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Plans to save Victorian Pier at Colwyn Bay to be revealed

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Details will be revealed later on the latest plans to save the Victorian Pier at Colwyn Bay. A £9.5 million bid from the Heritage Lottery Fund has been submitted and a public meeting is being held tonight.

The historic structure is said to have been at risk since the 1970s and is set to be demolished following a decision by Conwy Council back in 2013.

Watch: Council votes to demolish Colwyn Bay's Victorian Pier

Body of a man found at Rhos-on-Sea

A section of the promenade was closed off by police Credit: Ian Lang / ITV News

The body of an 'unknown' man has been recovered from the sea off the North Wales coast.

A spokesperson for North Wales Police said the man was discovered at Rhos-on-Sea at around 11am this morning.

Police were assisted by the coastguard, and a section of the promenade in Colwyn Bay near the area was closed off.

Police say an investigation is underway.


Investigations continue after Colwyn Bay fire

The fire is thought to have gutted the storeroom of a shop on Station Road

An investigation is taking place after a fire in Colwyn Bay last night.

It happened above a shop on Station Road, the main shopping street in the area.

A flat in the building was evacuated, while four appliances were used to put out the blaze, which broke out at 2.43am.

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

Council votes to demolish Colwyn Bay's Victoria Pier

Members of Conwy Council have voted to demolish an historic pier which has dominated the seafront in Colwyn Bay since Victorian times

They say they can't afford to take the financial risks involved in restoring the massive and derelict structure as they already face having to make huge savings.

Ian Lang reports.


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.

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