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Crews withdraw after battling large Treorchy fire

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South Wales Fire and Rescue have been forced to withdraw from a large mountain grass fire in Rhondda Cynon Taff because of high winds.

Crews were battling the 166 hectare fire near Treorchy.

A wildfire officer remains at the scene and is monitoring the situation.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service received over 350 calls reporting to mountain and grass fires between midday and midnight on Saturday.

They received another 24 reports of grass fires overnight on Sunday.


Welsh Government to scrap child burial fees

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Speaking at the Labour Party's Welsh conference in Llandudno, Carwyn Jones has announced that the Welsh Government will scrap child burial costs in Wales.

It's expected to cost the Welsh Government £700,000 a year to reimburse councils the fees for children's funerals.

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