archive/PA Images

The number of refugees from Syria who have been resettled in Wales has reached 397, according to new figures from the Home Office.

Conwy and Denbighshire became the latest local authority areas to resettle refugees under the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme.

Oxfam Cymru have welcomed the figures, adding that for many in Syria the situation remains "desperate".

We welcome the fact that local authorities in Wales are continuing to play their part in this effort, welcoming many more refugees to communities right across the country.

– Matthew Hemsley, Campaigns and Advocacy Manager for Oxfam Cymru

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Storm Doris causes further collapse of Colwyn Bay pier

Storm Doris has caused a further collapse of the derelict Colwyn Bay pier Credit: Conwy County Borough Council

Storm Doris has caused a further collapse of the seaward end of Victoria Pier in Colwyn Bay.

A spokesperson for Conwy council said engineers and health & safety officers are monitoring the area closely and will inspect the structure at low tide, if it is safe to do so.

The derelict pier partially collapsed into the sea earlier this month.

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