ROADS: Slow traffic on A55 Britannia Bridge eastbound
ACCIDENT: A487 Ceredigion - An accident on A487 between Llanrhystud and Llanfarian.
EMMYS: Author Terry Pratchett’s investigation into assisted suicide and a satirical look at technology have won International Emmy awards for Britain. Pratchett’s Choosing To Die, in the documentary category of the awards, handed out in New York, followed the author, who after his Alzheimer’s diagnosis, travelled to Swiss clinic Dignitas for a first-hand look at assisted suicide methods.
EASYJET: Budget airline easyJet is to begin a new Manchester-Moscow service next year.
The low-cost carrier will start a four-flights-a-week service to the Russian city in March.
ROYALS: The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary today. The Queen is the first British monarch to reach a 65th wedding anniversary.
Although the couple’s schedule is free of public engagements, the Queen has audiences in the morning with the outgoing and incoming Commanding Officer of the 3rd Battalion The Royal Welsh.
SHOWBIZ: Strictly Come Dancing hopeful Louis Smith has been frustrating his dance partner Flavia Cacace by having a lie down every quarter of an hour during rehearsals. She has grumbled that the gymnast is unable to concentrate during their practice sessions for the show and she has to act like his mother to keep him in check.
SHOWBIZ: Funnyman Brian Conley has quit I’m A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here after falling ill. It comes days after viewers of the ITV1 show saw him break down in tears after a confrontation with David Haye when the boxer sparked a row by flicking two burning logs on to the forest floor.
RUGBY: The Australian Rugby League today moved closer to outlawing the shoulder charge with the rule-change expected to be extended around the world. It has accepted a recommendation to make the shoulder charge illegal from 2013 after reviewing a detailed report which suggested the increased size of athletes has increased the likelihood of injury.
TWITTER: Sally Bercow, the wife of Commons Speaker John Bercow, could be in trouble with the law after reportedly breaching a court order by naming a schoolgirl who allegedly ran away with her maths teacher.
ABUSE: Suspected members of a sex abuse gang were arrested this morning in a series of police raids. Thames Valley Police said a girl claimed she was abused between 2007 and 2012, and they believe there might be other victims who have fallen prey to the same group.
ROADS: Traffic busy but moving across Flintshire, Wrexham at; A494; A525, A534, A541, A5152.
FOOTBALL: Stiliyan Petrov has thanked the Aston Villa fans for their support as he continues down the “long road” to beat acute leukaemia. The Villa supporters have taken to singing the Bulgarian’s name in the 19th minute at each match - Petrov wore the number 19 shirt.
ROADS: Road now cleared following earlier accident on A487 between Llanrhystud and Llanfarian.
CRASH: There has been a collision on the A541 Pontblyddyn, Mold. More on this to follow
ACCIDENT: A man suffered minor injuries following a one-vehicle collision at Nant y Garth, Bangor just after 9.30 last night. The woman was treated at the scene by paramedics and fire crews stood by as a precaution because of a suspected fuel leak.
FIRE: There was a small rubbish fire at Rhosymedre, near Wrexham last night Two crews from Wrexham put out the flames. No-one was injured.
POLITICS: Offenders should be “met at the prison gate” by mentors who can help them escape a life of crime, the Justice Secretary will say today.
POLITICS: British mothers living in the UK’s most remote spots should be among the happiest people in the country, a think-tank revealed as the Government prepared to release its first report on public quality of life
COURTS: A teenager from Wirral who tortured and murdered his girlfriend is due to be sentenced. Hannah Windsor, 17, was tied to a tree, sexually assaulted, strangled and attacked with a knife by Adam Lewis, Liverpool Crown Court heard. Lewis, 18, of Fairmead Road, Moreton, had denied murdering Miss Windsor but changed his plea to guilty shortly before his trial was due to begin on Monday.
POLICE AUTHORITY: Our reporter Owen Hughes is attending the final North Wales Police Authority meeting this morning. He'll be keeping us up to date with what happens.
CRASH UPDATE: The crash on the A541, at Ponblyddyn, Mold involves two vehicles and one appears to have overturned. Police, fire and ambulance service at scene but passengers believed to be out of vehicle. Road is blocked. Crash took place near to the spot where a pregnant woman, Christina Barchetti and her unborn child, Bella Clark were killed last month. More to follow
CRASH UPDATE: Earlier accident on A487 between Llanrhystud and Llanfarian was between two vehicles. Road blokced for a time but no-one was hurt, say Dyfed Powys Police
CRASH UPDATE: A470 crash at Llanrhystud, involved one vehicle and again no injuries.
ECONOMY: Mortgage lending reached an 11-month high in October, providing evidence that the housing market is finally picking up after a lull in recent months. Gross mortgage lending rose to £12.9 billion - 4% higher than the same month last year, indicating that a Government scheme recently launched to boost lending is having an effect, the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) said.
COURTS: The BBC is reporting that Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks are among five people to be charged in connection with payments to police and public officials. Mr Coulson is the former Downing Street communications director and Mrs Brooks is the ex-chief executive of News International
HEALTH: Welsh Government officials insist they will not be taking any lessons from the Conservatives following a row over a low uptake of flu jabs. According to latest NHS figures, 51.8% of over-65s in Wales have been vaccinated against seasonal influenza - compared with the Welsh Government’s target of 75%.
POLICE AUTHORITY: Owen Hughes reports: "The Chief Constable says four major investigations are stretching the resources of the force"
POLICE AUTHORITY: Owen Hughes reports: "He adds that the 'detective pool is close to empty'
POLICE AUTHORITY: Owen Hughes reports: They are now looking at the crime survey results. There is an increase in the numbers of people who think the police are doing a good job.
POLICE AUTHORITY: Owen Hughes reports: Crime is down 11% on last year