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Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns to attend Brexit events

Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns will meet representatives from a range of sectors in Wales to gather their views on Brexit.

The Welsh Secretary will be in Builth Wells today. Credit: PA

It comes as Prime Minister Theresa May promises to publish her detailed plans for Brexit after facing demands to explain how she'll get what she calls "the best deal for Britain".

Starting in Builth Wells, the Welsh Secretary will meet farmers, farming unions and other representatives from the agriculture sector to seek their views on powers returning from the EU.

In particular the discussion is expected to focus on where decisions might in future be taken at a local level, and the areas in which UK wide frameworks might be desirable.

I am determined to make sure that Wales is in the strongest possible position to benefit from Brexit and these events will help us to understand how the UK Government can deliver the best solution. The people I plan to meet over the coming weeks are in the engine room, helping to keep the Welsh economy growing. By working together I am confident we can make the most of this unique opportunity to build a stronger, fairer Britain that works for everyone.

– Alun Cairns MP, Welsh Secretary

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Drivers stranded in car park after Royal Welsh Winter Fair

A number of cars have been stranded because of flooding after the first day of the Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Wells.

Flooding in Builth Wells Credit: Greg Philip Thomas

The event is due to continue as planned tomorrow, but the Royal Welsh Society said on Monday night it was helping visitors to get home safely.

Emergency services in Mid Wales say they've had a number of calls this evening of cars getting stuck in deep waters.

They've urged people to only make essential journeys.

Roads closed at Builth Wells due to flooding

Traffic Wales says the A483 at Builth Wells is closed due to flooding from Strand Street to A470 Castle Street.

The River Wye at Builth Wells. Credit: PA

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Police name mother and daughter found dead in Builth Wells

Dyfed Powys Police have named a mother and daughter found dead in Builth Wells last week as 106 year old Barbara Innes and 69 year old Griselda Folkard.

Post Mortem examinations have been conducted however police are still waiting for final.

Police have confirmed that no person is being sought in connection with the deaths and would like to reassure the community that rumours circulating regarding carbon monoxide poisoning are unfounded.

– Dyfed Powys Police Statement

Police investigating 'sudden deaths' of mother and daughter in Builth Wells

Dyfed Powys Police say they are investigating the 'sudden deaths' of a mother and daughter at their home in Builth Wells.

In a statement they said that the bodies of the two women aged 107 and 69 were discovered shortly before 10am on Monday 8th April.

Police say that post mortems have taken place and that inquiries are continuing.

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