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Man appears in court charged with terrorism offences

A man from Wrexham has appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court charged with three counts of terrorism offences.

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48-year-old Aabid Ali is charged with two counts of possessing a document likely to be useful to a person preparing to commit an act of terrorism, and one count of encouragement of terrorism.

No pleas were entered and Mr Ali was remanded into custody. He will next appear in court on December 9th.

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Appeal over suspected dog beating in street

Brynycabanau Road, Wrexham. Credit: google

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a suspected dog beating incident.

The charity says it is urgently seeking witnesses after a man was seen allegedly punching a dog, on Brynycabanau Road, Wrexham on 26th October, at around 9.30pm.

Kia Thomas, RSPCA inspector, said: "RSPCA Cymru is aware of hugely worrying reports in the High Town area.

“Should anyone have any information, or witnessed this reported attack, they should contact the RSPCA inspectorate information line on 0300 123 8018.”

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Wrexham appoint former captain Keates as manager

Dean Keates has made more than 150 appearances for Wrexham. Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

Wrexham AFC has appointed Dean Keates as its permanent manager.

Keates, who was in temporary charge at the Racecourse following the sacking of Gary Mills earlier this month, has signed an 18-month contract until the end of the 2017/18 season.

Read more: Wrexham manager Gary Mills sacked by club

It will be first management position for Keates, who led Wrexham to FA Trophy victory in 2013 and made more than 150 appearances for the club as captain.

We are delighted to welcome Dean to Wrexham AFC as the club's new permanent manager following his period leading the interim management team. As expected, there was huge interest in the position of Wrexham AFC manager but we believe we have chosen the outstanding candidate to take the Club forward, to match our own aspirations and those of our supporters.

Dean is a man with an excellent pedigree in football, he is someone who knows all about Wrexham AFC and the fans expectations and someone who has a real passion for the Club. We believe has the knowledge, the drive and the determination to bring lasting success to the Club as we build for a successful future.

– John Mills, Wrexham AFC director

Keates will be unveiled as manager at a media conference this afternoon.

First point for new Swans boss Bradley as Newport lose and Wrexham win

Swansea City earned their first point of the new Bob Bradley era as his side drew 0-0 draw with Watford at the Liberty Stadium.

Bob Bradley gets his first point as Swansea boss, but his side remain in the Premier League relegation zone. Credit: PA

Mike van der Hoorn had the best chance for the home side in the first half, before Gylfi Sigurdsson hit the post.

Swansea though remain second from bottom in the Premier League and are without a win since their opening day's win over Burnley.

Elsewhere in League Two Newport lost 3-1 to Plymouth at Rodney Parade.

Plymouth had taken the lead via the penalty spot, before Jon Parkin equalised just after the break.

But another penalty from Graham Carey and a Jordan Slew strike sealed the win for Plymouth.

In the National League, Wrexham beat Bromley 2-1, with goals from Shaun Harrad and Gerry McDonagh.

Cardiff play Nottingham Forest in the Championship's late kick-off.

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