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Tributes paid to fatal Bangor crash victim Susan Owen

Credit: North Wales Police

A Bangor woman who died after a collision on the B4547 at Pentir on Friday afternoon has been described as "a special wife, mother, daughter and sister" by her family.

Susan Jane Owen, originally from Anglesey, died after being involved in a collision between a white BMW car and a VW transporter van.

It is believed that an item fell from the roof of the transporter and collided with the BMW travelling in the opposite direction.

Not only have I lost a wife, I have lost my love and best friend in the world. There will be a void left in my life after her. I'm so lucky to have enjoyed 28 years of marriage together. 28 years of bringing up two sons who are stars in the eyes of their mother.

– Rem Owen


'Arrogant' ex-Anglesey councillor jailed for shining torch at RAF jets

Former council housing official turned businessman John Arthur Jones, 66, was this afternoon branded 'profoundly' arrogant by a crown court judge and jailed for 18 months.

John Arthur Jones has been jailed for 18 months Credit: North Wales Police

Jones was said to be on a mission against the RAF in a bid to get the jets to stop flying above his home at Plas Cefni on a 100-year-old airstrip at RAF Mona.

When he failed to persuade them the prosecution at Mold Crown Court claimed that he took the law into his own hands, and shone a powerful light at the fast jets while pilots were being trained in night flying for front line combat.

That could have had devastating consequences causing disorientation and the loss of night vision. One young pilot was flying solo for the first time when he was blinded.

“You possess an abundance of self belief in your own ability to achieve things, which transcends all reason and which is born out of profound arrogance. “The consequences could have been devastating. Your conduct became a campaign over a long period of time.”

– Judge Geraint Walters,

Throughout the investigation and trial, he has shown no remorse for his actions or recognition of the potential dangers and implications to not only the RAF personnel but also the wider community.

– Det Serg Chris Hargrave, North Wales Police

Latest plans for proposed Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station

From today, residents in north Wales will have the chance to see the latest plans for the proposed Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station on Anglesey.

How Wylfa Newydd could look if built. Credit: Artist's Impression

Between today and the 25th October, Horizon Nuclear Power’s second formal stage of consultation will take place, giving people the opportunity to view its refined proposals and have their say on developments.

Information about Horizon’s proposals will be on display at a series of public exhibitions across Anglesey and north Wales, where members of the project will be available to answer questions.

We’ve listened to and reviewed carefully all the feedback we have received to date and taken this feedback into consideration whilst updating and developing our latest proposals. This is the last scheduled consultation on the Project as a whole before we submit our application for a Development Consent Order in 2017, so it’s really important that people have their say on what matters to them.

– Carl Devlin, Programme Director, Horizon

Horizon say the project to build a new nuclear power station on Anglesey will bring significant investment to the island and the wider north Wales region and help to secure its long-term economic future.

Information on the consultation is also available on Horizon's website.


Gotta drink 'em all! Pub changes name as Pokemon players flood in

The new sign, complete with a smiling Pikachu, has been fixed at the front of the pub. Credit: Wales News Service

A landlord from Anglesey has renamed his pub The Pokemon Arms - because gamers keep flooding to the bar to use its Wifi.

The Panton Arms in the village of Pentraeth enjoyed a surprise boom of new customers when the smartphone game Pokemon GO was launched earlier this summer.

Landlord Ed Griffiths realised it was because they were using the pub's Wifi - because no internet signal was available nearby.

So Ed got a new sign printed renaming the remote pub as The Pokemon Arms instead.

There's a Pokestop over the road and one of my mates is massively into Pokémon. We joked we could change the name of the pub into the Pokemon Arms so we had the sign printed. It's been a laugh, it's got a bit of interest.

– Ed Griffiths, Landlord

Rob Shelley reports:

Woman found with £590 worth of heroin inside her

When police carried out a search of a 39-year-old woman they found heroin worth £590 hidden in an intimate part of her body.

Rachel Evans and William Hughes. Credit: North Wales Police

A judge at Caernarfon Crown Court was told if it were cut with caffeine and paracetamol it could be split into 59 street deals.

Rachel Evans and her partner William Hughes, 44, of Bro Tudur, Llangefni in Anglesey, were each jailed for three years after pleading guilty to drug supplying.

Judge Geraint Walters said they “effectively lived in a drug den.”

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