27 January 2015 Last updated at 06:50 ET

Dismay at council merger rejectionsGraphic

Voluntary merger plans suggested by six Welsh councils - including Conwy and Denbighshire - are rejected by the public services minister.

Wesley winched to safetyAnimal rescues scrapped in fire cuts

Firefighters in north Wales will stop rescuing large trapped animals from April because it can no longer afford it.

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