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Appeal to find missing Anglesey teenager

Police on Anglesey are calling for help to find a missing 15-year-old girl.

Concern is increasingly growing for the teenager's safety Credit: North Wales Police

Nargis Mosakhel was last seen on Wednesday night in the Llangristiolus area of Anglesey, and has not been seen since.

She is described as Asian, 5ft 2, tall of slim build with long dark hair and brown eyes.

She was last seen wearing a black furry jacket and black boots.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen Nargis or may know of her current whereabouts, as concern grows for her safety and welfare.

Work underway to restore dunes

Credit: Natural Resources Wales

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) says work has begun to restore one of Wales' finest sand dune systems.

It says, over the last 60 years, Newborough Warren on Anglesey has lost 94% of open, mobile sand dunes as they became over-grown with grass and trees.

This destroyed the unique pioneer dune slacks necessary for the specialist and rare wildlife of the dunes to flourish.

NRW has already removed dead or stunted trees from two small areas behind the dunes.

Now it will begin the second phase of the project by removing vegetation from some dunes and cutting notches in the frontal dunes so that the sand can move about naturally in the wind. It says this will help rare plants and insects such as petalwort, sand wasps, mining bees and rare beetles that have been driven to the brink of extinction in the area.

The site needs help because the stabilised dunes are not providing the right habitat for the species that live there.

This work will allow the rare insects and plants to re-colonise the dunes and return them to naturally diverse and balanced habitats over the next couple of years.

Naturally mobile sand dunes aren’t just good for nature, they provide a more dynamic coastal defence system which can adapt to storms and sea level change. They are also fantastic natural landscapes and great places for everyone to enjoy.

– Graham Williams, Senior Reserve Manager at Natural Resources Wales

Inquest into death of boy swept out to sea

Isaac Nash was on holiday with his family when he got into difficulty at Aberffraw Credit: Family

An inquest is being held into the death of 12-year-old Isaac Nash.

He was on holiday from Huddersfield when he was swept out to sea at Aberffraw in August last year.

More than 150 people attended a service for the youngster on Anglesey and his parents have thanked local people for their support.


Anglesey Council staff given voluntary redundancy option

The Menai Bridge Credit: PA

Anglesey Council’s entire workforce will be given a chance to apply for voluntary redundancy as financial cuts continue to bite.

Around 3,300 staff have been given the option, including teaching and school support staff.

Anglesey Council is aiming to cut its expenditure by £20m over the next four years.

Many of our services now have little option but to look at their staff.

It must be stressed that this will not guarantee that an employee can be released. We must still be able to keep the right balance of skills, abilities, experience and knowledge to ensure we can provide the best possible services to the people of Anglesey. There are also a number of key posts that the Authority will be unable to do without and in those instances redundancy isn’t applicable.

We will, therefore, still reserve the right to refuse individual requests for voluntary redundancy where these might result in a less effective service provision or not be cost effective.

– Anglesey Council Chief Executive, Richard Parry Jones
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