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Companies 'lining up to be involved' in Metro scheme

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The Welsh Government says there's been 'incredibly positive feedback' from the transport industry on plans for a Metro system.

It would involve a combination of heavy and light rail, and bus transport across South Wales.

Today a publicity campaign's being launched on the Valleys lines.

The Metro project represents the future of public transport in South East Wales which will provide faster journey times and more frequent services covering a greater area. It is an ambitious project linking people and jobs across South Wales in a fast, efficient and environmentally positive way.

– Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister


More severe weather warnings issued

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The Met Office has issued more 'be aware' warnings of rain and high winds for the whole of Wales.

It says a series of low pressure systems will bring mild and moist air to Wales along with strong winds.

This will lead to some large rainfall accumulations: 60 to 80 mm may fall fairly widely over the two days, and perhaps more than 120 mm over the highest ground.

Forecasters say Southwesterly winds will increase later on Monday morning, with gales extending eastwards across Wales .

Gusts of 50 mph are likely inland whilst gusts of 60 mph will affect some exposed coasts in the west and south.

There are 10 flood alerts in force.

Hundreds of jobs saved at steel group Caparo

A further 333 jobs have been saved at the steel group Caparo.

The sale preserves the jobs based in Wales and the West Midlands. Credit: PA

Administrators PwC said the Caparo Tubular Solutions business had been sold to the Gupta family, whose interests include the Simec and Liberty House groups.

The sale preserves the jobs based in Wales and the West Midlands.

"The sale of Caparo Tubular Solutions is a major boost for the Midlands economy, the employees of Caparo and more widely for the UK steel industry. This deal preserves all 333 jobs at Caparo Tubular Solutions, which manufactures, distributes and supplies advanced tube components and parts for the automotive and aerospace industries in the West Midlands and South Wales."

– Robert Moran, PwC
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