Archive for January, 2014

Minister Gets Tour of New Theatre Site

Minister Gets Tour of New Theatre Site

City leaders have launched a charm offensive with powerful players in the arts world as plans to deliver a new £37m theatre take shape. Maria Miller, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, was given a tour around the former Odeon…

    Mulit-Million Pound Application Submitted in Ruabon

    Mulit-Million Pound Application Submitted in Ruabon

    Multi-million pound plans for a supermarket, hotel and hundreds of homes in a scheme that could create 1,100 jobs have been submitted to Wrexham council. The major development is earmarked for a 57-acre site south of Ruabon and comes five…

      Unemployment in Wales at Lowest Level Since 2008

      Unemployment in Wales at Lowest Level Since 2008

      Unemployment has dropped to its lowest level in Wales since the economy crashed in 2008 with 2,100 fewer people in North Wales claiming job seeker benefits than a year ago. The Office of National Statistics released the latest job figures…

        Bay TV Clywd Wins Local TV Licence

        Bay TV Clywd Wins Local TV Licence

        North East Wales is to get its own TV station after Ofcom announced that the first-ever local channel licence for the area has been awarded to Bay TV Clwyd. Making the award, Ofcom said Bay TV Clwyd’s bid had demonstrated that it was designed to meet…

          Chester BID Team Outlines Future Vision

          Chester BID Team Outlines Future Vision

          The team behind the CH1 Chester Business Improvement District (BID) has set out its proposals for the future of the city centre. Board members from the BID took part in an event at Chester Cathedral to explain the proposals. Businesses…

            Kelloggs Set to Cut 140 Wrexham Jobs

            Kelloggs Set to Cut 140 Wrexham Jobs

            Cereal maker Kellogg’s has announced plans to cut 140 jobs at its site in Wrexham. The company has started a 90-day consultation with employees. The move is part of a drive to make the operation more efficient, known as the…

              Supreme Court Rejects HS2 Protests

              Supreme Court Rejects HS2 Protests

              A legal bid which aimed to derail the government’s high speed rail project has been unanimously dismissed by the Supreme Court. The objections had focused on whether rules had been followed when assessing HS2’s environmental impact. However, the court has…

                Contractor Appointed for Ruthin Scheme

                Contractor Appointed for Ruthin Scheme

                A contractor has been appointed to redevelop a former inn in Denbighshire into a boarding house for students at Ruthin School. J Mills Contractors has been selected by Powell Williams, which is managing the conversion, for the redevelopment of the…

                  The Exchange Sold in £8.9m Deal

                  The Exchange Sold in £8.9m Deal

                  The Exchange in Chester city centre, which is anchored by a 60-bed Travelodge hotel, has been sold in an £8.9m deal. It has been bought by Knight Frank Investment Management on behalf of client Ecclesiastical Insurance Group from Opus Land. The…

                    Logistics Company Drives Off with Funding

                    Logistics Company Drives Off with Funding

                    Edwin C Farrall Transport in Chester has secured a £650,000 finance package. The logistics and warehousing company has clinched the finance, which consists of a loan and equipment finance, from HSBC’s North Staffordshire and Cheshire commercial centre. The deal was…

                      Wirral MP Visits New Business Venture in Heswall

                      Wirral MP Visits New Business Venture in Heswall

                      Wirral West MP Esther McVey was in Heswall on Friday to visit a new business opened by two local entrepreneurs. The property at 206 Pensby Road, Heswall, had stood empty for nearly two years until Christian Coventry, of Concept Mortgages,…

                        Fight Still on to Save Village School

                        Fight Still on to Save Village School

                        A community will continue to fight to save its school despite a vote by Denbighshire Council’s cabinet to close it. The cabinet voted unanimously to close Ysgol Llanbedr in August 2014. This decision was made despite a vigorous campaign by…

                          Glyndwr University Has ‘Potential to Change Global Economy’

                          Glyndwr University Has ‘Potential to Change Global Economy’

                          The Business Development Manager at Glyndwr University says the institution has “huge potential” in an ever changing global economy. Christina Blakey spoke to the Daily Post as the university launches the new InBusiness Network to provide stronger links  between industry,…

                            Veolia Awarded Syria Chemical Destruction Contract

                            Veolia Awarded Syria Chemical Destruction Contract

                            Veolia in Ellesmere Port has been appointed to destroy chemicals removed from Syria. A total of 130 tons of Syria’s industrial grade chemical stockpile is to be destroyed in Ellesmere Port before the end of February. The contract award follows…

                              Rail Link Reinstatement Progresses

                              Rail Link Reinstatement Progresses

                              Merseytravel has approved a report recommending improved rail links between Liverpool, Cheshire and North Wales, with the possibility of new direct services from Lime Street. The transport executive will fund research for the next stage of a rail project which…

                                Work Starts on Chester Scheme

                                Work Starts on Chester Scheme

                                Construction is to begin on a new extra care development in Chester. Your Housing Group and contractor Cruden Construction are to begin work on the scheme which is located on the former Woodfield School. The development will comprise of 82…

                                  PHP in £2.25m Wrexham Medical Centre Deal

                                  PHP in £2.25m Wrexham Medical Centre Deal

                                  Primary Health Properties (PHP) has bought a new medical centre planned for Wrexham in a deal worth more than £2m. A subsidiary of the healthcare facilities specialist contracted to fund the development of, and acquire, a purpose-built centre to be…

                                    Plans in for £100m Ilford Photo Scheme

                                    Plans in for £100m Ilford Photo Scheme

                                    Proposals for a £100m mixed-use development, which would include a new site for Harman Technology in Cheshire as well as 375 new properties, have been lodged. Developer LPC Living has submitted the plans to Chester East Council for the redevelopment…

                                      MDA Innovation Network Event – Friday 7th February 2014

                                      MDA Innovation Network Event – Friday 7th February 2014

                                      The next MDA Innovation Network Business Breakfast will be held at OpTIC, Glyndwr University in St Asaph on Friday 7th February 2014. OpTIC are hosting this event in partnership with the MDA. The event will again be featuring a selection of…

                                        Calder Eyes Nuclear Opportunities as Profit Rises

                                        Calder Eyes Nuclear Opportunities as Profit Rises

                                        Engineering group Calder has posted a 15 per cent hike in pre-tax profit and revealed it expects further growth in 2014. The Chester-based company, which has operations across Europe, said it was well positioned to take advantage of new opportunities…