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Welsh Secretary supports income tax referendum

The people of Wales should get a referendum on devolving further income tax raising powers - that's according to the Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb. He says the Scots got the option, and so should we.

"The people of Scotland had that specific question put to them they were able to answer it. So I still think that the people of Wales deserve to be asked that and they should be the ones dictating the pace of devolution not any politicians."

– Stephen Crabb MP, Welsh Secretary

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Swansea industrial estate fire now 'under control'

A major fire which broke out at an industrial estate in Swansea has been brought under control.

Firefighters were called to the incident at Pure Wafer PLC in Llansamlet, just after 9am this morning.

Around 18 people were evacuated from the building, which is thought to contain chemicals.

The area was cordoned off by police, and nearby residents told to keep their windows and doors closed as a precaution.

At its height more than 60 firefighters from Mid and West Wales and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service were at the scene.

The fire has since been brought under control, and an investigation into what caused it has been launched.

A very successful multiagency operation has now brought the significant fire under control and we have been working with our partners to ensure all environmental and chemical risks have been identified.

Crews have successfully surrounded the fire, however we anticipate that we will have crews in attendance this evening.

Fire investigation officers are also in attendance and have commenced preliminary enquiries into the cause of the fire.

– Chris Margetts, Incident Commander, Mid and West Fire Service

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HT: Dragons 13 Zebre 6

A try from Ross Wardle means that the Dragons lead Zebre by 13 points to 6 at half-time in this afternoon's Pro12 clash at Rodney Parade. A conversion and two penalties have both come from Tom Prydie. Zebre's Mauro Bergamasco has been sent to the sin-bin.

Rugby star 'sorry' for fancy-dress prank

Wales and Scarlets back Liam Williams Credit: PA Images

Wales and Scarlets rugby star Liam Williams has said sorry for posting a Twitter picture of himself dressed as Swansea City footballer Wilfried Bony.

The image is said to have shown the winger and full-back "blacked up" in fancy dress.

But it was criticised by organisations like Shot Racism the Red Card.

The photo has since been removed and the Scarlets have released a statement saying they are "fully eradicated to eradicating discrimination".

Swansea City star Wilfried Bony Credit: PA Images

Hartlepool won't sign Ched Evans

Hartlepool United say they will not sign convicted rapist Ched Evans. There was speculation that the team manager Ronnie Moore was interested in signing up the Welsh striker, who was released in October after serving half of a five-year jail sentence. But the club say that they "do not intend signing Ched Evans despite his obvious ability as a football player."

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