A coroner said a North Wales health authority should review cases of patients who have been treated for moles at a GP surgery in Colwyn Bay.
Next year, Colwyn Bay will see the opening of its radical multi-million pound watersports centre.
The owners of the HV Carrier, which ran aground on the north Wales coast last week, have said it is going to be demolished.
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.
Sand artist Ray Wirick is trying out the sand castle making quality of Colwyn Bay's new beach. He's one of the attractions at a special weekend of events to mark the official opening of a new water sports centre and the beach itself.
It's been created with half a million tons of sand dredged up from the sea as part of a £6m sea defence project.
Up to 250 jobs could be under threat in Colwyn Bay as a major building firm is reported to be considering going into administration. It's claimed the posts could be at risk at Daniel Contractors, as Rob Shelley reports.
Vera Lynn, Winston Churchill and George Formby are amongst the attractions at a two-day 1940s festival in Colwyn Bay this weekend.
Colwyn Bay was home to the Food Ministry during WWII and that history acted as the spark for an idea to transform the seaside town to commemorate those days.
Highlights include a battle on Colwyn Bay's new beach tomorrow afternoon staged by the North West Military Collectors.
Organisers hope the success of the event will attract sponsorship for future years so it can become an annual festival.
Britain's most prolific shoplifter has been jailed at Mold Crown Court for his 342nd offence.
David Archer who had been living at Mostyn Lodge in Mostyn in Flintshire, was jailed for a total of 18 months.
The 58 year old admitted two fresh shoplifting offences and two breaches of an ASBO banning him from charity shops.
Prosecutor Gareth Parry told how he stole clothing and a camera from the RSPCA charity shop in Colwyn Bay and a charity box for The Carer’s Trust from the Co-op store in Llandudno Junction.
Judge Rhys Rowlands said that the 58 year old had probably the worst record of offending for stealing from shops that he had seen in the recent past.
The court was told that he had started stealing at the age of ten.
The court was told that Archer had 338 previous convictions; including 261 shoplifting convictions and 11 convictions for breachings ASBOs banning him from all charity shops and possessing a charity box
New sea defences are being built at Colwyn Bay over the next month.
The £6m project will create an entirely new beach, as Ian Lang reports.
The sand importation is part of Conwy County Borough Council’s Waterfront project, which is providing sea defences and improvements in Colwyn Bay, funded by the Welsh Government and European Regional Development Fund.
It will take place 24 hours a day, seven days a week and should last for a period of up to four weeks, depending on the weather.
– Cllr Mike Priestley, Conwy Council Cabinet Member for Highways, Environment and Sustainability
It’ll be quite a scene when this sand starts to arrive on the beach. It’s a vital part of the coast protection work that is taking place along the promenade, but will provide a marvellous, permanent beach, which will be a great asset for Colwyn Bay, right next to the new Porth Eirias watersport centre.