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Chancellor George Osborne says the Welsh Government will have to foot the bill for electrifying the valley lines. On a visit to Port Talbot steelworks today he made it clear the UK Government will only fund the main Swansea to London line.
The Welsh Government has hit back claiming the Conservatives have sold Wales down the river. Owain Phillips reports.
A retired couple from Cardiff shared a few bingo tips with George Osborne during his Cardiff trip. The chancellor joined Shirley and Colin Nixon for a game at Castle Bingo earlier today, after he announced in last week's budget that duty on bingo would be reduced to 10 per cent.
Mrs Nixon, 81, said: "I never expected to give the chancellor a lesson in bingo. He asked what to do and I told him - and he was brilliant at it. But then you would expect him to be good with figures, wouldn't you?"
"I think he would have stayed all afternoon if he had the time," Mr Nixon, 74 said. "On the last game, he was only three numbers off from winning. He didn't ask us many questions because he was concentrating hard on what he was doing."
Chancellor George Osborne took the time to indulge in a game of bingo during his south Wales visit.
Mr Osborne was at Castle Bingo in Cardiff, after meeting workers at Tata Steel in Port Talbot and seeing coins being minted at the Royal Mint in Llantrisant.
Chancellor George Osborne is in south Wales today visiting a steelworks, the Royal Mint and a bingo hall following last week's budget.
Mr Osborne met workers at Tata Steel's Port Talbot works this morning, before going on to the Royal Mint in Llantrisant and Castle Bingo in Cardiff.
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The Chancellor George Osborne slipped into a cockney twang during a trip to the Royal Mint in Wales today.