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Relatives of missing Arthur Jones to fly to Greece

Relatives of a Denbigh pensioner who's been missing in Greece for over a week are preparing to fly out there.

Keen walker Arthur Jones from Denbigh went missing whilst on holiday in Crete. Now special missing person alerts featuring Arthur will be shown on Greek television.

"You're looking at your watch and thinking... where would he be now?" said son Jeff Jones.

"They're two hours ahead over there so you've always got that in your mind".

More: Concern grows for Denbigh pensioner missing in Crete

Police appeal to community to help with Isis threat

Police have appealed for help from the Muslim community to stop more people travelling abroad to join a militant Islamic group.

It comes after two men from Cardiff featured in a video apparently produced by the group ISIS, urging Muslims from Eastern countries to join.

"Of course there are things that we can do" says Assistant Chief Constable Nikki Holland of South Wales Police

"But we need to work with the community, with our partner agencies to actually get the information about what's taking place both in terms of radicalisation, people acting differently, people looking to travel abroad"

"Our position is that you shouldn't travel abroad to Syria. It is a very dangerous place"


Concern grows for Denbigh pensioner missing in Crete

Denbigh pensioner Arthur Jones has been missing for a week in Crete Credit: Family

Concern is growing for a North Wales pensioner who has been missing for a week on the holiday island of Crete.

Arthur Jones, 73, arrived at the Pardalakis apartments in Chania on Tuesday 17th June. He was last seen on Thursday 19th June.

Relatives said Mr Jones, from Denbigh, was a keen walker and may have gone hiking in the hills.

His son Jeff said the hotel he was staying at became concerned when he didn’t turn up for his airport transfer and discovered his room hadn’t been slept in since Thursday.

The Foreign Office has been informed of the disappearance of Mr Jones, who was on his own.

NATO summit logo 'shows Wales is a special place'

The official logo for the NATO summit in Newport this September has been unveiled in Brussels.

Foreign Secretary William Hague says it "shows Wales is a special place".

Welsh Secretary David Jones also told our Correspondent Carole Green that efforts are underway "to make sure that the public recognition that we get as a result of this summit carries forward into a real benefit for the people of Wales".


Cardiff mosque denies radicalising British Isis pair

Reyaad Khan, left, and Nasser Muthana, centre, are said to have been Credit: Isis

A mosque attended by two British jihadis fighting with Islamist rebels in Syria has denied teaching extremist ideologies.

According to Sky News, the Al-Manar Centre in Cardiff has confirmed that two men who appeared alongside a third Briton in an Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (Isis) propaganda video had visited the mosque.

Nasser Muthana and Reyaad Khan, both from the Welsh city, featured prominently in the video by Isis, which urged Muslims in the West to join their fight.

However, the mosque denied it encouraged members to take up arms to join extremists abroad.

In a statement reported by the broadcaster, the Al-Manar Centre said: "It is worth mentioning that ACT's stance is well known, that we are opposed to going to Syria or any other country, to participate in an armed struggle and have always made this clear."


Official logo for NATO Wales Summit to be unveiled

The UK last hosted a NATO summit in 1990 Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

The official logo for this year's NATO Wales Summit will be unveiled in Brussels later.

Wales Secretary David Jones and First Minister Carwyn Jones will be at the event.

It follows a reception last night to showcase the best of Welsh produce to foreign ministers from around the world.

The logo is said to draw on Wales' diverse heritage and captures some of the iconic images associated with the nation.

Incorporated within the logo is a castle icon to represent Wales' rich history, an icon of a dragon to represent the Welsh spirit, an icon of the Celtic Knot, and an icon of the Newport Transporter Bridge.

It will be used around the Summit venues and in communications to thousands of delegates and media attending the event at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport this September.

First Minister projecting 'a confident, outgoing' Wales

The First Minister says he wants to use the NATO summit in Newport in September to project "a confident and outgoing Wales, attracting investment from around the world" in areas such as the creative industries and aerospace.

Ahead of a meeting with foreign ministers in Brussels, Carwyn Jones admitted to our Correspondent Carole Green that Wales does not currently have the same global standing as Scotland, for example, but he hopes to improve that with the help of the summit.

Conservative call for anti-extremism summit

Opposition Leader Andrew RT has used an Urgent Question in the Assembly to call for a summit of Welsh ministers and Muslim community leaders to try to find ways of tackling extremism. It follows revelations that two Cardiff men appeared in an Iraqi Islamist recruitment video.

Deputy Communities minister, Jeff Cuthbert, said he couldn't commit to holding a summit but said he would consider one as part of ongoing efforts to work with communities.

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