There’s only been one thing dominating the headlines in North Wales and it is of course, the terrible storm which has plagued several coastal areas of the region.
The Daily Post reported on the relief efforts which are ongoing in Rhyl: one of the places worst affected by the torrential weather. On the 10th, news emerged of an investigation being opened by the Welsh Government into how the effects were so sever and how they could have been better contained, reports the same paper.
The North Wales Pioneer reported on a similar theme with live updates available on the day of the storm with information on the relief concert for Rhyl also featured.
Elsewhere, the North Wales Chronicle was surprisingly quiet on the matter with little to none publication available.
Colwyn Bay Pier To Be Demolished
The Daily Post reported that with the total cost of renovation amounting to £15m and the cost of demolition being as little as £1m, it’s no surprise that Conwy Council voted in favour of the move which has brought some surprise to locals.
However, the same paper indicates that it may not be quite so straightforward as a Steve Hunt holds proprietary rights to the iconic pier. The North Wales Chronicle includes some differing figures but anticipates foreclosure for the future.
Although not completely certain, it does not look like this prominent venue on the coast will be standing for much longer.
It’s always good to end on a positive note and especially during the Christmas season. This is exactly the spirit that the fun runners were getting into when they dressed up as Santa for charity over the weekend.
The Daily Post reported on the event in which a staggering 400 people took part in, all in aid of the Ty Gobaith Children’s Hospice. Anyone in Llandudno or Anglesey would have been delighted to see a brigade of Clauses run past them in an event organised by the charity.
Sarah Kearsley-Wooller of Ty Gobbaith had this to say according to the same publication: “In spite of the cold weather, everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves.
“We would like to thank everyone who helped make this fun event possible and look forward to next year.”
For more news and events like these, be sure to check out one of NorthWales.com’s special Christmas features:
- Christmas Markets in North Wales
- Where’s Santa Claus in North Wales
- How to Spend Your Christmas in North Wales
“newspaper B&W” by www.flickr.com/photos/62693815@N03/, “Colwyn Bay Pier” by www.flickr.com/photos/stephen_bridge/ and “Santa fun run” by www.flickr.com/photos/0742/