FIRE CUTS: The Fire Brigades Union is raising the alarm over unprecedented risks to public safety posed by deep and dangerous cuts to the fire service. The warning comes as firefighters prepare to join tens of thousands of people tomorrow on TUC marches for a Future That Works in London, Glasgow and Belfast.
He said the UK has already lost around 1,500 frontline firefighters since 2010. The North Wales Fire Service is cutting 22 fire crew to save money due to budget cuts.
COMMISSIONERS: Nominations for candidates to become North Wales' police and crime commissioner closes today
JIMMY SAVILE: A formal criminal inquiry begins into sex claims against the late TV star Jimmy Savile.
LIFEBOAT: Pwllheli RNLI lifeboat crew have recovered the small dinghy that was stuck in a channel by Pwllheli harbour.
SPORT/RACISM: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger feels the fight against all forms of racism is “never won”.
SPORT/RACISM:See Monday's Daily Post for a debate on the issue of racism in football.
UPDATE: An ailing book distributor which axed half of its workforce was bought by a rival company, saving 85 jobs. S Webb and Sons in Menai Bridge - known as Webbs - has been acquired by Buckinghamshire-based Columbia Marketing Ltd. More soon.
CATHERINE GOWING: Police have called a press conference to give an update on the investigation into the disapperance of vet Catherine Gowing at 2.30pm.
MORTGAGES: Competition in the mortgage market increased further as Tesco Bank slashed its rates and launched a deal at below 2%.
Its new range includes a market-leading two-year fixed-rate mortgage at 1.99%, down from 2.64% previously, although borrowers need a hefty 40% deposit to take out the deal. Rachel Springall, spokeswoman for comparison website Moneyfacts, said the last time a similar fixed deal was offered at 1.99% was around a year ago.
DEER WARNING: Dyfed Powys Police are reminding road users of the risks of collisions with deer at this time of year. As the nights draw in and British Summer Time comes to an end on the October 28 the risk of coming across deer on our country roads will increase especially when people are travelling home from work.
Sergeant Matthew Howells, the force Wildlife Crime supervisor said: “The deer rutting season is in full flow through October and November which sees increasing activity amongst the deer herds within our counties. Road users need to be cautious driving in areas where they know there are deer, where they see deer warning signs and especially on roads with forests on both sides of the road. Deer will indiscriminately cross roads and can appear before a vehicle in a split second.”
NEW JOBS: Industrial recruitment specialist gap personnel will create new jobs and plan for further expansion after securing an £11million funding package.
The company which has its headquarters in Wrexham, and offices in Castleford, Cleckheaton, Leeds, Pontefract, Sheffield and York, has agreed the invoice discounting facility with Close Brothers Invoice Finance.
The funding will support gap's working capital requirements and will be used to drive growth by further expansion.
The company said it would be recruiting new staff and opening new branches in the coming months but declined to comment further.
gap personnel, which has more than 30 branches nationwide, places up to 7,000 temporary workers per week.
It was founded in 1997 by Gary Dewhurst and is on track to turn over £75m this year.
EVERTON FC: Everton have signed German midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger on a short-term contract until January, subject to international clearance.
The former Aston Villa and West Ham player has been without a club since leaving Wolfsburg in the summer.
Everton confirmed the deal this afternoon and are hopeful that because the contract was signed before today’s midday deadline he will be available to David Moyes for Sunday’s Barclays Premier League clash at QPR.
ACCIDENT: A two vehicle crash has closed the A487 at Machynlleth, between A489 Heol Maengwyn and Plas Drive, more details to follow
TRAFFIC CALMING: A public exhibition has been arranged at Beech Croft House, Bagillt, on Wednesday 24 October, between the hours of 5pm and 7pm, at which drawings of the existing traffic claming scheme will be on display.
Attendees will be invited to complete a questionnaire, detailing their support for the retention or removal of the features, with the findings of the ballot deciding the outcome.
Officers from the Council will be in attendance to answer any queries.
ROAD CLOSURE: Flintshire County Council propose to resurface the B5444 Wrexham Road between Bromfield Lane and the Derwen Public House in Mold starting on Sunday 21 October, with the works expected to last for two weeks To facilitate these works, the road will be closed to through traffic on Sunday 21 October and Sunday 28 October with a diversion route signed accordingly. During all other periods temporary traffic control measures will be in place during working hours as necessary.
CATHERINE GOWING: I will be heading off soon to the press conference at Colwyn Bay police HQ about the latest in the Catherine Gowing investigation.
A long lost "royal treasure" with one of the earliest paintings of Henry VIII has been discovered at the National Library of Wales. The manuscript was donated to the Aberystwyth library in 1921, but its true significance has only just been realised, say officials.
DOCTORS: New yearly checks on doctors’ skills will improve healthcare and patient safety in Wales, the Assembly’s health minister has said.
The plans announced today will see medics face an annual assessment to see if they are fit to stay on the medical register .Although health is a devolved issue for Wales, and the scheme was made public by UK Cabinet minister Jeremy Hunt, all four home nations have worked in partnership with each other and the General Medical Council on what has been billed as “revalidation”.
Welsh Government health minister Lesley Griffiths welcomed the move - and insisted the principality was well prepared for the changes.
ACCIDENT: A man suffered neck injuries in the crash on the A487 at Machynlleth. He has been taken by ambulance to Ysbyty Bronglais in Aberystwyth.
We're due to hear from the Daily Post's David Powell very shortly with updates from the Catherine Gowing press conference
CATHERINE GOWING: Police have confirmed the burnt out car found in Flintshire is that of missing vet Cathernie Gowing
CATHERINE GOWING: Police are still searching a number of sites and there are several lines of enquiry
CATHERINE GOWING: Police renew appeal for information from the public at press conference
CATHERNIE GOWING: Comprehensive search and forensic examination to take place around the site at Pinfold Lane
CATHERINE GOWING: All information needs careful consideration say police
CATHERINE GOWING: Police ask for anyone who has been in the Alltami area since Thursday to come forward if they think they may have any information, particularly anyone out walking or walking their dogs in woodland around Pinfold Lane.
Three hours to deadline... everybody working hard on some great stories for tomorrow's edition
SPORT: Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay insists his striker Craig Bellamy has "nothing to prove" to Wales as uncertainty surrounds his international future.
SLIGHT DELAYS: Traffic on the A55 Britannia Bridge Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll, both ways between J8A A5 Ffordd Caergybi and J9 A487 A55 Isle Of Anglesey - A55 Britannia Bridge in Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll busy but moving in both directions between J8a, A5 (Llanfair P.G.) and J9, A487 (Treborth).
ACCIDENT UPDATE: A man suffered neck injuries in the crash on the A487 at Machynlleth. He has been taken by ambulance to Ysbyty Bronglais, Aberystwyth. There are severe delays around Machynlleth. Heol Pen'rallt in Machynlleth closed in both directions between the A489 Heol Maengwyn junction and the Plas Drive junction, because of the accident which involved two vehicles and recovery work.
TRAFFIC UPDATE: A494 Flintshire - Queueing traffic on A494 westbound in Queensferry between Drome Corner and Queensferry.