DRINKERS were given the unexpected opportunity to wet a new-born baby’s head at the weekend when a mum gave birth outside a packed pub.
Jacqueline Hooban, of Harlech, was being driven to Ysbyty Gwynedd, in Bangor, by her husband William at 9.45pm on Saturday night when her waters broke as they drove through Maentwrog.
FAILINGS have been found in the help offered to a Tremadog family in the months before a man stabbed his wife and two-year-old son to death.
Two reviews, examining the involvement of health, local authority and police professionals with David Wyn Jones and his family, have been published and they show support for the family was disjointed, communication among professionals inadequate and record-keeping insufficient.
The 44-year-old had suffered with mental illness for years before he killed wife Suzanne Jones, 34, and son William Jones at their family home in Pwllgoleulas, near Tremadog.
ABERYSTWYTH fire station is set to be demolished and replaced with a new £1m building, the Cambrian News can reveal.
Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Authority has approved the expenditure from its capital programme to build a new command centre and fire station on the same site as the existing building in Trefechan.
TWO farming brothers from Rhydlewis have been fined £18,000 for breaking safety laws after a worker suffered serious brain injuries in a fall while carrying out building work.
Contractor Evan John Davies was installing a floor over a slurry lagoon in a new barn at Gwarllwyn farm, near Llandysul on 12 June 2012, when the floor panel he and a workman were standing on gave way, plunging them into the lagoon four metres below, Aberystwyth magistrates heard last week.