IT'S been another busy week in this part of the North Wales coast, with our team bringing you all the latest news.

In case you missed them, here are the top five most-read stories on the Rhyl Journal website this week:

1. Inside the new-look ‘best pub in Rhyl’ re-opening after refurbishment

We always like to support new and existing businesses in the reason, and readers enjoyed taking a look at this Rhyl pub after it had a makeover.

The Cob and Pen, at 143 High Street, had been closed for roughly two weeks while it was “brightened up”.

It welcomed back customers this week.

Read the full story and see more photos here

2. Former Rhyl and Abergele teacher 'was one of the kindest people'

We shared tributes paid to an “animated and caring” woman who taught at schools in Abergele and Rhyl.

Elizabeth Brown, who taught English at Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan and Rhyl High School in the 1990s, died suddenly aged 71 on Friday, January 12.

Read the full story here

3. Brand new 102-housing estate in Prestatyn almost finished

This week we reported that work is coming to an end on a new housing development in Prestatyn.

Housing association Adra is about to complete the development of 102 homes on former farmland in Prestatyn.

A total of 46 of the properties will be for social rent purposes, with the other 56 being intermediate rent units.

Read the full story here

4. RhuddFest to return ‘bigger and better’ for first time in five years

Many of you were excited to learn that a “family friendly music festival” is to return to Rhuddlan this summer for the first time in five years.

RhuddFest, based on the fields off Station Road, will be held on June 21, 22 and 23, 2024, and plans to be “bigger and better than ever”.

Read the full story and see how to get tickets here

5. Rhyl dad’s family ‘in floods of tears’ in fight for new council home

We shared the story of a Rhyl dad who is fighting to be moved to a larger council home to better accommodate him, his partner and his four children.

Ian Hutchins, 49, lives in a Denbighshire County Council-owned, two-bedroom property on the Bruton Park estate, which he feels is far too small for the six of them to live in together.

Read the full story here