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Arrest warrant for man who stole £9,000 of perfume

An arrest warrant has been issued for a man who stole perfume worth £9,000 from a Boots store by loading it into a wheelie bin.

Lee Hollender failed to appear at court today. Credit: Bellis

Lee Hollender, 39, first smashed the front window of the store in Prestatyn with a breeze block in August.

Once inside he shattered cabinets with a hammer and loaded the contents into the bin.

Hollender, a father-of-eight of Chinley Grove, Birmingham, who’d been on a caravan holiday, was caught after he’d cut himself in the store and his blood identified him.

Magistrates at Llandudno had granted bail after he pleaded guilty to burglary, and sent him to the crown court for sentence. When he failed to arrive at Caernarfon court today a warrant was issued.


Bony scores twice as Swansea come from behind to win

Bony scored two goals to give Swansea a 4th round FA Cup win Credit: PA

Wilfried Bony scored twice in the space of two minutes at St Andrews, as Swansea City came from behind to clinch an FA Cup fourth round win against Birmingham.

The home side went ahead in the 15th minute, courtesy of a goal from Lee Novak.

But two second half goals from Swansea's record signing gave the visitors a 2-1 win against the Championship side, who memorably knocked them them out of the Capital One Cup earlier in the season.

There will be full match highlights on ITV at 10.45pm this evening.

Swansea team to face Birmingham in Cup tie announced

Laudrup: Birmingham will be 'competitive' opponents

Swansea players celebrate their third round win against Man Utd Credit: PA

Swansea City have made the trip to the Midlands for a fourth round FA Cup tie that sees them take on Birmingham City, who knocked them out of the Capital One Cup earlier this season.

The Blues beat the Capital One Cup holders in the third round of this year's tournament, when goals from Dan Burn, Matt Green and Tom Adeyemi earned them a 3-1 win. And manager Michael Laudrup says his side can expect "competitive" opposition once again.

Pablo Hernandez and Jonathan de Guzman are set to return from injury for Swansea at St Andrew's.

Winger Hernandez has been sidelined for over three weeks with a hamstring injury, while De Guzman has been hindered by a calf problem, but both are in contention to face the Blues.

But Nathan Dyer, Michel Vorm, Michu, Jose Canas and Garry Monk all remain out of action for Swansea, who knocked out Manchester United in the last round earlier this month.

Given their league situation, Swansea could be forgiven for viewing their Birmingham Cup tie as a distraction.

But Laudrup said: "In every game, I will try to have a competitive team whether I make two, five or seven changes.

"In most of the games in my time here no-one has been able to say we could not do enough against the opponent and the team tomorrow will also be competitive and hopefully move on in the competition.

"If you win, it always gives us something to take on to the next game. I hope that will be the case as we all know Tuesday against Fulham is a key game in the league."

You can watch full highlights of the match on ITV at 10.45pm this evening.


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Union: Post office plans put hundreds of jobs at risk

Strikes are scheduled at post offices around the UK . Credit: Lewis Stickley/PA Wire

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) claims that plans to close or franchise 70 of the UK’s biggest post offices - known as the Crown network - will affect hundreds of jobs.

Dave Ward, the CWU's deputy general secretary, said, "Our Post Office members are standing up against destructive plans which would slash 20% of the Crown network and are simply asking for fair treatment and job security.

"The Post Office's plans are short-sighted and would rob the network of the most productive offices while simultaneously putting hundreds of jobs at risk and potentially damaging local economies.

“We'd like to see a better vision for a successful network which maintains services in the heart of communities alongside quality jobs.

"We're confident this could be achieved if Post Office management would agree to negotiations".