A couple who ran a Prestatyn waste collection firm have been banned from running HGVs for 25 years. The Traffic Commissioner for Wales said Andrew and Elizabeth Hughes allowed drivers for ‘Wasteaters’ to use unsafe and uninsured lorries with serious defects, no tax or MOT. Nick Jones told a public inquiry that the owners had deliberately sustained illegal activity and […]Read more ›
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Confidential Home Office papers have been released for the first time, revealing the UK Government’s response to the Meibion Glyndŵr firebombing campaign on holiday homes in Wales. Around 228 attacks on English-owned homes – mostly in North Wales – were carried out between 1979 and 1994. Estate agents in England and Conservative politicians were also targeted. The documents, obtained by BBC […]Read more ›
Embed from Getty Images A scheme aimed at training Denbighshire taxi drivers to spot evidence of child sex abuse has been hailed a success. Denbighshire County Council say 340 drivers have attended compulsory courses to tackle exploitation since they were introduced last year in the wake of the Rotherham abuse scandal. But eleven drivers in the county have been warned […]Read more ›
Conwy County Council has warned it faces ‘many difficult years ahead’ after its budget was approved for the next financial year. Council tax will go up by 4.6% this year, meaning the average household will pay £1,112.69 – an increase of £48.93 from 2016-17. Councillors at Bodlondeb also approved a 3.79% increase in funding for the office of the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner, […]Read more ›
Your Money, Denbighshire County Council’s definitive guide to all things relating to council tax has now gone live online. The Council recently set its budget for the 2017/18 financial year. In terms of council tax, this means an increase of 2.94% for Denbighshire residents (this takes into account a 2.75% increase in the county council element, as well as the […]Read more ›