MISSING: Four children who went missing with their Welsh mother after a court order was made for them to return to live with their father in Spain have been found. Jessica, 14, Tomas, 12, Eva, nine, and David Palacin Jones, eight, went missing from the house of their mother, Jennifer Jones, from Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, on Friday. More on this later.
CELEBRITY: Former Liberty X star Michelle Heaton said her decision to have a double mastectomy and potentially have her ovaries removed as well was a “no-brainer” after being diagnosed with an 80% chance of developing breast cancer. The 33-year-old was diagnosed about four months ago with a mutated gene called BRCA2 which means she is likely to develop breast cancer and also has a 30% chance of ovarian cancer.
We've been contacted by Gerallt on Twitter that police cars and motorbike outriders in Bangor are stopping traffic. Anybody know about this? We're looking into it.
Just to bring lunchtime browsers up to speed on the Flintshire murder case:
North Wales Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder following the disappearance of a woman, Catherine Gowing, 38, from the New Brighton area of Flintshire.
As part of this investigation detectives are anxious to trace the whereabouts of a burgundy/ purple coloured Renault Clio, which was bearing an Irish registration plate 00D99970.
Anyone one with information about sightings or the whereabouts of this vehicle is asked to call North Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
ASBESTOS IN SCHOOLS: Teaching officials have welcomed Welsh Government demands that all schools must deliver reports on their asbestos levels by next week. Education Minister Leighton Andrews made the decision after Cwmcarn High School in Caerphilly closed unexpectedly because of asbestos concerns last Friday.
LOTTO WINNERS: A man has scooped a £3.8 million lottery jackpot. David Allsobrook, 48, and his 46-year-old wife Debra from Burton Upon Trent won £3,788,635 after matching all six numbers in the Lotto draw on October 6.
APRIL JONES: Still waiting for Supt Ian John to be free. I understand he's busy doing TV interviews first.
Catherine Gowing: We're hearing from our Irish colleagues that Catherine Gowing could well have come originally from Offaly, in the Irish midlands. She went missing from her New Brighton home on Friday, and a man has been arrested by police on suspicion of murder. More on this as we get it.
Leaders of 1.6 million council workers today submitted a claim for a “substantial” pay rise, arguing that a freeze on their wages had gone on long enough. Unions said care workers, librarians, school dinner ladies, teaching assistants, refuse collectors and street cleaners were among employees who have been hit hard by the three year pay clampdown. The GMB, Unison and Unite said local government workers had seen their pay fall by 13% in real terms because of the freeze on increases.
Catherine Gowing: North Wales Police will be holding a press conference sometime this afternoon. The Daily Post will report live.
We've heard that forensic teams have gone into the house in New Brighton where Catherine Gowing lived. More soon.
APRIL JONES: Just had an interview with Superintendent Ian John. He said: "We are nowhere near scaling back the search for April Jones.' See full story in tomorrow's Daily Post
CATHERINE GOWING DEATH: North Wales Police to hold a press conference at 4.30pm at their Colwyn Bay headquarters. Stay with Daily Post Live for the very latest as it happens.
CATHERINE GOWING: More details are emerging prior to this afternoon's police press conference. Catherine Gowing was 37 (not 38) and originally from Birr, in County Antrim.
SPORT: Former Great Britain international Stuart Reardon will be back in Wrexham in 2013 after signing for Championship One club North Wales Crusaders. The 30-year-old former Bradford full-back or winger played for the old Crusaders club at the Racecourse Ground before they pulled out of Super League at the end of the 2011 season, and he then spent the last year with French club Carcassonne.
APRIL JONES: The massive search for missing April Jones could well continue into Christmas and beyond, police have vowed. Major search efforts to locate the body of the five-year-old schoolgirl are nowhere near being scaled back. As the painstaking search for April entered its third week, police vowed the hunt would go on for months to come.
Full report to follow, and in tomorrow's Daily Post.
Our colleagues at the Bangor Mail now have a Twitter feed @BangorMail to join their colleagues @HolyheadMail Follow for news from Gwynedd and Anglesey.
CATHERINE GOWING Daily Post chief photographer Hadyn Iball, a long-term customer of the vet where missing woman Catherine Gowing worked described her as “compassionate” and “personable”.
““We always found her to be an excellent vet, very thorough and extremely personable. We are very sad to hear this news and our thoughts and sympathies go out to her family at this time.”
Police have again appealed for information after Wrexham was hit by a third railway cable theft in the past 11 days.
A reward of up to £1,000 is being offered by Network Rail for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of those responsible.
Expect some news from the North Wales Police press conference on the death of Flintshire vet Catherine Gowing in the next 20 minutes or so.
Full story in tomorrow's Daily Post, and on Daily Post Live until late tonight.
The man arrested on suspicion of murdering Mold vet Catherine Gowing is a 46-year-old from Gwynedd, police say. Catherine, 38, from New Brighton, Flintshire, has not been seen since she left work at Evans' vet practice in Clayton Road, Mold, at around 7pm on Friday. She is believed to have gone home in her work Vauxhall Corsa. Her own car, a plum or burgundy Renault Clio with an Irish number plate, is missing.
The 46-year-old Gwynedd man arrested over Catherine Gowing's disappearance frequents the New Brighton area and is known to Catherine, police say
Catherine Gowing's family said: "The family are devastated with the news and will try and come to terms with Catherine's disappearance. She is the light of our family and we can't imagine that light gone."