Good morning, I am here this morning with reporter Owen Hughes. He will be bringing you all the latest updates from overnight shortly.
Also today - we are thinking mid-morning - we will have the results from the Police and Crime Commissioner elecion
Good morning, I'm Owen Hughes, just putting in a round of calls to the emergency services, seems to have been a fairly quiet night across North Wales apart from a couple of fires outside that I will bring you details on now.
FIRES: Once again another arson in the Wrexham area. This time garden furniture and fencing were set alight in Rhosllanerchrugog. The blaze was tackled by a crew from Johnstown.
FIRES: Firefighters were also called to reports of rubbish on fire in Bangor at around 2am last night. This one was accidental.
TRAVEL: Arriva Trains say all services running on time and no problems to report on the roads.
WEATHER: A cold morning to start things off today. The best of the weather will be this morning according to the Met Office before rain this afternoon.
TRAINS: Arriva say the ticket vending machines are currently out of order at Bangor station.
POLICE COMMISSIONERS: As Dan mentioned earlier we should know who our first police and crime commissioner is by the end of the morning. No official turnout figures in North Wales yet. In Wiltshire just 15.8% came out to vote.
POLICE COMMISSIONERS: Labour claim voters were not given enough information about the police and crime commissioner elections, as turnout was expected to be as low as 10% in some areas.
Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper said the elections for the new commissioners had descended in to a shambles.
LORD MCALPINE: Former Conservative politician Lord McAlpine has commenced legal action against a long list of organisations and individuals who wrongly linked him to a paedophile ring after coming to a £185,000 settlement with the BBC.
Lawyers representing the peer said action is being prepared against ITV’s This Morning and a large number of Twitter users - including the wife of the Commons speaker - who identified him in connection with false sex abuse claims.
It comes after the BBC agreed a libel payout with Lord McAlpine after airing a botched Newsnight investigation into child abuse at a North Wales care home.
BY-ELECTION: Stephen Doughty this morning retained Labour’s Cardiff South and Penarth constituency seat for Westminster.
The 32-year-old polled almost half of votes cast - in what was described as a “very poor” turnout. The result was hardly a surprise, given the constituency being a Labour stronghold since 1945.
BY-ELECTION: Labour's Lucy Powell won in Manchester Central with 11,507 votes, retaining the seat for the party.
Neither this or Cardiff's result were unexpected but encouragingly for Labour there were swings towards the party in both constituencies. In Manchester Central, the swing away from the Liberal Democrats was 16.77%, which will be concerning for the party.
GAZA VIOLENCE: Egypt's prime minister has arrived in Gaza to show support to Palestinians, after Israel struck at more than 130 targets overnight and militants fired 11 rockets from Gaza.
Hisham Qandil will be in the territory for three hours, and reports say he may try to broker a ceasefire. Israel says it will suspend fire during the visit if militants stop attacks.
Israel killed a Palestinian military leader on Wednesday, sparking intense violence and rumours of an invasion.
WINDFARM: Proposals for a massive offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea are being shown on Anglesey for the first time today.
The proposed Rhiannon wind farm, between Anglesey and the Isle of Man, could see up to 440 turbines built. The first public exhibition takes place today at Amlwch Memorial Hall. The Rhiannon wind farm would be around 19km (12 miles) north-east of Anglesey and cover an area the size of the island.
• Amlwch Memorial Hall - 16 November - 11am to 7pm.
RNLI EXERCISE: The RNLI Flood Rescue Team will be holding their annual training exercise on Anglesey.
RNLI volunteers from across Wales will be practising specialist techniques such as those used during their deployment to the floods in Borth and Aberystwyth earlier this summer, at various locations along the Menai Strait from Thursday-Sunday.
BECKHAM: David Beckham’s American adventure could be set to end after Football Federation Australia this morning revealed it was in talks to bring the former England captain Down Under.
Beckham’s one-year contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy is due to expire in the next month as the Major League Soccer season comes to an end. Australia could be the 37-year-old’s next destination after the FFA confirmed it had been approached by his management about the possibility of moving to the the A-League.
TRAFFIC: Busy but moving on the A55 at Britannia Bridge while there are also short delays on the A470 in both directions in Brithdir between the turning for Brithdir and Cross Foxes. This is due to on-going roadworks.
SUAREZ: Luis Suarez last night all but turned his back on any interest from Manchester City by talking of his desire to stay at Liverpool “for as many years as I can”.
RUGBY: Wales fly-half Dan Biggar wants to stay with the Ospreys and not join the exodus of top Welsh rugby stars to France.
The 23-year-old starts for Wales against Samoa tonight having been selected ahead of Rhys Preistland.
But his preparations have been overshadowed by stories linking him with a move to France.
However, Bigger told BBC Wales: "I'm hoping to sort things out with the Ospreys sooner rather than later."
ACCIDENT: Reports from the ambulance service of a crash in Criccieth. More details to follow.
SCHOOL COMPUTERS: Schools in Wales and England are spending more than £450 million a year on hi-tech computing equipment, with “little or no evidence” about the impact on learning, a report warned today.
The report from the innovation charity Nesta warned that schools were “buying into the hype and lure of digital education” without thinking through how new tablet computers, whiteboards and games are going to be used. As a result, millions of pounds worth of cutting-edge technology is sitting unused in school cupboards.
CABLE THEFTS: Cable thieves have struck again at Shotton, stealing 25 metres of cable at a signalling box. This saw trains slowed down overnight. Services were returned to normal by 7am after overnight repairs. This follows a theft at the same location on Wednesday night.
ACCIDENT: An 80-year-old cyclist was injured in the crash at Criccieth after he was knocked off his bike. The incident at 7.50am happened just outside the village on the road to Porthmadog. The man suffered facial injuries and is now on route to Ysbyty Gwynedd by ambulance.
POLICE COMMISSIONERS: We have reporter Gary Porter at the count in Flintshire this morning. He will be Tweeting from the count. We will bring you all the results from across North Wales as soon as we have them.
JADE JONES: Olympic champion Jade Jones appearing on BBC One and on Five Live this morning.
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COURTS: Our reporter Dion Jones will be at Caernarfon Crown Court this morning for the case against Melanie Smith, accused of multiple counts of murder after a house fire in Prestatyn. We'll have the latest news as it happens.
JADE JONES: Jade on BBC sofa now, talking about how granddad took her local club after she was getting "mischievous" as a child.
TRAFFIC: Queueing traffic on A487 in both directions between Penrhyndeudraeth and Minffordd. In the roadworks area.
TRAFFIC: Slow traffic on A483 Wrexham Bypass northbound between J7, B5102 (Rossett) and Posthouse roundabout.
BALA MURDER: Following the murder of Slovakian national Branislav Gula in Bala last Saturday local Police Inspector Mark Armstrong has sought to reassure the local and surrounding communities that North Wales Police will do all they can to address concerns by increased patrols and meeting local people, groups and their representatives.
BALA MURDER: Inspector Armstrong added: “Additional high visibility patrols by local Community Beat Managers, Community Support Officers and Special Constables will take place as well as consulting with local councillors and other members of the local community to ensure we are listening to all needs and concerns.
"By listening to and addressing such concerns, as well as increasing our patrols, we can hopefully allay some fears and reassure all the community."
CYCLIST CRASH: Police are investigating this morning's incident at Criccieth after an 80-year-old cyclist was knocked off his bike by a bus.
The bus left the scene after the collision on the Porthmadog road. The 80-year-old was taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor with facial injuries. Police are now looking to trace the bus.
The incident happened at 7.50am. Anyone with information can call police on 101.