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Nick - Web Team Nick - Web Team | 13:13 UK time, Friday, 12 September 2008

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LATEST UPDATES: - Paralympic gold - Tardis in Wrexham! - New-look Rhyl - Rants and Raves - Town Talk - Mapping traffic hotspots - Flood photos - Thieves saw off car parts - Safe as houses? - and much more...

Gold for Ellen
Pilot cyclist Ellen Hunter from Wrexham and teammate Aileen McGlynn won the first gold medals of the Paralympics for Team GB.

Mapping traffic hotspots
Put a pin on our map to highlight a traffic hotspot in North Wales. Is Shotton really the busiest place?

New-look Rhyl - Take a look at the changing face of Rhyl. Do you like it?
Ships on the Dee - Old photos show Deeside's jetty used to be busy serving Shotton steelworks.
Floods - Your photos show floods and high water levels around the region last week.

Flood memories
Villagers in Bangor on Dee share memories about past floods and how they keep watch on a chain ring on the historic bridge to indicate if flooding is imminent.

BBC Roadshow
Would you like to step inside the Doctor's Tardis? Maybe you'd like to read the news with Siân Lloyd and the weather with Derek Brockway? BBC Wales and the team are coming to Wrexham and you're invited to join us.

Safe as Houses?
That's the title of a new BBC Wales series telling the human stories behind the property crisis. These might be people who want to sell and can't, first time buyers unable to get on the housing ladder, builders struggling for work, estate agents laying off staff, people who've invested in property which has now lost its value. Get in touch via email:

The Rant
Thieves saw off car parts - Wil: "...the 'cat' [catalytic converter] on my car which was half-sawn/ground off over the weekend. Either the battery failed or they were disturbed as they only managed to cut the exhaust to one side of the cat. People BEWARE! According to local cops they're the latest target..."

Recycling - Mix: "It seems to me a ludicrous state of affairs at all our local recycling centres. My rant is about the good useful stuff that we the public are not permitted -under any circumstances to take away if good use can be made of it..."

Town Talk
Corwen - John: "What a great job they have done to the car park! Ideal for shoppers and visitors, but what about the loos?"

How Mold got its name - Carl: "It is actually a toponymic of a family that can trace its ancestry back to one Eustace de Monte Alto, who came over with The Conqueror in 1066..."

Denbigh prison - Denbigh Hospital is out of running to be new North Wales prison, says the Daily Post.

Podcast: NE Wales Update
This week, Good Morning Wales hears how youngsters from a Wrexham school were given a close up look at the Large Hadron Collider which scientists are using to recreate the immediate aftermath of the "Big Bang"; a memorial is unveiled to an RAF crew who died when their bomber crashed near Llanarmon-yn-Ial 55 years ago and some famous visitors to Chirk Castle are remembered.

Meanwhile, Rob Thomas takes a "virtual" journey back in time for Good Evening Wales at the opening of a new interpretation centre at Valle Crucis Abbey. And former Welsh soccer international Mickey Thomas gives the Richard Evans programme an insight into the highs and lows of his colourful career.

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