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Cardiff Airport flights affected by London air chaos

Passengers in London have faced long delays Credit: PA

Some flights going in and out of Cardiff Airport have been delayed because of air control issues in London.

A power outage has had a knock on effect for airports across the country, forcing passengers to face lengthy delays.

Arrivals and departures at Cardiff Airport have both been effected.

Earlier today, a spokesperson from Cardiff Airport said they were unable to confirm whether their passengers would be affected and urged people to check in as normal.

Cardiff Airport urges passengers to check in as normal after London airspace restrictions

A spokesperson for Cardiff Airport says they can't confirm whether its flights will be disrupted as a result of the restrictions in place in the London area.

Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

A computer failure at the southern England headquarters of air traffic control company Nats has thrown flights into chaos at London airports.

"Air traffic control issues in Swanwick is affecting some UK flights.

It's a fluid situation - our advice is to check Cardiff AIrport's website, check in as normal and call the airline if you have any concerns or questions."

– Cardiff Airport spokesperson


Welsh Government: Mabey Bridge closures 'disappointing'

Mabey Bridge opened its Chepstow in 2011. Credit: ITV Wales

The Welsh Government has described the proposed closure of a site at a Chepstow engineering firm as 'disappointing'.

Mabey Bridge announced the planned closure of its infrastructure site on Station Road, Chepstow and the sale of it's renewable energy site in Mathern, Chepstow, putting 330 jobs at risk.

This is very disappointing news and our thoughts are with those affected. We will be working with the company to explore ways to assist in the sale of the Newhouse facility to safeguard as many jobs as possible in Wales and to support those employees affected by the closure into retraining or other jobs.

– Spokesperson, Welsh government

Welsh economy has lowest GVA per head of any part of the UK

Wales is the the worst performing part of the UK in terms of money pumped into its economy.

The gross value added statistics show the value of wages and profits from goods and services.

Wales had the UK's lowest GVA per head at just under £17,000 in 2013.

London had the highest at just over £40,000, but Wales and north west England showed the biggest growth.


Welsh business woman to make £44M from sale of GoCompare

Hayley Parsons set up Newport-based GoCompare after leaving rival Credit: PA

The founder of GoCompare is set to make £44M after the business she set up in 2006 was sold to car insurance firm esure.

Hayley Parsons will step down as chief executive of Newport-based price comparison site GoCompare after esure's £95 million deal to buy the half of the company it does not already own.

The sale values the entrepreneur's remaining 23% stake in the business at almost £44 million.

I am very proud that a company I started at my kitchen table eight years ago has achieved so much in such a short period of time.

Today, we are a leading price comparison business in the UK and this is credit to all the wonderful, hard-working people we have in Newport.

– Hayley Parsons

Insurance broker creates 70 new jobs in Cardiff

Insurance broker Active Quote creates 70 new jobs in Cardiff it was announced on Friday.


ActiveQuote - specialist broker for health & protection insurance products - based in Cardiff Bay, recently won four contracts to operate health insurance and protection insurance comparison sites on behalf of, GoCompare, and uSwitch.

The Welsh Government is providing £600,000 of business finance to support the creation of 74 new jobs and ensure that the expansion goes ahead in Wales rather than overseas.

The company has already created 32 of the 74 new jobs and anticipates reaching 100 people in the New Year when it moves from Mount Stuart Square to larger at Dunleavy Drive

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