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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.


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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.

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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.


Hundreds turn out for public meeting in Llandudno

Around 700 people turned up for the meeting Credit: Ian Lang / ITV News

More than 700 people have turned out at a public meeting this evening in Llandudno following protests over coast protection work, which critics claim has turned the resorts north shore beach into a quarry.

The meeting was told that according to research the town was the third most vulnerable community to flooding in Wales.

Conwy Council say the work needed to be carried out with a number of extremely high tides expected over the coming months.

But the Restore Our Beach campaign say they want sand restored and that the current work is harming tourism.

Future of Llandudno beach to be discussed at meeting

50,000 tonnes of rock was put on the beach in March. Credit: ITV Wales

A public meeting is to be held later between Conwy Council and members of the 'Restore Our Beach' pressure group over the future of Llandudno's North Shore beach.

The meeting comes following the decision of the council to put rocks, rather than shingle, onto the beach in March, in a move they called an emergency measure to help deal with flooding and protect 5,000 homes and other properties.

Protestors however have claimed the decision has destroyed one of the region's most beautiful and biggest tourist attractions.

The meeting is to get underway at Venue Cymru at 7 this evening. Council Officers will consider the views of the public and a report will be presented to the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and Cabinet afterwards.

World's fastest blind biker to raise funds for veterans

Billy Baxter is the world's fastest blind motorcyclist. Credit: Blind Veterans UK

A daredevil Army veteran living in Llandudno holds the world record for being the fastest blind motorcyclist.

And Billy Baxter is calling on bikers from across the country to rev up and support vision-impaired military veterans.

Billy set himself the challenge of getting back into motorcycling after going blind. With the help of outriders who communicate with him over radio, Billy has become the world’s first blind motorcycle stunt driver.

At Donington Park, in front of 35,000 people, he also set the new blind land-speed record of 164.87mph.

Now, Billy is calling on bikers to sign up to Ride for Life Beyond Sight Loss, a 340-mile rally to raise money for Blind Veterans UK, the charity which helped him regain his independence after he lost his sight.

Billy in his army years. Credit: Blind Veterans UK

A former Royal Artillery Staff Sergeant, Billy lost his sight in 1997 after a rare virus destroyed his optic nerves

"A lifelong biker, Billy says, “Biking has always been a huge part of my life – from learning to ride on a cut-down scooter in a field as a teenager to running reconnaissance missions of gun positions on a military bike when I was in the Army.

"Bikers have big hearts and the biking community has no idea how important they were to me when I was coming to terms with sight loss. The whole biking ethos – community, achievement, doing what you love, no matter what – was an integral part of my healing process."

Places for Ride for Life Beyond Sight Loss are currently available for a registration fee of £15 per rider. The event kicks off in Llandudno on Saturday 26th July.

Click here to sign up for Ride for Life Beyond Sight Loss.

Llandudno named in top 10 UK destinations

Llandudno has been named in the top 10 UK destinations, according to the travel website TripAdvisor.

The list of popular destinations is based on ratings from travellers.

Llandudno is the only Welsh town in the list Credit: PA

London was placed in the top spot, with Edinburgh and Torquay in second and third place.

Llandudno is in 8th place, above Leeds and Birmingham.

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