Work on an £11m bus station in Cardiff is expected to start next year as part of a development plan to revamp the city centre.
Cardiff council has opted for the Marland House and NCP car park site, which the authority owns.
An ambitious proposed £500m riverside redevelopment project linking Cardiff Bay and the city centre which would provide the Welsh capital with over 2,000 much needed new homes has suffered a set-back.
Residents on a housing estate in Swansea are facing bills worth thousands of pounds after an increase in their ground rent.
Fees for householders on the Elba estate, Gowerton, have soared from £50 to up to £2,500 a year.
It comes as Swansea council revaluated 250 properties for the first time in 25 years.
The Welsh Conservatives have announced plans to scrap stamp duty for properties worth up to £250,000 if they win power in the 2016 election.
The party said the axing of the 1% levy was aimed at bringing homeownership within reach for thousands of would-be first-time buyers.
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