The Rector of Denbigh, Jonathan Smith, has paid tribute to Arthur Jones on the day of his funeral. He says 73-year-old Mr Jones 'played a very important role' in the community and was very proud of his military background.
A funeral for pensioner Arthur Jones, who died whilst on holiday in Crete, will be held later today in Denbigh.
The body of the 73 year old was found by the Greek authorities in a rural location in the Chania area of northern Crete last week.
Mr Jones was on a walking holiday on the Greek island when he was reported missing on June 18 after the hotel he was staying at became concerned when he had failed to turn up to his airport transfer.
A worldwide campaign has been launched to help find missing Denbigh pensioner Arthur Jones. It was started by Lee Hadwin, who is an advocate for the charity Missing People, and Leah Roberts from Denbigh.
The 73 year-old pensioner has not been in contact with his family since June 17th when he was last seen on the Greek island of Crete.
Arthur's son also Jeff travelled to Greece to search for his dad and people in Denbigh have helped raise around £20,000 to aid the search mission.
Concern is growing for a North Wales pensioner who has been missing for a week on the holiday island of Crete.
Arthur Jones, 73, arrived at the Pardalakis apartments in Chania on Tuesday 17th June. He was last seen on Thursday 19th June.
Relatives said Mr Jones, from Denbigh, was a keen walker and may have gone hiking in the hills.
His son Jeff said the hotel he was staying at became concerned when he didn’t turn up for his airport transfer and discovered his room hadn’t been slept in since Thursday.
The Foreign Office has been informed of the disappearance of Mr Jones, who was on his own.
A former mayor who caused a series of explosions in Denbigh today lost an appeal against 18-year prison sentence.
John Larsen, 47, was jailed at Mold Crown Court last October after being convicted of three counts of arson, one of causing an explosion likely to endanger life and one of possessing explosives with intent.
The judge then described his actions as "a sustained campaign of quite deliberate terror" which caused real fear in the town.
His lawyers launched an appeal to reduce what they argued was a "manifestly excessive" sentence, but it was rejected this morning by three Court of Appeal judges.
A fire at a nursing home in Trefnant, near Denbigh, has been brought under control, after it was tackled by six crews. Firefighters from St Asaph, Rhyl, Denbigh, Abergele and Prestatyn were sent to the scene after the alarm was raised just after 5.30pm.
All 31 residents were evacuated safely from the building. Staff from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service are working with the Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust to find alternative accommodation for the residents. It's understood the fire predominantly affected the roof of the building.
In Coast & Country this week, Andrew Price explores his home of Gower, while Ruth Wignall begins her journey along the Wales Coastal Path. Carl Edwards is joined by the History Chefs at Denbigh Castle and Nicola Hendy is in Bethesda to try out the largest zip wire in Europe.
Coast & Country starts this Friday at 8pm on ITV Cymru Wales.
A former mayor of Denbigh has been jailed for 18 years after being found guilty of causing a series of explosions in the town earlier this year. The judge described 46-year-old John Larsen as carrying out "sustained campaign of quite deliberate terror". Lorna Prichard reports.
North Wales Police have welcomed the sentencing of former Denbigh mayor John Larsen saying the case showed how he 'betrayed the trust' of those in the community.
"This was a unique case. On one hand we had a man who publically presented as a pillar and voice of the local community who people went to for advice and comfort in a time of crisis; on the other we had a cold and calculating individual who quite obviously revelled in the attention he created for himself through the setting of improvised explosive devices in the Lenton Pool area of Denbigh.
"In the early part of 2013, the community of Lenton Pool was regularly awoken by a series of loud bangs. By April some residents were quite literally terrified.
"The community had been rocked by what became a series of explosions, culminating in the detonation of a metal ball bearing filled device causing extensive damage and firing shrapnel through a nearby house window. It is extremely fortunate that no one was seriously injured or in the vicinity at that particular time.
"During this period, John Larson came to the fore as a local leader and the community trusted him. He betrayed that trust in a terrible way and he now faces the consequences of his actions.
“We welcome the sentence passed today.”
North Wales Police have released images showing some of the explosive devices and materials used by former mayor John Larsen.