Osborne visits south Wales after pledging to support business

Chancellor George Osborne is visiting south Wales for the first time since last week's budget. His visit included stops at Tata Steel in Port Talbot, the Royal Mint in Llantrisant and a bingo hall in Cardiff.

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Couple shows Osborne the ropes of how to play bingo

George Osborne joined the Nixons for a couple of games of bingo in Cardiff Credit: Wales News Service

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."

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Osborne shares a joke with bingo players in Cardiff

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.

George Osborne visited Castle Bingo in Cardiff Credit: Wales News Service
He took time to chat with players and learn more about the game Credit: Wales News Service
The chancellor was in south Wales following last week's budget Credit: Wales News Service

Chancellor visits Tata Steel in Port Talbot

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.

Mr Osborne met workers at Port Talbot's Tata Steel site Credit: ITV News/Owain Phillips
The steelworks was the chancellor's first port of call on his visit to south Wales Credit: ITV News/Owain Phillips
Mr Osborne promised to support businesses in last week's budget Credit: ITV News/Owain Phillips
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