A community in Llangefni says it faces a postcode lottery for nursery spaces
The exercise was carried out to test emergency procedures in the event of an accident involving radioactive materials.
Plaid Cymru's spring conference gets underway on Anglesey with a promise to focus on 'transforming the economy'
The Chief Executive of Anglesey Council has welcomed the announcement that the Welsh Government will hand control back to councillors.
Five commissioners were appointed to turn around the failing authority in 2011.
– Richard Parry Jones, Anglesey Chief Executive
Since democratic control was restored in October 2012, Anglesey has clearly demonstrated an appetite and commitment to change.
I'm confident that the authority is now more than capable of managing its own affairs. We're already making good progress in delivering service improvements and have responded positively to the guidance provided by Commissioners and our regulators.
The authority now has an ambitious transformation programme in place, which will provide a catalyst for significant service improvements on behalf of people of Anglesey.
The Welsh Government has announced the end of its intervention in the running of Anglesey Council.
Five commissioners were appointed to turn around the failing authority in 2011 - the first time a council in the UK had been taken over in this way.
Local Government Minister Lesley Griffiths made the announcement during a visit to the Council where she addressed a full meeting of councillors elected at the island’s recent election.
She said: "I am convinced the Council can now manage its own affairs without external intervention."
The Welsh Government’s intervention will formally end when the current direction expires on May 31st.
RAF staff reported that it was extremely unusual for all four of the RAF Valley helicopters to be unserviceable with such substantial technical faults.
The report added the performance of the crew from RAF Leconfield was was 'extremely commendable'.
It added: 'However, the risks they faced during the rescue were exacerbated by the lack of more locally available search-and-rescue helicopters.'
The MV Carrier ran aground in strong winds and large waves on the North Wales coast on April 3rd last year, having been loading limestone at Raynes Jetty at Llanddulas.
All seven Polish crew members were winched to safety and were uninjured, in spite of the delay. However, the vessel was substantially damaged and was declared a 'total constructive loss'.
Technical problems with four search-and-rescue helicopters based at RAF Valley delayed a rescue of the crew on a stricken cargo ship, according to a report published today.
The Marine Accident Investigation Branch said all the helicopters were unserviceable on the night the ship ran aground.
Helicopter crews from RAF Leconfield in Yorkshire were "obliged to make an extremely hazardous flight in very poor conditions across the width of the country" to reach the stricken ship, named Carrier, that was stranded off the coast close to Colwyn Bay.
Hundreds of business people have packed a conference in North Wales today to see just how a new nuclear power station could boost Anglesey's economy - and the finances and job prospects of the suppliers across the region.
Building the new Wylfa B reactor may be one of Wales' most controversial developments with some fierce opposition.
Today, the nuclear firm Horizon saw how many suppliers and industries want to be a part of that project.
Rob Shelley reports.
An existing nuclear reactor on Anglesey could continue producing power until December 2015, according to its operator.
Wylfa was expected to shut down in 2014.
On its website today, operator Magnox said the plans are subject to Periodic Safety Review (PSR) approval.
Reactor 2 at the site was shut down last year.
The company behind plans to build a new power station at Wylfa on Anglesey will share its vision for the site with local businesses today.
Horizon Nuclear Power is holding two events, one in Llandudno and one in Gloucester, to give local businesses a chance to see what opportunities are available.
There will be presentations from Horizon's chief operating officer and the chief executive of Hitachi, as well as a key note speech from Economy, Science and Transport minister Edwina Hart AM.
The events are expected to attract around 200 business delegates, as well as a range of industry bodies including the Energy Island Programme, the National Advanced Manufacturing and Research Centre Nuclear, and the Nuclear Industry Association.
Plaid Cymru is the largest political party on Anglesey council and had hoped to form a coalition to lead the authority. The island's AM, Ieuan Wyn Jones, and Plaid's council leader Bob Parry have issued a joint statement.
We are naturally disappointed that Labour has decided to form a coalition as the junior partner with the independents, something they said during the election that they would not do.
However, we now wish the new administration well. They will be judged by their performance with regards to care services, education, services for the elderly and vulnerable and other vital services provided on a local level.
The Plaid Cymru group on the council will play its part in ensuring that the people of Anglesey have a responsible opposition. We will hold the new administration to account and the electorate can be sure that we will always seek to ensure the best for the people of the island.
Our view is that Anglesey needs a stable administration to ensure that the island retains its own identity as a separate council. The independent-led administration needs to demonstrate that it is up to the task, something previous independent groups have failed to do.
The leader of Labour's three councillors on Anglesey council, says the deal reached with Independent councillors to run the authority 'will provide stability' for the island. Arwel Roberts said:
Last week's local elections gave us the chance of a new beginning. Every single person elected last week owes it to the people of Ynys Mon to work to secure an administration that will provide stability and deliver for our people. That is exactly what we have done.This partnership will deliver the stability we need, offering a clear majority for the administration. It will also put jobs and investment in the Island at the very heart of all that we do. The priority of Labour councillors will be to secure continued progress on 'Wylfa B'- jobs and training opportunities for our young people.
– Cllr Arwel Roberts, Labour group leader
Now is the time for all parties to put the damaging politicking of the past behind us, and work to deliver stability, and a future that the people of Ynys Mon can be proud of. Regardless of whether they are part of the administration or not, the doors of Labour Cabinet members will be open to all councillors who want to be part of a constructive future for the island.
The Local Government Minister Lesley Griffiths has issued a short statement following the news that Independent and Labour councillors have reached a deal to form an administration on Anglesey.
– Lesley Griffiths AM, Local Government Minister
I hope last week's elections will now prove to be a turning point - the people of Anglesey deserve no less. I wish the new leadership of the council well in their task to deliver stable, transparent and accountable local government on the island, in the years ahead.