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by / on May 26, 2017 at 6:46 pm / in Local News & Archive

Four men face trial over Rhyl assault plot

Four men from Rhyl and Kinmel Bay will go on trial in the Autumn, accused of plotting to assault a man. One of the defendants, Jake Kiernan (24) from Brickfield Park, has admitted possessing a 12 bore pistol – but another, Paul Lewis (39) from Trefor Avenue, denies possessing the firearm and conspiring to cause grievous bodily harm to Damian […]

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by / on May 26, 2017 at 2:59 pm / in Local News & Archive

Old Colwyn murder: defendant’s father admits assisting offender

The father of a man charged with the murder of David Kingsbury in Old Colwyn has admitted assisting an offender. Stephen Cody from Colwyn Bay previously denied removing a vehicle used immediately after Mr Kingsbury died from a single stab wound in January. But the 53 year-old changed his plea to guilty when he appeared before Mold Crown Court via […]

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by / on May 25, 2017 at 11:50 pm / in Local News & Archive

Two North Wales men charged with Southampton murder

Two men from North Wales have been charged with the murder of an Albanian man in Southampton. Shkelzen Dauti was found with a single stab wound to his chest in Gilpin Close in the Thornhill area in March. The 21 year-old, known as Genny, died later at the city’s general hospital. Hampshire Police said Christopher Jones (27) from Denbigh and Lee Marc […]

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by / on May 25, 2017 at 2:10 pm / in Local News & Archive

Driver arrested after A55 Rhaullt Hill crash

A motorist has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a seven-vehicle crash on the A55 at Rhaullt Hill. Ambulance crews said five people – four men and a woman – were injured in the pile-up on the westbound carriageway at around 12.20pm on Thursday lunchtime. They were taken to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in Bodelwyddan – their injuries are […]

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by / on May 24, 2017 at 5:03 pm / in Local News & Archive

Rapist convicted of mistaken arson

A convicted rapist who went on the run after setting fire to a woman’s home has been found guilty of arson. Mold Crown Court heard Richard Pentraeth had tried to seek revenge on a witness who had given evidence against him in an earlier trial, only to find he had got the wrong address. The 64 year-old from Cheltenham had admitted […]

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by / on May 24, 2017 at 3:33 pm / in Local News & Archive

Police search for Rhyl flasher

Police in Rhyl are looking for a man who exposed himself to a teenage girl. The girl was walking along Trellewelyn Road at just before 5.30pm on Tuesday evening when the man indecently exposed himself while he was sitting in a car. The girl walked away while the car was last seen making its way towards the A525 Vale Road. […]

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by / on May 24, 2017 at 11:48 am / in Local News & Archive

Man found guilty of Mark Mason murder

A Liverpool man has been found guilty of the murder of Mark Mason. James Davies from Stoneycroft denied the fatal stabbing of the father-of-two outside Home Bargains last October – the 20 year-old was convicted unanimously by a jury following five days of deliberations at Mold Crown Court. Anthony Baines (30) from Kensington and Mark Ennis (30) from Walton were […]

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by / on May 22, 2017 at 2:16 pm / in Local News & Archive

Blue Flag and Green awards for North Wales beaches

Prestatyn Central’s beach has retained its Blue Flag status in this year’s Wales Coast Awards. The beach is among a record fifty sites in Wales – and the only one in Denbighshire – to receive the prestigious status for the highest water quality and safety. Two other beaches in the area – Sandy Cove in Kinmel Bay and Pensarn beach in […]

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by / on May 22, 2017 at 12:41 pm / in Local News & Archive

Urdd Eisteddfod 2017: competitors’ countdown to Bridgend

Hundreds of competitors across the North Wales Coast are making final preparations ahead of this year’s Urdd National Eisteddfod in Bridgend. After last year’s event in Flint, which attracted 90,000 people, one of Europe’s biggest youth festivals will be heading south to Pencoed during summer half-term week. Denbighshire County Council has sent a good luck message to local competitors who […]

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by / on May 19, 2017 at 11:21 am / in Local News & Archive

Missing Prestatyn woman found

A Prestatyn woman who went missing from her home has been found safe. A major search was launched after Tracey Chapman-Schneider disappeared on Thursday lunchtime. Specialist search teams and the North Wales Police helicopter were among those involved. The police control room in St Asaph reported that the 51 year-old had been found in the Prestatyn area in the early hours […]

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