Former River Lodge in Llangollen
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Public money 'wasted' on Llangollen kung fu lodge plan

The Welsh government has been criticised for wasting £1.6m of public money on a failed scheme to turn a derelict hotel into a kung fu centre in Denbighshire.

A report by the public accounts committee said there had been flaws in civil service processes over the purchase of River Lodge in Llangollen.

Community group Powys Fadog wanted to turn it into the first Shaolin centre outside China.

The Welsh government said it would carefully consider the report.

Matthew Richards reports.

  • 04 Jun 2013
  • From the section Wales