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Driver interviewed over Mold market crash

Eight people were injured and five were taken to Glan Clwyd Hospital Credit: ITV News

The driver of a vehicle which ploughed into market stalls in Mold injuring eight people has been interviewed by police.

It happened at around 11am on Saturday 7th December 2013.

North Wales Police says the investigation is continuing as officers interview a number of significant witnesses.



Lassie lookalike could be Wales' oldest dog

The average life expectancy of a Rough Collie is 12-15 years Credit: John Jeffay, Cascade News

A Rough Collie from Mold is thought to be one of the UK's oldest pure-bred dogs.

Babs has beaten all the odds after living 8 years over her breed's life expectancy and is due to celebrate her 20th birthday next year.

Chris Dromgoole rescued Babs in 2003 after her previous owner was unable to look after her anymore.

Chris adopted Babs 8 years ago

In her lifetime, Babs has gone on to win many trophies and rosettes from dog shows and even scooped first prize for Mold's Veteran Rescue Dog.

A border collie named Bramley is believed to have been Britain's oldest pre bred dog reaching the age of 27.

North Wales mortgage fraud group sentenced

A former police officer has been sentenced to 7 years in prison for his part in a mortgage fraud worth £20m.

Antony Lowry-Huws, from Kinmel Bay near Rhyl, was sentenced along with 4 others following a five month trial.

The court was told the group duped mortgage lenders into handing over thousands of pounds on properties in north Wales.

Developer Sheila Walley, of Llanfair TH, was sentenced to six years in prison, solicitor Nicholas Jones from Mold and surveyor Frank Darlington from Lancashire were sentenced to four years each. Susan Lowry-Huws received a 12 month sentence suspended for two years and 300 hours of community service.

North Wales Police have described the case as the 'largest mortgage fraud ever investigated in England and Wales.'

They continued: “We welcome the sentences imposed today in relation this multimillion pound investigation which took five years of painstaking investigation to reach this successful conclusion."

Young artist donates Sea King painting to RAF Valley

Emily Speakman presents Sergeant Martin Seward with her painting inside the Sea King at RAF Valley Credit: Corporal Pete Devine, RAF SAR Force © MOD 2013

A 14-year-old artist from Mold has 'blown away' RAF Valley Search and Rescue crews by presenting them with an oil painting of a Sea King helicopter.

Emily Speakman's painting 'Brenin Y Mor' - The Sea King - depicts a C Flight 22 Squadron helicopter flying over the sea near Holyhead.

RAF Sergeant Martin Seward said: “Emily’s painting is of such a high quality that I was completely blown away. It’s hard to believe it was painted by a 14-year-old.”

Emily and her family pictured in front of the Sea King with Search and Rescue crew members Credit: Corporal Pete Devine, RAF SAR Force © MOD 2013

After presenting the painting to the force, Emily and her family were taken inside the duty SAR Sea King - the same helicopter depicted in the painting.

The teenager, who has been painting for just over two years, said she is 'fascinated' with the Sea King.

Of her artistic ability, Emily said: "I used to watch a TV programme on art and asked my mother for an oil-painting set and that was the start of it.”

Her painting will now hang on the wall of the force headquarters.

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