POLICE COMMISSIONER: The BBC is reporting that turnout in Dyfed Powys could be around 20%. No official word yet. That figure was for Pembrokeshire.
UNIT CLOSURE: It is understood that Ruthin Community Hospital Minor Injuries Unit will be closed for over a week due to a shortage of nurses.
Clwyd West AM and Shadow Health Minister Darren Millar has criticised Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board for further disruption at the hospital.
He says the Unit was closed yesterday and will remain shut until a week on Monday.
PETROL PRICES: Average petrol prices in Wales have fallen 4.1p over the past month according to the AA.
Average prices at the pumps went down from 139.2 a litre to 135.1 from mid October to November 15.
But the fall in wholesale petrol prices across Europe should have knocked UK pump prices down by 10p to 11p a litre, the AA said.
RUTHIN HOSPITAL: Health Board statement: "The Minor Injuries Unit at Ruthin Hospital has been temporarily closed until Monday 26th November due to staffing difficulties. The decision has been made to ensure patient safety and is likely to affect, on average, 1 patient a day. Patients needing a minor injuries service during this time should attend Denbigh Hospital Minor Injuries Unit or contact their GP surgery. All other services, such as Outpatients, phlebotomy (blood tests) and dressings will continue as normal."
YOUTUBE RUGBY: The Rugby Football Union have announced they will stream live coverage of England’s remaining QBE autumn internationals on YouTube to 28 countries.
England tackle Australia at Twickenham tomorrow and then face South Africa and world champions New Zealand over the next two weekends.
In a first for international rugby, the matches will be streamed in markets outside the United Kingdom that currently do not broadcast the games, including Spain, Sweden, Russia, Turkey and Portugal.
MAN UTD TEAM NEWS: Wayne Rooney is a doubt for Manchester United’s trip to Norwich with an ankle injury - but Robin van Persie should be fit.
The striking duo both pulled out of midweek internationals for England and Holland respectively but it does not seem the damage is too bad in either case.
“There is a doubt about Wayne, but Robin should be fit,” United boss Sir Alex Ferguson said this morning.
LIVERPOOL FC TEAM NEWS: Goalkeeper Jose Reina is set to return for tomorrow’s visit of Wigan after a five-week injury absence.
The Spain international has recovered from a hamstring injury and is likely to replace Brad Jones, who has deputised in the last four league matches.
Midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is fit after a thigh problem forced him out of the England squad this week while centre-backs Daniel Agger (groin) and Martin Skrtel (illness) are expected to be included.
HGV FIRE: Firefighters have been called to a HGV fire in Bangor. Crews went to Porth Penrhyn after reports of a fire in the cab of a HGV. The fire service said it was restricted to the brake area.
HOUSE FIRE: Fire crews have been called to a house fire in Rhostryfan. More detail to follow.
DEGANWY WARD ELECTION: Welsh Conservative Julie Fallon has won the seat.
DEGANWY WARD ELECTION:
Conwy County Council returning officer Iwan Davies has just given the results of yesterday's election:
BULLOCK, William Malcolm (Independent) 49 votes
CHAPMAN, Hilary Swinburne (Welsh Labour) 142
EDWARDS, Goronwy Owen (Independent) 74
FALLON, Julie Dawn (Welsh Conservatives) 437
HUMBERSTONE, John Malcolm (UK Independence Party) 57
JAMES, Terence Albert (Welsh Liberal Democrats) 53
LEWIS, Trystan Plaid Cymru - The Party of Wales 327
So Julie Fallon is the new councillor for Deganwy electoral division. The poll was called after former Independent Cllr Jason Weyman stood down due to work commitments.
HOUSE FIRE: The fire service said that the blaze at Tanyrallt, Rhostryfan was restricted to an airing cupboard. All residents safe and well.
RHUDDLAN BY-ELECTION: At a town council by-election in Rhuddlan Jacqueline Burnham (Independent) was elected to a vacant seat on the town council.
Jacqueline Burnham received 438 votes (70% of the total vote), Steven Penhaligon (Independent) received 184 votes (30%). The total number of votes cast was 622. The turnout was 22%.
RHYL BY-ELECTION:James May (Labour) was elected to a vacant seat on Rhyl town council to represent the Plastirion ward.
James May received 290 votes (55% of the total vote), Anthony Christopher Thomas (Conservatives) received 237 votes (45%). The total number of votes cast was 527. The turnout was 25%.
RNLI: Barmouth RNLI lifeboat has been called out.
RNLI: Coastguard say that Barmouth lifeboat was called out after reports of a semi-submerged object in the sea. The RNLI crew went to investigate but the object was nothing suspicious and they have now returned to the lifeboat station. Coastguard say it was a "false alarm with good intent".
RUGBY: Wales prop Adam Jones looks set to be out of action until after Christmas.
Jones was ruled out of Wales’ current autumn Test campaign due to a knee injury. He will now miss the Ospreys’ Heineken Cup double-header against Toulouse next month.
His rehabilitation was on track though and he should be fully fit for the start of the Six Nations in February..
TERROR SUSPECT: A fugitive Spanish terror suspect who has been on the run for 17 years was arrested in Britain today.
Alleged Eta member Raul Angel Fuentes Villota was arrested in Liverpool this morning, the Spanish Interior Ministry confirmed.
Villota has been wanted since 1995 and is allegedly responsible for several murders.
SUAREZ: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has dismissed reports linking the club with a move for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez.
Mancini claims he has no intention of making any additions to his squad in the forthcoming January transfer window.
The Italian’s comments come after Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers also rubbished suggestions Uruguay striker Suarez could make a £50million switch to the Etihad Stadium.
STABBING: A man charged with wounding with intent following a stabbing incident has been further remanded in custody. Defendant Mark Craig Canavan (22) of Broad Street in Rhos, appeared at a preliminary hearing at Mold Crown Court. There was no indication of plea and Judge Rhys Rowlands adjourned the case for a plea and case management hearing in January. A provisional trial date, if one is needed, was fixed for April.
EVERTON FC: Everton manager David Moyes has no plans to strengthen his squad in January as he does not have the money to spend.
Despite currently riding high in fourth, having been beaten just once in the Barclays Premier League, the Scot does not expect to be able to bring in players to consolidate their position when the transfer window reopens.
CYCLIST CRASH: A bus driver has been interviewed by police after a collision between a bus and a cyclist this morning.
The collision happened in the village of Criccieth on the Llyn Peninsula shortly before 8am this morning. The cyclist was knocked off his bike and suffered facial injuries.
He was taken by ambulance to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor for treatment.
Police said that the bus left the scene after the crash. Officers have now traced the driver and he has been interviewed. He has not been arrested.
Anyone with information can call police on 101.
POLICE 'CHAOS': The police service is in “chaos” and budget cuts conflict with the Government’s duty to keep the public safe, an officers’ group said today.
Chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales Paul McKeever said rank and file police officers feel “deep concern and discontentment” about cuts to budgets and pensions, and pay freezes. The group, which represents constables, sergeants, inspectors and chief inspectors, plans to ballot members early next year on whether to seek industrial rights for officers.
GAZA ATTACKS: Israeli aircraft pummelled the rocket arsenals of Gaza militants and signalled a ground invasion might be growing near as troops, tanks and armoured personnel carriers massed near Israel’s southern border with the Palestinian territory.
Fighting between the two sides escalated sharply yesterday with a first-ever militant attack on the Tel Aviv area.The death toll in the densely populated Palestinian territory climbed to 19, including five children.