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Tailbacks on M4 due to oil spill

Police are dealing with an oil spill on the M4 which is delaying drivers and causing tailbacks.


Police say the incident is on M4 - Junction 28 Westbound near Tredegar House. Traffic is queuing between junctions - 29 and 24 with "significant tailbacks".

The hydraulic spill was from a from HGV that has broken down. Working to clear it is underway and the area should be clear within the hour.


Torfaen MP Paul Murphy to stand down

Torfaen MP Paul Murphy has announced that he will stand down at the General Election in May. The former Cabinet Minister served in the Labour Governments of both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown - he's been the MP for Torfaen since 1987.

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Paul Murphy said, “This has been a difficult decision, but I think it’s the right thing to do. With a fixed five year term, I feel it would be better for a younger person to carry the Labour flag in our valley.

On a personal level I will miss both Paul’s friendship and decency. I wish him well for the future and know that he will continue to play a key role in securing a Labour government.

– Labour Leader Ed Miliband



Weather warnings in force

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Yellow, be aware, warnings for ice and snow are in force for much of Wales along with one warning of strong winds for South and West Wales.

Snow has closed the The A542 Horseshoe Pass between Llangollen and Llandegla.

In Powys the B4355 is closed in both directions because of ice and snow between Dolfor and Felindre.

The Llangynidr Mountain Road is also closed because of snow between Llangynidr and Ebbw Vale.

The warnings are valid until 11.00am but there are more warnings of snow for Sunday and Monday.

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Teenage ballroom dancer finds partner after national plea

A teenage ballroom dancer from Newport has finally found someone to partner him following a national search.

Joshua Hicks went public with his plea for a dance partner after 18 months without one - even wondering at one point if he'd have to hang his dancing shoes up for good.

But Joshua's search finally paid off - and along came Maddie Rudkin.

Watch the two young dance partners in action:

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