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Flintshire calls for more help accommodation Travellers and Gypsies from neighbouring counties

COUNTY councillors want neighbouring authorities to do more to cater for Gypsies after it was revealed more than half of Traveller provision in North Wales is in Flintshire.Read

Holywell man escapes fierce blaze at home

FIRE chiefs are renewing calls for residents to ensure they have a working smoke detector after a fierce blaze tore through a house in Holywell.Read

Ewloe businessman caught drink-driving after social night

A BUSINESSMAN left the St David’s Park Hotel at Ewloe after a social night and drove directly toward the path of a police constable, a court heard.Read

Flint man who hurled abuse at jury from public gallery is jailed

A MAN who hurled abuse at a jury at the end of a tense trial – reducing some jury members to tears – has been locked up.Read

99-year-old woman died after Deeside care home fall

A 99-YEAR-OLD woman died of pneumonia after a fall at a nursing home, an inquest heard.Read

Baby elephant born at Chester Zoo

A BABY elephant has been born at Chester Zoo, just eight weeks after the birth of another calf, its own ‘uncle’.Read

Flintshire’s MPs back campaign to save bees

FLINTSHIRE’S MPs David Hanson and Mark Tami joined a giant bumble bee and campaigners from the environment charity Friends of the Earth to draw attention to the alarming decline in UK bee numbers.Read

Deeside Ice Skating Club prepares for annual show

TALENTED skaters are getting ready to wow the crowds at their annual winter show.Read

Fears debt and homelessness could rise in Flintshire as bedroom tax hits

More than 1,300 Flintshire families will be left hundreds of pounds a year out of pocket when the Government’s ‘bedroom tax’ is introduced on April 1. DAVE GOODBAN reportsRead

AM calls for more progress on flood action plan for Mold

AN ASSEMBLY member is worried at the lack of progress to protect a Mold estate from flooding.Read

Flintshire residents invited to have say on future of Mold’s Daniel Owen Square

PROPOSALS for the future of Mold’s Daniel Owen Square have been put on display for public viewing.Read

Calls for action as historic Mold site falls into disrepair

ONE of Mold’s most important heritage sites lies empty and derelict – over a year since it was agreed to be put in the hands of the town council.Read

50th anniversary since the Beatles played Mold

TODAY marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first and only show in Mold.Read

Health board announce decision on future of health care in North Wales

CONTROVERSIAL changes to services at Flint Community Hospital have been approved by health board chiefs despite fierce opposition from protesters in the town.Read

Save Flint Cottage Hospital campaign group vow to fight on

CAMPAIGNERS in Flint have vowed to fight on to save the town’s hospital from closure.Read

Campaigners ‘delighted’ services will remain at Mold Community Hospital

PEOPLE fighting proposed changes at Mold Community Hospital are ‘delighted’ at the health board’s decision to maintain services in the town.Read

Flint councillor calls for ‘immediate talks’ following health board announcement

COMMUNITY leaders say news that Flint Community Hospital will be axed has come as a ‘bitter disappointment’ and that they will now focus on securing a primary care resource centre in the town.Read

Health watchdog has six weeks to make objections to hospital shake-up plans

THE independent health watchdog for NHS care in North Wales has six weeks to decide whether it will formally object to BCUHB’s radical shake-up plans.Read

Flintshire blanketed in snow – and more could be on its way

FLINTSHIRE was blanketed in snow as freezing weather continued to grip the county this week.Read

Flintshire councillors approve new £6.4m Deeside school plans

A NEW state-of-the-art primary school will be built in Deeside to cater for 240 children.Read

Judge seizes drugs cash from Connah’s Quay mum

A JUDGE ruled a Deeside woman benefited to the tune of £17,491 from her involvement in money laundering and drug importation.Read


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