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Organ donor numbers rise in lead up to new law

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The number of organ donors is rising in the lead up to Wales' historic change in the law.

An official report also says the number of people in Wales who die waiting for a transplant is falling.

More than 100,000 people have signed up to the donation register. From December a system of 'presumed consent' will be in force.

WATCH: Parents of Britain's youngest organ donor raise awareness of new law


£46m 'to boost infrastructure and the Welsh economy'

Some of the money will fund training facilities at Airbus. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Archive/PA Images

The Welsh Government has announced a package of over £46 million capital investment during 2015-16 which, it says, will boost infrastructure, skills and promote economic growth across Wales.

£2.7 million will be in invested in Airbus and Aerospace training facilities for high level training and on-going support for aerospace manufacturing.

North Wales is also set to benefit from an investment of £2.7 million for transport developments. This includes investment in the Llangefni Link Road and the Northern Gateway Highway Infrastructure.

£33 million will be allocated to support businesses across Wales.

The need for targeted investment in infrastructure is well rehearsed and is central to the priorities set out in our Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan.

Infrastructure investment is one of the main contributors to growth and jobs and has a positive impact on the economy.

– Jane Hutt AM, Finance Minister

30 new jobs for Bridgend

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The Welsh Government has announced 30 new jobs are being created at Sony's Bridgend operation.

A new Digital Media Content Management division is being developed at its site in Pencoed. It will convert video and media content to a digital format for publication across a growing range of platforms.

Sony UKTEC, one of our anchor companies, makes a significant contribution to the Welsh economy and it’s great news that it is expanding and diversifying and I am delighted that Welsh Government support helped secure this investment for Pencoed.

– Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister


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