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£22k in fines prompts call to 'rethink' policy

Nearly 1,000 parking tickets have been issued in 10 weeks Credit: ITV News

Nearly 1,000 parking tickets have been given out in Flintshire in the past ten weeks, since new wardens were brought in.

Figures obtained by Conservative AM Antoinette Sandbach show that since October the 1st over £22,000 has been raised with a third of those in Mold.

This has prompted her to suggest that a 'rethink' is necessary on the council's parking policy.

Flintshire County Council say they did warn people about the changes and promises to spend any money raise on wages and car parks.

The cost of the fine is £50.


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."

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