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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.


Parrot reunited with owner after holiday adventure

Jake was missing for several days. Credit: RSPCA

The RSPCA's reunited an African Grey parrot with his relieved owner.

Geoffrey Kerwin was on holiday with his wife and pet parrot, Jake, at their caravan near Abergele when the bird decided to fly through a door which had been left open by accident.

Several days later Jake was spotted sitting on top of a car 10 miles away in Colwyn Bay.

He was enticed into a cage and a check on the RSPCA's database meant he was back at home the next day.

Pictures: Access all Eirias festival in north Wales

Little Mix headlined the festival on Sunday Credit: Gary Smith

Thousand of people attended this weekend's Access All Eirias Festival in Colwyn Bay.

Little Mix and Connor Maynard among others performed at the music event held in Parc Eirias.

Crowds also flocked to see Connor Maynard perform Credit: Gary Smith
Connor Maynard performed to a crowd of thousands

Woman rescued from rocks in Colwyn Bay

A woman was winched to safety after falling on to rocks in Colwyn Bay yesterday afternoon. Holyhead Coastguard says they received a call from the ambulance service at around 4pm to say a woman had fallen 15 feet on to rocks and was complaining of neck and back pain.

The ambulance crew were unable to reach her and so a Sea King helicopter from RAF Valley was called to assist. The woman was winched from the rocks and then taken to hospital by ambulance.

RAF Valley crews also airlifted a 50-year-old man from the Halfway House on Snowdon last night after he fell and broke his ankle.

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