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Cap on rail fares announced for passengers in Wales

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The Welsh Government has announced that regulated rail fares in Wales will not rise above the rate of inflation until at least October 2018.

This means that from January 2017 the maximum increase that Arriva Trains Wales can apply to regulated rail fares will be 1.9% - 0% above the Retail Price Index rate of inflation.

For 2017, we have again determined that capping fares at 0% above the rate of inflation is preferable – providing continuity to existing rail users and ensuring that travelling by train remain sattractive and affordable. Rail fare increases from January 2018 until the end of the current franchise in October 2018 will also be capped at the rate of inflation and not a penny more.

– Ken Skates AM, Economy and Infrastructure Secretary


This year's Cardiff Winter Wonderland ice rink will have a roof

The Winter Wonderland ice rink outside City Hall Credit: Orchard

Cardiff's Winter Wonderland attraction returns in November, and this year the ice rink will have a roof to protect skaters from the weather.

Organisers say the rink will feature "a clear span roof and night sky lights".

This event, which will also feature a big wheel and an 'authentic Alpine Village', runs from November 10 until January 3 2017.

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Diane James: Neil Hamilton is the leader of UKIP in Wales

The new leader of UKIP Diane James says Neil Hamilton is the leader of UKIP in Wales.

Diane James told ITV News she wants Nathan Gill to concentrate on his role as an UKIP MEP.

She was in Wales having one on one meetings with UKIP AMs after months of internal tensions between Neil Hamilton and Nathan Gill.


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