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Alys - Web Team Alys - Web Team | 15:48 UK time, Thursday, 25 March 2010

Farm's herd seized in animal cruelty raid - Daily Post
A total of 49 cows in appalling conditions were rescued from a farm in a major anti-animal cruelty raid, near Bwlchgwyn, Wrexham, in the two-day operation co-ordinated by Wrexham council's Public Protection Department, aided by the RSPCA and the Animal Health Agency.

Flintshire support workers 'swamped with calls' over mephedrone - Leader
Staff at the county's young people's drug and alcohol team have been fielding countless enquiries from young people, parents, and professional about mephedrone, a currently legal drug.
- Info about mephedrone via Wikipedia

Lights out at Denbighshire landmarks in Eco happening - Rhyl Journal
Some of Denbighshire's landmark buildings, including Denbigh Castle, Bodelwyddan Marble Church and Ruthin Craft Centre, will be turning off illuminations used to highlight architectural details this Saturday as part of the worldwide, Earth Hour.

Warning over 'massive public health risk' near Wrexham - The Leader
An area of land in Gwersyllt, near Wrexham, which is home to hundreds of discarded items of litter, is a massive public health risk, according to a community leader.

Community groups to get £300,000 windfall - Daily Post
Rural development agency Cadwyn Clwyd has announced a £300,000 bonanza to fund projects that will help improve the quality of life in the county's rural areas including St Asaph, Denbigh, Ruthin, Corwen and Llangollen.

Flintshire Council chairman opens new-look Connah's Quay Library - Flintshire Chronicle
Flintshire Council chairman Cllr Colin Legg officially opened the new-look Connah's Quay Library and Learning Centre.
- I won't lie to you, Nessa mania hits Wrexham at town library re-opening - BBC Local

Denbighshire cemeteries running out of space - Denbighshire Visitor
People expecting to be buried in their local cemetery could be laid to rest miles away. The few remaining burial plots in Rhyl and Ruthin are already subject to a strict eligibility criteria, causing problems for surrounding graveyards.

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