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Conwy woman scoops £1m on the Lottery

Carol Jones found the winning ticket in her handbag weeks after the draw Credit: National Lottery

A mum from Conwy is celebrating after scooping £1 million in the National Lottery EuroMillions draw – but she only discovered she had won when she found her ticket in her handbag five weeks after the winning numbers were revealed.

Carol Jones, 56, said she had forgotten about her ticket which was at the bottom of her handbag and only realised it was there when she went shopping.

The money means she can now retire from her job as a shoe shop assistant Credit: National Lottery

She said: “I just thought I had better check this ticket – I never believed it would be a winner. I thought I would be throwing it in the bin. I actually checked the ticket on my way into work and I don’t think the news really sank in at first – in fact I still don’t think it has!"

She's now planning to retire from her job as a shoe shop assistant.


One hundred people, songs, places... and dances!

by Ian Lang

People from across the county of Conwy are gathering in Llanrwst tonight for the premiere of a film celebrating their favourite local places... with a difference!

One hundred people were invited to dance to their favourite songs in their favourite locations as part of the film 'Boombox Eryri', inspired by New York-based performer and art director Ely Kim's Boombox.

The resulting short film is a celebration of dancing in rural Conwy and its communities.

CCTV cameras for Conwy taxi drivers to deter crime

by Rob Shelley

As the busiest time of year for taxi drivers starts, cabs in Conwy are fitting their vehicles with CCTV cameras as part of a pilot scheme to deter crime.

It is the first county in North Wales to try it.

The scheme is being backed by North Wales Police and Conwy Council - but the move comes as some councils in England have been told to take cameras away from cabs because it breaches people's privacy rights.


Taxi drivers install CCTV cameras

A pilot scheme will run until the end of next year Credit: PA

Taxi drivers in Conwy are installing CCTV cameras in their vehicles as part of a scheme to reduce crime.

The project, which will be piloted until the end of next year, has been encouraged by Conwy County Borough Council.

The purpose of the scheme is to provide a safer environment for drivers and passengers.

But there are some concerns that schemes such as this one, already trialed and ended in other parts of the country, may breach privacy laws.

Wales Rally GB launches in Conwy

It's the final round of the 2013 FIA World Rally Championship. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

A worldwide audience of motor racing fans will tune in to Conwy later, with the ceremonial start of the final round of the World Rally Championship.

North Wales is a new home for the Wales Rally GB which is expected to plough 5 million pounds into the local economy.

The event finishes in Llandudno.

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