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Man dies after Ebbw Vale crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was killed in a road traffic collision near Cwm, Ebbw Vale on Friday night.

The collision involved a silver Peugeot 307 and a silver Hyundai i10.

The driver of the silver Peugeot, a 41yr old man, was pronounced dead at the scene and a front seat passenger was seriously injured.

The driver of the silver Hyundai was also badly injured and both are receiving treatment at the University Hospital of Wales.

AM's apology for 'racist slur' against black MP

A recording of a phone call has emerged of a UKIP Assembly member in which she appears to make a racist slur against Labour MP Chuka Umunna.

North Wales AM Michelle Brown Credit: ITV Wales

In a statement North Wales AM Michelle Brown says that the language she used was inappropriate and has apologised to anyone that has been offended by it.

The point I was making is that because of his considerable wealth and privilege, Chukka Umunna cannot possibly understand the difficulties and issues that the average black person faces in this country any more than I can, and I stand by that assertion.

I do however accept that the language I used in the private conversation was inappropriate and I apologise to anyone that has been offended by it.

As far as the language I used about Mr Hunt is concerned, it was a private conversation and I was using language that friends and colleagues often do when chatting to each other.

– Statement by Michelle Brown

Meanwhile Labour AM and Assembly Commissioner for Equality Joyce Watson has called the comments unacceptable. She told ITV News it was potentially a matter for an Assembly standards inquiry.

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