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Llandrindod Wells voted the happiest place in Wales

Llandrindod Wells is the happiest place to live in Wales, according to a survey by property website Rightmove.

The Powys spa town was 19th in the overall list for Britain, which was topped by fellow spa town Harrogate, in North Yorkshire.

Llandrindod Wells was voted the happiest place in Wales.

Newport and Llandudno were second and third in list for the happiest places in Wales.

The report asked people how content they are with their own home and how it is decorated, how friendly their neighbours are, and how safe they feel in their local community.

Dentist jailed for £47,900 NHS fraud

A dentist in Llandrindod Wells has been jailed for 18 months after falsely claiming £47,900 from the NHS in a "deliberate and sophisticated" fraud.

Jochemus Venter made 211 fraudulent claims involving more than 100 patients over four years.

Venter, 55 and from South Africa, charged for £300 crowns when all he did was fillings, claimed £1,200 for bogus orthodontal work and made multiple claims for non-existent appointments.

He admitted eight charges of fraud and asked for 147 further offences to be taken into account during proceedings at Cardiff Crown Court.

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