North Wales

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A night with the North Wales Paranormal Group

By Lorna Prichard, North Wales correspondent Local clubs are often struggling for new members, but this was a club with a difference. The North Wales Paranormal Group was advertising in a local newspaper for new recruits. I got in touch with them to find out more. Not, I hasten to add, because I’m looking for … Continue reading

MI6 worker Gareth Williams: One year on

If you picked up a copy of a tabloid this time last year, it was the perfect page lead: the MI6 worker found dead in strange circumstances. From rural North Wales into the world of secrecy. Child prodigy: code breaker genius. Hints about his private life. Questions about just what exactly he did once the … Continue reading

Five arrests in Wales following alleged social media misuse

Five arrests have been made in Wales over the alleged use of social media sites to encourage disorder following the riots in England. Two men from Cardiff, both aged 24, are in custody after being arrested for inciting criminality by misusing Facebook. They were arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into a small number … Continue reading

Police release CCTV image of missing tourist in North Wales

Last Friday, a 58-year-old Shropshire woman went missing from her hotel in Llandudno. North Wales Police have released this CCTV image of her. The image was taken of Alison Manning around 2:30pm on Friday 17 June. Alison was last seen wearing medium length light trousers, a long anorak which was either green or green/blue in … Continue reading

Social media, fast cars and theatre

As the Online Producer at ITV Wales, I spend most of my time with my nose at a computer monitor (or in lieu of that, a smart phone) fervently typing away on the blog or editing extended interviews while firmly attached to some form of social media (Twitter, Facebook and Flickr being three big favourites). … Continue reading

Guest blog; Antoinette Sandbach – First week in the Assembly

Newly elected Conservative AM for north Wales, Antoinette Sandbach, gives us an insight into Welsh politics as she looks at her first week as an AM.  By Antoinette Sandbach Having stayed up all night to watch the results on 5th May, I woke up to the news that the Leader of the Welsh Conservatives Nick … Continue reading

Fifth person arrested in Liverpool hotel body murder probe

A fifth person has been arrested in connection with the murder of 29-year-old Thomas Thompson in Liverpool. Two women and two men were arrested in north Wales earlier today. A 31-year-old woman from Liverpool was arrested in north Wales this afternoon on suspicion of assisting an offender. Officers are questioning a 25 year-old women and … Continue reading

Karen Evans cleared of causing son’s death in car crash

A woman was cleared today of causing the death by careless driving of her 11-year-old son. Karen Evans, 36, had crossed at high speed from lane two of the A55 in North Wales to a slip road but was unable to control her car, which somersaulted into the air. The devastating crash killed her autistic … Continue reading

Porthmadog woman ‘strangled and left to drown’

A young woman was beaten, strangled and left to drown in a ditch as she walked home alone after a night out with family and friends, a court heard today. Ffion Wyn Roberts, 22, was attacked just a short distance from her home in Porthmadog, North Wales, Caernarfon Crown Court was told. Iestyn Davies, 54, … Continue reading

Police questioning man after stolen explosives equipment found at north Wales house

Police are continuing to question a man after stolen explosives equipment was found at a house. The 52-year-old suspect was held after officers carried out a search on Saturday afternoon at the property near Denbigh, north Wales, a police spokesman said. Police said an initial investigation suggested it was an isolated incident and no-one else … Continue reading

School closures in Wales – Tuesday 30 November 2010

School closures in Wales as of 10.30am on Tuesday 30 November 2010 More at ITV.com/Wales Council List of school closures Anglesey:   Blaenau Gwent: Abertillery Comprehensive School – both Abertillery and Nantyglo sites Abertillery Primary School Blaentillery Primary School, Cwmtillery Bryngwyn Primary, Six Bells Ysgol Gymraeg Brynmawr – now known as Ysgol Gymraeg Brohillig   … Continue reading

The view from north Wales

Carole Green looks at the issue of lip reading in Wales and how one woman, Theresa Evans, is an inspiration Most journos say it, but it’s true, the best thing about the job is the people you meet along the way. I caught up with a contact in Llandudno yesterday, who’s probably one of the … Continue reading

North Wales Police to use ‘required to retire’ rule to cut costs

North Wales Police are one of two forces who have been given approval to order their officers to retire as they attempt to rein back costs, it was reported. North Wales and Strathclyde police authorities have already backed the cost-cutting plans and Surrey is being asked to follow suit. Under regulation A19, which is contained … Continue reading

Wrexham firm Moneypenny to create 100 new jobs

A Wrexham firm which provides the best telephone answering and outsourced reception services in the UK will take on 100 new staff as part of a major development. Moneypenny has announced it’s purchased 8,000 sq ft of additional land adjacent to its existing headquarters. Work is expected to start next week and should be completed … Continue reading

Growing fears over plans for North Wales’ prison

Plaid Cymru’s Westminster leader and justice spokesperson Elfyn Llwyd MP has expressed concern about slipping plans for a North Wales prison. Plans for a new prison in Caenarfon were scrapped last year and there have been no announcments of any new proposed sites since. Mr Llwyd, who’s a member of the House of Commons Justic … Continue reading

Steel giant Tata plans to cut 180 jobs in North Wales

Steel giant Tata is to close one of its UK businesses, threatening 180 job losses, it was announced today. The firm said it intends to close its Living Solutions business at its  Shotton site, North Wales, a business which was set up in 2003 to make modular buildings for the construction industry. Andrew Black, managing … Continue reading

Talking point: should North Wales have a prison?

Five thousand people a year in Wales are given a custodial sentence. Wales has several prisons in south Wales; Cardiff, Swansea and Bridgend, among others. However, there is not one prison the north meaning people have to serve their time across the border in places like Liverpool and Manchester. There are a number of reasons … Continue reading

Denbigh RFC gets the best facilities of any rugby union team in North Wales

Denbigh RFC have the best facilities of any rugby union club in North Wales thanks to the rural regeneration agency Cadwyn Clwyd. Cadwyn Clwyd gave the Division Two North League Club gave 70 per cent of the £11,646 needed to build a new stand. The Denbigh-based Freeman Evans Trust (which gives grants towards helping disabled … Continue reading

North Wales company wins £15m to help build a new offshore wind farm

RWE npower renewables has awarded North Wales company Prysmian Cables & Systems one of the largest Wind Farm construction contracts in the UK to date. Wrexham cable manufacturers Prysmian secured the £15m contract to manufacture and install cable along the 11.2km onshore export connection to the 576MW Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm. Gwynt y … Continue reading

North Wales paramedic takes centre stage in a new road safety DVD

A paramedic from North Wales is using his emergency service experience in a brand new educational DVD for youngsters. Dermot O’Leary, of Penmaenmawr, takes centre stage alongside two young presenters in a film backed by the North Wales Road Safety Partnership and produced by Knew Productions of Rossett. Mr O’Leary, the Welsh Ambulance Service’s Road … Continue reading

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