They could not break away. It would need a complete reorganisation of local government in Wales. The Welsh Government view is that many councils are already too small and hence the reason why they are forcing collaboration. This is a non-starter.
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Cloudy with patchy rain or drizzle, possibly turning heavier for a time.
Organisers say there will be increased security at the Urdd National Eisteddfod, which began in Bridgend today.
Any remaining heavy or thundery showers will clear eastwards this evening.