In March, a man who plunged a knife into his friend’s chest and claimed he’d been acting in self defence was found guilty of murder.

Mark Harley Jones, of Chester Road in Wrexham, admitted causing the death of Kyle Walley, aged 19, but had denied murder.

Residents in Flintshire were told they had four months to improve their recycling levels in order to avoid three-weekly bin collections.

The Leader: Flintshire Council's ruling Labour cabinet was taking a ‘carrot and stick’ approach with ratepayers.

Tributes were paid to a Wrexham woman who became a world champion in darts.

Rhian Speed, who was also known as ‘Speedy’, died suddenly on February 25 at the age of 58.

The Leader: We reported how Deeside Dragons ice hockey player Josh Richardson was left in a serious condition after a motorcycle crash in Thailand.

He had been enjoying a holiday in South-East Asia before the collision left him in intensive care at Bangkok Hospital.

A Police inspector said extra parking provision was needed to meet demand as Wrexham AFC’s home attendances grew.

The Leader: The Leader had been reporting on the parking issues people living near the Racecourse were facing.

Insp Luke Hughes, then of the Wrexham city policing team, said officers had been receiving “numerous complaints” of inconsiderate parking on match days.

Chiefs at Flintshire Council raised concerns that funds to help residents who find themselves homeless may have been exceeded by an increase in demand.

The issue was raised after the number of households across Flintshire which needed temporary accommodation more than doubled over three months.

A cross-border day of police action took place in a bid to disrupt and deny criminals from using road and railway networks.

The Leader: Operation Crossbow saw Cheshire Constabulary, North Wales Police and British Transport Police joined forces - with more than 200 officers flooding the main arterial routes in and out of Chester, Ellesmere Port and North Wales.

Wrexham and Flintshire were blanketed in a layer of snow - which saw all schools in Flintshire closed.

A long list of Wrexham schools also experienced a snow day.

And the family of a Flintshire man whose life changed forever when his car collided with two horses had set up a fundraiser to help bring him home.