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Nick - Web Team Nick - Web Team | 09:31 UK time, Thursday, 27 December 2007

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Find out who won in the annual Boxing Day barrel roll at Denbigh; new photo added to our pool, Street Scenes; and Wrexham MP puts the case for more devolution - for England - to unite Great Britain.

A town that always rolls out the barrel at Christmas time - Daily Post
Among the competitors this year were people from the United States and Argentina, though they struggled to make much progress against determined local opposition.

Denbigh photo - North Wales Street Scenes
This is the latest picture added to our photo pool on as we're looking for urban landscapes to complement our archive of countryside scenes.

Welsh MP calls for devolution moves - Western Mail
In an essay published in yesterday’s Western Mail, Wrexham MP Ian Lucas says more power needs to be devolved to the English regions to help bolster the United Kingdom as the current devolution settlement “plays into the hand of separatists”.

Website highlights
And here are some highlights of your comments posted to our website overnight:

Wrexham congestion - Dagg: "Plas Coch - what a joke! 30 minutes to get from Curry's to the Plas Coch pub. When will something be done?"

Rhyl questions - Rebecca: "Some years ago, a late family member of mine mentioned that one of the houses in Kinmel Street, Rhyl, had been the location of the 'mummy murder', where a corpse had been found in a cupboard..."

Drugs - Alan: "I love my boyfriend, but his drug taking is getting in the way, I can't move out as I've recently gone bankrupt. It's sad to see an otherwise lovely guy ruining his life..."

Chirk - Lilana: "I am an ex South African and moved to Chirk in 2006. The locals are fantastic people and have made me feel so welcome in their village. South Africa is a beautiful country but I tell you, Chirk is very special and really beautiful."

PoWs - David: "I remember the Italian Woods in Rhydymwyn. I am too young to remember the war, but remember my mother and my grandmother talking about the Italian prisoners of war who used to work in the woods. I was told that many of the prisoners settled in the area and married local girls after the war."

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