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Engineers battle to restore water supplies

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Dwr Cymru/Welsh Water says it's working to restore supplies to communities cut off by a water leak.

It's affecting households and businesses in Abercarn, Cross Keys, Ynysddu and surrounding areas.

The company says its engineers worked throughout the night to fix the problem. It says it's a large, very high pressure water main and a significant amount of water was lost through the damage.

It says it anticipates that water supplies should begin to return during the course of the day however some customers may experience intermittent supplies as work to repair the pipe continues.

It's apologising for the inconvenience.


Over 100 chase Christmas tree light untangler job

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More than 100 people are chasing Britain's "first ever" job dedicated to untangling Christmas lights.

The untangler job is being advertised by Tesco for the Wrexham Extra store in north Wales - but only lasts as a temporary post for four weeks.

It requires a special person to "relieve some of the stresses often associated with the Yuletide season, specifically, tangled tree lights".

We're delighted by the number of applications we've received for the new Light Untangler job role, with more than 100 to date.

We're really looking forward to the next stage of the interview process and seeing the potential light untanglers in action.

But it's going to be a tough decision as we've spotted lots of strong contenders already.

– Tesco spokesperson


Dwr Cymru Welsh Water 'delivers £123m investment'

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Dwr Cymru Welsh Water has announced its half-year results.

The not-for-profit company says it's delivered £123 million of investment in the six months to September.

It has over 3 million customers across much of Wales, Herefordshire and parts of Deeside.

We have continued to invest significantly in our services in recent months to achieve industry-leading levels of customer satisfaction and trust. With our vision to earn the trust of our customers every day, our only focus is making decisions that always benefit customers and ensure value for money for customers now and for years to come. Our latest investment ensures that we can continue to deliver the most essential of public services whilst we have a real lasting impact on the communities we serve

– Chris Jones, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Chief Executive

Campaigners buy Crickhowell pub

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Campaigners say a deal's been reached with the owners of a former pub in Crickhowell High Street amid fears a supermarket could be built on the site.

The Corn Exchange will now be sold to nearly 180 local people. They say the sale's been approved by the board of Punch Taverns Ltd – and the campaigners now have eight weeks to exchange contracts.

After that, they will have six months to gain planning approval for their preferred use of flats above small shops.

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