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Articles from November 22, 2012

37 Yrs of Arwyn Herald's People; FAVOURITE SNAPS SPAN DECADES New Charity Book from Photographer
Byline: ERYL CRUMP THREE decades of images taken by a photographer form the basis of a new book published later this week to help raise funds for a children's hospice. Arwyn Roberts has been taking photographs for our sister newspaper, the Caernarfon...
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Allotments, Shares and Gorse - Who Will Win FF?
THREE farmers last night pitched the business ideas they hope will earn them this year's Fferm Ffactor crown. Dilwyn Owen, of Llanedwen, Anglesey, proposed a farm machinery ring, while Gethin Owen from Betws yn Rhos suggested using gorse as a gardening...
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Anti-Fees Demo a Success - Students
Byline: DAVID POWELL A STUDENTS' march against tuition fees, debt, and youth unemployment was declared a success even though a rally was later abandoned. Scores of North Wales students descended on London from Bangor University and Glyndw r University...
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AS the Everton Bubble Burst? [...]
HAS the Everton bubble burst? I sat and watched their defeat to Reading on Saturday while in the Football Focus studios, and I don't think I've ever seen a team make so many chances in a first half and not go on to win. Everton's failure to score...
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Bedsores: Bad Luck or Bad Care?
C ONCERN has been raised about the frequency of bedsores - also known as pressure sores or ulcers - in NHS hospitals and in care homes. The situation has been highlighted as a major problem by the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel who have...
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Bird NOTES
Byline: WITH JULIAN HUGHES ANEW report, State of the UK's Birds, shows that breeding birds have gone from the countryside at a rate of one pair every minute since 1966. One in five of all the birds in little more than my lifetime, and for some...
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Birthday Memoriams
LLOYD -- I gofio'n annwyl am benblwydd EIRLYS LLOYD, Rhianfa, Penmachno, 22ain o Dachwedd. Yn dawel meddyliwn, Gyda dagrau y cofiwn. Oddi wrth George, Ken a Martin a'r teulu oll xxxx TAGGART -- MILDRED JOYCE, 18th November, 2012. Suddenly at home,...
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Board Must Get a Grip on Its Spending; DAILY POST OUR VIEW
WHAT is going on at Betsi Cadwaladr health board? At a time when it is supposedly cutting costs we find instead that it is on course for a massive over-spend of PS19 million. The health board is admittedly in the tough position of having to make...
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Boredom Made Boy, 13, Smash Up 52 Cars and Set Fire to Truck; HE'S ORDERED TO PAY PS500 DAMAGES AFTER RAMPAGE
Byline: ELWYN ROBERTS TWO schoolboys went on the rampage, smashed up more than 50 vehicles in a car auction compound, before setting a truck alight. The value of the damage following the attack at Wilson's Car Auction at Queensferry on Deeside,...
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Bored ... So Boy Smashed Up 52 Cars at Auction; HE'S ORDERED TO PAY PS500 DAMAGES AFTER RAMPAGE
Byline: ELWYN ROBERTS TWO schoolboys went on the rampage, smashed up more than 50 vehicles in a car auction compound, before setting a truck alight. The value of the damage following the attack at Wilson's Car Auction at Queensferry on Deeside,...
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Caring for the Vulnerable; Sue Kelbrick on a Role Suitable for Those Who Want to Make a Difference to Other People's Lives
Byline: Sue Kelbrick What does a career as a social worker involve? A social worker provides advice and support to vulnerable individuals, families, and those living on the margins of society. They also help them to get access to the services they...
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Charm to Shine at Wolves
Byline: ARGUS GRAHAM LEE'S booking for Triple Charm suggests another big run in the 32Bonus Handicap at Kempton. Jeremy Noseda's filly defied top weight with a degree of style over course and distance in August and was a shade unfortunate not...
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Critical Days for Thomas' Survival; BOY, 10, FIGHTING FOR LIFE WITH BRAIN INJURIES AFTER CRASH
Byline: DION JONES A 10-YEAR-OLD boy is fighting for his life following a collision with a car. Thomas Carl Roberts has undergone three operations since the accident on Friday and is currently on a life support machine. He is understood to...
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Deaths
AS- FRANCIS JEFFREY (FRANK), November 17th, 2012. Commander Brother Of The Order Of St. John (C.St.J.) Peacefully at Penisarwaun Nursing Home, nr. Caernarfon, of Meanan Road, Llandudno, aged 77 years. Much loved father and father-in--law to Lesley...
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Drop the Anchor to Save Sea Life; LLYN SEAGRASS SCHEME TARGETS BOAT OWNERS
Byline: ANDREW FORGRAVE Rural Affairs Editor MOORING arrangements may be altered and a "snorkel trail" introduced as part of plans to protect the seabed off the west Wales coast. Conservationists want to safeguard valuable seagrass from anchor...
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Fon Williams 'Honoured' by Support from Idol Southall; Big Nev Backs Owain for Wales No.1 Jersey
Byline: NICK HILTON NO ENDORSEMENT for an ambitious young Welsh goalkeeper carries quite as much weight as one that falls from the lips of Neville Southall. So it is no wonder Owain Fon Williams described it as "a real honour" when the former...
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FSG Support Has Been 'Remarkable'
Byline: IAN DOYLE BRENDAN RODGERS has hailed the "remarkable" support of Liverpool's owners while lamenting the trigger-happy approach that has seeped into Premier League boardrooms. Rodgers finds it difficult to comprehend Chelsea have dispensed...
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Genial Genie Alfie Gets in Good Shape for Panto; EX-WALES STAR IN FITNESS DVD
Byline: HYWEL TREWYN FORMER Wales rugby star Gareth Thomas has said he's looking forwards to having a laugh this festive season as he turns on Wrexham's Christmas lights and appears in panto. Gareth, known to fans as Alfie, will perform the town's...
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Health Board Has PS19m Black Hole; TORY AM: CRISIS 'NOW DRIVING DANGEROUS SERVICE CHANGE'
Byline: ALEX HICKEY A CASH-STRAPPED health board is at risk of overspending its budget by PS19 million. The Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has to fill the budget black hole by April next year or it will fail in its legal duty to break...
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Horsman Delighted as Stars Step Up
CHRIS HORSMAN is amazed by how quickly the players from RGC have stepped up and adapted to life in Division One East. RGC are currently sitting in second place in their first ever season in competitive rugby, eight points behind leaders Ystrad Rhondda,...
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I Wasn't Racing. I Was Just Scared of Other Car; DEATH CRASH ACCUSED 'INTIMIDATED'
Byline: ERYL CRUMP THE driver of a car alleged to have been racing another driver moments before a young man was struck and killed insisted he was "six car lengths" behind. Tomos Wyn Roberts, 22, was crossing Glanhwfa Road, Llangefni, died instantly...
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I Will Repay Everton Putting Their Faith in Me Says Fellaini; POST SPORT FOCUS ON EVERTON
Byline: IAN DOYLE Chief Football Writer LEAF through the pages of 12 Shades of Blue, a calendar to raise money for the Everton in the Community charity during its 25th anniversary campaign, and the unmistakable figure of Marouane Fellaini can be...
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Joseph Welcomes Guscott Comparison, but Knows Challenge of Emulating Legend
ENGLAND centre Jonathan Joseph welcomes comparisons to Jeremy Guscott but is aware the real challenge is to live up to them. Guscott won 65 England caps over a 10-year career, he played in eight Tests for the British and Irish Lions and is considered...
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'Keep the Faith. We Will Have Women Bishops' ARCHBISHOP PLANS NEW BILL IN WALES
Byline: TOM BODDEN Welsh Affairs Correspondent THE Archbishop of Wales yesterday appealed to women within the church to keep faith with their future ordination as bishops. The Most Rev Barry Morgan revealed his 'deep disappointment' at the vote...
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Kind Linda's the Belle of the Ball
Byline: MARTIN WILLIAMS Business Correspondent LADIES and gentlemen... are you ready for a good evening? A businesswoman has added to her busy schedule by hosting exclusive ball events at top venues in North Wales, Chester and the Wirral. Linda...
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Lay off Our Stars and Get Behind Us, Blasts Returning Ace Davies; WALES GEARING UP FOR NEW ZEALAND CHALLENGE Jon Issues Fans Rally Cry
Byline: ANDREW GWILYM JONATHAN DAVIES has told Wales fans to stop "bullying" his team-mates on social media sites and get behind the team as they prepare to face world champions New Zealand. The 24-year-old Scarlets centre returns to the starting...
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Liverpool V Young Boys, Europa [...]; REDS IN EUROPA LEAGUE ACTION
Byline: JAMES PEARCE Liverpool v Young Boys, Europa Lg, tonight, 8.05pm LIVERPOOL (from): Reina, Wisdom, Carragher, Skrtel, Enrique, Allen, Gerrard, Shelvey, Sahin, Henderson, Sterling, Suso, Suarez, Jones, Coates, Downing, Cole, Assaidi, Pacheco,...
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Long Woad Back for Ancient Celt Dyes; TRADITIONAL SKILL BEING REVIVED IN REAR GARDEN
Byline: ANDREW FORGRAVE Rural Affairs Editor PLANT dyes familiar to the Ancient Britons are being revived by an artist from the Vale of Clwyd. Woad, lady's bedstraw and dyer's greenweed were traditionally used to produces dyes for clothes - and...
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Marked Down: 93% of Road's Lines Too Faint; URGENT REPAINTING CALL ON WALES' WORST STRETCH
Byline: PETER WOODMAN THE stretch of road with the worst standard of road markings in Wales is the A5156 Wrexham South. Ninety-three per cent of markings on that road fall into the danger zone and only three per cent rate as adequate, a survey...
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Minister: WG Can Borrow. If It Can Tax Too
Byline: MATTHEW GEORGE Parliamentary Correspondent TREASURY Minister Danny Alexander said yesterday he will give Wales new borrowing powers - as long as the Welsh Government takes more financial responsibility. The Chief Secretary to the Treasury...
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Morgan's Delighted by Magic Response
Byline: BASKETBALL By DAVE JONES MOLD Magic have bounced back from a high-scoring defeat by recording three straight wins in Division Four of the VCARS.co.uk Basketball League. The loss came at Tees Valley Mohawks where the final score was 105-93...
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Morrell Can't Praise Strike-Force Enough; Boss Delighted after Putting Town to Sword
Byline: MARK CURRIE Chief Sports Writer WREXHAM player-boss Andy Morrell could not praise his strikers highly enough following a five-star performance by the Dragons at Braintree Town on Tuesday. A 5-1 victory at the Amlin Stadium, with Danny...
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News from around the Clubs
email: robgriffiths@dailypost.co.uk LLANDUDNO UNDER-15S claimed a 25-15 win at home over local rivals NANT CONWY. Josh Moore crossed for a brace, while Tom Bradfield, Morgan Owen and Josh Moore also touched down for Tudno, with Lewis Mulender notching...
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Next Few Days Critical for Thomas' Survival; BOY, 10, FIGHTING FOR LIFE WITH BRAIN INJURIES AFTER CRASH
Byline: DION JONES A 10-YEAR-OLD boy is fighting for his life following a collision with a car. Thomas Carl Roberts has undergone three operations since the accident on Friday and is currently on a life support machine. He is understood to...
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Notice BOARD
Museum event A WINTER Fair at the National Slate Museum Llanberis will be held on Sunday. Visitors will be able to see Santa arrive by train at 11am and then visit him in his grotto. There will also be a magic and puppet show and crafts to make...
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Rees Relishing Chance to Seal All Black Scalp
MATTHEW REES knows what it is like to experience the pain of defeat against world rugby's biggest superpower. Six times Rees has tried and failed to be part of a winning Wales team against New Zealand. Given New Zealand's overwhelming dominance...
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RGC Stint Helped Jebb Seal London Irish Move; 'How Spell in N.Wales Kick Started My Career'
CANADIAN forward Jebb Sinclair admits his stints in North Wales with RGC helped kick start his career and earn him a contract with Premiership outfit London Irish. Sinclair, who was back in North Wales earlier this month for Canada's two games in...
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SAS Man 'May Be Free for Christmas'
Byline: BRIAN FARMER AN SAS sniper jailed for illegally possessing a pistol and ammunition could be home for Christmas if he wins an appeal. Sergeant Danny Nightingale, 37, will try to get an 18-month sentence imposed by a military court quashed...
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Sexist or Just Fun? PC ROW ERUPTS OVER WALES YFC EISTEDDFOD
Byline: ANDREW FORGRAVE Rural Affairs Editor YOUNG farmers say they have received no complaints about an eisteddfod which was branded "racist" and "sexist" by S4C viewers. Several viewers of the Welsh language channel complained about comedy...
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Sold in Weeks; FRESH HOPE FOR WELSH COUNTRY FOODS WORKERS
Byline: OWEN HUGHES LAMB abattoir workers left fearing for their futures after a food giant announced it was selling up have been told they could have a buyer by Christmas. Dutch firm Vion announced this week they were selling their poultry,...
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Supreme Court Upholds First Bill Passed by Wales; Carwyn: We Were Right
Byline: TOM BODDEN Welsh Affairs Correspondent THE Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the Welsh Government's first ever Bill does not exceed the powers of the National Assembly. The landmark decision set the boundaries for the competence of the...
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The Thinner Blue Line ...but 11.4% Less Crime; NORTH WALES: A SAFE PLACE TO LIVE
Byline: OWEN HUGHES CRIME has plummeted more than 11% - with 2,800 fewer victims - despite less cash and fewer bobbies on the beat Police revealed crime had dropped 23.6% in north Gwynedd, 16.9% on Anglesey and 14.9% in south Gwynedd - with 800...
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Trott: We Must Look Follow Al's Example; Players Told to Back Up Skipper Cook's Effort
Byline: CRICKET By DAVID CLOUGH INDIVIDUAL and collective determination will drive England's misfiring middle order to try to follow the shining example set by their captain Alastair Cook in India, according to Jonathan Trott. Opener Cook alone...
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Turning Back the Eco Clock; Upland Farm Drains Being In-Filled
Byline: ANDREW FORGRAVE Rural Affairs Editor GO GREEN green@dailypost.co.uk MINI-diggers this week moved on to the uplands above Caernarfon as a project got underway to reverse decades of drainage work. The 33ha Cors Ffridd Uchaf blanket bog...
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TV Choice
HUNTED BBC1, 9pm It's fair to say that most of Melissa George's best roles have come on the small screen; she's been particularly fine in this gritty drama, which has buried memories of her role as Angel in Home and Away once and for all. This is the...
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Week-Old Baby Dies after Pet Dog Bite; Family Tell of Devastation
Byline: MATTHEW COOPER THE family of a week-old baby boy who died after being bitten by a dog have spoken of their devastation at the tragedy. Relatives of Harry Harper, who died in hospital in Telford, Shropshire, said in a statement: "As a...
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Whisper It but Things Are Getting Better and Better for Reds Winger
WHAT a great week for Raheem Sterling. He didn't look out of place for England at all last Wednesday, and his part in Danny Welbeck's goal and his general play was very good. Brendan Rodgers might have been worried Sterling would return to Liverpool...
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Who Has Top Ice Cream in Wales?
Byline: ANDREW FORGRAVE Rural Affairs Editor ARTISAN ice cream makers in Wales will get their own competition at this year's Royal Welsh Winter Fair - the first of its kind to be held in the UK. Competitors will have access to a purpose-built...
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Will Wales Now Be Allowed to Exercise Grown-Up Powers?
THE greatest problem facing Wales is regenerating our economy. We need more wealth-creating jobs, a wider range of jobs, better paid work and an improved regional distribution of job opportunities. Only then will we generate the resources needed...
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Wylfa B Isn't Worth Any Amount of Cash; LETTERS
OWEN Hughes' picture of the council's imagined 'cash bonanza' from Community Benefit Contributions' that Hitachi is supposedly going to pay to the council is getting more fanciful by the article. In the latest offering of November 21 he rightly...
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