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M4 junction closure: Send us your views

Credit: ITV News/Kelsey Redmore

A sliproad on a stretch of the M4 near Port Talbot is being closed at peak times to try and alleviate traffic congestion.

A Freedom of Information Act request has revealed it's cost £800,000 since the trial started in early August.

Do you think the trial is working or is it causing other problems? Send us your views:


Aberystwyth promenade's iconic shelter re-opens

Work to restore the Grade 2 listed shelter began in May Credit: ITV News

Aberystwyth promenade's iconic Bath Rock shelter has officially re-opened after months of restoration work.

The seafront was badly damaged by storms in January.

But thanks to the help of four specially skilled carpenters the 90-year-old building is once again open to the public - with the restoration using as much of the original timber as possible.

Rise in Welsh students going to English universities

The number of students from Wales beginning degree courses at universities in England this year has risen by nine per cent from this time last year, to reach 8,840, according to new figures from admissions body UCAS.

The Welsh Government subsidises Welsh students' tuition fees, wherever they study in the UK, at a cost of more than £5,000 per student.

The number of Welsh students applying to study in England has risen consistently from 6,640 in 2011-12.

Thousands of young people are beginning university courses, after receiving their A-level results in August.

The new figures, released today by UCAS, show university acceptances up until four weeks after A-level results day, for the 2014-15 academic year.

24,750 students are beginning degree courses at Welsh universities this year, a rise of 730, or three per cent, on this time last year.

11,400 are from Wales, while 10,590 come from England.

Across all UK universities, there is a four per cent rise in accepted students, to reach just under 500,000.

Grieving families protest after Torfaen Council removes personalised items from graves

The families are trying to put a stop to the council taking memorial items away from their children's graves. Credit: ITV Wales News

Grieving families will be holding a peaceful protest today in Torfaen after they say they have been left 'heartbroken' after the local council removed memorial items from their children's graves and sent them to landfill.

Some of the mementos left by family members on their children's graves.

Torfaen Council previously told ITV News that it fully understands the need for families to express their love for those who've passed away, but argues that in recent months the 'over-personalisation' of graves has become a concern.


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