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Most Newport schools set to close during NATO summit

Almost 40 schools are to close in Newport during the two-day summit. Credit: NATO

Most Newport schools are to close for an inset day during the NATO summit, according to the city council.

The summit takes place the Celtic Manor on the outskirts of Newport on 4th and 5th September.

A total of 38 schools will hold an inset day on both days of the summit, six will be partially closed and only three have so far confirmed they will open as usual. There are 10 schools that have not yet confirmed arrangements.

For more details on the closures, visit Newport City Council's website.

Search for missing Arthur Jones continues

Police have released an image of the visitor's book at the Souda Bay Cemetery, in the hope someone may have seen or spoken to Arthur Credit: North Wales Police

Police from North Wales who are appealing for help in the search of missing Denbigh man Arthur Jones, say they're looking for any tourists who might have been on holiday in Crete around the time he disappeared.

In particular they're asking those who visited the Souda Bay Cemetary on June 18th to come forward.

A visitor's book shows that the missing man, who's 73, visited the World War 2 Cemetery on this date.

The book shows a number of other British and Welsh visitors, who may have seen Mr Jones.

Superintendent Steve Williams said:

"We know that Arthur has attended there on June 18th, probably around the early morning time. The visitor's book shows that there were a number of British people there on the same day."

"Is your name on this visitors list or do you know anyone who has signed their name in the book? Our hope is that someone remembers seeing or even speaking to him."

"I would also ask that if anyone took photographs there to check whether Arthur is in the background as it may identify the clothing he was wearing."

Arthur Jones has failed to make contact with his family and friends since June 18th.

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North Wales police fly to Crete to help find Arthur

Officers from North Wales Police are travelling to Crete today to assist Greek authorities in their search for Robert 'Arthur' Jones. The 73 year old hasn't made contact with his family and friends since June 18th. Whilst in Crete the officers will also continue to offer support to his family:

"We are pleased to be able to provide support to the Greek authorities and will be sending officers who have vast experience in dealing with missing person inquiries and searches."

– Deputy Chief Constable Gareth Pritchard

The officers will meet up with representatives from the Consulate, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Head of the Chania Police

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Government freezes British jihadists' assets

The Government has frozen the assets of three British citizens reported to have been involved in terrorism-related activities in Syria.

Reyaad Khan, left, and Nasser Muthana, centre, have had their assets frozen. Credit: Isis

Nasser Muthana and Reyaad Khan, both from Cardiff, and Ruhul Amin, from Aberdeen, has been added to the Treasury's list of people targeted for financial sanctions, its website states.

Muthana and Amin appeared in a promotional video for the Islamist militant group Isis.

Read: UK Jihadist's father says I wish I could ask him to come back

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North Wales Police to fly to Crete to help search for Arthur Jones

Officers from North Wales Police are to travel to Crete to help in the search for missing 73-year-old Arthur Jones.

Mr Jones, from Denbigh, was staying in the city of Chania, but has not been seen since June 19.

More: Arthur Jones' family walk Crete routes in bid to find him

Mr Jones was staying in the city of Chania

"We are pleased to be able to provide support to the Greek authorities and will be sending officers who have vast experience in dealing with missing person inquiries and searches" said Deputy Chief Constable Gareth Pritchard.

Earlier this week the force appealing for information from anyone who might have seen Mr Jones while on holiday or who had travelled to the island between June 17 and 24th.

Arthur Jones' family walk Crete routes in bid to find him

The son of a Denbigh pensioner missing in Crete says they have been walking routes he may have taken in a bid to find him.

Arthur Jones has not been seen since June 19

More: Arthur Jones' son speaks to ITV News

73-year-old Arthur Jones was staying in the city of Chania, but has not been seen since June 19.

His son Jeff told ITV News much of his father's walking equipment is still in his room.

"I think a lot of people think a 73-year-old man... they sort of expect him to not be very physical, that sort of thing" he said.

"So just to get it out there that he was very fit, he would've been walking along wherever really. I mean that's the problem, we don't know."

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