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First Minister to open nature reserve centre

First Minister Carwyn Jones AM will open a new visitors' centre at Parc Slip nature reserve Credit: PA

Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones will open a new visitors' centre later. The facility at Parc Slip Nature Reserve is part of the Valleys Regional Park Programme. The reserve used to be a colliery site but has been transformed by the Wildlife Trust of South Wales into a nature reserve.

The development is the result of support from the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.

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Wales better off if powers remain with Brussels - First Minister

The First Minister says he doesn't think any powers or control over funding should be handed back from the EU to the UK. In an interview for tonight's Sharp End programme, he tells me he doesn't believe any extra aid or power would make its way to Wales if it was handed back to the UK Government.

Following the Prime Minister's speech in which he said he would try to renegotiate Britain's relationship with the EU and 'repatriate' powers, I asked Carwyn Jones what powers he would be on his wish list.

You can see the full interview in tonight's Sharp End, 1035pm ITV Cymru Wales.

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'There is now a way forward' on council tax benefits - First Minister

Ahead of next week's recall of the Assembly, First Minister Carwyn Jones explains to our Political Editor Adrian Masters why he believes controversial new regulations for council tax benefits will be voted through following an agreement with Plaid Cymru and the Welsh Liberal Democrats.