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Welsh Water says it's keeping prices below inflation

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Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water says the average household bill will remain unchanged compared to last year.

It says it makes it the seventh consecutive year that the average household bill be below the rate of RPI inflation. The not-for-profit company serves customers in most of Wales, Herefordshire and parts of Deeside.

The average household bill for 2016 will be £438 from April.


Minimum size set for lobster and crab catches off Wales

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Minimum size requirements have been announced for lobsters and crabs caught off the Welsh coast.

The Welsh Government says the move's one of several measures included in new legislation to help improve the quality and sustainability of Welsh stocks.

It says the Welsh crustacean fishery has historically been hampered by complex layers of legislation.

We want to introduce an ecosystems approach to the management of our seas protecting and preserving natural resources, using healthy populations as the basis to drive sustainable economic growth.

The challenge for fisheries managers is finding the balance between the need to avoid activity that harms our environment and the desire to maximise the value of activities that we can undertake sustainably.

– Carl Sergeant AM, Natural Resources Minister

Marine Management Organisation statistics from 2012 recorded 1,300 tonnes of crustaceans landed into Welsh ports at a value of £3.8 million .


Welsh international Lawrence signs for Cardiff

Cardiff City have signed Wales international Tom Lawrence on loan from Leicester until the end of the season, subject to international clearance.

Lawrence has made two senior appearances for Wales. Credit: PA

The former Manchester United player, who's also had loan spells at Rotherham and Blackburn, will wear the number 37 shirt.

The 22 year old has also made two senior international appearances for Wales and joins the Championship side along with fellow striker Kenneth Zohore, whose move was confirmed earlier today.

Manager Russell Slade has been in urgent pursuit of a forward to fill the gap left by the exit of three of his frontmen this January. Joe Mason, Tony Watt and Kenwyne Jones had accounted for over a third of Cardiff’s goals this season, making replacements a key focus of Slade’s January business.

Their arrivals come amidst the club working under restricted conditions during the January window after the Football League imposed a transfer embargo for breaching financial fair play rules, and while that means the club are banned from making any permanent singing for the foreseeable future it does allow for loan signings under certain conditions.

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