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« Reply #1035 on: October 03, 2014, 10:07:20 AM »
North Wales weather

Anglesey, Gwynedd and Conwy are predicted to be among the worst hit by possible flooding problems and surface water on roads

The Met Office said there will be “some heavy and persistent rainfall, with 20 to 40 mm possibly quite widely across the warning area, while a few locations may see in excess of 60 mm, much of this falling within a few hours”.

Although forecasters cannot say exactly where will be hit by the heavy rain, the warning is valid from 3pm today until 9am tomorrow.
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« Reply #1036 on: October 03, 2014, 09:17:14 PM »
So far, so good !
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« Reply #1037 on: October 03, 2014, 09:46:40 PM »
It's going to be at its worst about 0200.

Big broadband outage tonight, with around 30 area codes affected.  If you lost internet about an hour ago, that was the reason.
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« Reply #1038 on: October 04, 2014, 08:28:11 AM »
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It's going to be at its worst about 0200.

Big broadband outage tonight, with around 30 area codes affected.  If you lost internet about an hour ago, that was the reason.

And it was-- had to get up and shut the window as it was pouring in. :o
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« Reply #1039 on: October 04, 2014, 10:19:46 AM »
Flash flooding hits homes after rain across Wales

In north Wales, fire crews attended reports of flooding at two homes, in Caernarfon and Bangor.
The River Conwy at Llanrwst in Conwy county also burst its banks after heavy rain.
NRW issued flood alerts for several rivers on Monday.

Earlier, the Met Office issued a yellow warning for the whole of Wales which is valid until 21:00 BST on Monday.
A Met Office spokesman said that floods were a greater risk after periods of dry weather, with hardened ground not allowing water to be absorbed.
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« Reply #1040 on: October 04, 2014, 02:02:29 PM »
Interesting national story..Tesco confirms delivery of Gulfstream jet worth £30m

Tesco has confirmed it has taken delivery of a new private jet worth £30m, a week after major errors were discovered in the company's accounts.
The supermarket's share price has plunged by nearly 50% so far this year.
News of the private jet comes a fortnight after it emerged that Tesco had overstated its profits for the first half of the year by £250m.
The days of unstoppable growth and profits are over thanks to Aldi and Lidl. The days of frugality, hard work and no private jets await

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« Reply #1041 on: October 09, 2014, 11:37:20 AM »
LOOK: North Wales on flood alert as high winds and heavy rain expected

A flood alert has been issued for parts of the North Wales coast after the region was hit by high winds and heavy rain.
Thunder and lightning storms were captured on camera across the coast last night including Colwyn Bay, Caergeilog and Llandudno Pier.

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« Reply #1042 on: October 09, 2014, 03:41:21 PM »
I was trying to get on the A55  eastbound lane at the big roundabout by the Black Cat Garage but Police were stopping vehicles from going up the slip road.
There were loads of Police vehicles and Fire Engines but I couldn't see if there were any ambulances present at the scene.   I'm just guessing but there must have been a bad crash on that sliproad

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« Reply #1043 on: October 09, 2014, 03:57:13 PM »
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I was trying to get on the A55  eastbound lane at the big roundabout by the Black Cat Garage but Police were stopping vehicles from going up the slip road.
There were loads of Police vehicles and Fire Engines but I couldn't see if there were any ambulances present at the scene.   I'm just guessing but there must have been a bad crash on that sliproad
ROAD CRASH: Emergency services are at the scene of a crash at the Black Cat roundabout in Glan Conwy.

 A car is believed to have hit a lamppost at about 3pm and the A55 eastbound entry slip road has been closed.

 Motorists heading for Colwyn Bay are being diverted through Mochdre. We'll bring you more details when we have them.
REF DP blog
Update..One person taken to hospital after car crashed into lamppost at Black Cat roundabout

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« Reply #1044 on: October 09, 2014, 04:52:20 PM »
Update DP blog
GLAN CONWY CRASH: It was a woman in her seventies who was taken to hospital for treatment after her car crashed into a lamppost earlier.
Emergency services were called to the Black Cat roundabout at Glan Conwy Corner at 2.45pm.
The condition of the casualty, who was in a Jaguar car, is not thought to be life threatening. The A55 eastbound towards Colwyn Bay was closed then re-opened by 4pm.

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« Reply #1045 on: October 10, 2014, 09:55:44 AM »
The A470 is currently closed in both directions at Llanrwst due to a fire.

Photo courtesy Carl Lemalle/Daily Post.

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« Reply #1046 on: October 10, 2014, 10:29:24 AM »
You can circumnavigate the town itself but it's far from easy.  Fire engines are drawing water from a number of spate streams, so there are pipes everywhere - literally. The fire appears to have gutted the Funeral parlour and the flat upstairs,  It seems to have started at around 0600 this morning. There may have been one death or serious injury.
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« Reply #1047 on: October 10, 2014, 10:35:04 AM »
Man, 19, dies after Llanrwst flat fire

A 19-year-old man has died and a 39-year-old man is in a serious condition in hospital following a flat fire in Llanrwst in the Conwy Valley.

Police are investigating the blaze above a funeral director's in Ancaster Square in the town, which fire crews were called to just after 06:00 BST.

A third man, aged 48, escaped unhurt from the fire.

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« Reply #1048 on: October 10, 2014, 04:07:03 PM »
FIRE DEATH: It has been confirmed that the 39-year-old man taken to hospital following a fire in Llanrwst this morning has died. This is the second fatality following the incident which also claimed the life of a 19-year-old man.
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« Reply #1049 on: October 16, 2014, 04:17:05 PM »
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Details for littering fines on the BBC website today. This was discussed elsewhere on the Forum but I can't find it.
Conwy leads the way on revenue earning £176K. If all fixed penalties are £80 that accounts for £131K.
They might be handing out the fines but folk are still dropping the rubbish.
Littering is a greater number than cigarette littering but both are higher than dog fouling.
Dog fouling is the worst in my opinion as it has some particularly offensive aspects but in it's defence ( well not really but I'm sure you will comprehend my meaning) at least it's biodegradable.
Plastics aren't.
Dog mess in a picked up bag then left in a tree somewhere for another person to clear up. Why ?
Now that winters on it's way they make a very useful hand warmer until the first bin is found $good$