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Real Madrid say Bale has had successful ankle surgery

Credit: David Davies/PA Wire.

Gareth Bale has successfully undergone surgery on his damaged ankle in London, Real Madrid have announced.

Bale went under the knife at the King Edward VII Hospital to repair the peroneal tendon injury he sustained during Real's Champions League victory over Sporting Lisbon last week.

READ MORE: Real Madrid winger Bale suffers ankle injury

Real have not said how long they expect the Wales international to be sidelined for but media reports have suggested he could be out for up to three months.

Wales' next scheduled match is the World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland on March 24.

First Minister 'actively considering' banning letting agency fees in Wales

The First Minister has confirmed that the Welsh Government is 'looking again' at stopping letting agents from charging fees to tenants.

It follows a decision to ban the fees in England, as announced by the Chancellor in last week's Autumn Statement.

Welsh Ministers have previously rejected calls to take the action here in Wales, citing fears that the move would push up rents for tenants.

But during First Minister's Questions, Carwyn Jones responded to a question from Leanne Wood who wanted to know if he'd follow not just the Chancellor's decision but similar action already taken in Scotland.

The Plaid Cymru leader accused him of being slow to learn from the Scottish scheme and his party of blocking previous attempts to ban the fees.

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