12 hrs ago
Factory fire 'stay indoors' warning
Smoke has been still billowing from the Greenfield Business Park near Holywell with North Wales Fire Service saying they would be there "for some time yet". Trains have been disrupted and the A548 coast road is closed from Flint to Prestatyn, with smoke also blowing across the A55.
18 hrs ago
AUDIO: Blasts 'shook my windows'
A resident near the scene of a huge factory fire in Flintshire explains how his windows have been shaking during a series of more than 50 explosions.
22 hrs ago
Holywell to receive state of the art schools
It has been made possible by a 21st Century Schools investment from the Welsh Government and Flintshire Council, billed as one of the largest single community education projects in Wales.
Thu May 23, 2013
School library shelves to be empty as 4,500 books are recalled
A SCHOOL library will be left bare after thousands of on-loan books were recalled - in a move described as a 'punishment' to students.
Concerns about Flintshire patients not being about to use Chester hospital
FLINTSHIRE patients soon won't be able to use the Countess of Chester Hospital unless it's an emergency or for specialist treatment, it is feared.
Flintshire singer raising funds for Alzheimer's Society
A SINGER from Mynydd Isa who has first-hand experience of the difficulties experienced by those living with dementia is helping raise funds for the Alzheimer's Society.
Tue May 21, 2013
Flintshire backs prison in Wrexham
Flintshire has been part of a campaign since 2007 to see a new prison built in the region but has no suitable sites.
Sat May 18, 2013
Woman arrested after man dies in crash
A 51-year-old man died in the crash on Eaton Road at the rear of the Portal Business Park at 12.45am FLINTSHIRE'S coastal rangers have seen a massive increase in people enjoying the county's coastline and downloading maps from the BBC website after it featured on TV.
Wed May 15, 2013
Labour man re-elected as Flintshire Council leader
At a full council meeting yesterday, members met to elect a leader, as well as a new chairman and vice-chairman. Councillor Alex Aldridge nominated Labour councillor Aaron Shotton to return as leader during what he called the "great challenges" local government now faced.
Downpours in Flintshire and Wrexham cause flooding
Firefighters from Llangollen pulled a woman in a car from to safety after she got stuck in floodwater on the A5 between Froncysyllte and Chirk at 7.10am. Crews were also called to Lambourne Court in Gwersyllt at 6.50am and Hightown Road, Wrexham, at 7.47am to pump away floodwater.
Recruitment campaign will help boost retained fire crew cover
RETAINED fire engines were unavailable to help tackle blazes a quarter of the time in Wrexham last year, latest figures reveal.
Tue May 14, 2013
Ewloe campaigners to protest against travellers' site
Members of the Ewloe Green Action Group will be gathering outside County Hall in Mold before a meeting of Flintshire Council's planning and development control committee, which starts at 1pm.
Mon May 13, 2013
Tributes as Flint coastguard hero dies suddenly at 58
Terry Jacklin received a Citation for Gallantry in 1984 for his role in the rescue of the crew of the Heron 2, a boat sinking in gale force winds off Mostyn.
Denbighshire Free Press
Denbighshire's claimants are biggest losers in welfare reforms
DENBIGHSHIRE will be the biggest loser in North Wales under the welfare reforms, with the county standing to be deprived of 34 million.
Flintshire pupils hit the heights in summit trek
PUPILS and staff from Flintshire's nine smallest schools joined forces for a trek to the summit of Moel Famau.
Police officer needs hospital tests after being bitten five times
A POLICE officer was bitten five times on his hand by a man he was trying to arrest - and now needs hospital tests.
Sun May 12, 2013
'Nightmare scenario' as Welsh councils fear violent cuts to ...
The Welsh Local Government Association has warned the days of "small scale savings" are over, with funding for sports facilities, libraries, children's centres and museums at risk Next month's Treasury spending review could trigger violent cuts to services provided by local authorities across Wales and leave ministers in Cardiff Bay with A 80m less ... (more)
Fri May 10, 2013
Ex-soldier from Flint ordered not to contact former girlfriend
A FORMER soldier who bombarded his ex-girlfriend with abusive texts was given a life-long restraining order forbidding to go within 100 metres of her home and her workplace.
Alcoholic overcome by shame considered stealing church collection box
Martin Andrew Jones, of Plas Dewi, Well Street, Holywell, pleaded guilty to attempted theft at St Winefride's Presbytery in Holywell on March 19 and going equipped for theft on the same day when he was found by police with gloves, torch, tent peg and scissors.
Man who lost his job and partner went into 'meltdown'
Arthur John Griffiths, 62, drove his Audi A3 when he was more than four times the drink drive limit, Flintshire magistrates were told.