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Man arrested after paper mill death released without charge

A man arrested after a worker was hit by a HGV at a paper mill in Deeside yesterday, has been released without charge.

Emergency services were called to UPM Shotton Paper Mill yesterday morning. The man, who was a contract worker at the mill, died at the scene.

Read more: Man dies after collision with heavy goods vehicle

North Wales Police says the arrested man has now been released without charge and there will be not further police action. The Health and Safety Executive has taken over the investigation.

We are all deeply shocked by this tragic incident. We made the decision to close the whole mill overnight as a mark of respect for the deceased and his family. Staff affected by the incident will be offered support going forward, including counselling as required. We will continue to work closely with all parties to identify the cause of the incident.

– David Ingham, UPM Shotton general manager


Patrols stepped up after spate of distraction burglaries

Police have stepped up foot and vehicle patrols Credit: PA

Elderly and vulnerable people are being advised on how to spot distraction burglars.

North Wales Police are increasing the number of patrols to combat offenders after a series of distraction burglaries in Deeside.

Since we began these patrols there has been a significant reduction in this type of offence.

I would advise anyone dealing with cold callers not to let them into your house. If you have a spy hole in your door or a door chain, please use them.

Ask to see the caller’s identity card and check it carefully. Genuine callers won’t mind this. If in doubt, close your door.

– PC Mike Wilson, North Wales Police

Daniel Starr was last seen alive outside Cheshire pub

"We are conducting a thorough investigation and are working to establish the full circumstances surrounding Daniel's tragic death" said Detective Chief Inspector Iain Miller, from British Transport Police.

We’re eager to talk to any of Daniel's friends or acquaintances, particularly anyone who saw him on Saturday night or since then, as they may be able to help our investigation.

We know the last time anyone saw Daniel he was seen sitting on the wall outside the Lady Hamilton public house in Neston, Cheshire in the early hours of Sunday morning.

– DCI Iain Miller, British Transport Police

Police appeal over final movements of Daniel Starr

Police are asking the public for information on the last hours of Daniel Christopher Starr, 20, whose body was found next to the railway tracks between Neston and Hawarden Bridge railway stations on May 12.

Daniel Starr was pronounced dead at the scene Credit: British Transport Police

British Transport Police describe Daniel as white, 5ft 3in, of very slim build, with dark collar length hair, and wearing a green hooded top, black Vans t-shirt, black jeans and ‘Converse'-type footwear.


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Deeside Corus regeneration project given go-ahead

Plans to transform the former Corus site on Deeside in Flintshire have been approved by councillors this afternoon.

The so-called Northern Gateway Development claims it will create over 2,000 jobs and will see the creation of a technology park, hotel and shopping centre, as well as hundreds of homes.

Corus regeneration will bring "significant benefits"

Plans to regenerate the old Corus site on Deeside will bring about a "series of significant benefits", according to Flintshire Council's Head of Planning.

Andrew Farrow expects the scheme to bring over 4,000 permanent and temporary jobs to the area:

"The proposed development has the potential to bring about a series of significant benefits in terms of housing provision, employment opportunities and community infrastructure...It is expected that the scheme will deliver 2,800 temporary construction jobs and 2,169 permanent jobs. It will deliver a range of housing type to meet local needs and consequentially there will be additional demand for local services supporting local regeneration."

– Andrew Farrow, Flintshire Council

The multi-million pound plans to build 600 houses, a hotel and a shopping centre will be decided upon in a meeting today.

Decision due on plans to regenerate Corus site

It's expected the scheme will deliver over 2000 permanent jobs. Credit: ITV Wales

A meeting will take place later to decide whether to push ahead with multi-million pound plans to regenerate the old Corus site on Deeside.

The plans include building 600 houses over a twelve year period, a business and technology park, hotel and a shopping centre. Over 2000 jobs would be created.

Other features of the development include a parkland, footpaths, cyclepaths and improved flood defences.

Opponents to the plans have raised concerns over privacy issues and increased traffic to the area.

70 jobs for Deeside

Car giant Toyota announcement Credit: Fiona Hanson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Japanese car giant Toyota has announced 70 new jobs at its plant on Deeside.

The operation, which employs over 500, makes engines for the firm's Avensis and Auris cars.

Last September the company marked 20 years of manufacturing in North Wales.

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