DICKENS CHRISTMAS: Beaumaris is holding its annual Victorian Christmas event this Saturday.
With a Dickensian theme to commemorate the famous writer’s visits to Beaumaris and mark the 200th anniversary of his birth, the event will run from 2pm till late.
It includes entertainment from Victorian performers roaming the streets, Barrel Organs playing across town and an ice skating rink.
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COLLISION: The fire service has been called to help free a person trapped in a car after a collision involving three vehicles. They were called at 3.30pm. The incident is on-going. More later.
BORIS VICTORY: Boris Johnson was named politician of the year today for proving to be the “candidate who touches parts of the electorate that other Tories don’t”. Guests at The Spectator’s annual political awards were told the Mayor of London scooped the top accolade for breaking the Conservatives’ electoral curse.
STUDENT RALLY: A rally attended by thousands of students was abandoned today after a union leader was heckled and forced from the stage.
Students from across the country, including North Wales, took part in the central London demonstration, despite the pouring rain, to protest against the tuition fee hike, debt and youth unemployment.
But after a generally peaceful march, a rally in south London was called off after a small number of activists disrupted the proceedings.
SHOWBIZ: The BBC could drop its archive repeats of Top Of The Pops in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal.
The programmes have been screened since early last year but editions have had to be examined closely since Savile’s reign of abuse was uncovered, with some shows dropped.
And last week an edition fronted by Dave Lee Travis was dropped following his arrest last week over claims he groped two women.
I'M A CELEB: Funnyman Brian Conley has been released from hospital and is “recuperating” with his family after being taken ill during filming of I’m A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here.
The entertainer had to leave the show - filmed in the Australian jungle - earlier this week for what ITV said were “medical reasons”.
No further details about his illness have been issued.
COLLISION UPDATE: A woman in her 60s was taken by ambulance to Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor after injuring her spine and chest in an accident between three cars on the Cob between Minffordd and Porthmadog this afternoon. It's not known how serious her injuries are.
SPACE NEWS: A “dwarf planet” discovered seven years ago near the edge of the Solar System is a dead, frozen world with no atmosphere, scientists have learned.
Makemake, named after an Easter Island god, is one of five distant objects orbiting the Sun that are recognised as dwarf planets.
It is about two-thirds the size of Pluto, the most distant of the nine traditionally recognised planets, and further away from the Sun.
FAREWELL TO ROWAN: There were flowers, hugs and two prolonged standing ovations at the General Synod today for the outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams.
Tributes to Dr Williams were led by the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, who spoke of his “courageous” leadership, and paid tribute to his sense of humour and commitment as spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion.
CHRISTMAS KISSES: Fans were given a thrill as they waited to see the stars arrive to record Rod Stewart’s Christmas Show.
American singer Michael Buble kissed fans through a fence as he arrived at Stirling Castle ahead of his performance with Stewart in the ITV programme to be broadcast next month.
The veteran singer is recording performances with Buble, Kylie Minogue and Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti in the great hall of Stirling Castle.
ALL QUIET: Emergency services say it's all quiet at present tonight. It's may be a case of all quiet before the storm as the forecast for the morning is for more persistent, heavy rain with a risk of severe gales in southern and western parts of Wales.
BENITEZ BOSS: Ex-Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez has been appointed Chelsea's interim first team manager until the end of the season
FERRIES DELAYED: Ferry services between Dover and Calais are delayed tonight because of high winds.
TRAIN SERVICES: Delays of up to 20 minutes on Virgin Trains between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly, between London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street and between London Euston and Chester due to signalling problem at Watford Junction.
TRAIN UPDATE: Normal service resumed on Virgin Trains between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly, between London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street and between London Euston and Chester following earlier signalling problem at Watford Junction.
SIGNING OFF: It's all quiet according to the emergency services. So it's: Nos Da from me until tomorrow morning.
Good morning, it is Owen Hughes here, the breaking news reporter for the day. Blustery day out there but no major incidents to report so far frmo emergency services. Stay with us and we'll keep you updated with the latest news this morning.
TRAVEL: Speed limit cut to 30mph over the Britannia Bridge this morning due to the very high winds. Take care travelling today.
TRAINS: No delays to report at the moment although there are issues with the lifts at Prestatyn and platform 4 at Wrexham General.
WEATHER WARNING: Met Office warn of 70mph gusts and heavy rain today. They say this will hit travelling this morning.