THE TENTH month of the year began with a former Prestatyn Mayor and his wife celebrating half a century of marriage.

David Morris, 77, and wife Brenda, 74, marked the occasion by returning to their honeymoon destination of Majorca.

David also told of how he and his wife happened to be "married twice on the same day" after their registrar missed the original ceremony when his wife took ill.

A week later, The Journal highlighted another special milestone, when Edith Parker celebrated her 105th birthday.

Mrs Parker, who lives at Bradshaw Manor Care Home in Rhyl, has three children, 18 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

Described by daughter Marion as being "full of fun and a great talker", Mrs Parker puts her longevity down to the "pure Welsh air."

The following week, Bodelwyddan Castle gave guests a taste of life during the First World War through an interesting live history event.

Those who attended explored a realistic trench system, where a range of re-enactors in authentic uniforms were on hand to share their knowledge.

A week later, The Journal tracked down the bus driver who heroically shielded an injured cyclist from traffic with his vehicle.

Russell Evans, 50, of Rhyl parked across the traffic lights to protect injured Chris Oldham, 31, who suffered a fractured skull after being hit by a van in Kinmel Bay.

Arriva, the company Russell has worked for for 20 years, hailed him as a "real asset" who went "above and beyond."

At the end of October, a Prestatyn mum-of-three conquered Mount Kilimanjaro in memory of her best friend and raised £10,000 for charity.

Sarah Morris climbed to the top whilst carrying a photo of Chloe Farrell who died in a tractor tragedy. Money was donated to Ty Gobaith and Hope House.