EMERGENCY SERVICES: Otherwise its pretty quiet across North Wales.
A55: One lane on both sides of road still closed, but traffic is moving.
FLOODING: The Met office said from midnight on November 20 until 7am today, 65.6m of rainwater fell in Capel Curig. At Exeter Airport it was 92m.
ZOO: Exotic islands of South East Asia are to be recreated at the UK’s biggest zoo. Chester Zoo has won planning permission for a £30 million redevelopment to create its own Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Bali, Sumatra, Sumba and Sulawesi.
ACCIDENT: A toddler has died after being hit by a truck on a farm. The emergency services were called to the scene in Kenninghall, Norfolk, just after 4pm yesterday. The child was struck by a silver Nissan pick-up truck on a farm off Fersfield Road.
SAVILE INQUIRY: The Pollard Review, which is examining a shelved Newsnight report into Jimmy Savile’s abuse, is to take about a month longer than expected. The need to conduct further interviews, examine documents and prepare the report will mean it is not expected to be delivered until mid-December it was announced today.
POLITICS: Poor people should be prepared to take more risks because they have the least to lose, according to the minister for welfare reform. Lord Freud said the benefits system was “dreadful” and allowed lone parents and sickness claimants to “have a lifestyle” on the state.
LOANS: Payday lender Wonga has apologised after sending emails implying that one of its loans could “do wonders” for people’s credit ratings. Consumer help website MoneySavingExpert warned that the presence of payday loans on people’s credit files can cause some lenders to turn people down flat.
CHINA: A Chinese couple who refused to move out of their home to make way for a main road now find they are living in the middle of a roundabout. Their five-storey house with ragged edges rises incongruously from a huge circle in the middle of a new main road, with freshly laid black pavement swerving around it.
EGYPT: Opponents of President Mohammed Morsi have set fire to offices of his Muslim Brotherhood in several Egyptian cities, clashing with his supporters after the Islamist leader assumed sweeping new powers.
CRASH: A motorbike and bus have crashed on the Mold Road in Buckley partially blocking the road. Police were called at 12.48pm. More details to follow.
INDUSTRY: The number of pedlars and street traders is set to boom under Government plans to lift strict trading laws. Consumer Affairs Minister Jo Swinson said reforming archaic regulations would make it easier for entrepreneurs to trade on the high street and the doorstep.
CRASH: Fire crews made a car electrcially safe which had crashed into a wall at Lon St Ffraid, Trearddur Bay, this afternoon. Two crews were sent at 1.26pm from Holyhead and Llangefni. The driver was checked over at the scene by paramedics.
VICTORY SHIELD: The N. Ireland v Wales line has been announced: Lewis THOMAS - Swansea City; Tom PEARSON – Cardiff City; Cian HARRIES – Coventry City; Ioan EVANS – Sheffield; Cian HARRIES – Coventry City; James GRAHAM – Everton; Lloyd HUMPHRIES – Cardiff City; Daniel JAMES – Hull City; Daniel BYRNES - Oldham Athletic; Connor LEMONHEIGH-EVANS – Bristol City; Joseff MORRELL – Bristol City (CAPT); Charley EDGE – Everton
POLICE: A section of Whitehall was closed off today after a naked man was seen straddling a statue. Scotland Yard said it was believed that the man might have a knife as officers shut down part of the road, near the heart of Westminster in central London.
WEATHER: Environment Agency Wales is warning people to remain on their guard against flooding as forecasts indicate that more heavy rainfall is forecast across Wales over the weekend. Conditions may have improved today, but further bands of persistent rainfall, along with strong winds, are forecast from tomorrow, continuing into next week.
WEATHER: They said Saturday afternoon through to Sunday morning is the main area of concern as a low pressure system moves through bringing heavy rain to all parts of Wales. River levels remain high and more rain is likely to lead to more Flood Alerts and possibly Flood Warnings being issued across the country.
WEATHER: Officers from Environment Agency Wales have been working around the clock the keep rivers and streams clear of debris and blockages. The Agency issued Flood Warnings to almost 370 properties in the north and west Wales about the risk to their homes.
SIGNING OFF: I'm finishing for the afternoon. But there will be further updates throughout the evening.
WEATHER: For more information about how to prepare for flooding is available by calling Floodline on 0845 988 1188 or by visiting www.environment-agency.gov.uk/flood
ROADS: Anglesey Council will be gritting the first priority routes at 11pm . Road temperatures expected to fall below 1ºC.
COURT: Daniel Owen, 22, of Ty Croes, Anglesey, has been jailed for six years and Jamie Wyn Williams, 19, of Toronnen, Bangor, for five years for causing the death of young footballer Tomos Wyn Roberts, of Llangefni, by dangerous driving. More follows.
TRAINS: Trains are now running normally to and from Holyhead
CIRCUS: Circus owner Bobby Roberts was today convicted at Northampton Crown Court of three counts of causing unnecessary suffering to an Asian elephant in his care called Anne. His wife Moira was cleared of all charges.
IT'S QUIET: According to all the emergency services after a round of calls - unless you know different. If you have any news, please call me, Hywel Trewyn, at the Daily Post on 01492 574427.
SIGNING OUT: Hywel Trewyn will be keeping you up to date this evening, and remember to check out the blog tomorrow when Ffion Williams will be reporting the latest news from the day
A55 NEWS: Gwynedd Council said that the eastbound carriageways of the A55 at Tai’r Meibion has re-opened at 4.30pm to traffic after work to remove debris from the carriageway and storm water drains. Work is continuing to re-open both lanes of the westbound carriageway, and it is hoped that this work will be completed by round 6:30pm.
RUGBY Judging by the Tweet below from New Zealand fly half Dan Carter, he has not won his fitness race ahead of the game with Wales tomorrow. A glimmer of hope perhaps......
FLOODS HELP: Over the past 48 hours Gwynedd Council’s highways team responded to over 650 calls for help from households in the Arfon area alone. Over 2,000 sandbags and 15 tons of sand were distributed. Staff dealt with arouond 1,500 calls.
DOWN TOWN: Hit drama Downton Abbey has been given a fourth series as ITV bosses warned viewers to have their “tissues ready” for the show’s Christmas tearjerker.
A483 CRASH: A mini-bus and two cars were in a collision on the A483 tonight. Emergency services called at 5.50pm to the crash. One north-bound lane was blocked but now open near Ruthin Rd turn off. Nobody seriously injured.
BUDGET BLUES: David Cameron tonight warned Europe it must live in the “real world”, after talks over a long-term budget to fund the EU collapsed.
SMOKE FAULT: ScottishPower called to reports of smoke emanating from a manhole in College Road, Bangor. Fire service also there. Electrical fault.
NOS DA: Just completed final round of calls for tonight. My colleague, Ffion Williams will be keeping you informed of any news from 6.30am tomorrow morning.
GOOD MORNING: Hello, I'm Ffion Williams and I'll be keeping you up-to-date with breaking news throughout today.
EMERGENCY SERVICES: So far things are looking relatively quiet this morning in the North Wales area.
FALSE ALARM: Search and Rescue team at RAF Valley were asked to fly out to Porthdafarch on Holy Island at 9.58am this morning after a car was spotted on the beach. There were fears it had fallen off a cliff - however they stood down shortly after, as it emerged the car belonged to some fishermen.