Wales politics

£1.5m for six new Welsh language centres announced

The Old Library, Cardiff Image copyright Mick Lobb/Geograph
Image caption The new centre in Cardiff will be called Yr Hen Llyfrgell (The Old Library)

Six new centres to encourage people to learn and use the Welsh language are to be created, First Minister Carwyn Jones has announced.

A £1.5m grant will fund the plans in Anglesey, Bangor, Cardiff, Cardigan, Pontardawe in the Swansea Valley and Tregaron in Ceredigion.

It will take the total number of Welsh language centres to 10.

Mr Jones said they offered "wide-ranging opportunities" for people to use Welsh at "grass roots level".

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Media captionCarwyn Jones says the approach is unique in northern Europe

"Already we've seen some exciting centres being developed across Wales thanks to the Capital Investment grant, demonstrating our commitment to seeing the language thrive in our communities," he said.

The Cardiff centre will be run alongside the Cardiff Story museum at The Old Library on The Hayes in the city centre.

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