The cargo ship at Llanddulas

Ship removal expected tomorrow

The owners of the HV Carrier, which ran aground on the north Wales coast last week, have said it is going to be demolished.

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Welsh Mountain Zoo welcomes new arrivals

The twins were born to parents Dudley and Delilah. Credit: Welsh Mountain Zoo

Christmas came early for zoo keepers at the Welsh Mountain Zoo in Colwyn Bay, with the arrival of two Cotton Top Tamarin monkey babies!

The festively named pair of Holly and Berry were born measuring just 5cm, but should triple in size when fully grown.

Native to a small corner of Colombia, Cotton Top Tamarins are classed as a critically endangered species.

Facing threats from deforestation, there are now as few as 6,000 left in the wild.

The babies weigh just 20 grams. Credit: Welsh Mountain Zoo


Protesters gather ahead of Colwyn Bay pier meeting

Feelings run high about the historic pier. Credit: Ian Lang/ITV News

Councillors in Conwy will be discussing the future of Colwyn Bay's Victorian Pier this morning.

There are a number of options to be considered with demolition the most radical.

It's been estimated that it would cost up to £15 million pound to restore it.

The issue has been dogged by controversy with a simmering dispute over ownership between the council and the pier's former owner Steve Hunt.

This morning a small band of pier supporters gathered outside the council chamber calling for the pier to be saved.


Decision due on the future of Colwyn Bay Pier

Clwyd West Conservative MP David Jones said the people of Colwyn Bay had a stake in the future of the pier Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

A decision is due later today over the future of Colwyn Bay pier.

The pier was closed in 2008 and has stood empty since.

Many people are concerned the council will choose to demolish the landmark.

The pier was opened in 1901 and has hosted performances from the likes of Morecambe and Wise, Elvis Costello, Motorhead and Harry Secombe.

Plans unveiled for next stage of Colwyn Bay prom

The next stage of work at Colwyn Bay Waterfront is due to start in January. Credit: Conwy Borough Council

Proposals for the next stage of work on transforming Colwyn Bay promenade go on display to the public today.

The plans for the Waterfront Project will be submitted to the borough council this week.

A grant of £5m from the Welsh Government has been earmarked for coastal defence works, the pier and the promenade. Work will also focus on improving the links between the prom and the town.

An information event for the public will be held today at Porth Eirias.

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