The saga of the Circuit of Wales ended in dashed hopes for new jobs, but there were great escapes for a football club and a puppy during Mayand June. ANDY RUTHERFORD reports in our third Review of the Year instalment. PREDICTED to create up to 6,000 jobs but increasingly mired in controversy and scepticism, the £425 million plan to create the Circuit of Wales racetrack at Ebbw Vale was dealt a fatal blow.
A PROPOSAL to build a health and social care 'super-surgery' in Tredegar has been approved for funding by the Welsh Government. The project - in a town where existing GP premises are described as "outdated" and "not fit for purpose" in a report to go before senior Blaenau Gwent councillors on Wednesday - is likely to cost several millions of pounds. Funding is dependent upon a business case being developed by Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, and approved by the Welsh Government.
UPDATE 8.50am: There is also slow traffic on the M4 westbound between junctions 26 (Malpas) and 27 (High Cross), followign an earlier accident. Congestion is back to junction 24 (Coldra). All lanes have been re-opened. MAJOR delays are being reported on the A48(M) eastbound into Newport, following an accident earlier this morning that has closed a lane of the entry slip road to the M4.
@ianbevitt I stand corrected, having checked my Cabs history. Sluggin was April 81 and Jezebel May 81. Something weird and wonderful in the air back then and these two captured it.
Cabs' Red Mecca LP, also from May 81, for me tomorrow. Ta for the inspiration.
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