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The RSPCA is investigating the death of pigeons and doves found dead on a rooftop in north Wales.
A member of the public found the dead birds in the Church Road area of Flint.
We are not sure what has happened, but we believe they were poisoned and are now trying to find out where any poison could have come from. There were around three doves and the rest were pigeons.
We have no way of telling whether this was a result of a deliberate act or because of poisonous substances not being safely stowed away, but what is concerning is the number of birds that were found dead. We don’t want this happening again.
A man from north Wales has been charged with threatening to kill a number of police officers.
Thirty-three-year-old Craig Michael Hughes is alleged to have made the threats online during a conversation with a confidential help line based in America.
The defendant from Flint was arrested in the early hours of yesterday by North Wales Police, who had been contacted by the Hope Line Crisis Centre in the US amid concerns that he was planning a murder suicide by ambushing police officers after reporting a non-existent crime.
Hughes appeared from custody at a special weekend sitting of Flintshire magistrates’ court at Mold today.
He faced two charges of making threats to two members of staff at the crisis centre to kill a number of police officers locally. No pleas were entered.
It was Hughes’ case that he had been drunk, had not intended to kill himself and would not have carried out any threat to kill police officers, he said.
Mairead Neeson, prosecuting, asked for a remand in custody for his own protection and for the protection of the public, in particular police officers.
Magistrates remanded him in custody to appear before magistrates on Thursday.
A pensioner thought to be the oldest man in Wales has died at the age of 108.Read the full story ›
One lane of the A55 Eastbound is blocked and there is stationary traffic because of an accident between J33A Brookside (Northop Hall East) and J33B A494 Mold Road (Ewloe).
Hundreds have gathered to attend memorial services across Wales, to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.Read the full story ›
One lane is blocked and there's queueing traffic after an accident on the A55 Eastbound between J32 (Holywell) and J33 (Northop Road).
The parents of a girl from Flintshire with a rare condition have started a campaign to make a life-prolonging drug available on the NHS.Read the full story ›
A council leader has criticised the Welsh Government's decision to cut £1.6m of funding to the organisation which represents local authorities. You can catch up on the story by clicking here.
The Deputy leader of Flintshire council, Labour's Bernie Attridge, has taken to twitter to voice his concern about the reduction.
A decision to merge Wrexham and Flintshire Magistrates' Benches could have 'profound implications' on local people, according to Wrexham MP Ian Lucas.
Mr Lucas has written to the Lord Chancellor Chris Grayling, asking him to reconsider the proposal, because of the impact it would have on the Wrexham area.
The MP has been a long standing opponent of the proposed merger, and has made submissions to consultations ran by the Ministry of Justice.
In his letter to Mr Grayling, he says:
"This could have profound implications for Wrexham people - whether that is the court staff who face uncertainty over their jobs, the cost to all those involved in court cases having to make additional journeys to Flintshire, or indeed the impact upon our town's legal professionals."
"It is little wonder that the possibility of a legal challenge to the proposals is now being seriously discussed in Wrexham."
A spokesperson for the HM Courts & Tribunal Service said the decision was made after consulting local authorities, Criminal Justice System partners and stakeholders, including local MPs.
"Following a local consultation, Flintshire and Wrexham Local Justice Areas were merged into one new Area.
"The merger was to make the best use of judicial, legal and administrative resources to improve the service for court users.
"It will improve the effective delivery of justice by increasing flexibility in dealing with cases and increasing the opportunities for magistrates to retain experience and their competence."