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Nato summit week draws to close with military open day

Military organisers estimated that 70,000 people attended a 'Meet the Forces' day in Cardiff Bay on Sunday, at the end of the Nato summit Wales week.

Police have hailed the security operation - the largest the UK has ever seen - as a success, with 31 arrests made in total.

World leaders including Barack Obama left Wales on Friday, praising Newport and Cardiff for a warm welcome.

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Disruption at Vale of Glamorgan schools due to summit

Reduced school hours in the Vale of Glamorgan will take effect today due to the NATO summit.

The majority of more than 50 schools in the area will close at 2pm today, and also have changed hours on Thursday and Friday.

Schools sent letters to parents to tell them about their changed hours, after advice from the council.

Given the scale of the event and role of Cardiff Airport, there will inevitably be disruption to the transport network in the Vale, but the action taken by Council officers has ensured that all pupils in the county will be able to attend school during the summit.

– Cllr Chris Elmore, Cabinet Member for Children's Services, Vale of Glamorgan Council

Many schools in Newport, Cardiff, Monmouthshire and Torfaen will be closed or operate reduced hours on Thursday and Friday, due to disruption from the summit.

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