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Liberty interest in Tata unaffected after EU vote

Britain's decision to leave the European Union has not affected Liberty's interest in bidding for Tata Steel, ITV Wales understands.

Liberty say their position on Tata Steel remains unchanged. Credit: PA

It's believed the Newport based steel group have always been confident in their "robust model", regardless of whether the UK voted in or out.

They also say there is now a "stronger case" for a strong, independent, UK owned steel business, following Thursday's vote.

However, Labour MP for Aberavon, Stephen Kinnock, has said the result left "serious concerns" over the future of the steel industry and could affect potential bidders coming forward.

Aberavon MP Stephen Kinnock has expressed concerns for the steel industry following the vote. Credit: PA

I'm deeply concerned about this result about the future of the steel industry. Uncertainty is the enemy of business and we're looking at an industry which is already battling for survival hanging by a thread in many ways. I'm terribly worried that this vote could be the one that cuts that thread we must now hear from the bidders whether they're staying in and there's rumours that they're not going to be.

– Stephen Kinnock MP, Labour, Aberavon

Family of Welsh woman killed in Tunisia speak on anniversary of attack

The family of a woman from Blackwood, killed in the mass shooting on a beach in Tunisia, have spoken of a "beautiful, bright, selfless person" a year on from her death.

Trudy Jones' family called her a Credit: Gwent Police

51-year-old Trudy Jones was one of 38 people killed in June last year when a gunman opened fire on tourists in the beach resort of Sousse.

Matthew James from Pontypridd was also shot trying to protect his girlfriend, but survived. He was recently awarded Freedom of the County Borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf for his actions.

Now the family of Trudy Jones have released a statement saying they were still struggling to come terms with her death, but found support from the local community "overwhelming and touching".

Our mother, will turn 84 the day before the anniversary of Trudy's death mam is completely heartbroken, yet an inspiration to the family, we don't know where she gets her strength from. It is hard to believe it has been a year, it has been difficult, and we are still struggling to come to terms with how Trudy was taken. There is not a day that goes by that Trudy is not in our thoughts.

– Carol Davies, Trudy Jones' sister
Trudy Jones was on holiday with her partner at the time of the shooting. Credit: Wales News Service

Witnessing events this year in Paris and Orlando brings the pain and heartache back to the family, there is no getting away from what has happened and how much it has truly affected the family, our thoughts are with all those that are suffering. The support from the community has been overwhelming and touching, they have helped to keep Trudy's memory alive, and she will never be forgotten.

– Carol Davies, Trudy Jones' sister


Plane crashes on A40 near Abergavenny

A light aircraft has crashed on the A40, between Raglan and Abergavenny.

The crash happened on the A40 near Abergavenny and Raglan. Credit: Bing

Emergency services were called to the area just before 3:30pm. Three people - a pilot and two passengers - are being treated for minor injuries.

No other vehicles are involved, but the road remains closed with diversions in place.

Fire and Rescue remain at the scene and specialist teams are investigating the crash site.


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