In February, we reported how two care homes in North Wales were set to close – with the combined loss of 91 beds.

Both the 54-bed Morfa Newydd Care Home in Greenfield in Flintshire and the Gwastad Hall Care Home in Cefn-y-Bedd near Wrexham had gone into administration.

Concerns were raised about speeders, rule-breaking delivery drivers and declining footfall in Buckley town centre.

The Leader: And Ysgol Bryn Coch in Mold said photographs had been taken of illegally parked cars outside the school gates, with the matter being reported to the police.

Despite clear signage, cars could be seen parked across yellow lines and zig-zags at busy times – making it unsafe and difficult for parents with young children to cross the road.

Senior Wrexham Councillor Hugh Jones called for all works on the A483 in Wrexham to be stopped until a “proper plan” was put in place to manage congestion and diversionary routes.

The Leader: He expressed serious concern after hearing from several residents who had missed urgent hospital appointments due to the traffic chaos - and "at least one ambulance" had been stranded in the congestion, which he branded "serious life and death matters."

Then Connah's Quay town Councillor Ryan O'Gorman made a public apology to residents after the Leader reported on his court appearance and subsequent motoring convictions.

The Leader: Leader reporter Joe Robinson visited Wrexham Bus Station to hear concerns from drivers about anti-social behaviour at the site.

One told him: "I’ve been driving buses here for 30 years, but I’ve never seen it as bad as this. It has been an absolute nightmare."

The Leader: It was announced that a further £5.45 million in funding was to be provided for a new Football Museum for Wales in Wrexham.

A cyclist was left with concussion, a broken collar bone and three fractured ribs after falling victim to a trip wire along a cycle path in Flintshire.

And towards the end of the month, it was announced that Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board had been put into special measures for a second time.