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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 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..."

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.

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

Hwyl am y tro - bye for now

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