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Body found following fire at workshop in Rhyl

A body has been found following a fire at a workshop in Rhyl earlier this afternoon.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service say they were called to the scene of a fire at a workshop on Vale Road in Rhyl at 16.57hrs.

Residents in the local area were evacuated and a body was later found on the premises.

A full investigation into the cause of the fire is now underway.


Severe weather warnings in place for north Wales

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for strong wind and heavy rain in north Wales.

The worst conditions seem likely to be during Saturday afternoon and evening, with gusts of around 70 mph possible at lower levels, with hills seeing even higher gusts.

There are warnings that this could affect travel on the roads and ferrys from north Wales.

A yellow 'be aware' warning has been issued for wind and rain Credit: Met Office

Spells of heavy rain are also forecast on Saturday and early Sunday.

The Met Office has issued a yellow 'be aware' warning for the potential of localised flooding.

Police appeal for help to find missing 18-year-old

18-year-old Liam Richardson has gone missing from the Denbighshire area. Credit: North Wales Police

North Wales Police are appealing for information on 18-year-old Liam Richardson who has gone missing from the Denbighshire area.

He is described as being of slim build, 5'10-6' tall with short dark brown hair and a local accent.

Anyone who has seen him or has any information on his whereabouts is being urged to call 101.

Woman's body found in Denbighshire fire

The body of a woman has been found following a fire in Denbighshire.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service was called to a report of a fire on the first floor of a property on Waterfall Road in Dyserth at around 4.20pm.

Crews from Rhyl, Abergele and Holywell attended the incident where the woman's body was found.

A joint investigation by North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and North Wales Police is now underway.


Council Tax rise for Denbighshire

Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Denbighshire County Council has confirmed its budget for the 2015/16 financial year, meaning that council tax bills will increase by 3.09% in total.

This means that the average council tax bill for a Band D property will be £1,422.40, compared with £1,379.73 in 2014/5.

We have tried to keep council tax increases as low as possible, as Denbighshire residents tell us regularly that is what they would like to see happen.

We have set and agreed this budget at a time of severe financial constraints, with protection for education, substantially protecting funding levels to social services and putting additional funding in to the corporate plan.

This budget is set at a time of unprecedented change for the organisation. However, we are pleased that we have been able to agree a budget that sets clearly how we are going to manage our finances over the next 12 months.

– Councillor Julian Thompson-Hill, Cabinet Lead Member for Finance

Last-ditch attempt to save Prestatyn cinema

The Scala opened as the first all digital cinema and arts centre in Wales in 2009 Credit: ITV News

A bid to reopen Prestatyn's Scala Cinema will continue tonight, as campaigners come together to discuss funding ideas.

The centre closed its doors last week, in what's been described as 'a final attempt' to save it.

It comes after bosses learned they would lose its funding from Denbighshire County Council from April.

The Scala Trust are inviting members of the public and local businesses to come forward with fund-raising ideas.

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