The Ambulance Service has confirmed a child and a man in his 60s sustained injuries and have been taken to Gwynedd Hospital at Bangor.
A national pressure group has joined forces with campaigners to oppose plans for a pump-storage power station in Llanberis.
Judge says 24 year old who stabbed a young mother to death was a “troubled” woman
A body has been found on Pwllheli beach, in Gwynedd.
North Wales Police received a report at 6.25am this morning that a body had been found by a member of the public.
They have confirmed that it is the body of a man, and that inquiries are underway to establish the identity.
Police say that the death is not believed to be suspicious at this stage.
North Wales Fire Service are investigating the cause of a flat fire in Gwynedd. Seven people were rescued from the property in Barmouth.
Crews were called to the property at 19.39 this evening.
– North Wales Fire Service statement.
The female caller reported that she, her brother, her partner and four children were trapped inside the property as the fire blocked their escape route.
The caller was given fire survival advice over the telephone by a control operator before all seven occupants were rescued by firefighters through a first floor window.
Crews used breathing apparatus, hose reels and a thermal imaging camera to tackle the fire which is thought to have originated in the communal hallway area.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Seven people have been rescued from a flat fire in Gwynedd.
North Wales Fire and Rescue service were called to the address in Barmouth at 19.39 this evening.
Crews are still in attendance at the property.
There's slow traffic on the A55 Westbound between J13 Station Road (Abergwyngregyn) and J12 Roman Road (Tal-Y-Bont). It's in the roadworks area.
The A458 has re-opened after the earlier flooding between the A470 (Mallwyd) and the A490 / B4381 Brook Street (Welshpool).
The facts demonstrate that Gwynedd Council is not an overly-generous employer in relation to senior management when compared to other Councils and other public sector employers. However, we do need to maintain reasonable levels of pay, to honour contractual commitments and adhere to the Council's pay policy. The senior management costs per head in Gwynedd remain lower than most authorities in Wales.
– Harry Thomas, Gwynedd Council Chief Executive
The pay policy endorsed by the Council for 2012/13 has not changed since 2009 - however deferring the uprating of pay to the 2009 benchmark levels any longer would have only increased the cumulative problem for future years and created retention and recruitment problems in the interim. All in all, we've had to bite the bullet and move on.
The Council has not uprated actual pay since 2009 to ensure it meets the benchmark levels which are effectively the new pay scales. A gap has therefore opened up over the years between actual pay and contractual commitments.
In 2012, in accordance with new statutory guidance, the Council had to adopt a pay policy for senior management for the year. The Chief Executive did not recommend any increases in the pay policy but did highlight that even adopting the existing policy would entail an element of catch up from 2009 as actual pay had not increased in line with the benchmarks.
– Gwynedd Council spokesperson
The full Council accepted the Chief Executive's report in June 2012.
The Chief Executive has, after consultation with Cabinet Members, implemented the Council's pay policy. In so doing he decided not to backdate the award to previous years and also decided not to implement from 1 April 2012 in accordance with managers' entitlements. The pay was increased from 1 October in order to spread the cost over two financial years.
Even after implementing the pay policy adopted by the Council in June, the uprated pay will still be comparatively low when compared to other authorities.
Members of Gwynedd Council will take part in a walk-out today to demonstrate their anger over the Council's decision to award 7% pay rises to some of its' Corporate Directors.
The protest will be led by Unison, after an emergency meeting was held last week.
Our members are understandably extremely angry about the decision to offer Corporate Directors a large pay rise whilst our members are making sacrifices to save jobs and services. It is grossly unfair and insulting to Cyngor Gwynedd Council workers.
– Silyn Roberts, union Branch Secretary for Gywnedd
We will also be holding a lobby of the Council meeting which is taking place on the same day. We know that it is not only our members who are angry about unfair pay rises, but also members of the wider community. So we are calling on members of the public to stand alongside us on Thursday to send a clear message to the Council that awarding pay rises to Corporate Directors whilst the majority of Council workers are giving up terms and conditions is simply not acceptable.
The action will take place today at 12.30pm.
An 11-year-old boy has pleaded not guilty to the rape of a girl near his home in Gwynedd.
The boy, who cannot be named, appeared in court in Caernarfon this morning. He denies charges of sexual assault, rape and common assault.
He will go on trial in March.