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Communities First relaunch

After criticism of its original anti-poverty programme, the Welsh Government announces the first projects in its relaunched 'Communities First' scheme.

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Welsh Government relaunches Communities First programme

The Welsh Government's relaunching its flagship scheme to tackle poverty. Nineteen million pounds will be spent on twelve projects with the aim of improving education, health and the economy in Wales' most deprived areas.

Communities First which was launched in 2001 has been criticised in the past for not delivering value for money.

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