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Nick - Web Team Nick - Web Team | 13:11 UK time, Friday, 18 September 2009

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Search continues as 'Flintshire's Banksy' strikes again - Evening Leader
The hunt is on for an artist taking inspiration from Banksy and painting on walls at Deeside - not because the graffiti is causing concern - but because people want to commission him / her to do some work for them.

Meanwhile, the Leader has also been asking people to share their views about the art installation on the walls of Mold's Daniel Owen Precinct - it's a collection of faces displaying different expressions.

New £6m sports and leisure centre - Daily Post
Plans for a new £6 million sports centre at Colwyn Bay's Eirias Park stadium could see it host pop concerts and European sports tournaments, and bring in top athletes for training.

Kinmel Bay woman wins sports honour - Rhyl Journal
Karen Cartlidge, 34, has become the UK's first female national kite buggying champion, winning the freestyle section of the Power Kite Buggying British Championship, held on Blackpool beach. Karen practises on Prestatyn beach with Marie Thorpe, of Rhyl, who came third.

Gresford Disaster: 75th anniversary
The Denbighshire Free Press talks about a new book by local author, Beverley Tinson, ahead of next week's anniversary and the launch of The Gresford Letters, a collection of letters written during the aftermath of the disaster which is being remembered next Tuesday by Wrexham FC and the local community.

CCTV at memorial garden - Flintshire Chronicle
The Connah's Quay Community Action Team (QuayCAT) and families of fallen servicemen, senior aircraftman Peter McFerran and Sgt Malcolm Wigley, were left distraught when the Wepre Drive garden was vandalised three times in as many weeks. QuayCAT has now set up the Friends of the Community Garden group. Heightened CCTV is also planned as the garden will include a tribute to Bryn Deva pupil Jordan Baker, who drowned in the River Dee at the end May.

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