SAFETY officials are probing an accident at a landfill tip which left a contractor seriously injured. The incident happened at the FCC Environment site in Llanddulas yesterday. A Health and Safety Executive spokesman said: "We can confirm HSE are now making initial inquiries into this incident at FCC Environment." The casualty was taken to hospital with stomach and leg injuries.
WEATHER: Promenade at Rhos on Sea in Conwy closed because of high waves
THE HAGUE: Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic claimed he was a peace-lover as he addressed his trial for crimes against humanity today.
He cast himself as a “mild man, a tolerant man” who tried to prevent war and then worked to reduce casualties on all sides in the bloody 1992-95 Bosnian conflict, as he opened his defence in his long-running genocide trial.
His claims brought snorts of derision and cries of, “He’s lying! He’s lying!” from Muslim survivors of the war watching from the public gallery at the court in The Hague.
SPORT: Wales and Tottenham winger Gareth Bale has a talent which is starting to rival that of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, according to his ex-club boss Harry Redknapp.
Bale impressed with two goals in a match-winning performance in Wales’ World Cup qualifier against Scotland last week, earning Chris Coleman his first win in charge of the national side.
Former Spurs boss Redknapp believes Bale’s stock is continuing to rise and he could now walk into any team in the world.
And talking of Wales, don't forget the World Cup qualifier against Croatia is on Sky Sports 2 tonight from 6.45pm (7pm kick-off). All the results and match report will be in tomorrow's Daily Post.
FLINTSHIRE County Council leaders have identified three new areas of work where they want to improve services. The council's cabinet has approved plans to give priority to improving social enterprise and co-operatives, apprenticeships, training and employment as well as community events.
Council leader Cllr Aaron Shotton said: "The new Flintshire Council cabinet will prioritise the need to tackle youth unemployment by ensuring it plays a leading role in the creation of apprenticeships across the public and private sector. We also wish to stimulate our local economy by supporting ‘not for profit’ social enterprises.”
The third priority will support community events at all levels; from high profile international festivals to locally organised events.
A report was considered by the council’s cabinet today.
A diminutive locomotive and its train of slate wagons has returned to Blaenau Ffestiniog after restoration at the Ffestiniog Railway’s Boston Lodge Works.
The Hudson Hunslet diesel loco was returned to Diffwys Square - the site of the original FR Station and now a car park - and placed on rails set in the pavement between two of the new slate monoliths erected as part of the £4.5 million EU funded project to redevelop the town centre of Blaenau Ffestiniog.
The train is now at ground level, enabling children to climb onto it easily and safely.
Do AMs not work as hard as MPs? What do you think?
The Welsh Assembly should take a leaf out of Westminster’s book and stage voting sessions and debates late into the night, Tory leader Andrew RT Davies has said.
Business in the House of Commons sometimes takes place five days a week and is scheduled as late as 10.30pm - with some sessions lasting into the early hours of the morning.
AMs, whose basic £53,000 salary is £12,000 less than MPs, sit for a maximum of four days per week in the Senedd - with business usually concluding between 6pm and 7pm.
Andrew RT Davies has been on his soapbox this afternoon...
The Welsh Conservative leader has rubbished suggestions the Assembly has a drinking culture.
Yesterday, Plaid Cymru AM Bethan Jenkins was suspended from her party after being arrested for drink-driving at the weekend.
Tory leader Mr Davies said while Miss Jenkins had not been drinking while on official duties, he acknowledged the incident had put the issue of Welsh politicians and alcohol back into people’s minds.
Mr Davies said: “I do not think there is an issue around drink in the Assembly. You go to certain receptions, there is availability to have a glass of wine. I’ve never been to a reception in this institution where beer or spirits have been served. There are various lobbyists or organisations who might have a function off the assembly estate. But when you are working and you are in a place of work you have to be responsible for your actions."
BREAKING NEWS: Police are appealing for information to help find a woman who has not been seen since last Friday. Catherine Gowing, 38, was last seen by friends in Mold, Flintshire, at 8pm. More on this story in a moment.
There's 30 minutes to go until Welsh councils find out how much money they're getting from the Welsh Government in 2013. Our man Tom Bodden is in the Senedd and will be Tweeting live from 4pm @tombod Full story in tomorrow's Daily Post
Follow @HolyheadMail from 6.30pm for Ffion Williams' live Tweets on the future of Penlan Care Home in Llangefni. At least 50 people expected to turn out.
Our evening shift Daily Post Live reporter will be Hywel Trewyn. You can contact him on 01492 574427. We'll be here until late tonight with breaking news.
A High Court judge today launched a nationwide hunt for four missing children.
Mr Justice Roderic Wood said Jessica, Tomas, Eva and David Palacin Jones were thought to be with their mother, Jennifer Jones.
He said the children - aged between 14 and eight - had gone missing from Ms Jones’ house in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, and 'must be found'. Lawyers said Mr Jones has family in the Swansea area and the group could be at a port or airport.
I'm the Daily Post reporter working the late shift tonight - please contact me with your stories
OPPORTUNITY TO HIGHLIGHT PUBLIC CONCERNS ABOUT PRICES AT THE PUMP- MPs including Brecon and Radnorshire's Roger Williams today discussed the continued rise in fuel prices across the UK, especially affecting those in rural areas.
One issue raised was the difference between the cost of petrol and diesel in rural areas. In September 2012 the average price of diesel in Brecon and Radnorshire was 149 pence per litre while petrol was 142 pence per litre, demonstrating a large and unfair 7 pence gap.
He said many independent traders and distributors were finding it increasingly difficult to compete and find competitive prices to remain in business, while Supermarkets are able to monopolise and have greater influence over the cost at the pump.
The Office of Fair Trading is still interested in receiving information about any aspect of the way that the sector functions that may be impacting UK pump prices.
The date for evidence closes on Thursday 17th October and can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Anybody unable to do so in time, can send their evidence to Mr Williams directly and he will endeavour to forward their concerns.
All quiet on all fronts it seems, from checking with the emergency services - unless you know better. If there is anything happening, please call me on 01492 574427. Diolch.