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2024 Rhyl Air Show cancelled as Red Arrows unable to take part

The Rhyl Air Show will not be taking place this year as one of the star attractions is unable to take part. The decision has been taken not to hold the event this summer following the announcement that the Red Arrows will be away taking part in an international tour. Several other UK air shows […]...

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Police crackdown sees 10% drop in shoplifting offences in Wrexham

A police crackdown on retail crime has led to an almost 10 per cent reduction of shoplifting offences in Wrexham. Since last Autumn Supt Jon Bowcott has been the North Wales Police lead on retail crime and he’s set up a task force to combat it. He will be giving an update on the crackdown […] Th...

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List of businesses failing to pay minimum wage named by UK Government

The list ranged from major employers to small operators as firms hit with financial penalties

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Full Council to consider ‘balanced budget’ with £1.8m of savings yet to be found

Wrexham Council will set a ‘balanced budget’ despite a £1.8m shortfall, with the position as being described as ‘not an unusual position to be in’. The draft budget document that includes several million pounds of cuts and efficiencies passed the Executive Board yesterday with much the same...

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Local man ‘handed a 16 week prison sentence suspended for 18 months, disqualified for driving for 4 years’

Wrexham Rural officers have detailed how they responded to reports of a drunk driver on the A483 on 5th February, and the subsequent outcome. They said, “A large van had collided with the rear of a member of the public’s car who was waiting at a red light having exited at the Coedpoeth junction....

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Dragon sculpture made of thousands of weapons to breathe fire into knife awareness campaign

A four-metre dragon constructed from thousands of weapons will breathe fire into a knife awareness campaign. The stunning metal sculpture is being built at Coleg Cambria’s Bersham Road site, in partnership with North Wales Police and Wrexham Council. Lecturer John Freeman and students have been sa...

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How new 20mph limit changed speeds in cities, towns and villages around Wales

Welsh Government has released data showing the impact of the hugely controversial new default limit

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Council Tax in Wrexham set to rise by almost 10%

Members of Wrexham Council's executive board met today to discuss measures aimed at addressing a forecast budget gap of £22.6m v.1 The post Council Tax in Wrexham set to rise by almost 10% appeared first on Wrexham.com....

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Brymbo councillor welcomes Queens Road improvement works

A local councillor has welcomed works to improve public access along a previously closed off section of road. Queens Road, in Brymbo, has been shut for several years to both pedestrians and vehicles following a landslip. However a new path has been constructed by Wrexham Council along the closed sec...

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Family rescued by NEWSAR volunteers in Berwyn Mountains

A family that became lost in the Berwyn Mountains has been helped and rescued by a team of volunteers. NEWSAR (North North East Wales Search & Rescue) was received a distress call on Thursday (15 February) from a family that had “become disorientated and tired” in the Berwyn Mountains. The v...

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Health board “working hard to keep patients safe” during strikes but warns routine appointments may be cancelled

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has said it is “working hard with staff to keep patients safe during planned strikes while delivering the best care possible.” Junior doctors across the region will stage a 72 hour walkout, between 7am on Wednesday, 21 February until 7am on Saturday, 24 Fe...

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Funding boost to help reduce empty properties in Wrexham city centre

Wrexham Council has been award £500,000 in funding to help tackle empty properties in the city centre. The local authority is one of five across Wales to receive a share of £8 million as part of the Welsh Government’s Transforming Towns Loans (TTLs). The programme supports local authorities with...

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Increase in retail crime is ‘truly shocking’, says North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner

An increase in retail crime has been described as ‘truly shocking’ by the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner. Last week British Retail Consortium (BRC) released new figures showing a dramatic increase in both theft and violence against retail workers across the UK. According to the latest...

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Bid to extend planning permission for Regent Street eatery proposals

Planning permission to convert a long-term empty property into an eatery could soon be extended. Initiatives Design Ltd, agents acting on behalf of the applications, have requested a five year extension for works to begin at Unit 1B at Regent House. Permission to change the use of the shop, on Regen...

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Wrexham Maelor Hospital researchers call for participants to join vaccine research trial

Volunteers are needed to take part in a UK first-in-human vaccination trial in the fight against monkeypox. The North Wales Clinical Research Facility (NWCRF) are conducting the clinical trial – sponsored by Moderna – for investigational vaccines aimed at fighting mpox (previously known as monke...

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Where and when snow might fall this week as polar air sweeps across North Wales

Wintery showers and some snow is forecast as a period of wet and windy weather gets underway

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North Wales woman slapped with near £500 bill after putting foot on Merseyrail train seat

Kim Brown, from Flintshire, said she was 'gobsmacked' when she received the bill

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Calls to improve healthcare in north Wales as one year of Betsi Cadwaladr special measures approaches

A motion calling on the Welsh Government to “ensure patients in North Wales get the timely, high-quality healthcare that they deserve” will be put before the Senedd this week. The Welsh Conservative motion, which will be debated on Wednesday (21 February), comes almost a year after Betsi Cadwala...

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Digital advertising board plans rejected on appeal

An application was made to Wrexham Council in June last year for an LED advertising sign to be put on a wall attached to the Waterstones store on Regent Street. v.1 The post Digital advertising board plans rejected on appeal appeared first on Wrexham.com....

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Four “dense and fast growing” Tiny Forests to be created across Wrexham

Four ‘Tiny Forests’ will be created across Wrexham as part of a new scheme to boost biodiversity. Tiny Forests are dense, fast-growing native woodlands, usually about the size of a tennis court. The forests are not only great homes for butterflies, birds, bees and other wildlife but also a place...