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Air pollution 'moderate' for most of Wales

Large parts of England were hit by smog last year. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is forecasting air pollution for the whole of Wales.

High pressure and light winds are being blamed.

It says there will be 'moderate' levels of pollution for most of Wales with parts of the North East and Mid Wales affected by 'high' levels.

It's also issued health advice for adults and children with lung problems and adults with heart problems.

Air pollution levels are expected to fall tomorrow and clear by Saturday.


Murphy Oil sells Murco site in Milford Haven

Over 400 people lost their jobs at the site last year Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Pembrokeshire County Council has welcomed the sale of Milford Haven's Murco oil refinery, calling it good news for jobs and the economy.

The site has been sold to a firm called Puma Energy and comes four months after a separate sale collapsed which led to hundreds of job losses.

The announcement has been also been welcomed by the Welsh Government.

We welcome the news that Murphy Oil has come to an agreement with Puma Energy for the sale of Murco Milford Haven site and three inland terminals.

This is good news for all the staff who will remain and for Pembrokeshire and South Wales as a whole.

However, over 400 employees and contractors have lost their jobs, plus more in the wider supply chain. Whilst many have found work in the oil and gas sector, 26% are still looking for work and we will continue to support them and the wider business community

– Welsh Government spokesperson

The challenges of the Murco site at Milford Haven have been well recognised, and while a fully functioning refining operation was always my hope, any activity which retains jobs and indeed the infrastructure of the site is important for the Pembrokeshire economy.

– Cllr Jamie Adams, Leader of Pembrokeshire County Council
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