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Newsletter [07-05-09]

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UPDATES: Locals, pirates and Swine flu - Why Mrs Pudsey Bear can't get a passport - Bye, bye, Brunstrom - WWII memories: Dog fight over Rhyl beach - Walking festival - Rants and Raves - Clwydian Range - News Round-up - Break a leg boys! - Podcast - And more

News Round-up
Pudsey passport: A woman called Pudsey Bear fights for a passport.
'Boil water' - warning lifted: £10 is on the way to customers who had to boil their water for a week during a health scare.
£60k 'missing' from food festival: The future of Mold's food and drink festival is in doubt as police are asked to investigate the disappearance of £60,000.


Latest photos
Clwydian Range: Help us to put the spotlight on our impressive range of hills.
Panoramics: Views from the top of St Giles, Wrexham; St Mary's, Mold; and other vantage points.

Blogging about...
Locals, pirates and Swine flu: Why is it wherever in the world there's a big story there's always someone from home involved - with latest stories including pirates and Swine flu!
Bye, bye, Brunstrom: News that Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom is retiring attracted a lot of media attention - but not so many fond farewells.

Twittering on
Follow us at http://twitter.com/bbcwrexham where we highlight local stories and, in the news this week, it's said 'cocaine is the drug of choice in Wrexham', Ruthin Craft Centre shortlisted for a £100,000 prize, and father and son each get a hole in one at Denbigh golf club.

Rants and Raves
Hightown flats - Kevin: "When it comes to system built multi-storey social housing, the knee jerk reaction of Joe Public always seems to be knock it down, citing various social ills..."
Phantom plane? - Denise: "I was driving to work in Cefn Mawr and, as I drove along the A483 bypass towards the Llangollen turn off, over my head appeared a huge WWII plane, flying really low..."
Flint's 'yard' song - Amanda: "The yard song is about a lodging house in Castle Street which was owned by my gran and grandad..."


Outdoors
Walking festival: Prestatyn Walking Festival includes several organised events such as a 20-mile, 9-hour route from Moel Famau to Prestatyn.
River Dee & Estuary: Just look how much love there is for the river Dee and estuary.

History today
Dog fight - The day a German bomber was shot down on Rhyl beach.
- Other memories

Break a leg boys!
Good luck to Wrexham band Gallops as they play their biggest gig to date - this weekend at BBC Radio 1's music festival, the Big Weekend.

Podcast
Listen to a weekly local news round up, courtesy of BBC Radio Wales.

Hwyl am y tro - bye for now

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