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Lawyers to join Holyhead Marina campaign

Plans to redevelop the marina include 300 new apartments, office and leisure facilities. Credit: Anglesey County Council

A local group of protesters have been joined by specialist environmental lawyers to stop plans to build a £100m marina on Holyhead's coastline.

The Newry Beach Holyhead Waterfront Action group say the creation of apartments and leisure facilities will destroy the town's historic coastline.

The group with the help of the lawyers have applied to Anglesey County Council to have the area registered as a town or village green under section 15 of the Commons Act 2006.

Around 4,000 people have signed petitions in opposition to the plans.

READ MORE: £100m redevelopment of Holyhead Marina set for approval

Body recovered in search for missing diver

The man was diving around the South Stack area of Holyhead

Underwater Search teams looking for a missing diver in the sea off South Stack, Holyhead, have recovered a body.

The body was found in an area known as Abrahams Bosom by the search team with the assistance of the RNLI yesterday evening.

Formal identification is yet to take place however it is believed to be that of the missing diver who is a European national.

Efforts are being made to notify the man’s next of in via the foreign embassy.

– North Wales Police statement

The Coroner has been informed.

North Wales Police have thanked volunteers who assisted in the search.

Welsh Govt decides not to call in Holyhead leisure plan

The Welsh Government has decided not to call in controversial plans for a leisure village and hundreds of new homes at Holyhead on Anglesey.

The scheme, by Land and Lakes, promises 600 jobs at Anglesey Aluminium Metals and was approved by Anglesey Council's planning commmittee last November.

Opponents of the scheme have held protests on Anglesey. Credit: Land and Lakes

The Welsh Government's Minister for Housing and Regeneration, Carl Sargeant said Anglesey should determine the application as it sees fit.

Anglesey Councillor Arwel Roberts, said: “These plans represent the largest ever application to be submitted to the Isle of Anglesey Council."

“I am pleased with the Minister’s decision that the proposals should be determined by the local authority and we are now in a position to take the next steps and continue discussions with the developer.”

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Man rescued at Holyhead port

The emergency services were called at 4.30am Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

A man's been rescued at Holyhead Port after being found clinging to a rope.

The town's inshore lifeboat and coastguards went to his aid after a member of the RNLI, heard shouts for help at around 4.30am.

Rescuers said the man, in his late 20s and believed to be from Manchester was 'extremely lucky.'

A coastguard spokesman said, "There is no indication as to how he got into the water and what he was doing in the secure port area."

He was rescued by the lifeboat and taken to Bangor hospital suffering with suspected hypothermia.

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