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Man campaigned to save Gwyrch Castle since age of 12

The castle was built in the 19th century Credit: Gwyrch Trust

Local historian Mark Baker has campaigned for Gwyrch Castle to be bought back to its days of glory - a campaign he started when he was 12 years old.

“It is very exciting that the castle will be open for the day and that we have an opportunity for people to learn about its history and what is proposed for the future” he said.

More: Gwyrch Castle to reopen after three decades

The castle once had 128 rooms Credit: Gwyrch Trust

The 19th century castle was once by the Government to house 200 Jewish refugees during the second World War.

Land above the Melon House and Conservatory has now been leased by Gwrych Trust from the owners Castell Developments.

Also leased are the formal gardens which are a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest.

They have Tree Protection Orders for some of the oldest trees in the area.


Healthy Hearts family run in Cardiff

Hundreds of families are raising money for Heart Research UK by taking part in a 5k run today.

Joining them in Bute Park are Britain's Got Talent finalists Richard and Adam Johnson who will start the race.

Money raised will support projects in the local area Credit: Good Relations

The race is open to all ages and participants are encouraged to walk, run or push their way around the course.

The money raised will help people with heart problems like nine-year-old Charlie Ellery, who despite having a hole in his heart will be running the race.

The run is open to all ages and abilities Credit: Good Relations

Funding will also go to the Healthy Heart grant scheme which supports new projects that promote heart health in the community.

One of the projects that has already received funding is the Techniquest Science Centre for its Healthy Heart Trail Project.

Owner's dogs break leg each in 'million-to-one' chance

Coastguards came to the aid of a woman in Conwy this afternoon when both of her dogs each broke a leg in a 'million-to-one' chance.

The woman and the first injured dog were being helped to a car park near a Conwy beach, when the second break occurred.

The team helped the injured animals to her car and arranged for a vet at nearby Llandudno to examine the dogs.

It is not clear how the dogs hurt themselves, although there are boulders for sea defences in the area.


EuroMillions winner left ticket under china cat

Pub landlord Nigel Willetts says he celebrated his EuroMillions win with drinks in the pub, leaving his winning ticket under an ornamental china cat for safety.

More: EuroMillions winner bought ticket on Friday 13th

Nigel says he plans to invest the money wisely Credit: Sarah Hibbard/ITV News

After paying off the mortgage on his pub, Nigel – who has four children and two grandchildren - says he plans to get a brand new Range Rover followed by a holiday.

“I went to the Maldives three years ago and I’d love to go back. The children have also put in their requests" he said.

EuroMillions winner bought ticket on Friday 13th


@itvwales pub landlord Nigel Willets bought his winning lottery ticket on Friday 13th. Lucky for some!


A pub landlord from Bedwas, near Caerphilly, is celebrating winning £1m pounds in EuroMillions draw.

Nigel Willetts bought his ticket on Friday 13th of this month.

Classic footage from the ITV Wales archive now online

There are around 250,000 items in the ITV Wales archive.

The entire archive - comprising of film, tape and other formats - is now housed at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth.

More: Catch up with Thanks for Watching: The HTV Years

The footage is being digitised by experts at the library, as part of a major project to preserve the archive for the nation for decades to come.

A new YouTube channel launches today to showcase some of the material.

More: Click here to watch the channel

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