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Pembroke 'most desirable' place in Wales

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Pembroke is among the most desirable places to live in Britain.

Website Rightmove surveyed nearly 24,000 people by to discover where they would most like to live in Britain.

With the average asking price for a home at £169,969, Pembroke is the least expensive place to live on the list of the most desirable areas.

The Isle of Skye topped the list.

Call to abolish Severn tolls

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A Senedd debate will today hear a call for the Severn tolls to be abolished once the bridges return to public ownership.

The move is broadly supported by all parties.

George Osborne announced at the Budget this year that charges for vehicles will be halved from 2018 when the two bridges return to public ownership.

Motorists travelling from England into Wales currently pay £6.60 for cars and £13.20 for vans.

VAT on the charges will be scrapped when the bridges return to public ownership.

'Spate' of fake money incidents in Conwy County

North Wales Police are investigating a spate of incidents of counterfeit currency being tendered in the Betws-y- Coed area.

A real £50 note. Credit: Georgie Gillard/PA Wire

The incidents have been reported over the past week where counterfeit £50 notes have been offered for small purchases, which if successful, would have resulted in a large amount of legal change being returned to the offender.

Although counterfeit currency is rare, officers are asking people to be vigilant and to raise awareness of these incidents.

As counterfeit notes pose no monetary value, by raising vigilance this will assist in ensuring businesses are not at a financial loss. Such notes can be part of organised criminal activity and each note will be treated as evidence towards the bigger picture.

– Inspector Gareth Jones, North Wales Police

Advice on what you should do if you get a counterfeit banknote:

  • Retain the suspect note without putting staff at risk.
  • Give the customer a receipt, explaining that the note will be handed to the police.
  • Call North Wales Police on 101.


Bale: New contract is a 'dream come true'

Wales international Gareth Bale says his extended his contract at La Liga giants Real Madrid is 'a dream come true'.

He hopes to win more trophies and titles for the club.

Bale's contract extension will keep him at the Bernabeu until June 2022.

He joined Real from Tottenham in 2013 for a then-world record fee of £85.3million, signing a six-year contract at the Bernabeu.

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