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Air gun warning over fete prizes for children

Trading Standards are warning parents that mock BB guns are being handed out as prizes at summer fetes and fairs to children as young as 13 .

A replica BB Gun
The replica BB gun which is being given out as prizes. Credit: Flintshire County Council

Flintshire County Council says although the BB air guns are marked “AGE: 18 &UP” children who win a prize can select the gun. The guns are supplied with 6mm bullets which, if used indiscriminately could cause serious injury.

The supply of these replica guns may constitute offences under Consumer Protection and Firearms Legislation

– Flintshire Trading Standards
A replica BB gun
The prizes could break firearms laws. Credit: Flintshire County Council

Amusement centre organisers are being contacted to make sure they are aware of the dangers of supplying the prizes.


More trains, more seats for North Wales lines

Arriva Trains says it will run additional services across some North Wales routes.

Four extra engines and four carriages will boost services routes between Llandudno and Holyhead to Manchester and Birmingham.

The new services will start in December.
The new services will start in December. Credit: Arriva Trains

The additional services are expected to start in December and will mean at least 2,450 extra seats across the morning and evening peaks every week. They include:

  • Chester to Manchester Piccadilly
  • Manchester Piccadilly to Holyhead
  • Holyhead to Manchester Piccadilly
  • Manchester Piccadilly to Llandudno

The £1.2 million deal will be funded by the Department for Transport and Arriva Train Wales.

We would like to thank the Department for Transport and the Welsh Government for supporting the provision of extra capacity. Improved service performance levels and the increased popularity of sustainable transport has led to more than 75% growth in passenger numbers using our Manchester and Birmingham services since our Wales and Borders franchise began in late 2003.

– Ian Bullock, Managing Director of Arriva Trains Wale

Green-fingered pupils get national recognition

Ysgol Esgob Morgan's eco club has been recognised by the Royal Horticultural Society Credit: ITV News

Youngsters at a Denbighshire school have shown their gardening skills are some of the best in the UK by scooping a national award.

The eco club at Ysgol Esgob Morgan in St Asaph has been named RHS School Gardening Team of the Year.

The judges were impressed by the club's commitment to improving the school grounds and their local community, as well as their ability to pass on skills to other local schools.

WATCH: Rob Shelley went to meet the youngsters behind the gardening haven at Ysgol Esgob Morgan.

The team's leader, Richard Hatwood said: "It is testament to the dedication, motivation and hard work of the children who attend Eco Club and develop their garden and those in the community.

"The children don't just attend club once a week, there are children tending to their gardens from 8am in the morning until 6pm at night - using every spare minute of their time outside of lessons, come rain or shine."

How much did the dress made of loom bands sell for?

The dress is made of 20,000 elastic bands and cost £47 to make Credit: ITV News Wales

A dress made of loom bands has sold in an online auction for £170,100.

The dress, which is made from more than 20,000 elastic bands, cost £47 to make.

Watch Wales at Six tonight on ITV Cymru Wales to hear our interview with the woman behind the creation.


Loom band dress maker: Online bids have gone 'crazy'

An online auction for a dress made from loom bands ends tonight, with bids already exceeding £170,000.

The woman behind the creation says enthusiasm for the dress has gone 'crazy'.

The dress cost £47 to make, and Helen Wright says that any money made will be 'a bonus'.

Bidding on the online auction website ends at 5.15pm.

You can see our full interview with Helen on Wales at Six tonight on ITV.

Loom dress online auction deadline looms

The dress is made of 20,000 elastic bands and cost £47 to make Credit: eBay

An online auction for a dress made from loom bands ends tonight, with bids already exceeding £170,000.

Helen Wright of Prestatyn was shocked when bidding went through the roof for the dress, which is made from 20,000 elastic bands.

The dress cost £47 to make. Bidding ends at 5.15pm.

Police fly home after helping in search for missing man

The team from North Wales Police which has been assisting the Greek authorities with their search for Arthur Jones are due to return home today.

Detective Chief inspector Gareth Evans, Missing Person Co-ordinator Mark Owen, both of North Wales Police, and Phil Benbow, Chair of the North Wales Mountain Rescue Association, have been in Crete since last Sunday.

73-year-old Mr Jones from Denbigh has been missing since June 18.

They have been working with the local authorities to maximise the opportunities to find Mr Jones who has been missing since June 18.

"We are pleased to have been able to provide support to the Greek authorities and also to Mr Jones' family who have been on the island. We will continue to support the family and we will remain in close contact with the authorities in Crete", said Superintendent Steve Williams.

Read More: North Wales Police join search for missing Arthur

Audience applaud surprise proposal at festival

David proposes to Elise before concert goes at Llangollen.

Festival goers in Llangollen got more entertainment than they bargained for when a Wrexham man proposed to his girlfriend before a concert began.

As an audience of thousands looked on as 28-year-old David Jackson of Ruabon, went up on stage and down on one knee to romantically pop the question to Elise Davies, 26, at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod.

Elise said, “I had no idea David was going to ask me to marry him, especially in such a public place. I was absolutely gobsmacked when he did it and couldn’t speak for a few seconds but then I said yes because the whole thing was so romantic.”

The audience at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod cheered them on.

The couple haven't named the day just yet as they are waiting for their first baby to be born.

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