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by / on April 27, 2017 at 5:17 pm / in Regional News

Police safeguarding victims during Modern Slavery operation in Deeside – update

    A planned multi-agency operation to combat the exploitation of ‘manual labourers’ in north Wales is continuing this afternoon as North Wales Police and National Crime Agency officers further their investigation following an arrest and searches at three locations in the Deeside area this morning,  Thursday 27th April 2017.    During the course of the operation officers have interviewed nine […]

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by / on April 27, 2017 at 12:56 pm / in Regional News

Police safeguarding victims during Modern Slavery operation in Deeside

As part of an on-going investigation concerning the exploitation of ‘manual labourers’ a pre-planned multi-agency operation led by North Wales Police took place this morning at a number of locations in the Deeside area .   North Wales Police supported by officers from the National Crime Agency were joined by colleagues from the Local Authority, Social Services, the Health Authority and […]

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by / on April 27, 2017 at 12:47 pm / in Regional News

New figures show the number of young people not in education, employment or training in Wales fell during 2016

    Skills and Science Minister, Julie James, has welcomed new figures showing a decline in the number of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) during 2016.   Figures published today [27/04/17] from the Annual Population Survey (APS) show that in the twelve months ending 31 December 2016, 8.5% of 16-18 year olds were estimated to be […]

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by / on April 27, 2017 at 12:18 pm / in Regional News

Water supplies restored after hydrant burst

Water supply has been restored to homes in and around Llandudno Junction after a fire hydrant burst. Four properties were evacuated after the hydrant on Marl Drive sent water over 40ft into the air on Wednesday morning. The road was closed while engineers worked for over nine and a half hours to carry out repairs. Residents affected by the burst […]

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by / on April 26, 2017 at 5:25 pm / in Regional News

Minister Announces £422k Award to Credit Unions Across Wales

Communities and Children Secretary, Carl Sargeant has announced £422,334 for credit unions across Wales during 2017-18.   (People and communities18 April 2017) The funding will help credit unions continue to support financially excluded members as well as help their longer term sustainability. Projects will include schools savings schemes and community engagement programmes. Carl Sargeant said: “We know the importance of […]

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by / on April 19, 2017 at 11:47 am / in Regional News

Man charged with fatal Anglesey crash

A man has been charged with causing the death of an Anglesey nurse in a two vehicle-crash. Mother-of-two Susan Owen was killed after her white BMW collided with a Volkswagen Transporter van on the Nant-y-Garth Pass between Pentir and Y Felinheli last September. The 50 year-old from Pentre Berw, near Gaerwen, was described by her family as ”a special wife, mother, daughter […]

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by / on April 14, 2017 at 5:38 pm / in Conwy News, Denbighshire News, Regional News

Call for Small Scale Renewable Energy Proposals

Around £14m of EU funds is  available for more small scale community renewable energy proposals. A statement released by the Welsh Government said “We are encouraging more proposals to come forward to benefit from £10m available in West Wales & the Valleys and £4m in East Wales. Any organisation (public, private, third sector) can apply.  Green Growth and the transition […]

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by / on April 14, 2017 at 5:06 pm / in Regional News


Leading ferry company, Stena Line, is set for a cracking Easter on its Irish Sea routes with almost 90,000 people hopping onboard and upwards of 21,000 vehicles making journeys over the busy Easter period*.   Stena Line’s ships are more like modern-day hotels with lots to see and do, explained Diane Poole OBE, Head of PR and Communications, Stena Line:  […]

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by / on April 13, 2017 at 7:12 pm / in Regional News

Wales hits target for maximising £1.8bn EU Funds

Wales has hit its target for maximising the use of £1.8bn EU funds under the 2007-13 programmes, Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford said. (Monday 10 April 2017) (Finance10 April 2017Brexit) And Wales has invested £1.33bn – 65% – of the £2bn EU structural funds allocation as part of the 2014-20 programmes. The Welsh Government has submitted its final claim to the […]

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by / on April 13, 2017 at 7:04 pm / in Regional News

Welsh Government to invest over £2m to develop Welsh ports

Economy Secretary Ken Skates has today invited ports across Wales to bid for a share of £2m of Welsh Government funding to develop Welsh ports.   The Ports Development Fund will support the growth of Welsh ports, helping ensure they continue being a key contributor to economic growth and providing opportunities for new jobs within the industry.   Economy Minister […]

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