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7 hrs ago | Denbighshire Free Press

Corwen power scheme hailed as future of Welsh energy

At a recent meeting, North Wales AM, Aled Roberts met some of the directors and advisors of the Corwen Electricity Co-operative which has been set up to develop the power scheme. It will generate electricity from water flowing down from a reservoir above Corwen.

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11 hrs ago | IcNetwork

Wales Coast Path plans to reroute across Faenol Estate provoke row

A row has erupted over plans to re-route a section of the Wales Coast Path across a grand Tudor era estate where opera star Bryn Terfel staged concerts in North Wales. Gwynedd planners want to run a 15m section of the path near Glan-y-Mor lodge on the Faenol Estate, in Felinheli, because it's closer to the coast than the current route along the busy A4087 and B4547 roads.

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15 hrs ago | IcNorthWales

Caught on camera: Can you help identify these people?

North Wales Police have released a selection of CCTV stills in the hope of jogging the memories of people who may have witnessed the 22 offences committed between May and August this year. In picture 1, a man in a red hat is being sought in connection with a shoplifting offence at Asda in Sand Street, Pwllheli , on August 13. A theft at the Co-op in Lower Denbigh Road, St Asaph , on May 22 has sparked the release of picture 2, with officers keen to trace a man wearing a blue T-shirt.

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19 hrs ago | IcNorthWales

North Wales Fire Service look to recruit more part-time 'retained firefighters'

See a video where firefighters tell why they love their job by 'making a difference' and how easy it is to sign up North Wales Fire and Rescue Service has extended the deadline for applications for its campaign to recruit more part-time "retained firefighters". The campaign was due to close last week but it will now remain until October 6 with applications in some areas, such as Betws y Coed , Corwen, Denbigh, Tywyn, Chirk , Llangefni and Aberdyfi, described as "low".

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19 hrs ago | IcNorthWales

Alan Batten named as motorcyclist killed in A5104 Bryneglwys crash

A motorcyclist killed when his machine collided with an oncoming car at Bryneglwys, near Corwen , last week has been named as Alan Batten, of Hooker Street, Northwich. Mr Batten, 55, was riding along the A5104 when he was involved in a collision with a Toyota Yaris.

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22 hrs ago | IcNetwork

admitting to using his dog to hunt a fox and fight other animals.

A North Wales man was given a suspended jail sentence after admitting to using his dog to hunt a fox and fight other animals. William Clive Alun Jones was sentenced to 30 days in prison, suspended for 12 months, and fined 120 at Caernarfon Magistrates' Court on Monday.

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23 hrs ago | IcNorthWales

LOOK: Bus shelter, scout hut, and pub among 20 'eyesore' sites in Denbighshire

A bus shelter, a pub, a former scout hut and a listed printworks are all on a list of twenty sites officially designated as 'eyesores'. The list, compiled by Denbighshire county council, includes 10 properties in Rhyl, though one of them, one of the oldest houses in the town in Pendyffryn Road, is already being redeveloped.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

IcNorthWales

Hundreds walk in memory of Tesni Edwards to raise money for Wales Air Ambulance

Sponsored walkers set out in memory of teenager and traced a 14-mile route around her school to raise money for the all-Wales charity Hundreds of people joined the parents and classmates of teenager Tesni Edwards on a sponsored walk organised in her memory. They traced the 14-mile route popular Tesni went to school at Ysgol Dinas Bran in Llangollen , from Cynwyd, near Corwen, to raise cash for the Wales Air Ambulance.

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Dramatic footage as a young man injured while walking in Snowdonia is winched to safety

Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team and the RAF Valley rescue helicopter evacuated the man after he fell 100m near Blaenau Ffestiniog This is the dramatic moment a young man, left seriously injured while walking in Snowdonia, was winched to safety by helicopter. The Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team were alerted at 3:34pm following a 999 call reporting that a 20 year old male had fallen some 100m to the west of Llyn Y Wrysgan, above Tanygrisiau near Blaenau Ffestiniog whilst out walking with a friend.

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IcNorthWales

Phones 4u goes into administration with 5,500 jobs 'at risk'

Phones 4u is to go into administration - placing more than 5,500 jobs at risk - after network operator EE joined Vodafone in cutting ties with the retailer. The company said its stores, including Caernarfon , Bangor, Llandudno, Colwyn Bay, Rhyl and Wrexham, will be closed today pending a decision by the administrators on whether the business can be reopened for trading.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

BBC News

Luxury post-war limo is auctioned

A limousine used by an extravagant high society couple in Powys in the 1950s is expected to fetch A 160,000 at auction. Sir Bernard Docker and his extrovert socialite wife, Lady Nora, used the Daimler Stardust after buying Glandyfi Castle, near Machynlleth.

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IcNetwork

Locals get chance to invest in hydropower scheme

Once completed the scheme is expected to generate 957 megawatt hours of electricity a year, enough to supply 230 households. It will offset more than 19,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide over 40 years The group behind a scheme to build a hydropower scheme in North Wales will launch a community share offer to help finance the project later today.

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This is South Wales

GOLF: Wales chase third crown

WALES are going in search of a hat-trick of titles in the women's Home Internationals at Aberdovey next week. They have enjoyed unprecedented success in recent times and captain Jill Evans is cautiously optimistic that they can continue their good run.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

North Wales Chronicle

Anglesey man jailed over knife attacks

A YOUNG Anglesey man was led weeping from the dock after being jailed for two years following a party in a farm shed just before Christmas 2012 which erupted into drunken violence and the use of a knife. Sam Davies, aged 22, of Tyddyn Mostyn, Llangefni, had pleaded guilty at Caernarfon crown court to causing grievous bodily harm to two men at the party in Llanfaglan, near Caernarfon, both injured by what was believed to have been a Stanley knife.

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IcNorthWales

Pont Briwet roadworks bring more misery for motorists

Opening of the new road bridge has been delayed until next spring after a dispute over the removal of cables There was more misery for drivers waiting on the opening of a new A 20m bridge over the Dwyryd estuary in Gwynedd. Motorists have been forced to make an eight-mile detour along the A496 while a replacement Pont Briwet road bridge at Penrhyndeudraeth is being built.

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LOOK: Amazing Gwynedd images from 1890-1900 held in US Library of Congress

From Caernarfon Castle to Llyn Cwellyn, these beautiful, romantic old pictures give a snapshot of Gwynedd from a simpler age. Bizarrely, the remarkable "photochrom" pictures have not been found in Wales, instead part of a set held at the US Library of Congress, in Washington, Originally published by the Detroit Publishing Company and mostly dating back to the end of the 19th Century, they were created by image-makers fascinated by the Wales' castles and sweeping landscapes.

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North Wales Chronicle

Firefighters tackle gas cylinders blaze in Caernarfon

FIREFIGHTERS have tackled a fire which broke out on gas cylinders in Caernarfon. The North Wales Fire and Rescue Service were alerted at 9.06am this morning to a fire which broke out on gas cylinders in an unit on Cibyn Industrial Estate, Caernarfon.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

North Wales Chronicle

Bangor man jailed for burglary

A BANGOR man has received a three year jail sentence for a burglarly in Maesgeirchen. Stuart Paul Smith, aged 39, appeared before Caernarfon Crown Court on Tuesday and was found guilty of a burglary in Llys Arthur, Maesgeirchen, Bangor earlier this year.

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IcNorthWales

Tractor rally for Pwllheli farmer with rare disease which has left...

Emlyn Hughes, known as "Ems Capel Helyg", from Llangybi, is believed to be the only person in North Wales suffering from Multiple System Atrophy - a condition which has left him almost "totally disabled." As a show of support, friends and neighbours from across LlA n took part in a special charity tractor rally on Saturday in his honour.

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Ex-Detective Constable who helped police Prince Charles's investiture dies

Ex-Detective Constable Elfyn Williams, pictured inset, who was 81, had enjoyed a colourful career including as a police officer at Prince Charles ' Investiture. Born in Y Felinheli , Mr Williams attended Ysgol Newydd in Y Felinheli then Ysgol St Deiniol in Bangor .

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