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Local authorities' 'suspicions' over Cardiff region

A report has found local authorities in south east Wales are suspicious about working as part of a Cardiff city region.

A task and finish group set up by the Welsh government had recommended in the summer that Wales' towns and cities should work more closely together to help the economy grow.

But the chief executives of nine out of 10 councils in south east Wales say they are worried about being "taken over" by Cardiff and asked "what's in it for us?"

The report's author - property and regeneration consultant Robert Chapman - spoke to Gareth Lewis on BBC Radio Wales.

  • 10 Oct 2012
  • From the section Wales