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The aftermath of Wales' Grand Slam

Welsh rugby fans celebrated the end of a 27-year wait for a 6 Nations Grand Slam on Saturday - and left a massive clean-up operation in their wake.

After the nation's historic victory over Ireland at the Millennium Stadium, 85 waste workers put in all-night shifts across Cardiff.

A week's worth of waste - 60 tonnes - was collected in just two days in the Welsh capital.

It was estimated that 150,000 people visited Cardiff on Saturday.

Cardiff Council chief officer for waste management Phil Sherratt said: "For the 6 Nations Final, it was predicted that there would be more people in Cardiff celebrating than on New Year's Eve.

"In light of this, additional workers were brought in, and they all coped well with the difficult circumstances."

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