7:03 pm, Thu 09 May 2013 Boy's zip wire death 'accidental'
Inquest finds boy's death after Gwynedd zipwire fall was accidental
A coroner has made a number of similar accidents after an 11-year-old boy fell to his death from a zipwire in Gwynedd two years ago.
An inquest jury in Dolgellau concluded that Bailey Sumner's death was an accident.
He died after falling from the SwampFlyer ride at Greenwood Forest Park in 2011.
Lorna Prichard reports.
4:14 pm, Thu 09 May 2013 Boy's zip wire death 'accidental'
Accidental death verdict in Bailey Sumner zip wire inquest
Bailey Sumner died in hospital in Bangor after falling from a zip wire in 2011
The inquest into the death of a boy from Blackpool who fell from a zip wire at a Gwynedd adventure park has returned a verdict of accidental death.
Bailey Sumner, 11, died after falling from the SwampFlyer ride at Greenwood Forest Park, near Caernarfon, on Easter Sunday in 2011.
Read: Inquest hears boy was 'wrongly attached' to zip wire
3:15 pm, Tue 07 May 2013 Boy's zip wire death 'accidental'
Inquest hears boy was wrongly attached to zip wire
Bailey Sumner died in hospital in Bangor after falling from a zip wire in 2011.
An 11-year-old boy who died after falling from a zip wire at a
Gwynedd adventure park had been wrongly attached to the ride, an inquest has heard.
Bailey Sumner from Blackpool died when he fell from the 475-ft long SwampFlyer ride at the Greenwood Forest Park in April 2011.
The ride had opened just a week before, after passing a safety inspection.
The inquest at Dolgellau heard a carabiner clip was connected to a "false loop" in the safety attachment.
The hearing, which is due to last three days, continues.
6:53 am, Fri 22 Feb 2013
Historic Penmaenpool toll bridge up for sale
Penmaenpool Bridge is Grade 2 listed.
A 134-year-old toll bridge across one of the most scenic estuaries in Britain is for sale, together with the keepers’ cottage.
It’s at Penmaenpool, near Dolgellau, where the bridge spans the Mawddach river.
The Grade 2 listed wooden bridge and cottage have an asking price of £350,000.
10:36 am, Sat 26 Jan 2013 Floods across the region
Dolgellau affected by flooding
North Wales Fire Service says that it received 11 calls from people whose properties were vulnerable to flooding. The majority of those calls were from the Dolgellau area.
12:21 pm, Mon 24 Dec 2012 Weather & Travel
Roads: A470 both ways between A493 and A494.
The A470 has been closed in both directions between the A493 and A494 near Dolgellau, Gwynedd, due to flooding
4:59 pm, Wed 13 Jun 2012 Body found on Cadair Idris
DNA may be used to identify a man's body
A DNA sample may have to be checked to identify a man’s body found on a ledge on 3,000ft Cadair Idris, near Dolgellau. The discovery was made by a walker. The body was decomposed and in walking clothing.
An RAF Sea King helicopter based at Valley in Anglesey was used last night to fly the body to a mortuary at Ysbyty Gwynedd.
4:30 pm, Sun 29 Apr 2012 Weather and Travel
ROADS: A470 Ganllwyd closed
A470 at Ganllwyd is closed in both directions due to flooding. This is affecting traffic travelling between Trawsfynydd and Dolgellau.
Police advise that the road is not passable.
10:51 am, Wed 21 Mar 2012
Man charged with scrap metal theft
A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to steal scrap metal from the former X-ray department at Dolgellau Hospital. Thomas John Cato from Dolgellau has been charged with burglary and other offences. He's been remanded in custody to appear before magistrates on Monday.
I am delighted to see an individual being arrested and charged in relation to what has become a large problem in and around the Gwynedd area. However, this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to stealing scrap metals, and the attentions of local officers in the South Gwynedd area will now be focused on others who are committing similar offences across the area.
– Inspector Mark Armstrong, North Wales Police