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Commanding officer pays tribute to 'talented' soldier

Lance Corporal Craig Roberts' commanding officer has paid tribute at his funeral, describing him as "a talented young man with a bright future ahead of him."

L/Cpl Roberts was one of three soldiers who died after taking part in a training exercise in the Brecon Beacons last month.

Craig was a talented young man with a bright future ahead of him, both as an army reservist and in his civilian life. Craig was the epitome of the can-do volunteer ethos.

Craig will be missed dearly by everyone who knew him; his family, his friends, his colleagues. We will miss him greatly and will remember him

– Lieutenant Colonel Paul Morris, Commanding Officer 3rd Battalion, The Royal Anglican Regiment


Funeral for soldier who died on the Brecon Beacons

Lance Corporal Craig Roberts
Craig Roberts died during a training exercise on the Brecon Beacons last month Credit: Wales News Service

The funeral of Lance Corporal Craig Roberts from Penrhyn Bay, Conwy will take place in Llandudno today.

The 24-year-old of 3rd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment died during a training exercise on the Brecon Beacons last month.

Temperatures reached 30C in Powys on that day.

Police continue appeal for missing woman from Llandudno

Ann-Marie Sarjanston has not been seen since Saturday Credit: North Wales Police

Police are continuing to appeal for the public to help trace a missing 29 year-old woman from Llandudno.

Ann-Marie Sarjanston was last seen at her parents home in Maes yr Orsedd at 7:30am on Saturday 3rd August.

She is a described as 5,6' tall and of medium build. She was wearing a long beige cardigan with a t-shirt underneath, with black leggings and flip flops. Her blonde hair was tied back in a ponytail.

Inspector Tony Wan of North Wales Police said: “Extensive police inquiries have already been undertaken which have also involved our colleagues from the North Wales Search and Rescue Association and the Coastguard. Posters have also been produced and are being displayed in the area.”

Anyone who may have seen Ann-Marie are being asked to contact officers immediately on 101.

999 call to rescue inflatable Mickey Mouse

Llandudno beach front Credit: Susan Stokes

An inflatable life-size Mickey Mouse was recovered from the sea off Little Orme in Llandudno today, after a 999 call was made.

A concerned member of the public made the call at around 7:45pm when they spotted an object floating in the water.

The Llandudno ILB lifeboat and local coastguard were sent to the area near the beach front.

The inflatable disney character was taken out of the water a few hundred yards offshore.

The lifeboat team say the call was made with good intent.


Llandudno Three Castles classic car rally gets underway

Over the next three days there'll be an unusual number of Bentleys and Bugattis touring the towns of North Wales.

Llandudno is hosting the Three Castles Welsh Classic Trial, which sees sixty years-worth of cars competing in sixteen tests, while taking in some spectacular scenery.

Lorna Prichard was lucky enough to get a closer look as racers prepare for trial's start tomorrow.

Llandudno in UK's top 10 destinations

Llandudno was voted the 9th top destination in the UK Credit: ITV News

Llandudno has been named in the UK's top 10 travel destinations in a poll by travel website, TripAdvisor.

The seaside town came in 9th place behind London, Manchester, Glasgow, Liverpool, Belfast, Blackpool, Birmingham and Torquay, but ahead of Bristol.

Angus Struthers, of TripAdvisor, said: "With the choice of so many beautiful destinations in the UK, it's fantastic that travellers have named, Llandudno as among the UK's very best."

A Visit Wales spokesperson said: "We are delighted that Llandudno in Wales has been recognised as one of the best destinations in the uK. A beautiful seaside town, Llandudno boasts a special Welsh charm, Victorian elegance and beautiful beaches.

"The town has long been known for its warm welcome and we are very proud that the Lauriston Court Hotel in Llandudno was also named the number one hotel for service in the world in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Hotel Awards earlier this year."

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