Blaenau Gwent


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Blaenau Gwent

a county borough of SE Wales, created in 1996 from NW Gwent. Administrative centre: Ebbw Vale. Pop.: 68 900 (2003 est.). Area: 109 sq. km (42 sq. miles)
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Total quantity or scope: Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council are inviting tenders from suitably qualified and experienced Service providers to deliver a Generic Floating Support Service for people aged 16 years and over who require Housing related support.
Homes in Blaenau Gwent have become more affordable when compared with earnings in recent years, while those in Westminster - a hotspot for wealthy overseas investors - have spiralled further out of kilter with residents' salaries.
Not only are they huge, leaving residents with the dilemma of where to put them, there is also the problem of what to do with the other waste disposal containers collected over the years - most of them courtesy of Blaenau Gwent Council.
He said South Wales East was the poorest region in the UK, including areas such as Blaenau Gwent, Islwyn, Torfaen and Merthyr Tydfil, and the Government should be "ashamed" of its record for unemployment, education and housing.
Blaenau Gwent council told residents to keep their windows and doors closed.
The crash happened on the eastbound carriageway between Brynmawr, Blaenau Gwent and Gilwern, Monmouthshire at about 11am.
Bill Rumble, Mark Group commercial director said: There is a huge job to be done in Blaenau Gwent and we welcome the opportunity to partner with the Welsh Assembly Government, Blaenau Gwent Council, EDF Energy and Tai Calon, in delivering home energy improvements.
RICH: Kensington and Chelsea; POOR: Ebbw Vale in Blaenau Gwent
It follows the publication of a damning report into educational standards at Blaenau Gwent, which remain "unsatisfactory" despite nearly four years of external support and monitoring.
Blaenau Gwent Borough Council requested for expressions of interest in running their service earlier this year and it was Newport council who made the successful bid.
Mr Asghar said: "The Welsh Government must discover why the number of tenancies in arrears in Caerphilly is more than three times the number in Blaenau Gwent or Merthyr Tydfil.
WHY is Alun Davies, the Labour AM for Mid and West Wales, giving up his seat to seek the nomination for Blaenau Gwent in the next Assembly election?