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£22k in fines prompts call to 'rethink' policy

Nearly 1,000 parking tickets have been issued in 10 weeks Credit: ITV News

Nearly 1,000 parking tickets have been given out in Flintshire in the past ten weeks, since new wardens were brought in.

Figures obtained by Conservative AM Antoinette Sandbach show that since October the 1st over £22,000 has been raised with a third of those in Mold.

This has prompted her to suggest that a 'rethink' is necessary on the council's parking policy.

Flintshire County Council say they did warn people about the changes and promises to spend any money raise on wages and car parks.

The cost of the fine is £50.


Tributes to teenage girl killed in Flintshire crash

Tributes have been paid to a teenage girl who died when the car she was travelling in with friends collided with a cattle truck.

The incident happened on Friday night at Penymynydd in Flintshire.

Three people were trapped in the wreckage of the car, and had to be released by firefighters using specialist cutting equipment.

The girl who died has been named as 16-year-old Sarah Jepson from Flintshire.

Sarah Jepson has been described as 'kind, caring and loving.' Credit: Family photograph

Her family said: "Sarah was taken from us so tragically, and there is nothing that can be said to comfort us at this time of loss."

Her mother Jacqui said: "Sarah was so full of life, she was an intelligent insightful teenager. She was so kind, caring, loving and an absolute pleasure to be around."

"Sarah was an adventurist who loved sports and was an excellent swimmer. She had such a good sense of humour and was a fantastic artist."

She had recently started her ‘A’ Levels at Deeside College.

North Wales Police is appealing for witnesses to the collision.


Ancient Bagillt stone to be relocated

The stone is believed to have lay hidden since the 1960s. Credit: Chris Owens

An ancient stone known as 'Garreg Ateb', is to be put back in its original position after being pushed into a ravine 55 years ago.

The Bagillt Heritage Society have called upon the army to help move the two tonne stone back to where it once stood on a hill top in Bagillt.

The mysterious rock is believed to have been rolled over the edge of a hill by a local farmer in the 1960s.

It has remained there until recently being found by members of the Bagillt Heritage Society.

Also known as the 'answering stone', it is thought to have returned distressing echoing sounds to the farmer's bulls in the mating season.

The stone is made of quartz and could be linked to an ancient battlefield although it's origin is unknown.

Soldiers are using 27 tonne crane to move the 'Garreg Ateb' back to the top of the hill which hopes to become a new attraction along a foot trail.

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