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Olympic Games theme to St Mark’s Church, Saltney, holiday club

OLYMPIC celebrations began early in a Saltney church this Easter as more than 30 local children took part in a Global Games event.Read

Saltney residents urged to be vigilant after rubbish set on fire in Saltney

RESIDENTS have been urged to be more vigilant in Saltney after rubbish was set on fire underneath a bridge on Friday night.Read

Saltney councillor ‘reduced widow to tears’ over mayor’s allowance inquiries, tribunal hears

A COUNCILLOR reduced the widow of a former town mayor to tears after he inquired what had happened to her husband’s allowance just days after his death, a tribunal heard.Read

Huws Gray Alliance: Flint Town United suffer late loss to Porthmadog

FLINT Town United were left crestfallen as their bid to keep pace with the Huws Gray Alliance pacesetters hit a setback on Saturday.Read

Deeside enterprise zone bid could create 5,000 Flintshire jobs

Flintshire County Council is preparing a bid to make Deeside one of the UK Government’s designated Enterprise Zones. MARK DOWLING reportsRead

Adult services guidebook reveals seedy side of Flintshire

FIVE Flintshire massage parlours have been listed in a new guidebook for ‘adult services’.Read

Newly ordained deaconess to serve as assistant curate of Bistre, Buckley

AN IDENTICAL twin who spent eight years managing the Post Office counter at Manchester Airport was among eight people ordained to the ministry in North Wales on Saturday.Read

Residents angry after new ‘brothel’ opens in Queensferry, Deeside

ANGRY residents and business owners are demanding action after claims a new brothel has opened up in Queensferry.Read

Update: Police name biker who died in crash on A55 near Northop

A MOTORCYCLIST who died in a collision on the A55 has been named as 53-year-old Caernarfon man Stephen Robert Whitley.Read

Update: Driver arrested over fatal A55 crash near Flint

A 22-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a motorcyclist died in a crash on the A55. Read

Shotton couple’s horror at finding mutilated tarantula on doorstep

A HORRIFIED couple have spoken of their shock after finding a mutilated tarantula on their doorstep.Read

Emergency teams called to two-vehicle crash in Holywell

EMERGENCY teams have been called to a crash involving two vehicles in Holywell.Read

Flintshire woman undergoing treatment for breast cancer tells her story in new book

A BREAST cancer patient has written a book about her experiences battling the killer disease.Read

Deeside company Russell IPM to receive Queen’s Award for Enterprise

A DEESIDE chemical firm has received an award from the Queen for helping to protect food crops across the Mediterranean from insects.Read

Flintshire and Wales vote Yes to more powers for Welsh Assembly Government

FLINTSHIRE has voted an emphatic Yes in a referendum to give the Welsh Assembly Government more power to pass new laws.Read

Deeside Muslim community ‘offered CCTV’ in wake of Shotton social club fire

EXTRA security is being offered to Muslims in the wake of the Shotton Lane Social Club fire, the Chronicle understands.Read

Holywell pensioner dies after bungalow blaze

A HOUSE fire which left a Holywell pensioner critically ill in hospital was started by smoking materials, investigators say. Read

St Ethelwold’s Church, Shotton, criticises BNP and EDL Islam centre opposition

A CHURCH leader has criticised the British National Party’s (BNP) leafleting campaign against the proposed Shotton Islamic centre.Read

North Wales Police out in force for Shotton Islamic centre protest

ABOUT 100 members of far-right group the English Defence League descended on Shotton to protest against plans for a new Islamic cultural centre in the town. Read

English Defence League to protest against proposed Shotton Islamic centre

RIGHT-WING organisation the English Defence League (EDL) has confirmed it is to protest in Shotton over plans to build an Islamic centre in the town.Read

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Mark Dowling has been working as a multimedia journalist for the Chronicle since Feb 2009. He focuses on all aspects of news, particularly for the Saltney, Shotton, Queensferry and Sandycroft areas. He can be contacted on 01244 821911.