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One hundred people, songs, places... and dances!

People from across the county of Conwy are gathering in Llanrwst tonight for the premiere of a film celebrating their favourite local places... with a difference!

One hundred people were invited to dance to their favourite songs in their favourite locations as part of the film 'Boombox Eryri', inspired by New York-based performer and art director Ely Kim's Boombox.

The resulting short film is a celebration of dancing in rural Conwy and its communities.

Welsh dance film premieres in Llanrwst

The premiere of a film featuring 100 people dancing to their favourite music in 100 areas all over Conwy County will be screened tonight in Llanrwst.

The film shows people dancing in various places in Conwy County

Boombox Eryri was inspired by New York based performer Ely Kim's production Boombox - a film in which he dances in 100 locations to his own favourite music.

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Prince George's Welsh Tree

Prince George at his christening Credit: PA

Prince George has been given a Welsh gift - a tree planted in his honour.

Prince William will be given a certificate today by First Minister Carwyn Jones later to mark the gift which will be planted in Llyn Geirionydd near Llanrwst.

A tree has been planted for every child born or adopted since 2007 but one has been planted for Prince George because of his parents time spent living on Anglesey.

Body of man found after house fire in Llanrwst

The body of a man has been found after a house fire in Llanrwst.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to property at Llys y Bioden in Llanrwst, in the Conwy Valley at around 8.20am this morning.

Firefighters used one hose reel jet and two sets of breathing apparatus to tackle a fire in the property.

Sadly, the body of a male was found in the property.

– North Wales Fire Service statement

A joint investigation by North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and North Wales Police is now underway.

Community service for woman who took fake guns into school

A court has heard a woman caused chaos after taking two fake guns into a school.

The jury was told the woman, who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, mentioned to another woman that she had them in her handbag.

Armed police were called to the family centre at Llanrwst in the Conwy Valley to deal with the incident.

Sophie Steel-Perkins today admitted possessing the imitation firearms at Caernarfon Crown Court.

She was given a suspended prison sentence and told she must do 200 hours community unpaid work.

I regard you as a woman of good character and I bear in mind your chaotic lifestyle. But you ought to remember if you offend again you are inevitably going to go to prison.

– Judge John Rogers QC

Temporary flood barriers tested in Llanrwst

Temporary flood barriers in Llanrwst are being tested by the Environment Agency Wales. The barriers, which provide vital flood protection to nearly 60 properties, are erected by the Agency during extreme weather.

In order to test the barriers, the Agency has agreed with Conwy County Borough Council to temporarily close the A470 Stryd y Bont between 5am to 9am.

The Agency says that it has scheduled the test during the early hours of the morning to cause minimum disruption to local people.

Diversion routes for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians:

ALL VEHICLES:

  • South Bound - Left onto Denbigh Street, right onto Watling Street / Conwy Terrace and then left onto the A470.
  • North Bound - Right onto School Bank Road leading onto Tal y Bont Road, left onto Parry Road and then right onto the A470.
  • From Trefriw - No right turn onto A470. Follow diversion from Stryd y Bont onto Denbigh Street

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