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First Minister wants 'full access to single market' after Brexit

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First Minister Carwyn Jones has received the backing of Scottish and Northern Irish leaders in getting access to the EU single market after Brexit.

At a meeting of the British-Irish council here in Wales, leaders were trying to emphasise their common ground - but differences also exist - as Owain Phillips found out.

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Law to make Welsh councils share services "as soon as possible"

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A new law to compel the 22 Welsh local authorities to share services rather than try to do everything themselves will be passed as soon as possible, the First Minister has told AMs. The Welsh government has abandoned plans to cut the number of councils but wants to see much more co-operation.

We will have to change the law to force local authorities to work together. Legislation will be placed before the Assembly as soon as possible.

– First Minister Carwyn Jones AM

Carwyn Jones told AMs on an Assembly scrutiny committee that education consortia, where councils co-operate in providing support to schools, were working well.

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