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Nick - Web Team Nick - Web Team | 09:47 UK time, Monday, 7 July 2008

Quick links to the stories and blogs we're following today using our shared reader [what's this?], including:

- Round-the-world skipper receives a hero's welcome
- A494 / A55 road widening talks continue today
- Fuel protest passes peacefully, say police

Round-the-world skipper receives a hero's welcome - Daily Post
Thousands of people lined the banks of the River Mersey to watch the end of the Clipper 07-08 round-the-world yacht race on Saturday. Liverpool 08 skipper Ben Galloway, who hails from Wrexham, was the first off the Liverpool 08 boat, as the crew received a fantastic reception.
Tags: Galloway

Road's future after plan rejection to be discussed - Flintshire Chronicle
Talks on the future of the A494 through Flintshire will take place today. The meeting is aimed at updating members on the A494 situation after draft order plans to expand the dual carriageway from the River Dee at Queensferry to Ewloe were scrapped in March following a public inquiry.

Fuel protest passes peacefully - North Wales Police
Superintendent Barry Jones, the police commander in charge of the event, said: "40 vehicles took part and the event passed without incident. Minimum disruption was caused to members of the public and I am grateful for their patience and the cooperation of the demonstration organisers."
Watch: Daily Post video protest, saying 150 motorists took part
Tag: Fuel

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