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Grant for historic pier

The pier closed in 2008. Credit: Heritage Lottery Fund

Conwy County Borough Council's plans to restore Colwyn Bay's Victoria Pier have been given a boost by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The award of a £594,900 development grant is part of a wider £56 million regeneration of the town.

The Grade II listed pier's pavilion has hosted performances from artists as diverse as Morecambe and Wise, Harry Secombe and Elvis Costello.


Swansea golden wedding couple's £3m lottery win

Tommy and Carol Lisk say they plan to spend their money on their family Credit: ITV News

A husband and wife from Swansea are celebrating winning £3,083,088 in the Lotto draw shortly before they celebrate their golden wedding.

Tommy and Carol Lisk's golden wedding anniversary falls on March 23.

The couple matched all six numbers in the draw on March 9th.

Mr Lisk was a coal miner for 36 years, while Mrs Lisk worked as a hospital domestic.

Lottery winner jailed for assault

Gavin Davies has been sentenced to 16 months Credit: ITV News Wales

Millionaire lottery winner, Gavin Davies, has today been jailed for 16 months after assaulting his 22-year-old girlfriend in one of his luxury cars.

The former professional cagefighter blamed the incident on the "strain" of becoming an overnight millionaire.

Today the judge at Swansea Crown Court described the incident as "a nasty and prolonged assault".

Davies, of Ammanford, near Swansea, has spent 86 days in custody since being charged. This will be included in his 16 month sentence.

Lottery millionaire faces jail

A lottery winner from Ammanford who beat up his girlfriend will be sentenced today.

Gavin Davies, 29, pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm, as well as a charge of common assault from December. The cage fighter beat his partner in a "prolonged" violent assault months after clinching a EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle win.

Davies toasted his good fortune with champagne at a luxury hotel after clinching £1 million in January. At the time he vowed to turn his back on cage fighting and transform his win into a much larger fortune.


Millionaire lottery winner admits girlfriend attack

A millionaire lottery winner has admitted attacking his girlfriend in a luxury car bought with his winnings. Swansea Crown Court heard former professional cagefighter Gavin Davies, who is 29, attacked 22-year-old Daniah Hussain, three months after picking up a one million jackpot.

It was a prolonged assault involving spitting and he hit her more than 50 times. The victim suffered swelling and bruising above the eye and around the neck. She contacted police to say she had to have her nose realigned.

– Prosecutor Catherine Richards

Davies was arrested after an alleged assault on the side of a busy motorway in Neath, South Wales, with Miss Hussain, the mother of his five-month old son. He yesterday admitted common assault in December last year, a month before his win and another charge of actual bodily harm in April.

Davies, from Ammanford near Swansea, was remanded in custody and will be sentenced next month.

Merthyr millionaires

Ian Pearce and Lyn Sexton have won a million pounds on the lottery Credit: ITV News Wales

A couple from Merthyr have become Britain's latest National Lottery millionaires.Civil servant Ian Pearce, who's 45 and his partner 41-year-old Lyn Sexton, today returned to the castle where they wed to pick up their one-million lottery cheque.

Lyn said: "It is not the first we've shocked our families but they are all very happy for us. We love life and this will make it all the better."

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