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Blaenau Gwent AM 'profoundly disappointed' Circuit of Wales isn't ready for support

Alun Davies, Assembly Member for Blaenau Gwent, has expressed his 'profound disappointment' that the Circuit of Wales project can't be supported by the Welsh Government.

I have supported the development of this project for seven years. I have worked hard to try to make the project one which could support and sustain good well-paid employment in Blaenau Gwent for years to come.

But this community has had enough promises. We need action.

For me it is the jobs, the skills and the opportunities for our young people that are at the heart of what I want to see in Blaenau Gwent.

– Alun Davies, Assembly Member for Blaenau Gwent


Teenager Jackson Page into round two of Welsh Open

Credit: World Snooker

Fifteen-year-old schoolboy Jackson Page has reached the second round of the Welsh Open snooker tournament.

The wildcard entry trailed Jason Weston 3-1, but potted a re-spotted black to knock out the world number 123.

The Ebbw Vale born potter is studying for his GCSEs and is playing in his first professional tournament.

Page will take on world number 78 John J Astley in round two.

I had to dig deep.

I played a bad shot on one of the reds and at that point I thought it was over as he was in.

But when that last black went in, it was just unreal.

– Jackson Page, snooker player
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