FLOODING: Firefighters have been sent out to reports of flooding at Rhosybol, Anglesey. Crews from Benllech are on their way to the scene, off the B5112. There are reports of 3ft deep floods.
ACCIDENT: North Wales Police are appealing for witnesses following a crash that left two people with serious injuries.
The smash happened at about 3.20pm yesterday on the A487 Porthmadog, a stretch of road known locally as the ‘Cob’. It involved a red coloured Peugeot 207, a black Suzuki Splash and a green Renault Scenic. All three vehicles were travelling in the direction of Minffordd. A lady in her 60’s and a man in his 20’s, both local, sustained serious but not life threatening or life changing injuries. Both remain in hospital. Call police on 101.
MANSLAUGHTER ARRESTS: Police investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a Wrexham woman who was taken ill after her car was set alight, have questioned two local youths on suspicion of manslaughter.
Mrs Gillian Dudley Smith died of a stroke at Wrexham Maelor Hospital after being taken in ill soon after her red Ford Fiesta car arson was set alight outside her home in the Orchards, Hightown Wrexham in the early hours of Tuesday November 13.
A youth arrested and bailed last week in connection with the incident was questioned along with another teenager on suspicion of manslaughter. Both have been released on police bail pending further investigations.
Anyone with information is asked to call North Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
PARAMEDIC CRASH: A paramedic crashed on a roundabout near Wrexham last night,.
The incident happened on the Gresford roundabout shortly before 10pm on Wednesday night.
An ambulance service spokesman said: "This was a collision involving one of our Rapid Response Vehicles, who was attending a non-life-threatening call at 9.41pm last night.
"The paramedic was taken to the Maelor for check-up and released soon after."
WAGES: Wage rises have slumped to their lowest level for over two years, dipping well below the rate of inflation, according to a new report.
Median basic pay rises in the three months to October were 1.8%, compared with RPI inflation of 3.2%, said research group XpertHR. Employers are predicting slightly higher pay awards next year of 2.5%, said the report.
LEVESON: The report from the first part of the Leveson Inquiry into press standards is to be released next Thursday.
David Cameron set up the inquiry in July last year in response to revelations that the News of the World commissioned a private detective to hack murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler’s phone after she disappeared in 2002.
The first part, which started in September last year, looked at the culture, practices and ethics of the press in general and its final report will be published on November 29, the inquiry announced today.
A&E: A&E targets continue to the missed by emergency departments in North Wales. Figures show that Ysbyty Gwynedd, Ysbyty Glan Clwyd and Wrexham Maelor Hospital were seeing people in A&E within four hours in around 90% of cases in October. The target is 95%. Nearly 1,500 people had to wait longer than four hours.
FLOODING: Further flooding reported at Llannerchymedd on Anglesey. Firefighters are now there and at Rhosybol, where a property has been affected by flooding.
PARAMEDIC CRASH: Ambulance service say another person was also injured in the ambulance crash last night at Gresford roundabout. The woman in her 20s was taken to Wrexham Maelor with minor head and shoulder injuries.
WELSH CAPS: Three Wales caps won by a 19th century Chirk footballer who played with the legendary Billy Meredith sold for £500 each at auction in Shrewsbury yesterday.
The caps, which belonged to forward Edwin James, went under the hammer at Halls’ saleroom in Shrewsbury.
James was capped eight times for Wales. He spent his whole 20-year football career playing for Chirk, helping the club to win the Welsh Cup in 1892, ‘93 and ‘94.
Born in 1869, James died on March 25, 1958. The caps were sold to collectors from Shropshire and the Wrexham area.
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Audit Office report shows #NHS will be £46 million in the red this year - 'best case'. 'Worst case'? £131m.
NEETS: The number of young people out of school, work and training has dropped by more than 2% but figures remain “too high”, the Government said today.
More than a million 16 to 24-year-olds - around one in six - are considered Neet (not in education, employment or training), according to statistics published by the Department for Education.
But this number has fallen by 2.1% since the same period last year, from 1,163,000 down to 1,027,000.
FLOODING: More Anglesey flooding, this time at Bethesda Street in Amlwch and Nant y Felin, Pentraeth. Fire crews arrived at Amlwch and another crew on way to Pentraeth.
They have so far pumped water away from a property in Rhosybol and assisted homes affected by flooding on Wellington Street in Llannerchymedd.
RAIN: Heavy rain now sweeping across North Wales from the west. Councils and fire service bracing themselves for more flooding incidents.
A55 FLOODING: The A55 is now only just passable on the stretch between Bangor and Llanfairfechan due to heavy rain. Drive with care.
A55 FLOODING: The section affected is between Junction 12, Roman (Tal-Y-Bont) and Junction 11, A5 (Llandygai).
FLOOD ALERT: A flood alert has now been issued by the Environment Agency for Anglesey. Bit late as flooding aleady affected four communities on the island.
PUBLIC SECTOR JOBS: The number of employees across all the public sector in Wales (not seasonally adjusted) has fallen from 347,000 in Q1 2010 to 329,000 in Q2 2012. This is a fall of 18,000 or -5.2% since the general election in 2010. The figures have come from GMB union research.
CRASH: We are receiving reports of a two-vehicle crash on the Y Felinheli bypass on the eastbound lane in the direction Bangor. More to follow.
FLOODS: We've received a call to say the main road between the Gwynedd villages of Rhosgadfan and Rhostryfan (near Caernarfon) is a fast flowing muddy river.
CRASH: The crash on the Y Felinheli bypass (A487) took place at 12.30pm and involved one vehicle - a silver Mercedes Benz. Police say there was damage to a crash barrier and debris on the road but the male driver escaped unhurt. Road currently blocked.
FLOODS: Pentwyn Hill, Deganwy also badly affected. Drains overflowing according to a tweet from @llandudnodirectory
MCALPINE: Lord McAlpine has reached a £125,000 settlement with ITV and Phillip Schofield over a This Morning programme on November 8.
An ITV spokesman said: “ITV and Phillip Schofield apologise unreservedly to Lord McAlpine, have agreed the terms of a statement to be made in open court, and have agreed to pay him damages of £125,000 and his legal costs.”
The broadcaster sparked fury after This Morning presenter Schofield brandished a list of names of alleged abusers that he had found on the internet and handed it to the Prime Minister during a live interview, asking if he would investigate them.
ROAD CLOSURE: Anglesey council has closed off the B5102 between Beaumaris and Pentraeth due to flooding. They are assessing the condition of the coast road from Menai Bridge to Beaumaris.
ROAD CLOSURES: Anglesey council are also assessing the condition of other roads on the island.
TRAINS: Flooding is now hitting train services on Anglesey, more detail to follow.
TRAINS: Arriva said: "Owing to flooding between Llanfairpwll and Bodorgan train services through these stations may be subject to disruption on all routes at short notice. An estimate for the resumption of normal services will be provided as soon as the problem has been fully assessed."
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TRAINS: The Cardiff to Holyhead train due to arrive at Holyhead at 2.15pm will be terminated at Bangor Gwynedd.
This train will no longer call at Llanfairpwll, Bodorgan, Ty Croes, Rhosneigr, Valley and Holyhead.
TRAINS: The Machynlleth to Pwllheli due 15:20 This train has been delayed at Machynlleth and is now 25 minutes late.
FLOODS: Describing the road between Rhosgadfan and Rhostryfan, near Caernarfon, eyewitness Adrianne Hickey told the Daily Post: "The force of the water has ripped up tarmac from the road, at the crossroads in Rhostryfan and its' flowing directly through some poor person's house behind the school.
"I knew it was bad but I never expected it to be bad as this."
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Road transport has been arranged for #Llanfairpwll, #Bodorgan, #TyCroes, #Rhosneigr, #Valley & #Holyhead. #ukflooding #NorthWales
Due to flooding no buses are serving Llanberis, Brynrefail and Cwm y Glo.
TRAINS: Virgin Trains said flooding is causing disruption between Bodorgan and Llanfairpwll.
Because of this, journeys to and from Holyhead may be delayed by up to 30 minutes. These delays will continue until further notice.
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Update on the weather: at 12.30pm Clogwyn saw gusts of 111.9mph and average wind speeds of 48.24mph
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Pouring with rain and as black as night. Council staff doing great job cleaning fallen leaves from gutters to allow water to flow away.
ROAD CLOSURE: A5 closed in both directions between Llandygai and Bangor Road, because of flooding.
ROAD CLOSURE: Tunnel closed and queueing traffic westbound between Conwy and Conwy Morfa, because of flooding.
ROAD CLOSURE: A4085 closed in both directions between the Lon Arfon junction in Caernarfon and the A498 Stryd Smith junction in Beddgelert, because of flooding.
On Facebook, Dewi Roberts said: "Got to be flooding in Llangefni with a river flowing down from Cefni Hospital - never seen anything like it in 40 years of living here.'