Torfaen council's video about Blaenavon
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Blaenavon: World heritage town challenges Paxman to visit

BBC Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman is being challenged to visit a south Wales valleys' town he mocked for being less well known than the Lake District.

Torfaen council said it prepared a short video about Blaenavon, a World Heritage site, rather than complain to the BBC about Paxman's comments.

The video featuring Big Pit, the national coal museum, asks the presenter to take a tour of the town.

A spokesman for Newsnight said it did not doubt that Blaenavon "is a lovely place to visit".

  • 05 Sep 2013