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TORFAEN councillors have approved a 3.35 per cent increase in council tax.

At a meeting earlier today, the full council voted in favour of the final revenue budget, which will result in a 3.35 per cent increase in council tax for Torfaen residents.

This will see a band D council tax rate increase to £1,007.88 in 2013/14, an increase of £32.67 per annum or 63p per week.