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Cameron still hopes to cut Welsh MPs

The Prime Minister says he still hopes to get his plans to cut the number of MPs through Parliament, despite the opposition of the Liberal Democrats. Under the proposals the total number of constituencies would drop from 650 to 600. Wales would lose 25% of its MPs, with a cut from 40 to 30.

Mr Cameron said his focus is on the economy and he hadn't wanted months of wrangling over reform of the House of Lords, which caused his falling out with Nick Clegg. He was visiting the Gilwern Outdoor Education Centre near Abergavenny and met teenagers from London doing National Citizen Service.

It's part of Mr Cameron's Big Society project and only applies to England, though he claimed that the Welsh Government was offered funding. The Gilwern centre offers activities including climbing, orienteering and canoeing. Mr Cameron is visiting sporting centres around the UK during the Olympics.


Gareth Bale 'out of Team GB' according to reports

Gareth Bale Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Wales International Gareth Bale could be forced to miss the Olympics, according to reports.

The Cardiff-born player was expected to be named in Team GB's football squad by manager Stuart Pearce next week.

But there are now reports that the 22-year-old will be ruled out by the recurrence of an old back and hip injury picked up in training.

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