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by / on June 5, 2017 at 3:01 pm / in Local News & Archive

HGV ban for ‘rogue’ Prestatyn waste firm owners

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 […]

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by / on March 16, 2017 at 1:59 pm / in Local News & Archive

Meibion Glyndŵr: Home Office papers released

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 […]

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by / on March 5, 2017 at 5:48 pm / in Denbighshire News, Local News & Archive

Spotting child abuse: ‘positive’ response to taxis’ training

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 […]

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by / on March 3, 2017 at 1:19 pm / in Conwy News, Local News & Archive

Conwy council tax: 4.6% rise approved

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, […]

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by / on March 2, 2017 at 1:57 pm / in Denbighshire News, Local News & Archive

Council tax booklet goes live online

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 […]

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by / on February 15, 2017 at 3:24 pm / in Local News & Archive

2.75% council tax rise approved in Denbighshire

Council tax bills in Denbighshire will increase by 2.75% in the next financial year. Denbighshire County Council say the rise is expected to be below the average increase across North Wales, despite a bigger than expected increase in Welsh Government funding. Last year, bills increased by 1.5%. The rate increase rises to 2.94% on account of the city, town and […]

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by / on January 9, 2017 at 4:31 pm / in Regional News

Convicted rail boss ‘unfit’ to hold HGV licence

A North Wales businessman convicted of the manslaughter of four track workers in Cumbria has been refused an operator’s licence to run HGVs. Mark Connolly was jailed after a runaway wagon struck engineers working on the West Coast Main Line at Tebay in February 2004. The Traffic Commissioner for Wales has deemed the 55 year-old unfit to hold a licence […]

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by / on January 5, 2017 at 8:30 am / in Regional News

Police watchdog probes Janet Commins murder hunt

An investigation is continuing into how North Wales Police officers handled the murder and rape of Flint schoolgirl Janet Commins over forty years ago. The force referred itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission after 57 year-old Stephen Hough was arrested and charged last September with killing and assaulting the 15 year-old in 1976. Another man was previously jailed for […]

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by / on December 12, 2016 at 10:14 pm / in Denbighshire News, Local News & Archive, North Wales Police

Denbighshire County Council is warning people to be aware of a scam relating to credit cards.

Telephone scam warning – residents urged to be vigilant   A Rhyl resident has been in touch with Denbighshire Trading Standards after receiving an automated telephone call at his home, stating  “Alert, Alert, your credit card has been compromised, please press 1 to resolve”. The caller hung up and checked with his credit card provider who advised that was a […]

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by / on December 8, 2016 at 1:40 pm / in Regional News

North Wales PCC hits out at inspectors’ report

Inspectors have called on North Wales Police to improve on how it deals with investigating corruption and mental health problems within the force. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary said it only had ”limited capacity” to seek out misconduct and corruption among its own ranks. The report also called on the force to do more to recognise ill-health and stress at work. […]

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