South West Wales

Asda supermarket creates 200 jobs in Swansea Valley

Image caption Asda is expected to open the store in November

A supermarket giant will create 200 new jobs in Ystalyfera in the Swansea Valley.

The Asda store will be built on the former Dewhirst factory site in Glanyrafon and is due to open in November.

It will be the largest investment in the area since the factory closed more than a decade ago leaving it empty.

The 3,000 square-metre store will also have a petrol station and has been welcomed by community leaders.

Neath Port Talbot's Ystalyfera ward councillor Alun Llewelyn said: "It's a significant investment and it's been largely welcomed.

"It's up to 200 jobs and that's important for the area and they're badly needed.

"There's a lot of interest in the jobs being offered."

The site is home to the remains of what was once the world's largest ironworks.

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