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Motorcyclist dies in early morning crash

A motorcyclist has died after a collision in the Denbighshire area during the early hours of this morning.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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Shortly after 2am police were called by the Ambulance Service to a report of a one vehicle collision involving a motorcycle on the Nant y Garth Pass.

The male motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are asking anybody who may have witnessed the collision, or anybody who may have been travelling along the road prior to the collision to call 101.

This is the second fatal crash this week for the area.

Another motorcyclist died in Denbighshire at the weekend.

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Welsh firefighter joins 'world's first' bee farming apprenticeship

A 21-year-old part-time fire fighter from Aberystwyth is among the latest recruits of the world's first bee farming apprenticeship scheme.

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Griff Tomos, who currently lives in Machynlleth, was one of three people recruited for the the 'Bee-a-Bee farmer scheme', out of hundreds of applicants.

Industry experts warn that the UK is home to just 30% of the bee hives it needs in order to future-proof Britain's bee count and boost honey production.

The scheme aims to boost the British bee count by recruiting a total of 30 new apprentices over three years.

To date, the Bee a Bee farmer scheme has added an extra 60 million honey bees to the British population, and by the end of the three year scheme we're hoping this figure will be closer to a staggering 180 million. There continues to be a skills shortage and an aging profile in the bee farming industry. The number of commercial bee hives in the UK has declined by 73% over the last century, falling from one million hives in 1900 to less than 274,000 in 2015.

– Ian Ainsworth, MD for Rowse Honey

New nuclear projects need to 'benefit the people and economy of North Wales'

A report says the focus of new nuclear projects in Wales should be on how they can benefit local people.

An artist's impression of the new Wylfa Newydd nuclear plant on Anglesey.

The report by the Welsh Affairs Committee looks at the safety and possible community benefits of the new nuclear power station, Wylfa Newydd on Anglesey.

It also suggests that North Wales could see a potential resurgence of its nuclear industry and that local people should be trained to be employed within a National Nuclear College.

We know that proposals for new nuclear power plants cause concern amongst the general public.

During this inquiry we have been impressed by the level of scrutiny of nuclear power and are reassured that the highest safety standards are followed.

The key questions that need to be answered for future development of nuclear power at Wylfa and Trawsfynydd to be viable centre on value for money and local impact.

There has to be a demonstrable benefit for the local community as well.

Local businesses must form a key part of the supply-chain and be given sufficient information to allow this to happen. We must also make use of the many skilled nuclear workers currently based in Wales, and provide sufficient training to develop the next generation.

– David TC Davies, Committee Chair

Watch Rob Shelley'sreport here.

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Wales star Allen completes move to Stoke

Stoke have confirmed the signing of Wales midfielder Joe Allen from Liverpool.

Allen played a starring role in Wales' route to the Euro 2016 semi-finals. Credit: PA

The 26-year-old has put pen to paper on a five-year contract after the clubs agreed a fee reported to be around £13million.

Allen struggled for playing time under Jurgen Klopp at Anfield, having been restricted to mainly Europa League appearances last season.

But he was one of the stars of the Wales squad which reached the semi-finals at Euro 2016 earlier this summer.

Stoke's bid met Liverpool's valuation of a player with less than 12 months remaining on his contract and means they recouped most of the £15million they paid Swansea four years ago.

It's been a whirlwind 48 hours for me but I am delighted to have finally been able to put pen to paper. I was really excited as soon as I heard of the club's interest and it wasn't a difficult decision for me to make. I am incredibly excited about my future here at Stoke City.

– Joe Allen, Wales and Stoke City
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