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Ebbw Vale(ĕb`o͞o), Welsh Glyn Ebwy, town (1981 pop. 24,422), Blaenau Gwent, SE Wales. A former coal-mining town, it is a retail and industrial center with steelworks and tin-plate factories. Labour politician Aneurin BevanBevan, Aneurin
, 1897–1960, British political leader. A coal miner and trade unionist, he served (1929–60) in Parliament as a member of the Labour party. As minister of health (1945–51) he administered and developed the National Health Service instituted by the
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a town in S Wales, in Blaenau Gwent county borough: a former coal mining centre. Pop.: 18 558 (2001)
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