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Concerns over potential gas emissions and "significant odour" issues have led to a landfill site operator in Flintshire being refused an environmental permit.Planning permission was granted for the tip at Parry's Quarry, near Buckley, in 2009 following a public inquiry.But now Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has refused to issue the developers with a permit to run the site.NRW said on Thursday that ...
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Eight fire engines and a 40-strong crew were initially called to Sea Rivers Caravan Park, Borth, near Aberystwyth, after the callout at about 02:20 BST on Thursday.Three fire engines and a water tank remain on the scene, said Mid and West...
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fire crews were sent to Castle Bingo, Cowbridge Road East, before an aerial ladder and four more appliances were called in at midnight, Wednesday.The fire was brought under control before 03:00 BST but crews remained on the scene damping down "hot spots" through the night.The cause of the first-floor fire is being investigated, said South Wales Fire and Rescue Service....
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execution of Yakub Memon, the man convicted of financing the deadly 1993 Mumbai bombings, has divided opinions about India's capital punishment laws.He was hanged on Thursday at a prison in Nagpur in the western state of Maharashtra, hours after the Supreme Court dismissed a final plea to stay the sentence.Memon, a chartered accountant, was sentenced to death in 2007 by a special court in Mumbai a...
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Britain will not become a "safe haven" for migrants in Calais, David Cameron has warned, after hundreds continued their attempts to reach the UK.The PM said the UK was doing all it could to make Britain's borders secure, as migrants told the BBC they remained determined to reach Britain.Mr Cameron was speaking after people gathered for a third night at fencing at the Channel Tunnel freight termina...
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giant Royal Dutch Shell has announced it is to shed 6,500 jobs as part of cost cutting plans.Its "prudent approach" included a reduction in operating costs of $4bn and reduced oil exploration operations.The company announced profits of $3.4bn in the three months to 30 June, a 35% decrease compared with last year.Shell chief executive Ben van Beurden said: "We have to be resilient in a world where ...
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Former Wales and Cardiff striker Rob Earnshaw says Bluebirds fans should not be concerned about a lack of signings...
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Centrica, the owner of British Gas, has said it is cutting 6,000 jobs and has reported a doubling of profits at the British Gas business in the first half of the year.In the first six months of 2015, profits at British Gas's residential arm rose to £528m up from £265m a year earlier....
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years ago, Liberty Insurance took over Quinn Insurance, founded by County Fermanagh man Sean Quinn, once the richest man in IrelandUp to 200 jobs have been secured at Liberty Insurance following an agreement with a customer service firm.Teleperformance is to manage Liberty's Enniskillen contact centre for the Republic of Ireland.The company provides car and home insurance to the Irish market and h...
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Searching is set to continue into a fourth day for a man who went missing after the Dornoch Show last weekend.Lachlan Simpson, from Embo, vanished after the show dance at a marquee in the town on Saturday night.Dozens of local volunteers have joined police, search and rescue dogs, Coastguard and RAF Mountain Rescue Team crews in their efforts.Police Scotland said more than 190 people turned out on...
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man's clothes were dirty and he was clearly exhausted. He slumped back in the plastic chair and began to cry."My wife, my family, they're all dead. All killed," he said. "That's why I left Syria."He had been waiting for hours to be "processed". Little wonder - 200 refugees arrive at this centre every day.Across town, a municipal ice rink has been hastily converted into another reception centre.In ...
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of a deposit is seen as a barrier preventing many people from buying their own homeYoung people will be offered the chance to buy their first home without a deposit, under plans unveiled by the Welsh Liberal Democrats.The party has pledged to make at least 2,500 "rent to own" homes available over five years to first-time buyers.Lib Dem housing spokesman Peter Black said people should be able to bu...
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