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Decision due on Deeside incinerator

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Flintshire County Council is today due to decide whether or not to give the go-ahead to a £800m incinerator on Deeside.

The Parc Adfer project would burn non-recyclable waste from across North Wales and produce enough electricity for 30,000 homes.

Some local residents have expressed concerns over emissions.

But the company behind the scheme says operations will be 'monitored within an extremely stringent set of regulations.'

UKIP vow to make allocation of funding fairer for Wales

UKIP in Wales has pledged to replace the Barnett Formula at the launch of its general election manifesto.

UKIP says it would reform the immigration system if in power. Credit: PA

It says it wants to make the allocation of funding to Wales fairer, raise the 40p tax threshold to £55,000 and scrap inheritance tax.

It's also vowed to reform the immigration system by introducing an Australian-style points system.


House prices 'flatline' in Wales

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The number of new properties coming onto the market in Wales increased in March, but the supply boost failed to excite buyers, as potential new buyers declined according to the latest Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) UK Residential Market Survey.

House prices stagnated with just 4% more surveyors in Wales reporting an increase – bucking the trend across much of the rest of the UK where 21% more surveyors reporting a rise in house prices in March (up from 15% in February).

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