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Magazine article Public Finance

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WALES RECYCLES 45%

Angfesey and Denbighshire best

Wales succeeded in recycling or composting 45% of its waste, according to figures released in January. Anglesey and Denbighshire had the highest recycling rate, at 57%, while Bridgend, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire and Wrexham also recycled or composted at least half their waste. Environment Minister Jane Davidson said: 'Wales leads the way in what to do with our waste.'

EU STUDENTS COST £75m

Scottish universities' loophole

The number of European Union students choosing to enrol in 'free' Scottish universities has hit a record high and is costing Scotland around £75m a year. Education Secretary Mike Russell said the cost to Scotland was 'no longer tenable'. He wants to close the loophole which allows Scottish universities to be a 'cheap option' for European students.

WELSH URGED TO VOTE

Three polls take place this year

A campaign is under way to encourage people in Wales to vote in the three polls due to take place this year: the UK-wide referendum on the alternative vote; Welsh Assembly elections; and the referendum on greater legislative powers. …

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