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Estate agents in Monmouthshire say they're seeing a big increase
in the number of people from England buying property in the area.
They say it's partly because of the promise to cut
the Severn Bridge tolls which have risen today by 10 pence - to ?6.70.
The UK government says it will halve the fees in 2018 when the bridges
come back into public ownership.
Paul Heaney reports.
To commemorate the first crossing of the Severn Bridge,
I have great pleasure in unveiling this plaque.
Popular since the first bridge was opened
by the Queen in 1966.
Less popular - the charge to use either of the two Severn
crossings when travelling from England into Wales.
Especially if you live or work near the border,
like here in Chepstow.
I commute over to Bristol every day.
And my partner does so we are paying sort of ?13 a day
to get to and from work.
I train over in Portishead two nights a week.
It becomes a struggle to get back and forth because of the prices.
So as house prices in places like Bristol rise sharply,
the UK Government says it's going to half the tolls
for the bridges in 2018.
Estate agents say that combination is resulting
in more sales in Chepstow, Caldicot and here in Magor,
to buyers based in England.
About 70 to 80% of all buyers recently have been
from over the bridge.
And of course with the bridge coming down in price, people are assuming
that they are going to be able to work over the bridge
and save a lot of money.
The Chamber of Commerce in Chepstow says people moving into the area
could be great for business.
But it also says there's also a challenge.
Cheaper tolls might make it more likely that people to go to Bristol
and Cribs Causeway shopping centre across the water too.
The traders should wake up a little bit and start thinking about working
together more to do something in the town, to make sure
that we are attractive, more attractive than we are at
the moment, say.
Because with the Cribs Cauesway going to expand, it will be
a temptation for people to leave the town and go over there.
We really need to keep people in the town.
The Welsh government says it wants control over the bridge tolls.
The UK government says it has no plans to hand it over
but will confirm more details about lowering
their cost in due course.
A man has been arrested in Llanberis following the suspicious death
of a 70-year-old man in Maes Padarn.
North Wales Police say they're not looking for anyone else
in connection with the incident - which happened at around
3 o'clock this morning.
They are currently awaiting the results
of a post-mortem examination.
In today's rugby derbies,
the Scarlets completed the season's Pro12 double
over the Cardiff Blues, in a compelling match in Llanelli.
A try by Willis Halaholo wasn't enough to turn things
around for the visitors.
The final score 15-10 to the Scarlets.
At Rodney Parade, the Ospreys continued their winning streak,
beating the Newport Gwent Dragons by 10-0.
Justin Tipuric opened the scoring in the first half,
with the only try of the game.
In football - as Swansea City look set to appoint the club's third
manager this season - the Supporters' Trust
say they're happy with the choice of Paul Clement.
It's believed the former Derby boss and current Bayern Munich
assistant-manager has been in talks with the Premiership club
over the last 48 hours.
The American, Bob Bradley, was sacked on Tuesday.
It's understood an official announcement may come
as soon as tomorrow.
As a 21% shareholder we have been kept fully involved
in the selection process.
Paul has a very good pedigree, albeit inexperience as a manager.
But his pedigree is something that we welcome.
We think he will be well-placed to keep us in this league.
But if that fails, we think he is the man to mount
a promotion challenge that is needed next season.
Thousands of people in Wales got 2017 off to a chilly start
with a New Year's Day swim in the sea.
Nearly 2,000 swimmers braved the waves at this charitable event
in Saundersfoot in Pembrokeshire.
Other events were held around the Welsh coast with up
to 500 swimmers at events in Barry and Abersoch.
But organisers cancelled a dip at Morfa Nefyn
in Gwynedd due to high winds - that's now been
re-arranged for Easter.
A look at the weather forecast, and overnight, skies will become
largely clear and dry.
It'll be much colder than recent nights, with a widespread frost.
Tomorrow - staying mostly dry with some sunshine.
The winds lighter than today, and it'll continue to feel cold.
Top temperature 6 Celsius.
That's Wales Today.
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