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Ian Woosnam to headline Wales Senior Open

Welsh golfer Ian Woosnam will headline this year's Wales Senior Open in Newport.

The event takes place at the Celtic Manor Resort on May 29-31.

Woosnam, a winner of five Senior Tour and 29 European Tour titles, will be joined in the city by a host of fellow former Ryder Cup players and the winners of more than 750 tournaments worldwide.

Welsh golfer Ian Woosnam says he is looking forward to playing in front of his home fans. Credit: European Tour Communications

It's great for the Senior Tour and also for Wales that the Wales Senior Open is back on the schedule. Obviously I’d love to add the tournament to my list of wins, so I’ll be trying my best to get my hands on the trophy at Celtic Manor this year.

It’s always nice to play in front of your home fans, so hopefully we’ll get a big crowd to come out and support us all, just like we had at Porthcawl for the Senior Open last year.

– Ian Woosnam

New figures reveal 12,000 fewer unemployed in Wales

Official figures show Wales' unemployment rate stands at 6.2 per cent, compared with 5.6 per cent UK-wide.

Between December and February, 92,000 people in Wales were unemployed - 12,000 fewer than the previous quarter.

Wales' unemployment rate stands at 6.2 per cent - higher than the UK average. Credit: PA

Across the UK, unemployment fell by 76,000 in the three months to February.

According to the Office for National Statistics, the drop brings the number of people now not in work down to 1.84 million - with a record 31 million people in work.


UKIP vow to make allocation of funding fairer for Wales

UKIP in Wales has pledged to replace the Barnett Formula at the launch of its general election manifesto.

UKIP says it would reform the immigration system if in power. Credit: PA

It says it wants to make the allocation of funding to Wales fairer, raise the 40p tax threshold to £55,000 and scrap inheritance tax.

It's also vowed to reform the immigration system by introducing an Australian-style points system.

Social housing tenants will have right to buy say Welsh Tories

The Welsh Conservatives have vowed to give social housing tenants the right to buy their homes at the launch of their manifesto.

The Tories also have pledged 30 hours of free childcare to working parents Credit: PA

The Right to Buy is among other pledges including plans to take anyone on minimum wage out of taxation.

The Welsh Conservatives have also called themselves the party of working people, with plans to provide 30 hours of free childcare to working parents of three to four year olds.

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