A man has admitted murdering of Flintshire vet Catherine Gowing. Clive Sharp, 46 and of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to her murder at Mold Crown Court.
The 37-year-old, who is originally from Ireland, went missing in October. Her body has never been fully recovered, although remains - identified as hers - were found at two locations in Flintshire, and near Chester.
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The RSPCA said foster carers are needed to provide support for animals that may have suffered from cruelty and neglect.
Police say cold callers could be taking advantage of the elderly following recent storms in the area.
Glyn Davies said he contacted the council after a constituent got in touch with him and he received an "almost total lack of recognition".