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Opportunity to put North Wales’s two top police bosses on the spot

People in North Wales are being given the chance to quiz the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner and the region’s chief constable. Commissioner Andy Dunbobbin and Chief Constable Carl Foulkes will be taking part in an online question and answer session on Twitter between 6pm and 7pm next Wednesday (August 4). The  public are […]

Let’s shout it from the roof tops

A tourism boss says the awarding of world heritage status to the slate landscape of North West Wales will provide a big economic boost for the region for many years to come. Jim Jones, the chief executive of North Wales Tourism, was thrilled after news of the global recognition was confirmed. The area now ranks […]

Audi A8 plug-in hybrid drive by Steve Rogers

It is packed with the sort of wizard technology you would expect to find in a jet fighter with a computer system to match,  and thanks to an electric motor Audi’s luxury A8 is good to go until 2035. Hybrid cars have been given a five year lease of life after new petrol and diesel […]

Police boss blasts “deplorable” decision to freeze officers’ pay

A police boss has blasted the “deplorable” decision to freeze officers’ pay after they had gone above and beyond the call of duty during the pandemic. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Andy Dunbobbin said the bitterly opposed announcement by Home Secretary Priti Patel stank of rank hypocrisy. It was all the more galling, he […]

Honda e drive by Steve Rogers

So now we know. Come 2035 and production of petrol and diesel cars will end for good. Jo Public won’t be able to buy a new conventional engined car after 2030 and the only exception to electric will be hybrid or plug-in hybrid models which will have a five year grace period until the shutters […]

Police boss champions high tech crackdown on crime

A police boss will be playing a key role in using technology to fight crime across the UK. The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners is tapping into the expertise of the tech savvy North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner, Andy Dunbobbin. They have elected him as their deputy lead for police technology and digital […]

Police boss given a taste of being locked up in a cell

A police boss has been given a taste of what it’s like to be locked up in a cell. The North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner, Andy Dunbobbin, paid a visit to see the state-of-the-art custody suite at the Eastern Command and Custody Facility in Llay, near Wrexham. After being elected in May, Mr Dunbobbin […]

Saving lives of domestic abuse victims would be fitting tribute to murdered mum

All frontline police officers in North Wales are being given specialist training to provide better protection for domestic abuse victims and to save lives. North Wales Police has launched a pioneering “cultural change programme” to improve their understanding of abuse and coercive control. The force will work with the Safe Lives charity over the next […]

Police boss unveils high tech blitz on two crime hotspots in North Wales

Automatic number plate recognition and dozens of new CCTV cameras will be used in a high tech crackdown on two crime hotspots in North Wales. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Andy Dunbobbin has secured nearly £500,000 in extra funding for the blitz on burglaries, car crime and robberies in Colwyn Bay and Bangor. The […]

Police boss calls for new Hillsborough Law after “lies and alleged cover-up”

A policing boss has blasted senior officers’ lies and an alleged cover-up over the Hillsborough tragedy – and is calling for a new law to stop it happening again. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Andy Dunbobbin hit out following the collapse of the trial against senior police officers and a South Yorkshire Police solicitor […]