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Why more people are using these libraries

Image copyright Greenwich Council Image caption Woolwich Centre Library has seen visitor numbers increase since it moved to a new building in 2011 It’s Friday evening and Woolwich Centre Library in south-east London is packed….

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On-screen sign language pilot launched by Conwy council

Image copyright Getty Images Deaf people will be able to access services using British Sign Language due to a new scheme from Conwy council. From Monday, Interpreters Live will allow people to speak to council…


Radio stations ‘should be forced to carry more Welsh news’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The committee said a number of industry figures argued in favour of commercial radio licences containing a requirement to report distinct Welsh news Some radio stations should be forced…


Severn bridges: M4 Severn crossing to shut for toll booth removal

Image copyright Allen Lloyd Image caption Drivers paid two shillings and six pennies for a car each way when the first Severn bridge opened Paying to enter south Wales on the motorway is ending as…


Warmer winters ‘may hit blackcurrant crops’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Blackcurrants require a chilling period before they start to grow in spring Warmer winters may reduce the quantity and quality of blackcurrants grown in the UK, Dundee-based researchers have…


Seal pups ‘at risk from toxic chemicals in contaminated water’

Image copyright Abertay University Seal pups across the UK are at risk from toxic chemicals present in their mothers’ milk, according to research. Contaminants in the environment have been found to interfere with the seal…


HS2: MPs had ‘enormously wrong’ cost estimate, says whistleblower

Image copyright HS2 Ltd Image caption HS2 is the biggest infrastructure project in Europe An early cost estimate MPs had when they were approving the HS2 high-speed rail project was “enormously wrong”, a former HS2…


FCA under fire over Lloyds compensation scheme

Image copyright Getty Images The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has been criticised for allowing Lloyds Banking Group to set up a “flawed” compensation scheme for victims of a massive fraud. The SME Alliance, which represents…


Newspaper headlines: ‘Battle over second Brexit vote’ and ‘Geraint’s glory’

By BBC News Staff Image caption Many of Monday’s papers focus on Brexit and discussions of a second referendum. The Guardian says Theresa May will “beg MPs” today not to “break faith with the British…


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