CONWY: A £100,000 medieval village and a falconry centre project will go before planners in Conwy today. The proposal is on the site of the now-demolished Conwy Butterly Jungle near Bodlondeb Woods, close to Conwy’s historic town centre. The planning committte meeting will start at 2pm.
CONWY: Also up this afternoon is a scheme to convert the derelict Gwrych Castle in Abergele into a luxury hotel.The Grade I listed 19th century building is the flagship project of the newly formed Castell Developments and is planned as a five-star country hotel complete with 75 bedrooms, a spa, swimming pool, bar, cafe and banqueting facilities.
CONWY: THEY will also rule on an apllication to build for 71 homes in Old Colwyn. Bridgemere Development Capital and Macbryde Homes want to build 33 four bedroom houses, 11 detached three bedroom homes as well as 19 semi-detached three bedroom homes and eight two bedroom terraced homes.
ROADS: Traffic heavy in Wrexham and Flintshire on the A55, A494, A525, A534, A541 & A5152
FOOTBALL: BBC reporting that Cheslea boss Robert di Matteo sacked because 'results have not been good enough'
ACCIDENT: Accident on the A483 Cheshire - Queueing traffic and one lane blocked on Wrexham Road in both directions in Chester at the B5445 Wrexham Road junction, because of an accident. Congestion to the B5102 junction and to Posthouse roundabout.
FIRE:Fire service called to Bryn Mawr Road, Holywell this morning at around 8.30am after receiving reports of flames shooting up through a pavement grid. Scottish Power called out and identified fault with underground electrical cable. It was isolated and resolved while fire service stood by as a precaution.
FIRE: ARSONISTS set fire to an abandoned motorcycle and a pile of rubbish on a patch of wasteground.
The incident took place on a 10 square metre patch of land at The Dinlgle, Colwyn Bay during the early hours of this morning. No-one was hurt and the fire service confirmed it was started deliberately.
DEMO: Student protest against government reforms to further and higher education. March assembles in Temple Place, London at 11am, followed by a rally in Kennington Park (2pm). Speakers include comedian Josie Long and NUS President Liam Burns.
DEMO: Bangor University Labour group students and more from student union will be attending demo in London today. We'll bring you updates as they happen.
DEMO: Wrexham Glyndwr Uni students in London for demo as well
ACCIDENT: Earlier accident on A483 Cheshire involved two vehicles, on a Subaru, and was 200 yards from N Wales side of the road. No injuries, Cheshire Police say, but accident blocked one lane and caused congestion to Posthouse Roundabout.
LAW: A Bill to simplify and localise Welsh byelaws does not exceed the powers of the Welsh Assembly, the UK Supreme Court has ruled.
It had been the first to be passed since Wales gained primary legislative powers, but was held up after the Attorney General sought clarification on whether the proposed law fell under the remit of AMs.
CRASH: A495 Powys - An accident on A495 in Llansantffraid-ym-Mechanear the B4393 junction.
FLOODS: Dozens of flood warnings were put in place by the Environment Agency this morning, mostly in the south-west of England, with heavy rainfall already causing disruption to Britain’s transport network.
Devon and Cornwall Police said there had been a number of reports of standing water on roads, creating a risk of drivers aquaplaning and potentially losing control of their vehicles. In some cases, drivers abandoned their cars after becoming stranded in flood water, officers said.
WEATHER: Thankfully we have avoided the worst. There were some heavy showers in Flintshire and Wrexham but mainy dry this afternoon. Maximum temperature 11 °C.
WEATHER: We might not be so lucky tomorrow though. Met Office has issued a yellow warning (be prepared) for rain across North Wales.
Conwy Council: Big afternoon of planning decisions at Conwy Council today, Richard Evans will be bringing you the latest from there shortly
CONWY COUNCIL: Ably assisted by his Weeekly News colleague Samantha Castle who will alos provide updates to this blog.
POLICE: Police are appealing for motorists in Menai Bridge to secure their vehicles and not to leave valuable items on display.
The call comes after a series of incidents between November 18 – 20, when thieves smashed car windows to steal items like Sat Navs.
RURAL: SEVEN woodlands in Wales are now known to have a deadly ash tree disease – including the first site in North Wales.
Chalara dieback has been identified at Coleg Glynllifon, the Caernarfon campus of Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, said Forestry Commission Wales.
A college employee found symptoms in a newly-planted site and samples were sent off for analysis.
A further five sites in the Wentwood and Wye Valley areas have also been found to have the disease, said the Commission.
All cases involved young trees.
Earlier this month chalara was confirmed in a small, newly-planted woodland in Carmarthenshire.
APPEAL: An SAS sniper jailed for illegally possessing a pistol will challenge his conviction at a Court of Appeal hearing next week.
Sergeant Danny Nightingale, 37, from Crewe, will also appeal against his 18-month sentence at a hearing in London on November 29, his solicitor Simon McKay said.
His wife Sally, 38, said she was delighted at the news and hoped he might be home for Christmas.