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Welsh councils are making a bid to reclaim some responsibility for post-16 education

* Welsh councils are making a bid to reclaim some responsibility for post-16 education, as the funding council for the sector prepares for a takeover by the Welsh Assembly government.

Last month, first minister Rhodri Morgan announced plans to bring ELWa, the troubled post-16 funding agency, directly under the control of the Assembly.

Now the Welsh Local Government Association is consulting members to see if they could deliver services such as sixth-form provision and community regeneration. These could be delivered via new "local community strategies", says the WLGA.

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