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Nick - Web Team Nick - Web Team | 14:26 UK time, Thursday, 15 October 2009

It's been a busy week for the media in north east Wales starting at the weekend with a whale washing up on the beach at Talacre.

Here are a few more that caught our attention from the local newspapers.

Birthday home visit for Rhys - Flintshire Chronicle
Teenager Rhys Thomas - left severely disabled after choking on chewing gum two years ago - is leaving hospital and returning to his family's home in Holywell for the first time on his birthday.

£10million boost to improve Deeside - Daily Post
Flintshire Council are hoping to attract £10million over a 10 year period from the Welsh Assembly Government to improve living conditions in Connah's Quay, Shotton and Queensferry.

Review of parking needed in Rhyl and Prestatyn - Rhyl Journal
An urgent review of parking in Denbighshire's coastal towns needs to take place, according to Vale of Clwyd MP Chris Ruane who points out that Rhyl, with a population of 27,000, has one small free car park out of 11 while Corwen, population 1,300, has two free and with free spaces at Ruthin too.

Flood of complaints over Oswestry water -Tizer
Scores of concerned and angry customers confronted representatives from Oswestry's water provider last week. Severn Trent's water strategy manager, David Essex, has admitted that there was, at times, an "unusual quality to the drinking water".

Controversial £3m Flintshire superpub back on - Leader
Plans for a controversial £3 million 'superpub' at St David's Park, Ewloe, have been given the green light, in a dramatic U-turn by council planners.

Family terrified by armed raiders - Daily Post
A mother has told how masked robbers armed with a gun attacked her family in a terrifying raid at their Colwyn Bay home. Three men broke in, tried to strangle Llinos Jones, 49, and tie up her 13-year-old son. The raiders then forced her partner, Alfie Parry, 52, to hand over cash and fled.

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