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Wales' largest renewables project almost complete

Gwynt y Mor windfarm has around 160 turbines Credit: RWE npower renewables

A windfarm, set to be Wales' largest renewable energy project, is almost complete. Installation of the turbines at the Gwynt y Mor windfarm off the north Wales coast is now finished, but there is still cabling work to do ahead of its completion.

The €2billion wind farm consists of 160 turbines and generated its first power last summer. It's Wales' largest renewables project on and off shore. When it is fully operational, it will be the world's second largest offshore windfarm.

North Wales police fly to Crete to help find Arthur

Officers from North Wales Police are travelling to Crete today to assist Greek authorities in their search for Robert 'Arthur' Jones. The 73 year old hasn't made contact with his family and friends since June 18th. Whilst in Crete the officers will also continue to offer support to his family:

"We are pleased to be able to provide support to the Greek authorities and will be sending officers who have vast experience in dealing with missing person inquiries and searches."

– Deputy Chief Constable Gareth Pritchard

The officers will meet up with representatives from the Consulate, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Head of the Chania Police

North Wales Police to fly to Crete to help search for Arthur Jones

Officers from North Wales Police are to travel to Crete to help in the search for missing 73-year-old Arthur Jones.

Mr Jones, from Denbigh, was staying in the city of Chania, but has not been seen since June 19.

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Mr Jones was staying in the city of Chania

"We are pleased to be able to provide support to the Greek authorities and will be sending officers who have vast experience in dealing with missing person inquiries and searches" said Deputy Chief Constable Gareth Pritchard.

Earlier this week the force appealing for information from anyone who might have seen Mr Jones while on holiday or who had travelled to the island between June 17 and 24th.

Tawny owl chick rescued in Bangor

This three-week-old tawny owl chick is now being looked after it was found by a woman walking her dog near Bangor University.

Rachel Taylor happens to be a research officer for the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO).

Although the BTO is not an organisation that normally rescues birds, as a licensed bird ringer she was able to safely handle the chick.

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Raptor rehabilitation experts will look after the bird until it can be released Credit: Bangor University

"At this age the increasingly active chicks (probably three or four in a brood) begin to explore around and outside the nest cavity and the more adventurous males do occasionally fall out of their tree" said Rachel.

"The bad weather last night and this morning meant this chick was on the ground, plumage completely soaked through and very cold – which would have been fatal – and unable to climb the tree, making it vulnerable to predators on the ground and ‘invisible’ to its parents."

The bird will now be cared for until it is fully-feathered and has learned to hunt for itself in a 'wild' environment.

It will then be released back into the wild where it was found.


Police appeal after woman assaulted at Shotton station

Police are appealing for information after a woman was assaulted at Shotton Low Level railway station.

British Transport Police have released a CCTV image of a man they say they believe "may have key information"which could assist their investigation.

The incident around 5.15pm on June 13.

Police want to speak to a man captured on CCTV Credit: British Transport Police

"The victim, a 52-year-old woman, got off a train at Shotton Low Level station" said PC Kevin Thomas.

"As she approached the stairs to the footbridge, she was assaulted by a man."

“Following the incident, he made off over the bridge towards Shotton High Level."

Police say they want to speak to a man described as white, in his late 20s with short, dark brown hair, and was wearing a blue T-shirt and jeans.

Man died after being hit by tree when looking for missing hen

A pensioner died after being hit and trapped by a fallen conifer tree while trying to find a missing hen during a storm, an inquest heard this afternoon.

A conclusion of accidental death was recorded at Caernarfon on Robert Thomas, 77, who lived in nearby Caeathro,

He died last February when a 100mph storm hit the area.

His widow Jean said they had been at home watching TV when Mr Thomas decided it was time to put their hens back in a hut. He couldn’t find one of them and she went outside to give him a hand.

Mrs Thomas heard a loud bang and saw her husband – a retired maintenance fitter at a local factory – trapped under the tree.

She was unable to call an ambulance from her house because the phone line had been brought down in the storm.

Mrs Thomas alerted neighbours by shouting for help.

An ambulance was then called and Mr Thomas was taken to hospital at Bangor before being transferred 100 miles to a specialist unit at Stoke-on-Trent where he died the next day.

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