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Nuclear workers at Wylfa and Trawsfynydd 'prepare for strike ballot'

Nuclear workers have warned they are preparing for a strike ballot over the proposed £600 million ‘raid’ on the pensions of 16,000 workers. The warning came from Unite, the country’s largest union, after a shop stewards’ meeting this morning to discuss t

9 January 2017 in Regional North West
 
‘Cowboy operator' from Rhyl convicted of manslaughter denied HGV licence

‘Cowboy operator' from Rhyl convicted of manslaughter denied HGV licence

A former rail contractor convicted of the manslaughter of four workers in 2004 has been denied a licence to operate heavy good vehicles. Mark Connolly applied for an operator’s licence in August 2016 and was planning to operate vehicles from Greenfield I

9 January 2017 in Regional
 
Missing Gwynedd man who sparked major search named by police

Missing Gwynedd man who sparked major search named by police

The missing Gwynedd man who sparked a major sea and air search off the Anglesey coast has been named. Robert Steven Jones, who is known as Steven, has not been seen for a number of days. Family and frieds are becoming increasingly concerned about the 57-

9 January 2017 in Regional North West
 

Catfish and the Bottlemen to support Green Day on tour this summer

Llandudno’s Catfish and the Bottlemen will support American rock giants Green Day on their summer tour it was announced today. The band, who formed in Llandudno in 2007 will play 24 dates across North America as part of the Revolution Radio Tour, which s

9 January 2017 in Hot News
 

Santes Dwynwen's Day: everything you need to know

Santes Dwynwen's Day , the Welsh equivalent of St Valentine’s Day is held on January 25 and celebrates the patron saint of lovers. Traditionally it is a time where we gaze lovingly into each others eyes and tell each other how much we love them. But how

9 January 2017 in Hot News
 
Girl, 15, goes missing in Flintshire

Girl, 15, goes missing in Flintshire

A teenage girl has gone missing from the Flintshire area. North Wales Police are concerned for the whereabouts of Jade Howarth who disappeared from the Connah’s Quay area last night. The force said the 15-year-old also has links to Deeside and Chester. P

9 January 2017 in Regional North West
 
Where is the First Dates hotel and how can I visit it?

Where is the First Dates hotel and how can I visit it?

Popular show First Dates is currently enjoying another successful series - but this time round it isn't the awkward pairings that have viewers' tongues wagging - it's the stunning hotel. The Channel 4 TV show has swapped its location from a central Londo

9 January 2017 in Hot News
 
Best music festivals in 2017: Glastonbury, Creamfields, Isle of Wight and more - who is headlining and how can I buy tickets?

Best music festivals in 2017: Glastonbury, Creamfields, Isle of Wight and more - who is headlining and how...

Festivals are a highlight of the summer and each year millions of people flock to the fields for a weekend of live acts. But it isn't just about the music - there's also activities, fairs and food to enjoy. You may be surprised to know that many of them

9 January 2017 in Hot News
 

Liverpool FC 0 Plymouth 0: What the papers said

"The League Two club, some 67 places below their illustrious hosts, live to fight another day and they barely sustained a scratch in doing so," writes Paul Joyce in The Times . "Had Liverpool’s Kevin Stewart not produced a...

9 January 2017 in Sport
 

Old Colwyn murder detectives arrest three more people over death of David Kingsbury

Three men have now been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of David James Kingsbury in Old Colwyn. Police have been given until 9.35pm this evening, to question a 38-year-old woman who was arrested on Thursday night, following the killin

9 January 2017 in Regional North West
 

Snow and winds of up to 55mph forecast for North Wales

Snow and strong winds are set to blast North Wales prompting Met Office chiefs to issue a severe weather warning. A yellow weather alert for wind and snow has been issued for Flintshire, Denbighshire, Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey from 6pm on Wednesday, Ja

9 January 2017 in Regional North West
 
Man hit by van in Flintshire dies in hospital

Man hit by van in Flintshire dies in hospital

A man hit by a van in Flintshire has died in hospital. The incident, which involved the pedestrian and a Ford Transit van, took place shortly after 9.30pm on Saturday on the A5104 at the junction with Queensway in Broughton . The man was taken to the Cou

9 January 2017 in Regional North West
 

Gwynedd quarrymen save jobs of colleagues after giant volcanic dyke put workers at risk

Quarry workers at Welsh Slate have agreed to measures to save jobs after a giant dyke blocked access to high quality roofing slate. The Penrhyn Quarry firm that employs around 140 staff started a consultation with workers in October, warning 25 jobs were

9 January 2017 in Regional North West
 

Liverpool FC fringe players spurn chance to impress

Liverpool face a long trip to the South West to earn their place in the FA Cup fourth round, after the club’s youngest ever team failed to break down a resolute Plymouth Argyle at Anfield. Derek Adams' team came into the third round tie 68 places behind

9 January 2017 in Sport
 
Police still looking for Gwynedd man who sparked major sea and air search

Police still looking for Gwynedd man who sparked major sea and air search

Police are still looking for a 58-year-old Gwynedd man who sparked a major sea and air search on Sunday. Four lifeboats scoured the western coast of Anglesey amid concern for the man’s safety after a member of the public found an abandoned rucksack at So

9 January 2017 in Regional North West
 


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