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Welsh house prices 'see their biggest monthly fall for 5 years'

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House prices in Wales have seen their biggest monthly fall for 5 years.

But according to an Acadata survey Torfaen has seen an annual rise of almost 10 percent. The average house price is around 1 hundred and 68 thousand pounds. It also says Merthyr Tydfil has an annual fall of 5.6%, after last months drop of 5.3%.

Monmouthshire leads the table on prices with an average of £242,128. In Gwynedd it's £162,028.

The lowest average price in in Blaenau Gwent at £92,932

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Free 'surfing' at Barry Island

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Vale of Glamorgan Council says Barry Island beach is to be the first in Wales to have free WiFi access.

It will mean visitors can surf the web, as well as soaking up the sunshine.

Thanks to businesses like Bay 5 and John’s Café for hosting two of the access points, we are the first seaside resort in Wales to offer this service.

We hope that visitors will make the most of the coverage and share pictures of themselves enjoying all that Barry Island has to offer.

– Cllr Neil Moore, Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council
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Sir Philip Green to appear before MPs over BHS collapse

Sir Philip Green bought BHS in May 2000. Credit: PA

The former owner of BHS will appear before MPs on Wednesday.

Sir Philip Green has confirmed that he will appear before MPs, who are currently investigating the high street chain's collapse.

The Topshop billionaire had previously said he wouldn't attend the Commons inquiry unless its chairman, MP Frank Field, resigned from the investigation.

However, on Tuesday he said: "This will be the first and only opportunity I have had to tell my side of the very sad BHS story and I will do my best to answer all the questions put to me in an honest and open way."

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