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Nick - Web Team Nick - Web Team | 09:44 UK time, Friday, 23 November 2007

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LATEST UPDATES: 'Police marksman hit our office' - Town's fellas go naked - Wrexham-Chester derby - Our region's mountains - Ghost ship sighting - Home Front stories - Treasure unearthed - Town talk - Rants and Raves - Listen: NE Wales podcast - Poems: People and places - News round-up - and much more

Listen: NE Wales podcast
In this week's NE Wales Update, we hear how some residents living in the path of a planned new road in Queensferry are being left out in the cold; a company director tells how a police marksman accidentally fired a shot into his factory; and there's a happy ending for the pigeon trapped in a chimney. The latest podcast is available from 1pm today.


Wrexham-Chester footabll derby
The local rivals play this Sunday and fans have plenty to say in our 606 messageboard.


Mountains
We've just upload a new section giving quick links to photos, stories and much more about our region's mountains.


Read stars' mail
Among those receiving fan mail this week is TV comedy actor Rhodri Meilir from Mold and the works of the late writer Dorothy Hartley also come in for praise.


Rants and raves
Migrant workers - Emily: "In my school, at least 10 percent of the pupils are Polish. And now my school have included Polish in our school planners, and a GCSE qualification."

North Wales Hospital - Shirley: "I was so saddened to see the photos of the hospital. A really sad state for such a loved place to finish up in."

Church - Chris: "Things went down hill when Sundays became 'wet' in Wales and worst of all when shops opened on Sundays - that has become the 'church' to a lot of people."

Ghost ship sighting - investigator and author Richard: "Trains, planes and automobiles... yep, all can appear as ghosts. Ghosts aren't necessarily spirits of the dead - frankly, if they exist at all (and I believe they do), we simply don't know what they are. Playbacks from the past?":

Ruthin's menfolk strip for charity - Clemency: "This calender has been put together by some very brave men in order to raise funds for this worthwhile charity."

Wrexham's Eagles Meadow development - James: "I feel that once Eagles Meadow opens, Queen Street, Hope Street and Regent Street will be eerily quiet as people converge in their cars to Eagles Meadow and bypass these streets."

More town talk contributions


History today
Home Front stories - Villagers from Sychdyn in Flintshire have set up a website recording life in the village during the Great War. The school log reads: "Oct 21st 1915. All the children brought potatoes this morning. These are to be sent as a gift to the Leeswood Hall Hospital for wounded soldiers."

Ancient treasure unearthed - A royal 'touch-piece' - a gold coin-like object - used by monarchs to cure disease more than 300 years ago has been discovered on a farm near Wrexham.


Christmas events
A round-up of your Christmas community events, markets, concerts, pantos and parties.


Poems: People and places
Borras Bard shares a poem about Wrexham's country markets while others share poems about stereotypical drivers who make them mad.


News round-up
Minister acts over schools crisis - Denbighshire education officers told to report to a "recovery board" after criticism by inspectors.
Home sought for mine headgear - Wrexham Museum Service looks for a permanent home for the giant wheel from the former Gresford Colliery.
Sail away - Quebec wants the 100-year-old remains of ship in Rhyl harbour.


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