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Nick - Web Team Nick - Web Team | 09:45 UK time, Thursday, 27 August 2009

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Spare a thought for Eric Lake who, says the Evening Leader, landed himself in trouble with landlord, Wrexham Council, after painting his Ruabon council home Mediterranean blue. He has to repaint it - grey!

Meanwhile, the Wrexham Chronicle reports the council - looking at ways of easing the struggle for home seekers on lower incomes - is considering building its first council homes in 40 years.

In Llangollen, the Denbighshire Free Press says questionnaires are being delivered to every home asking people how they want to improve their town.

All the local news providers picked up on the story from the Welsh Assembly Government that the 40 homes bought for the failed A494 road widening bid at Aston Hill, Deeside, are to be knocked down.

In Rhyl, town blogger Colin Jones has been taking issue with the Daily Mirror's story about the state of the town and its unemployment under the headline, 'Welcome to Costa del Dole' [10 August].

Away from homes-related stories, bikers' magazine Motorcycle News is leading a protest - starting at the Ponderosa Cafe, Horseshoe Pass, 13 September - to highlight what it calls is the unfair treatment of motorcyclists by North Wales Police.

And following on from our report on last Thursday's armed raid on Lloyds TSB branch in Flint, the Daily Post interviewed the guard who told how he was punched and kicked after four men burst into the bank.

And whilst teenagers are today celebrating another good year for GCSE results, the Evening Leader introduced us to 92-year-old Alf Davies, from Mancot, who has been quitely celebrating after being awarded AS-level photography at Deeside College.

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