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Two charged after Mountain Ash shooting

Two men have been charged with attempted murder following a shooting in Mountain Ash on Sunday.

Mark Jones, 43, was critically injured in the incident, which happened in a lay-by New Road on Sunday evening.

Stephen Bennett, 51, from Pontypridd, and Edward Bennett, 46, from Mountain Ash, have also been charged with possession of a firearm.

They will appear before Pontypridd Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.

A third man has been released on bail.



New homes registrations 'up on last year'

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An industry body says the number of new homes being registered in Wales has risen by over a third in the last three months compared to 2014.

The National House Building Council says they are up by 37%. The figures are taken from builders who are responsible for around 8 out of 10 of homes constructed in the UK.

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