Regional News

by / on May 17, 2017 at 11:04 pm / in Local News & Archive, Regional News

Ex-First Minister Rhodri Morgan dies

The former First Minister of Wales, Rhodri Morgan, has died at the age of 77. The ex-Cardiff West MP, elected in 1987, became an AM when the Welsh Assembly was founded in 1999. Nine months later, he became First Secretary and the leader of the Welsh Labour party following the resignation of Alun Michael. Mr Morgan served three terms in the […]

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by / on May 17, 2017 at 12:16 pm / in Local News & Archive, Regional News

North Walian arrested after Wirral gas blast

Embed from Getty Images A North Wales man has been arrested in connection with a suspected gas explosion on the Wirral. Up to 34 people were injured – two of them seriously – in the blast at New Ferry last March, which destroyed a dance studio and damaged ten nearby homes. Over a hundred residents were evacuated. Merseyside Police say […]

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by / on May 16, 2017 at 7:30 pm / in Regional News

Two men arrested after drugs and firearms discovery

Two men have been arrested after police seized firearms and drugs from their car. Detectives stopped a vehicle on the Great Orme in Llandudno after hearing reports of air weapons being fired in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The arrests led to three raids on houses in Llandudno Junction and Colwyn Bay were cash, drugs and illicit tobacco were […]

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by / on May 16, 2017 at 12:37 pm / in North Wales Police, Regional News

Boat owners’ warning after harbour thefts

Police are warning boat owners to be on their guard after a spate of thefts in Conwy county. Three outboard motors and fishing equipment have been stolen from boats in Rhos-on-Sea and Conwy harbours over the past three months. David Williams from North Wales Police said they were appealing to all boat owners to secure their marine equipment and ensure […]

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by / on May 12, 2017 at 1:56 pm / in Regional News

Man arrested after Flint standoff

A man has been arrested after a five-hour stand off with armed police in Flint. Officers were called to a house in Maes Alaw at just after 7.10am on Friday morning, after a man was reportedly behaving in an aggressive and threatening manner. The 25 year-old was finally arrested at around 12.20pm on suspicion of threatening to kill and affray […]

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by / on April 29, 2017 at 3:24 pm / in Conwy News, Denbighshire News, Regional News

Ken Skates keen to explore further A55 improvements

Economy and Infrastructure Secretary, Ken Skates, has today commissioned a resilience study to identify possible further improvements to the A55. Recent years and months have seen the Welsh Government make significant improvements to the road but the Economy Secretary was keen to stress that more needs to be done in order for the road to best serve as a key […]

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by / on April 29, 2017 at 7:30 am / in Regional News

Election 2017: council leader enters Clwyd West battle

The leader of Conwy County Council has been chosen as a Plaid Cymru candidate for the General Election. Dilwyn Roberts is stepping down as a councillor for Llangernyw after thirteen years to fight for the Clwyd West seat, held by the Conservatives’ David Jones with a majority of over 6,700. Mr Roberts, who has led the county council for the past […]

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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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