BBC NEWS | Business | Coal past still scars Welsh economy

While Wales’ sporting prowess is continuing to make itself heard, what about the Welsh economy?

In the decade since Wales gained devolution, the capital Cardiff has been transformed.

Yet for all Cardiff’s retail and service sector-led boom, you don’t have to go far inland from the capital – into the south Wales valleys – to see that the Welsh economy still has a long way to go to recover from the death of the mining industry in the 1980s.