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Man dies after motorbike collides with car in Mold

A man has died after a crash involving a car and a motorbike in Mold.

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Crews were called just after 10am on Monday after reports of a collision on the A541 in Mynydd Isa near the junction of the A5118.

Sadly the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road remains closed and diversions are in place.

Police say the driver of the Ford Fiesta has been arrested after failing a roadside drugs swipe test. He remains in police custody.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact officers.


Wales' Jade Jones through to Olympic Taekwondo quarters

Jade Jones is safely through to the quarter-finals of the 57kg Taekwondo at the Rio Olympics after a 12-4 win over Naima Bakkal of Morrocco.

Jade Jones will be hoping to retain her title from London 2012. Credit: PA

The 23-year-old from Flintshire will now face Raheleh Asemani of Belgium at around half 7 this evening.

The final of the competition is due to take place at around 02:00 BST.

Serious Fraud Office launch criminal investigation of Airbus

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has launched a criminal investigation into alleged fraud, bribery and corruption at civil aviation giant Airbus Group.

Airbus has major UK operations in Broughton. Credit: PA

The company, which has major UK operations in Flintshire at Broughton, revealed in April that it was in discussions with the British authorities over "inaccuracies" it had found in applications it had made for UK Government credit guarantees.

Airbus Group has been informed by the SFO that it has opened a criminal investigation into allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption in the civil aviation business of Airbus Group relating to irregularities concerning third party consultants. Airbus Group continues to cooperate with the SFO.

– Airbus statement

Airbus said at the time that errors had been uncovered in an internal compliance review. The UK export credit agency said it was for the SFO to decide whether to pursue the matter further.

An SFO spokesman confirmed: "The director of the Serious Fraud Office has opened a criminal investigation into allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption in the civil aviation business of Airbus Group. These allegations relate to irregularities concerning third-party consultants."

The use of third-party middlemen in major commercial deals has been the target of anti-bribery legislation around the world.

Van driver arrested after death of 27 year-old Ryan Draper in Caerwys

Credit: North Wales Police

The man who died following a collision in Caerwys in the early hours of Saturday morning has been named as 27 year-old Ryan Draper.

His family have issued the following statement:

Both Hilary and David Draper, and his brother Joshua are deeply saddened at the loss of our loving son Ryan who was tragically and suddenly taken from us. We loved him so much and he will always be in our hearts. God bless him and we pray that his girlfriend makes a full recovery.

– Family statement

The woman who was injured remains at hospital in Stoke. Her condition is currently described as critical but stable.

North Wales Police have confirmed that the driver of the Vauxhall combo van has since been arrested and released on police bail pending further enquiries.

The 42-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

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