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Appeal after man assaulted outside North Wales pub

North Wales Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault on a man in High Street in Holywell.

High Street, Holywell Credit: Google Street View

The incident occurred at around 2.10am on Monday May 2nd, during which a 44 year old man sustained serious injuries.

The victim was leaving the Boars Head public house on the High Street and was attempting to get into a nearby taxi.

It is believed there was an altercation with a large group of people before he was assaulted.

The victim required hospital treatment for serious facial injuries. We would like to speak with anyone who witnessed this assault or may know who is responsible.

– Investigating Officer PC Ben Baker at Flint Police Station

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

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Youngster hears for the first time after life-changing op

Little Amelie Ring is one of the one-in-a-thousand babies born profoundly deaf. A few weeks ago she had a complex operation to try and help.

Today Amelie and her parents Vicky and Rob made the journey from their home near Holywell to a Manchester hospital - to literally switch on Amelie's hearing and give her a new sense - Rob Shelley was there.

Baby born deaf set to hear for the first time

A baby who was born deaf is set to hear sound for the very first time today.

Amelie Ring from Holywell had an electronic device surgically implanted to enable her to hear for the first time.

In December, surgeons has to postpone plans to insert bilateral cochlear implants after the 20 month old stopped breathing after receiving an anaesthetic.

Last week the implants were put in place and Amelie's mother, Vicky, described said it was a day the family thought they may never see.

Amelie was born at 28 weeks and spent her first 102 days in Glan Clwyd Hospital after suffering major blood loss in her mother's womb. She underwent nine blood transfusions and a heart operation while in hospital.

Richard and Adam switch on Holywell Christmas lights

Singers Richard and Adam Johnson from Holywell in Flintshire started the year turning up to a Britain's Got Talent audition just on the off chance.

Since they finished third, they have topped the album charts for four weeks - and now they've got their eye on topping the christmas charts too.

But today they were bit closer to home, as they switched on the Christmas lights of Holywell. Our own Rob Shelley was there to meet them.

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Crown post offices 'losing £37m a year'

The Post Office says its 370-branch crown network is losing £37million a year, which cannot be sustained.

The Post Office is committed to keeping branches on high streets across the UK. We know from decades of experience that the best way to do this for 70 of our Crown branches is to partner with a suitable retailer. We have announced our plans to seek a partner with whom to operate our Holywell branch.

In Wales we are seeking partners to help run our branches in Holyhead, Llangefni, Holywell, Rhyl, Port Talbot, Neath, Morriston (Swansea) and Carmarthen. There are currently 20 Crown Post Offices in Wales out of a network of over 950 branches, therefore around 98% of the total network in Wales already operate successfully through franchises and agreements with retailers of this type.

– Post Office spokesperson
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