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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.

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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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Great British baker Peter nears 100,000th scone

Baker Peter Wright with his latest batch of scones and almond tarts Credit: Ceidiog

A 94-year-old baker from Denbighshire is nearing an impressive culinary milestone - 100,000 scones.

Retired policeman Peter Wright is Llanbedr DC's answer to Mr Paul Hollywood, and has been baking cakes for charity for years.

Peter estimates he bakes over 3,000 scones a year, and now he's decided to enter his next batch into his local Village Show.

Usually, Peter's scones and cakes have been made for charity, helping to raise money for Cancer Research, the British Heart Foundation, and other local and national causes. But when he's not baking for charity, he spends time delivering cakes and scones to his neighbours and family, including his 10 grandchildren.

Peter's scones are famous around here and whenever someone is holding a coffee morning they beat a path to his door.

He must have helped raise thousands for various charities and it's great to see him putting his cakes in for competition in the show at the Village Hall -you can bet there won't be any soggy bottoms on display from him.

– Chairman Huw Williams, Denbighshire County Councillor for Llanbedr

Peter's passion for baking goes back to his childhood in Lancaster, where his Aunt was a keen baker, but it wasn't until he retired at 65 that he really got stuck in.

Peter's scones are famous in the village Credit: Ceidiog

If anyone is having a coffee morning or other event they seem to come along and ask me and I will usually do two dozen each of scones, filled butterfly cakes, plain butterfly cakes, almond tarts and ten apple pies.

I start baking at about half past six in the morning and I'm still at it at nine at night but I enjoy it and it can help then raise £50 just from cakes and tarts.

– Peter Wright

Peter will show off his scones at this year's Village Show at Llanbedr, near Ruthin on Bank Holiday Monday.

Family tribute to 'wonderful son' killed in A55 crash

The family of a man who was killed in car crash have paid tribute to their 'wonderful son'.

Gary Ratcliffe, 41 and from Manchester, died after a collision on the A55 at Rhuallt Hill.

Gary Ratcliffe died in a collision on Sunday afternoon. Credit: Family / North Wales Police

His mother, Eileen said: "He was a wonderful son, brother and uncle, who had lots of friends.

"Gary was a larger than life character who lived life to the full and he will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him."

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