Businesses in Chirk and Conwy have been testing out some new twists on old favourites to mark St David's Day tomorrow.
The monument - which will incorporate the remains of a headframe from the pit - is due to be completed by May.
Mike and Sara Harris will lead a team attempting to create a sculpture using more than 30,000 balloons.
Police are appealing for information after thieves broke into an electricity sub-station in the grounds of Ysbyty Gwynedd, stealing copper and causing a "significant" amount of damage.
– Sgt David Hughes, North Wales Police
On 26th February Scottish Power staff conducting a routine visit to the site at Ysbyty Gwynedd discovered the theft and damage which is likely to have occurred sometime during the previous seven days.
An amount of copper wiring has been taken with the thieves likely to have been here some time with the use of a vehicle probable too.
Metal theft is now estimated to cost the UK economy around £770m every year.
North Wales Police are searching for a man who went missing after going for a walk in the Glyn Ceiriog Valley.
A Ford Fiesta car belonging to Kenneth Wallington, 74, has been found in a car park near to the Hand Hotel in Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog.
He is said to be around 5ft 11’ tall, with grey hair described as balding on top and is believed to be of medium build.
He was wearing a royal blue coloured coat, rucksack and may have been wearing black coloured trousers with a while stripe down the side.
Police say they are "concerned" for his welfare, with searches involving mountain rescue teams a police helicopter resuming this morning.
Three explosive devices, thought to be unexploded wartime bombs, have been discovered at the site of a wind farm development off the north Wales coast.
A 250-metre exclusion zone is in place around the site of the bombs at the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm.
The firm says construction work is continuing while the operation is carried out.
Point of Ayr Colliery, near Prestatyn, closed in 1996 after more than 100 years of mining.
Its workforce of around 200 men looked into the feasibility of buying out the pit, but the plans failed to come to fruition.
In July 1997, the colliery's landmark concrete winding tower was demolished by explosives.
Work has begun on a memorial to miners who worked at Point of Ayr Colliery, the last deep mine in North Wales.
100 people, including former miners, attended a ceremony at the site in Flintshire today.
The mine closed in 1996, after being privatised only two years previously.
A couple from Rhyl will lead a UK team at a competition in America next month, creating a British-themed sculpture using 30,000 balloons.
Mike and Sara Harris will compete in the large sculpture category at the World Balloon Convention in Denver.
The couple from For Every Occasion Balloon Artists based in Rhyl will lead a team which will be given 27 hours to build their British-themed masterpiece from scratch.
A former tip in Rhyl has been given a makeover and is now home to a mountain biking track.
It is called the Marsh Tracks, and it has been funded through the European Regional Development Fund.