Glasgow 2014 Athletes In Motorway Cycle Ride

The intrepid cyclists “were advised to get off the road” by police as they rode along the M74 motorway.

Govt Accused Of Russian Arms Double Standards

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Russian Donor Row: Boris Could Scratch Match

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Claudia Lawrence Investigation: Man Arrested

A 46-year-old man is being held in policy custody as a pub in York where the missing chef socialised is searched.

Rear of the Year: Vorderman figures twice!

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She’s one of the North Wales Coast’s best loved figures…and in more ways than one, it seems. For the second time, Carol Vorderman has won Rear of the Year.

The veteran TV personality, mathematician and now pilot is the first celebrity to win the infamous prize twice, seeing off competition from Cheryl Cole among others. Olly Murs took the men’s title

Vorderman grew up in Prestatyn with her Welsh mother and was a pupil at Rhyl’s Blessed Edward Jones High School. Her first job was a junior civil engineer at the Dinorwig power station in Llanberis, before she found fame on Channel 4′s Countdown.

On winning RotY this year, she said: “I am both surprised and flattered to win the award for a second time – particularly at this stage of my life. As I said when I won it in 2011, I always suspected there were a lot of people out there who were glad to see the back of me. It now appears there were even more than I thought.” 

Vorderman, who now lives in Bristol, quit the ITV daytime show Loose Women last week to focus on her challenge to fly around the world solo next year. She has already gained her pilot’s licence and is planning a 29,000 mile journey inspired by the likes of Amelia Earhart and Amy Johnson.

 

Junior marshalls back on the beat

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Around 30 children from Rhyl will be spending their summer holidays helping to keep the community clean.

For the last six years, the West Rhyl Marshalls – a group based at the Rhyl Youth Action Group Hub – have been working with police on making their local area a safer place. It’s a project which has helped reduce anti-social behaviour and has won awards from the likes of Keep Wales Tidy and Denbighshire County Council.

The Marshalls will be back in action over the next six weeks, starting with a beach tidy up during an Environmental Action Day on Thursday (24th July). For their hard work, they’ll be rewarded with activity days including sailing and hill walking – activities funded thanks to a £500 grant from the High Sheriff of Rhyl’s Crimebeat scheme.

PC Steve Edwards, a community beat manager in West Rhyl, said: “We are extremely lucky to have gained the support of Crimebeat again this year and also for the constant support we receive from many of the local businesses in Rhyl who assist with helping to provide pack lunches for the children and young people who join us for the activities. Every school holiday and at times throughout the year, the youngsters involved do a great deal of work out in the community and with organisations – from beach clean ups with Keep Wales Tidy to cleaning up areas hit by the recent flooding. It’s great that people continue to support us.”

 

St Asaph bridge alert closes A55

The A55 was closed in St Asaph this afternoon after a woman was seen clinging onto the outside of a bridge.

Police were called to junction 27 and shut the road both ways at just before 2.15pm. The woman had managed to get over the railings on the bridge above the St Asaph roundabout.

The incident ended around 20 minutes when she was taken by paramedics to be treated in an ambulance. The road is now fully reopen.

Prison Inmate ‘Gouges Out His Eyes’ In Cell

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MP’s Gaza Tweet ‘Incites Terrorism’, Police Told

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Ian Watkins Loses ‘Harsh’ Sentence Challenge

The disgraced former Lostprophets star was sentenced to 35 years for a string of offences, including child rape.

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