A young adventurer from Colwyn Bay has returned home after walking 1,500 miles solo across one of the most desolate countries in the world.
Ash Dykes is the first recorded person to complete the epic journey from the western border of Mongolia, across the Gobi desert to the eastern border with China. Ian Lang has his story.
A young Welsh adventurer has become the first person to walk 1,500 miles solo across Mongolia - one of the world's most desolate countries.
23-year-old Ash Dykes from Colwyn Bay walked into the record books after spending 78 days alone, battling sandstorms and heat exhaustion.
During his journey he tackled the high Altai Mountains, the Gobi Desert and the Mongolian Steppe.
Ash has already gained recognition from world-renowned explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
A group of supporters are planning to turn part of the site into a visitor centre - and tomorrow the public are allowed to take a look.Read the full story ›
Local historian Mark Baker has campaigned for Gwyrch Castle to be bought back to its days of glory - a campaign he started when he was 12 years old.
“It is very exciting that the castle will be open for the day and that we have an opportunity for people to learn about its history and what is proposed for the future” he said.
The 19th century castle was once by the Government to house 200 Jewish refugees during the second World War.
Land above the Melon House and Conservatory has now been leased by Gwrych Trust from the owners Castell Developments.
Also leased are the formal gardens which are a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest.
They have Tree Protection Orders for some of the oldest trees in the area.
Gwyrch Castle in Conwy is open to the public tomorrow for the first time since the 1980s.
It's since fallen into disrepair, although planning permission has been obtained to turn it into a luxury hotel.
Coastguards came to the aid of a woman in Conwy this afternoon when both of her dogs each broke a leg in a 'million-to-one' chance.
The woman and the first injured dog were being helped to a car park near a Conwy beach, when the second break occurred.
The team helped the injured animals to her car and arranged for a vet at nearby Llandudno to examine the dogs.
It is not clear how the dogs hurt themselves, although there are boulders for sea defences in the area.
Conwy is a town built on tourism - and on busy days those tourists can work their way through hundreds of thousands of pounds.
The problem is that now the town's main cashpoint is not working.
It hasn't worked for days - and it is causing all sorts of cashflow problems.
This video sent in from the Sea Watch Foundation shows a pod of dolphins enjoying the water off the coast of north Wales. The pod of around 20 bottlenose dolphins was spotted off Kimnel Bay.
Dozens of bottlenose dolphins have been spotted off the coast of north Wales.
Although dolphins are not uncommon off the coastline, it's rare to see them so far north. It's believed more and more are swimming north for quieter waters. Many have been spotted as far north at Rhyl and Conwy.
Volunteers for the Sea Watch Foundation have been surveying the area after a number of recent sightings.
One lane is closed after an accident on the A55 Westbound between J23A A548 Dundonald Avenue (Pensarn / Abergele) and J23 A547 Abergele Road (Llanddulas).