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Nick - Web Team Nick - Web Team | 09:49 UK time, Friday, 14 December 2007

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LATEST UPDATES: Rhys Ifans and being Welsh - Your Heroes - Rants and Raves - Rhyl's Little Venice - Ships up the Dee - Town Talk - First World War stories - Sex education - Migrant workers - Favourite mountains - and more

Do you belong here?
Do you feel like an outsider in your own country as described by Welshman and Hollywood actor Rhys Ifans? He says growing up here he was made to feel like he didn't belong - because he was Welsh.

History today
First World War - Local historian Geraint Owain uses the letters written by Ruthin soldiers sent to fight on the frontline to tell the story of their experiences during the Great War.
Ships up the Dee - Vic recorded ships' comings and goings on the Dee at Connah's Quay for 20 years.

News Round-up
Derelict castle to become hotel - A £6m project is getting under way to transform dilapidated Gwrych Castle, Abergele, into a luxury hotel.

Courage award for carer - Emily, 11, who lost her mother when she was a baby is nominated for an award for caring for her grandmother and then meets the Prime Minister.

Memorial for hunter's horse leap - A 16th Century horseman who accepted a bet to jump a mine shaft on Halkyn mountain is commemorated in a painting.

Latest rants and raves
Teen mums - PJ: "If you're going to complain about teen pregnancy, you need to encourage the government to have it [sex education] taught earlier."

Favourite mountains - Dave and Julie: "We originate from Manchester but love Hope Mountain, so quiet and the views are the best from our cottage. What could be better? We are in heaven."

Migrant workers - Free: "These days if you sneeze, you're accused of being racist. It's so annoying."

Town Talk
Rhyl's Little Venice - Steph: "I would love to see a picture of Little Venice as it has always intrigued me as to how it looks."

Developing Erddig - T: "Many years ago when the hall was given to the [National] Trust by Phillip York, the trust sold ground off then for housing. They also felled lots of mature trees on the estate. So how long do we carry on letting them sell land off?"

Buckley plans - H: "The local health board are considering building the new clinic on one of the two school football pitches at the Elfed High School. Do the local councillors agree with this? Do the school governors want to sell off the crown jewels, open space in the middle of Buckley?"

Hall of Fame
Your Heroes - Helen nominates 'Mrs Trellis of North Wales': "No episode of I'm Sorry, I Haven't A Clue would be complete without her pithy letters to presenter Humphrey Lyttelton."

Playwright Emlyn Williams - Rose: "I recently came across Emlyn Williams portraying 'Harry' in Jamaica Inn. I loved it! I found his portrayal of Harry incredible."

Author Alexander Cordell - Marsha: "I read Rape of the Fair Country when I was in my teens and loved it. Then a few years ago I found a copy in a used book store and purchased it with delight. I have read it twice since then."

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Bye for now - Hwyl m y tro

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