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Re: Police News & Announcements
« Reply #150 on: September 17, 2016, 12:02:06 PM »
Drivers caught using handheld mobile phones in Britain are to face "much tougher penalties", with fines and points doubling, the government says.
Under new rules expected to come in next year, drivers will get six points on their licence and face a 200 fine.
Newly qualified drivers could be made to retake their test the first time they are caught.
The RAC welcomed the move but said cuts to traffic police meant many drivers did not think they would be caught.
The new rules, which will apply to England, Scotland and Wales, could also see more experienced drivers going to court if they offend twice, and facing possible fines of up to 1,000 and at least a six-month driving ban.
The increased penalties will be accompanied by a high-profile government Think! campaign highlighting the dangers of handheld mobile phone use at the wheel.
The Department for Transport said it expected the changes to take effect in the first half of 2017.
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« Reply #151 on: September 17, 2016, 12:59:09 PM »
I would welcome the birch for drivers who text whilst driving.
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« Reply #152 on: September 17, 2016, 03:28:24 PM »
It's not before time that they increased the Penalty points and the fine for driving and using a hand held phone.    It has been questioned as to whether the Police have the man power to follow it through but I can't understand why they haven't introduced a similar legislation like they have for speed cameras.
If the Police capture on camera a driver using a hands held phone then an automatic fine and points would be charged against the  owner of the vehicle.    If the owner of the vehicle was not driving he or she would have to disclose who was driving or otherwise they would have to accept the fine and penalty points.

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« Reply #153 on: December 03, 2016, 01:46:40 PM »
Police warn Deganwy homeowners after spate of burglaries.
Four houses close to each other have been targeted by thieves in the last nine days.
Burglars have raided four properties in the Deganwy area since November 20, stealing cash and personal items.
North Wales Police have asked home owners to make sure their property is secure and check windows are locked.
A spokeswoman for North Wales Police said properties on Albert Drive, Warren Drive, Beach Road and St George's Drive.
Patrols have been increased in the area.
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« Reply #154 on: January 23, 2017, 10:26:19 AM »
Six points and 200 fine for drivers caught using mobile phone behind the wheel
North Wales Police to launch new get tough law on 1 March.


Motorists who get six points in the first two years after passing their test will automatically lose their licence.

Last autumn we launched our #OpSnap campaign, an initiative which allows video submissions and photographic evidence to be sent to us from people who have witnessed driving offences. Over recent months we have received footage capturing motoring offences including careless and dangerous driving, people on mobile telephones and people being distracted whilst using their smart devices behind the wheel.

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« Reply #155 on: January 25, 2017, 03:31:47 PM »
Lots of changes going on.....

North Wales motorists facing speeding fines hike up to 1,000
A new system being brought in April in will see drivers penalised for motoring offences according to their weekly income.

Fines for motorists caught going well above the speed limit will start from 150 per cent of their weekly income rather than the existing level of 100 per cent - to a maximum of 1,000
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« Reply #156 on: January 25, 2017, 04:14:04 PM »
Good news for unemployed joy riders  $good$ 60 fine



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« Reply #157 on: January 25, 2017, 06:14:18 PM »
Nice one B2R, that just highlights the idiocy of the scheme, it also illustrates just how the justice system has become more of a tax collector than a real deterrent.
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« Reply #158 on: January 28, 2017, 01:14:06 PM »
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Re: Police News & Announcements ......Fake notes
« Reply #159 on: February 13, 2017, 04:57:47 PM »
From NW Police   via Tom Ds Blog

Police say that fake Scottish 20 notes are still being used in North Wales. The Llandudno area is being targeted today, all stores in the Conwy & Denbighshire areas should be vigilant, say police. It is believed that the scammers have Irish accents with one of the males described as being early teens, slim build with black hair and wearing jeans and a black t-shirt.

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« Reply #160 on: February 13, 2017, 06:33:36 PM »
The Police have been Into Ty Gobaith this afternoon to warn us to be aware of these notes. There had been quite a few instances in the town today.
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Re: Police News & Announcements ...... forged notes
« Reply #161 on: March 13, 2017, 06:19:11 PM »
Reports being received of two young males in the #ColwynBay and #Llandudno areas tendering forged notes! Shops urged to be vigilant 💷‼️

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« Reply #162 on: March 13, 2017, 06:29:08 PM »
Been reported to us in Ty Gobaith this afternoon. Mainly Scottish 20.00 notes. The two young males have Irish accents.
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« Reply #163 on: June 06, 2017, 04:23:28 PM »
Fire service urge people to check tumble dryers

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service is asking the public to check their tumble dryers following a fault being identified in certain appliances.

Beko has issued a safety alert about a potential fire risk of 3,450 of its condenser tumble dryers and told customers to stop using them immediately.

Beko has asked customers with 8kg and 9kg Beko and Blomberg condenser tumble dryers which were manufactured between May and November 2012 to register for a free modification after checking the model and serial number.

The affected models are DCU9330W, DCU9330R, DCU8230, TKF8439A, and DSC85W.

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Re: Police News & Announcements
« Reply #164 on: July 06, 2017, 04:09:55 PM »
Fake notes

Businesses be aware of fake 20 notes circulating:

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Four currency offences reported to us yesterday #Colwyn Bay and #Conwy. Irish adult male passing fake Scottish 20. Please RT to businesses
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