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Police have 'concerns' for man missing in North Wales

Stephen Longfellow Credit: North Wales Police

Police 'have concerns' for 64 year-old Stephen Longfellow, who has been missing since Sunday 30th August.

Mr Longfellow, from Leeds, is said to be an avid walker and was last seen in the Llangfihangel Y Pennant area of Snowdonia, stating an intention of walking on Tryfan or the Snowdon Horseshoe.

Mr Longfellow’s family raised the alarm when he failed to return home on 3rd September.

He is described as around 5’10 tall, medium build with short sandy hair and has a Yorkshire accent. He was last seen wearing a dark coloured fleece, light coloured walking trousers and walking boots.

“I am appealing for anyone who has sighted Mr Longfellow, or knows of his whereabouts, to contact the police. His family and friends have had no contact with him since Friday 28th August 2015 and we are increasingly concerned for his welfare”.

– Sergeant Andy Davies, Bangor Police Station

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Welsh waves are 'the UK's favourite coastal sound'

Wales is famed for its beaches Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Archive/PA Images

The noise of gentle waves breaking on a Welsh beach has topped a poll for the UK's favourite coastal sound.

The sound of the waves at Trwyn Llanbedrog, North Wales, saw off competition from recordings of seagulls, children playing, seals calling, birds nesting, Mersey ferries in the fog and the ghost train ride at Brighton pier to scoop 35% of the votes in the poll.

More than 1,600 people voted in the online poll conducted as part of the "sounds of our shores" project by the National Trust, British Library and National Trust for Scotland.

The sound was recorded by Sheffield-based photographer Adam Long.

The recording was made at a spot which is a favourite for an evening walk, and was made in spring before the summer crowds.

The sea was almost mirror calm, and I was pleased to capture the gentle sound of the breaking waves and the fulmars on the cliff behind.

– Adam Long


Woman seriously assaulted in Caernarfon

An investigation has been launched by North Wales Police after a woman was found seriously injured in Caernarfon, following an incident earlier this morning.

The woman was walking near the fire station at Caernarfon. Credit: Google Street View

Police received a report shortly after 9am today that a woman had been assaulted whilst walking in the Cefn Cadnant area, near to the Fire Station.

The woman was airlifted to hospital in Bangor with what are believed to be serious injuries.

A man has since been arrested in connection with the incident. He remains in custody.

Police request that members of the public keep away from the area whilst their investigation is ongoing. Anybody with further information is asked to contact North Wales Police on 101, quoting reference number S134595.

Tony Blair admits 'mistake' on devolution for Wales and Scotland

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Former prime minister Tony Blair has admitted his government made a "mistake" by failing to do enough to ensure that devolution of powers to Scotland and Wales did not undermine the United Kingdom's national identity.

Mr Blair insisted that he still believes he was right to create national assemblies in Edinburgh and Cardiff in 1999, arguing that resisting demands for the devolution of power would have stoked up demand for outright independence.

But in a new book entitled British Labour Leaders, he acknowledged that did not understand at the time the importance of maintaining cultural unity between the different parts of the UK.

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