Protestors on Anglesey have staged a demonstration demanding that councillors rethink their rejection of plans for a massive leisure park outside Holyhead.The scheme promised six hundred jobs on three sites to the east of the town.
Supporters of a proposal to build a multi-million pound leisure park in Holyhead will rally at the site today claiming the area needs the jobs it promises to create.
The plans have been heavily criticised by those who say it will damage the natural beauty of Anglesey.
Those in favour will gather at the former Anglesey Aluminium Metals site where the developers, Land And Lakes, want to create a Center Parcs-style development and also build hundreds of homes on 630 acres.
Despite the objections planning officers on Anglesey council now recommended *the application by Land and Lakes *for approval when it goes before the planning committee next Wednesday.
At Penrhos, the proposals include 500 lodges a water sports centre, and restaurants. At Cae Glas there would be 315 lodges and a 75 bed hotel and at Kingsland a 360 house development of energy efficient homes - which would be put up for sale including an affordable housing provision.
The village accommodation would initially be used by construction workers at the Wylfa B nuclear power station on the island.
Plaid Cymru is blaming the UK government for leaving Wales off an EU map of priority transport corridors entitled to a share of €26 billion. The so-called TEN-T network indicates the ferry from Liverpool to Dublin as the main route between Britain and Ireland. The A55 to Holyhead is not shown.
Plaid MEP Jill Evans has claimed that the map is based on information given to the European Commission by the UK government. She described it as "another act of betrayal by the UK government against Wales". Ms Evans added that she will be taking the matter up with the Commission.
Welsh routes could still be included in a revised map of Europe's core transport network and so also be eligible for EU aid. But the priority corridors which leave Wales out are expected to have first claim on the money.
Councillors on Anglesey have rejected plans for a massive new leisure resort that is designed to create 600 jobs.
The project involved 800 lodges and other leisure faciilities at three sites near Holyhead.
It divided opinion in the town, between those who want more jobs and those who are concerned about the environment.
A proposal for a massive new leisure resort, which developers say could create 600 jobs, has been rejected by Anglesey County Council.
The plan, from developers Land and Lakes, would include around 800 lodges, at Penrhos, Cae Glas and Kingsland.
It was refused by the council's Planning and Orders Committee this afternoon.
26 jobs are at risk with ferry operator Stena Line at Holyhead on Anglesey and at Fishguard in Pembrokeshire.
The company says 21 positions in Holyhead, and 5 in Fishguard are at risk of redundancy.
A company spokesperson said: "Our ferry operations have been losing money for a number of years which is clearly not a sustainable position. Following a comprehensive review of our European operations, we have identified a number of areas in which we need to become more efficient and reduce costs.
The company says its services will not be affected by the proposals.
Sixty-eight years after the end of the Second World War - one town in Wales is about to get a new war memorial - to sailors from the Dutch navy.
Thousands of them came to the town during the war. They began a connection that continues to this day - as Rob Shelley has been finding out
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A 14-year-old artist from Mold has 'blown away' RAF Valley Search and Rescue crews by presenting them with an oil painting of a Sea King helicopter.
Emily Speakman's painting 'Brenin Y Mor' - The Sea King - depicts a C Flight 22 Squadron helicopter flying over the sea near Holyhead.
RAF Sergeant Martin Seward said: “Emily’s painting is of such a high quality that I was completely blown away. It’s hard to believe it was painted by a 14-year-old.”
After presenting the painting to the force, Emily and her family were taken inside the duty SAR Sea King - the same helicopter depicted in the painting.
The teenager, who has been painting for just over two years, said she is 'fascinated' with the Sea King.
Of her artistic ability, Emily said: "I used to watch a TV programme on art and asked my mother for an oil-painting set and that was the start of it.”
Her painting will now hang on the wall of the force headquarters.
A five-year-old boy has been flown to hospital in an air ambulance, after a kayak capsized in the sea off Anglesey.
The child and his father were thrown into the water at Holyhead.