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Tour of Britain enters Wales for Llandudno finish

Cycling's Tour of Britain enters Wales today, with the Stage 2 finish line on Llandudno seafront.

Some of the world's top riders, including British stars Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish, are taking part in the race, which started in Liverpool yesterday.

Marcel Kittel (left) sprinted to victory in the first stage of the Tour of Britain. Credit: PA

Today's second stage will travel from Knowsley on Merseyside, via Wrexham, Flintshire and Denbighshire, and Llandudno Great Orme's Marine Drive.

Tuesday is another Welsh stage, between Newtown and the Tumble Mountain near Abergavenny.

The race is live on ITV4 between 1pm and 4pm - with highlights at 8pm


Is Mr Chips the most caring cat in the UK?

8-year-old Mr Chips with his owner Ian Turner Credit: Ajar Photographics

A cat from Wales has been announced as a finalist in the Cats Protections' 'National Cat Awards.'

Mr Chips, who lives with his owners Anna-Marie McConnell and Ian Turner in Llandudno, has been nominated as the UK's 'Most Caring Cat'.

The eight year old has had his own share of bad luck - found as a stray with a badly broken leg, he was left with permanent disability, and spent six months in a rescue centre, waiting for a home.

But that hasn't stopped him living life to the full, and when one of his owners was diagnosed with a complex medical condition, Mr Chips proved to be an incredible support.

He faces stiff competition though, with sixteen other felines competing to be named this year's overall National Cat of the Year.

Winners will be chosen by celebrity judges including Downton Abbey star Paul Copley, and Emmerdale's Eden Taylor-Draper.

Granddaughter wears WW1 brooch made at the front line

A brooch made at the front during World War One has been worn at a Great War memorial march in Llandudno today, by the maker's Granddaughter.

George Langford made the brooch from crude gold coloured wire, and sent it to his wife. On one side it is inscribed "George to Beth", and on the other, "With Love". He died on the Somme on 22nd April 1918, at the age of 20.

Today his Granddaughter Mary Oliver wore it during a memorial march in Llandudno, whilst her sister Elizabeth showed off George's war medals.

Brooch made by George Langford, along with his medals, worn by his Granddaughters Credit: Bellis Media

Takeaway owner fined £100 for nuts in curry

The owner of an indian takeaway has pleaded guilty to breaching the Food Safety Act by selling a chicken tikka meal containing nuts.

A man was hospitalised after eating almonds in curry from a Rhyl takeaway. Credit: PA

A customer who ordered a curry on-line had stated “No nuts” – but when it arrived it contained almond powder, magistrates at Llandudno heard.

The man took three mouthfuls then became very ill because of a nut allergy, according to the prosecution, but was discharged from hospital the same night.

The owner of the Chilli Pink Express Takeaway at Rhyl, Shakeel Aslam, 41, pleaded guilty to breaching the Food Safety Act.

A defence solicitor said “No Nuts” had been stated in a suggestion box but when a note had been taken to a chef he hadn’t noticed it. It was human error and steps had now been taken to ensure it wouldn't happen again. Aslam was fined £100 with costs of £570

Owner's dogs break leg each in 'million-to-one' chance

Coastguards came to the aid of a woman in Conwy this afternoon when both of her dogs each broke a leg in a 'million-to-one' chance.

The woman and the first injured dog were being helped to a car park near a Conwy beach, when the second break occurred.

The team helped the injured animals to her car and arranged for a vet at nearby Llandudno to examine the dogs.

It is not clear how the dogs hurt themselves, although there are boulders for sea defences in the area.


  1. Rob Shelley

Classic cars continue North Wales castles journey

After three days, several hundred miles, and most of the beautiful bits of North Wales, a vast convoy of some of Europe's classic cars came to a halt on the waterfront at Conwy within the last hour.

The Three Castles rally has become an annual event - and a chance for lovers of classic cars to let their jaws drop at a few million pounds worth of motor.

Three Castles vintage car rally continues

The event is now it its 12th year. Credit: ITV Wales

The 2014 Three Castles vintage car rally continues in Llandudno today.

The event, which runs until tomorrow, involves vintage cars competing over a course around 450 miles long.

The cars will visit a series of attractive sites across north Wales, including Llandudno.

Now in its 12th year, the event is one of the UK's most popular prestige classic car rallies.

  1. Ian Lang

Stone sea defences 'have ruined Llandudno beach'

Hundreds of people turned out at a public meeting in Llandudno last night following claims that emergency coast protection works by Conwy Council have ruined the resort's famous beach.

The authority has used 50,000 tons of rock to build up sea defences - saying the work had to be done.

Local people are angry though, because in nearby Colwyn Bay a new sandy beach has been created to do the same job.

Llandrindod Wells voted the happiest place in Wales

Llandrindod Wells is the happiest place to live in Wales, according to a survey by property website Rightmove.

The Powys spa town was 19th in the overall list for Britain, which was topped by fellow spa town Harrogate, in North Yorkshire.

Llandrindod Wells was voted the happiest place in Wales.

Newport and Llandudno were second and third in list for the happiest places in Wales.

The report asked people how content they are with their own home and how it is decorated, how friendly their neighbours are, and how safe they feel in their local community.

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