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Pontypool: Poverty and affluence in valleys town

A new study looking in depth at a Torfaen town's economy has found people in poverty existing close to relative affluence.

In a part of Trevethin, Pontypool, 13% of people have never worked and 75% of under fours live in low-income households.

Steve Harris has turned his hobby for vinyl record collecting into a business in Pontypool's indoor market.

He told BBC Wales economics correspondent Sarah Dickins there were collectors with a lot of money to spend - as well as those who could only afford to chat.

  • 27 Oct 2016
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