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Mobile users in Wrexham not happy with service

Problems with EE mobile phone reception in Wrexham have been raised with the company by the town’s MP.

Ian Lucas contacted the company to ask for a meeting after a series of constituents raised issues with mobile services in the town.

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Wrexham customers of EE complained about the reception. Credit: PA

Mr Lucas has said he has been told that repair work is underway on a central Wrexham mobile mast – but has asked people to contact him if they find problems persist.

When I met EE, I told them that people in Wrexham were paying them for a service and had every right to expect that service. They told me that there is a problem affecting a mast in central Wrexham which they are working to fix as soon as possible, and that repairs should be made within the next few days.

– Ian Lucas, MP for Wrexham
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EE say repair work is underway in the town. Credit: PA

Mr Lucas says he was pleased with the speed of the response from EE but believed people should be getting the service they are paying for.

“If these issues have not resolved within the next few days, people should get back in touch with me – and I will put their concerns to EE," he said.

Buyer pulls out of £170k deal for loom band dress

The buyer of a loom band dress who bid £170,000 on eBay has pulled out of the deal.

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The loom band dress has made headlines all over the world. Credit: Geoff Abbott

Helen Wright from Prestatyn and Kathryn Burnand from Wrexham made the dress from 20,000 loom bands, but an email arrived on Monday saying the deal was off.

The woman, who lives in Surrey, said she couldn't afford the £170,100 price tag plus £7 postage.

The dress is believed to be the first of its kind and captured the world's attention.

Helen, her daughter Sian and Kathryn appeared on ITV Wales News, the One Show, Newsround, and their story was told in newspapers as far away as Australia and New Zealand.

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The dress will now be offered to those who bid over £150k. Credit: ITV News

Helen, who works as a barmaid in Archies in Prestatyn said they had really enjoyed the the "whirlwind" and still thought anything over £50 would be a bonus. They now have a guide from eBay helping them with another bidder.

"We don't have to take the next highest bidder and Ebay said we should look at all the bidders' feedback before deciding. We have one chance of offering it to a bidder from the last auction then we can go for a relisting. I've whittled it down to six buyers who all put in bids over the £150,000 mark.

– Helen Wright

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Locust in salad bag - nurse gets 'shock of my life'

A woman had the "shock of her life" when she found a five-inch long locust in her Tesco salad.

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Tesco sent a £10 voucher after a locust was found in a salad bag. Credit: Geoff Abbott

The woman who asked not to be named said she was too tired to wash the leaves which she would normally do after buying it at a store in Prestatyn.

I buy bags and bags of salads but that put me off for weeks.

It was very cold and there was a little bit of eye movement and one of its antenna was moving.

I put it in the garden then realised that was a mistake so ran back outside but it had gone. I think a blackbird might have eaten it.

It scared the living daylights out of me and I freaked out.

When I picked the bag up I thought that's a bit heavier than usual and then I had the shock of my life.

– Nurse from Prestatyn
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The locust may have been eaten by a garden bird. Credit: Geoff Abbott

The nurse took the salad bag back to Tesco the next morning and it was sent off for an investigation. The woman then received a letter and a voucher for £10.

A spokesman for Tesco said, "We set ourselves very high standards for the safety and quality of our food."

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Police appeal after man attempted to 'grab' a schoolgirl

Police are appealing for information after a man attempted to grab a girl as she made her way to school this morning.

At 8:30am the unknown man approached her from behind as she walked to Ysgol Tryfan, along Lon Ogwen in Bangor and grabbed her wrist. She managed to break free and ran home to where she raised the alarm.

The man is described as being white, aged approximately 50-years-old, with thick grey/white facial stubble. He was wearing a black thigh length jacket, a black hood pulled up and dark green jeans.

Anyone who may have information relating to the man is asked to call PC Owain Edwards at Bangor Police Station on 101 quoting incident R109619.

Global #FindArthur campaign launched

A worldwide campaign has been launched to help find missing Denbigh pensioner Arthur Jones. It was started by Lee Hadwin, who is an advocate for the charity Missing People, and Leah Roberts from Denbigh.

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It's hoped people flying into UK airports will be able to help. Credit: Missing people

The 73 year-old pensioner has not been in contact with his family since June 17th when he was last seen on the Greek island of Crete.

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North wales Police travelled to Crete to help with the search. Credit: North Wales Police

Arthur's son also Jeff travelled to Greece to search for his dad and people in Denbigh have helped raise around £20,000 to aid the search mission.

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Key UK airports will be targeted in the campaign. Credit: Missing people
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#FindArthur campaign has been launched. Credit: Missing people

Airbus fined £200,000 for worker crushed to death

Airbus has been fined £200,000 after one of its workers was crushed to death.

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Donald Williams was a maintenance worker at the factory. Credit: Family Photo

62-year-old Donald Williams died at the firm's Broughton plant in 2011.

Airbus pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to a health and safety charge following the death of its employee. Mr Williams from Buckley, died caught between a tractor and a fertiliser spreader.

Although his colleagues managed to release him, Mr Williams died shortly after having been taken to hospital.

The HSE prosecution alleged that fitters in the department had received no training for driving, maintaining or attaching equipment to tractors and lacked understanding of tractor controls.

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