In September, hundreds of people lined the streets of Wrexham to enjoy a stage of the Tour of Britain arriving in the city.

The cycle event returned to Wrexham for the first time in eight years, as riders from all over the world tackled a 110km route across the county.

Controversial plans to move asylum seekers into a Flintshire hotel were refused. 

The Leader: The application was to make the Northop Hall Country House Hotel accommodation for 408 single male asylum seekers over a seven-year period. 

A Wrexham farmer recounted a horrifying dog attack in which 22 of his pregnant sheep died and another 48 were injured.

Paul Jones, of Rhos Farm, Rhos, described the “horror story” he faced after the two American XL Bulldogs escaped their home and came onto his farm on March 6 this year.

Residents came to the aid of an elderly man whose house went up in flames.

The Leader: Neighbours rushed to help a man living on Marcella Crescent in Marchwiel amid what was described as a “terrifying” fire at his home during the early hours of the morning.

A Flintshire woman caught up in a Moroccan earthquake described her terrifying experience.

Lauren Jones, from Shotton, said she felt “lucky to be alive” after being caught up in the 6.8-magnitude earthquake near the tourist hotspot of Marrakesh.

Island Green businesses said they were missing out on customers due to ongoing parking issues causing concern among Wrexham residents.

The Leader: Problems had persisted at Island Green, a privately operated retail park, for several years, with customers admitting they would not shop there until the issue is resolved. 

The mum of a young Flintshire man who was struck down and killed in 
a collision thanked her former community for helping her to get through her grief.

It came after the Leader reported last year on the anger of Greenfield mum Vicky Simpson – whose 18-year-old son Liam had been struck down and killed by an unlicensed and uninsured driver five years prior.

A Wrexham woman and her young son had a lucky escape after a tree fell onto their car in a “terrifying” incident. 

The incident occurred on Holt Road during stormy conditions as Justyna Zapala was taking her eight-year-old son to school.