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Cyclist found dead in Ruthin

Police were called to the scene at midday on Saturday Credit: ITV News Wales

Police have launched an investigation after a cyclist was found dead after he is believed to have come off his bike in North Wales.

The man, who is believed to be from Stockport was found in Lon Cae Glas - a country lane in Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd, Ruthin at around midday yesterday.

The police, ambulance and air ambulance service attended the scene where the man was pronounced dead.

Police said inquiries were continuing to find out what happened.

Denbighshire floods: One year on

The Glasdir estate last November Credit: PA

Residents on the Glasdir Estate in Ruthin will join together today to mark a year since the devastating floods last year.

122 homes were flooded on the estate in Denbighshire last year, when the River Clwyd burst its banks.

A report in September blamed blocked culverts for the flooding

Flood relief work is due to start in the area before Christmas.

Hundreds of homes in nearby St Asaph were also flooded when the River Elwy burst its banks.


Decision due on future of Denbigh schools

The two schools would be based on two separate sites under one head teacher Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Parents of two Catholic schools in Denbighshire will find out today if their campaign against a merger has succeeded.

St Brigid's in Denbigh and Blessed Edwards in Rhyl could be merged into a single school with one head teacher and governing body.

However they will be based on two separate sites twelve miles apart.

Over the past few months, parents, staff and pupils at St. Brigid's have been campaigning to stop the closure of Wales' only state-funded boarding school.

The proposal by Denbighshire council is to address concerns over sustainability of the schools and low pupil numbers.

Councillors will be advised to drop the proposal at a cabinet meeting later today.

Read more: Pupils campaign to save St. Brigid's school from closure

RSPCA continues duck rescue in Denbighshire

Many of the ducks living on the pond were covered in oil Credit: RSPCA

Efforts are continuing to rescue ducks caught in an oil spill at a pond in Denbighshire. RSPCA officers were called to Glyndyfrdwy, Corwen yesterday after reports oil was dumped in a pond there last week. Around 200 ducks have been rounded up and taken to an RSPCA centre in Somerset for cleaning.

The birds have been taken to West Hatch Wildlife Centre in Taunton for treatment Credit: RSPCA

RSCPA Inspector Keith Hogben said: "There is no doubt that this oil was deliberately dumped and these poor birds have been suffering as a result. If we were not wading in to the rescue they would be unlikely to survive."

RSPCA staff are cleaning the ducks with washing-up liquid Credit: RSPCA


Language row breaks out over Eisteddfod gold medal

Almost a week after the filmmaker Josephine Sowden won the gold medal at the National Eisteddfod for her piece of video art, a row's brewing over whether it should have been awarded to a piece containing spoken English.

There's a long established rule at the Eisteddfod that all competitions happen in the medium of Welsh. Campaigners want to keep things strictly that way. Lorna Prichard reports.

Report reveals scale of discrimination against mums at work

Childbirth can be a joyous and also a testing time for mothers and their families. But a new report has revealed the scale of discrimination being faced by mums to be in the workplace.

A UK wide survey has shown a quarter of mothers saying they've faced discrimination during and after their pregnancy. But what's the situation across Wales? Sarah Hibbard reports.

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