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Assembly hands out millions [guess how much we get?] and other links [03-12-08]

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Nick - Web Team Nick - Web Team | 10:59 UK time, Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Updated Dec 04 1:47pmHighlights and quick links to some of the stories and blogs we're following today using our shared reader [what's this?]

£350m boost for capital projects - BBC News | Wales
Hospital reorganisation, schools and affordable housing will all benefit from a new £350m fund, announced by the assembly government. I maybe wrong, but the only specific spending being targetted on our area is £5m for a school in Wrexham [even though the council don't know what it's for!] and £1m to promote Welsh food in Conwy.

Plus, in another round of spending:

New road and rail links for North - Daily Post
Deputy First Minister Ieuan Wyn Jones has announced £203m of new spending to improve north-south road links and improve rail links [£20m investment] between Wrexham and Chester.

But the "gateway to Wales" A494/A55 improvements at Aston Hill will be on a back burner until 2014 and even then it will only be for re-examination.

Giant wind farm gets the go-ahead - BBC News | Wales
The world's second largest wind farm, which will help power around a half a million homes, has been approved at Llandudno. What do you make of that? People seem to either love or hate the wind turbines on our doorstep already.

You can read the Welsh Assembly Government's press releases about these stories via their website.


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