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Council moves CCTV to flood hit areas

The cameras are all connected to the CCTV monitoring room which is operational 24 hrs a day. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Denbighshire Council have relocated 4 CCTV cameras to provide further reassurance to the public in the areaswhich were most affected by the floods.

Denbighshire's Cabinet Lead Member for Environment, Councillor David Smith:

"The cameras will help provide reassurance to owners of empty properties and act as an additional deterrent to would-be criminals or anyone hoping to take advantage of potentially vulnerable home owners and families in the months ahead."

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Flood victims unable to return home for Christmas

The floods in St Asaph and surrounding areas left many homeless for Christmas Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Following the recent flooding in St Asaph, almost 20 households will be forced to spend the festive period in temporary accommodation.

Significant damage to numerous properties across Denbighshire has meant that some residents have spent the last few weeks at the Robin Hood Holiday Camp in Rhyl.

Of all the properties flooded, 17 were damaged to such an extent that their occupants will not be able to move back until 2013.

A thank you to the postie who helped in the floods

The floods which hit Ruthin and St Asaph earlier this month caught many by surprise but residents on the Glasdir estate were given warning thanks to local postmen.

An on duty-postman summoned help from some of his colleagues to try to save valuables and check people were ok.

Today, Welsh Secretary David Jones went back to say a personal thank you. Ian Lang was with him.

David Jones MP thanks flood heroes

A special delivery for Ruthin postie

It's normally the postie's job to deliver gifts at this time of year but today a postman in Ruthin will be the one receiving a special delivery.

Following the floods earlier this month, Welsh Secretary David Jones, will visit the Glasdir Estate in Ruthin to offer his personal thanks to the postman who summoned help from the local sorting office as he began to see the water rising.

Eleven staff came out to help residents save their valuables and check that people were safe.

As a gift to say thank you the Welsh Secretary will give the staff a bottle of House of Commons scotch.

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Fundraising football match for St Asaph flood victims

A charity football match is being held this evening to raise money for the flood victims of St Asaph.

It has been two weeks since floods destroyed homes and businesses in the city and elsewhere, with hundreds facing homelessness this Christmas.

St Asaph City's side will face a team made up of Rhyl Athletic and Prestatyn Town players.

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