A motorcyclist has died after a collision with a car at Dolgellau in Gwynedd last night. The 54 year old from the West Midlands was taken to Bronglais Hospital in Aberystwyth, after the crash at the junction of the A470 and A494. No one in the Ford Focus estate was injured.
'Blue' the lobster is what the experts call Wedgwood blue - a colour so rare he's a literally a creature in two million.
Residing in a large fish tank in the corner of a Gwynedd chip shop, Blue is one of the rarest creatures the seas of Wales have ever seen - and he's attracting rather a lot of attention, as Rob Shelley discovered.
New evidence has shown rats across Britain have now genetically evolved to withstand poison, so what are councils doing to stop it?Read the full story ›
Evidence has now shown that rats across large swathes of Britain have now evolved to withstand poison, but can they survive in your town?Read the full story ›
A Gwynedd man is among eight people launching a new bid for compensation from the manufacturers and distributors of Thalidomide.Read the full story ›
The managing director of one of Wales' biggest building developers says planning decisions in Gwynedd are forcing his company to stop investing there. Mark Watkin Jones says the company's ecountered more problems with planning in Gwynedd than anywhere else in the UK.
But Gwynedd Council say that around 90 percent of planning applications in the county are granted. Ian lang reports.
Councillor Louise Hughes, of LLanegrin in Gwynedd says the move to a three week black bag collection was a big and expensive mistake.
She said, “It’s ridiculous. They did a questionnaire and had almost 2,000 responses and most people said ‘no way’. I can’t believe they’re going to go ahead, it will be a complete, unmitigated disaster.
“What it will mean especially for coastal towns is seagulls will be ripping open bin-bags. What is the point of consultation and then saying ‘we’re going to do it anyway’?”
The new collection regime will come into force in October and will take 18 months to introduce. Gwynedd County Council says it will save £350,000.
Gwynedd Council has become the first in Wales to introduce black bag collection every three weeks.
Councillors say it'll save £350,000 and recycling and food waste bins will still be collected weekly.
Diana Hulme on Facebook says says, "Do we get a reduction in our council tax to reflect the reduction in the number of collections???? Let me guess...no."
Stephen Giffard on Twitter add, " That's good news for rats I suppose."
Ben Jones on Facebook says, "Living with my partner and a 2 year-old baby and the bin is packed to the top after 2 weeks as it is. We recycle its not as if we just throw everything in one bin!"
Mared on Twitter says, "Disgusting health hazard. Are GCC going to slash the council tax to reflect the loss of services? No, I thought not!"
Dustbins in Gwynedd will be emptied every three weeks instead of fortnightly following a vote by councillors.
The unanimous decision was taken by cabinet members claiming it was a sensible step repeated in other parts of the country.
The new timetable will come into force in October and will take 18 months to introduce throughout the county - it's claimed it will save £350,000.
The council heard that public surveys have shown that half of people anticipate problems with such things as nappy disposing. There were also concerns over rats, smells and bins becoming too heavy.
However there will be no changes to weekly household recycling, and food waste services, and a fortnightly collection of garden waste says the council.
Currently only half of Gwynedd residents use recycling bins.
“We must take steps to persuade those residents who continue to throw waste that can be recycled into their residential waste bins to start using the weekly recycling and food waste services,” says Councillor Gareth Roberts.