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Welsh government scraps Newport bypass

The Welsh Government has made an abrupt U-turn over plans to build a controversial M4 relief road through Newport, South Wales. First Minister Mark Drakeford went against the advice of planning inspector Bill Wadrup, who after a long drawn out public enquiry described the case for the road as "compelling". The £1.4bn scheme would have created a new 14-mile section of motorway into South Wales, bypassing the Brynglas Tunnels, a notorious pinch-point ... [+]

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