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FOR SALE BY AUCTION – One collector’s life

by Rob Shelley Spend any time with Bob Gray and you start to realise he’s got a  catchphrase: ‘Now this is an interesting thing’. In fact, he’s responsible for three hundred and forty odd (and we mean odd) lots of interesting things – all very diverse, from radios which need valves and probably still get … Continue reading

Wrexham’s nuclear secret

You never quite know, when you put your foot down on that firm stuff called earth, exactly what you’re treading on. Ask any one of the eight thousand or so students who make up Glyndwr University in Wrexham. Chances are they never know, as they hurry to tutorials or the coffee shop, what they’re hurrying … Continue reading

Guest Blog – It’s never too late to go to university

By Davina Jones I really can’t believe that I’ll be going to university this month. I left school 27 years ago, with not much in the way of qualifications!I didn’t even know I was dyslexic – and neither did anyone else – until I started attending college last year.  My goal is to leave university … Continue reading

August Bank Holiday: Out and about in Wales

By Christina Deias The heavy rain falling across Wales this week is set to head off to England by Friday, which means this bank holiday weekend there are plenty of reasons to get out and about. Starting in the capital, Cardiff Bay’s harbour festival kicks off on Saturday 27th August. Here, you can spend the … Continue reading

Saving Wrexham FC

Yesterday morning Wrexham FC was facing the very real possibility that the club would not be allowed to start the footballing season because of financial difficulties. Yesterday evening fans had raised enough money to grant the north-Walian side a reprieve. Our reporter Rob Shelley was there throughout the day.  All through the day, as the … Continue reading

Guest blog: Volunteer steps in to help son’s Wrexham eco-school

By Darren Eccleston Today is not going to be a typical Friday. Instead of going to work, a group of my colleagues and I are going to be spending the day volunteering at Ysgol Myn-Y-Dol, a little school in Wrexham. We’re just some of the 500 plus volunteers from companies around Wales that are taking … Continue reading

Pony trek: The journey so far

This double-act has been hitting the headlines all week – not only across Wales but even as far as America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The mystery man and his pony sidekick have been spotted this week in various Wrexham locations, including a train station, the high street, several pubs, a petrol station – … Continue reading

More pictures of mystery man and pony emerge

More pictures of the man and pony seen trying to catch a train from Wrexham have emerged. The pair have visited pubs in the town and have also been pictured in the reception of Wrexham Maelor hospital’s A&E department. Have you spotted them out and about in Wrexham? Do you know who the man is?

Man tries to take pony on Wrexham to Holyhead train

A rail passenger tried to board a train with his pony at Wrexham. CCTV pictures show the man trying to buy a ticket for himself and the animal for a service to Holyhead. Despite being told that large animals weren’t allowed he took it down to the platform. He eventually left when he wasn’t allowed … Continue reading

Wrexham FC new owner unveiled

The current owners of Wrexham FC have agreed to sell the troubled club to businessman Jon Harris. Mr Harris will assume the role of managing director with immediate effect. There have been a number of parties interested in buying the club, including the Supporters Trust and local businesswoman and personality Stephanie Booth. Commenting on their … Continue reading

Young poets find inspiration at Wrexham beauty spot

Schoolchildren from five primary schools in the Wrexham area explored the wildlife living on their doorstep last week. Back in the classroom, the pupils will re-capture their experiences through poetry, which they will present at this year’s National Eisteddfod in Wrexham. More than 100 pupils joined countryside officers from Wrexham County Borough Council to explore … Continue reading

The other cup finals

Alright: it says, very clearly in the TV schedules, that Manchester City are playing Stoke City in the cup final this Saturday. But spare a thought for the few who have their own cup finals to bear – bear being the operative word, because you never enjoy seeing the work of a season boiling down … Continue reading

A great night for Welsh football and farewell to Ramsey

So, Aaron Ramsey’s return to Cardiff colours was indeed as short and sweet as we feared. Ironically predictable that the day after his finest performance in the Bluebirds shirt, capped with a classy goal, comes the announcement that Arsenal will indeed recall Rambo after Saturday’s game at Hull. Arsene Wenger’s already talking about him playing … Continue reading

Wrexham FC: sale of the club and new ownership imminent

Wrexham FC is set to be sold “as soon as possible” with its owner Geoff Moss and chairman Ian Roberts stepping down from the board. Robert Bickerton has joined the Board of Directors as Chairman and Tony Allan has joined the Board as a Director, he will also take on responsibility for running the Club as … Continue reading

The end of the line

There’s a nostalgic song by Flanders and Swann called ‘We won’t be going again on the slow train’. It was a hymn to all those branch lines Dr Beeching closed: but to the people who used the Wrexham and Shropshire line to take them from North and Mid Wales to London, the news that the … Continue reading

Wrexham to London rail link to end

A rail company is ending its direct services between North Wales and London. The service from north Wales to London Marylebone returned in April 2008 after a gap of 41 years. Wrexham, Shropshire, Marylebone Railway (WSMR) blamed the “unprecedented economic environment” as a contributing factor. Other jobs in the industry are being sought for its … Continue reading

Brian Flynn names Wales U21 squad for February friendly against Northern Ireland

Swansea City midfielder Joe Allen will return to the Wales Under-21 squad for next month’s friendly against Northern Ireland in Wrexham. Allen, who won senior caps in the Euro 2012 qualifiers against Montenegro and Bulgaria last autumn, will be the most experienced player in Brian Flynn’s 18-man squad. Cardiff City full-back Adam Matthews, who has … Continue reading

Good start to the year for JCB Transmissions

By Carole Green, Business Correspondent The ups and downs of the global economy were clear to see in very real terms at JCB Transmissions in Wrexham on Tuesday. The sheer relief and joy of having his old job back was written all over 49-year-old Phil Davies’ face. He used to work on the assembly line … Continue reading

Crusaders’ survival plan given the go ahead as the club will continue in the Super League

The Crusaders have been given the green light to continue playing in the Super League. Uncertainty over the future of the Wrexham-based club was ended when the Rugby Football League gave chairman Ian Roberts and his fellow director Geoff Moss the go-ahead to resume their ownership. They called in the administrators earlier this month in … Continue reading

Wrexham firm Moneypenny to create 100 new jobs

A Wrexham firm which provides the best telephone answering and outsourced reception services in the UK will take on 100 new staff as part of a major development. Moneypenny has announced it’s purchased 8,000 sq ft of additional land adjacent to its existing headquarters. Work is expected to start next week and should be completed … Continue reading

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