Archive for July, 2014

Theatre Becoming Hot Political Topic

Theatre Becoming Hot Political Topic

A cross-party consensus around plans for Chester’s new £37m theatre appears to be breaking down ahead of next year’s elections to Cheshire West and Chester Council. The Conservatives will want to make delivery of the theatre, on the site of…

    Syrian Chemicals are Bound for Ellesmere Port

    Syrian Chemicals are Bound for Ellesmere Port

    Almost 200 tonnes of chemicals and acid from war-torn Syria are under destruction in Ellesmere Port after arriving at a secure military port in the UK. Then foreign secretary William Hague announced earlier in the year that a 150-tonne batch…

      Airbus Supplier Jobs as Risk as Work is Moved to Korea

      Airbus Supplier Jobs as Risk as Work is Moved to Korea

      Aerospace workers who produce wing panels for the Airbus A320 face a redundancy threat  as work is moved to  South Korea. Staff at the Metal Improvement Company(MIC) in Broughton, who shape and  strengthen the  wings for the Airbus  A320 and A380,…

        Success for Liverpool as IFB Comes to an End

        Success for Liverpool as IFB Comes to an End

        Liverpool and the wider North West will be recognised as “excellent places to invest”, according to mayor Joe Anderson, as the International Festival for Business comes to an end. Preliminary data collected from the festival has found that 75,000 delegates…

          £34.5m HCA Funding for JV North

          £34.5m HCA Funding for JV North

          Housing consortium JV North has secured a £34.8m grant from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) to build almost 2,000 new properties. JV North, which is a group of ten housing associations, has secured the allocation from the £1.7bn Affordable…

            £15m Investment for Cheshire Law Firm

            £15m Investment for Cheshire Law Firm

            Industrial disease law firm Roberts Jackson is set to expand the practice and seek new opportunities after securing a £15m investment from NorthEdge Capital. Foundered in 2009, the Wilmslow-based group acts for claimants who have developed diseases as a result of…

              Inspectorate Set to Decide on Green Belt Land in Wirral

              Inspectorate Set to Decide on Green Belt Land in Wirral

              An appeal to build houses on green belt land in Wirral will be heard with the planning inspectorate. In December Wirral Council refused planning permission to build 10 houses on the 0.6 hectare site at Woodend Cottage and stables on…

                Duke of Westminster to Unveil £3.3m Revamp of City Park

                Duke of Westminster to Unveil £3.3m Revamp of City Park

                The Duke of Westminster will open Chester’s newly restored Grosvenor Park on Monday – 147 years after his ancestor realised the importance of ‘fresh air and exercise’ to those living in England’s towns and cities. Richard, 2nd Marquess of Westminster,…

                  Wrexham Haulier to Expand with Move to Enterprise Zone

                  Wrexham Haulier to Expand with Move to Enterprise Zone

                  A haulier is set to expand with a move to new premises that will drive growth in jobs and clients. Edge Transport plans to build a new storage and transhipment depot on Deeside Industrial Estate – commiting its future to the region…

                    Airbus Wins $75bn of Business in Record Breaking Show

                    Airbus Wins $75bn of Business in Record Breaking Show

                    Airbus has won more than $75bn(£43bn) worth of business at the Farnborough Airshow – a record for the aerospace giant at the event. Airbus, which employs 6,000 people at its wing making plant in Broughton, took US$75.3 billion worth of…

                      North Wales Property Market Among UK’s Slowest

                      North Wales Property Market Among UK’s Slowest

                      Parts of North Wales are home to some of the slowest-moving properties in the UK, with sellers facing an average wait of more than 100 days. Gwynedd, Conwy and Powys are among the 10 slowest-selling markets in the country, with two of…

                        Jones Responds as Cheshire East Loses Alsager Appeal

                        Jones Responds as Cheshire East Loses Alsager Appeal

                        Cheshire East Council has lost an appeal on a 95-home development in Alsager after the planning inspector concluded that the council did not have a five-year supply of deliverable housing sites. In her decision letter, planning inspector Frances Mahoney said…

                          Flowgroup Launches New Training Site

                          Flowgroup Launches New Training Site

                          Chester energy efficiency products developer Flowgroup has opened a new facility to train engineers to install its Flow MicroCHP boiler. The group has launched a 9,000 sq ft site at Preston Brook in Runcorn to provider surveying, installation and aftercare…

                            Next Stage Reached for Chester’s New Bus Interchange

                            Next Stage Reached for Chester’s New Bus Interchange

                            Plans for Chester’s new Bus Interchange on Gorse Stacks have now reached their next stage of development. Last night (Wednesday) Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Executive agreed that detailed design work on the new interchange can begin and a full…

                              £1.2m Deal to Provide Extra Rail Services

                              £1.2m Deal to Provide Extra Rail Services

                              Rail services linking Manchester and Chester with North Wales are set to be increased after a £1.2m deal. Arriva Trains Wales is to run an additional locomotive and four carriages from December to provide at least 2,450 extra seats across…

                                Airbus Launches New Models at Farnborough Air Show

                                Airbus Launches New Models at Farnborough Air Show

                                Airbus has added a new member to its market-leading widebody family officials announced at the Farnborough Air Show. The European manufacturer’s Board of Directors have given the go-ahead to launch the A330-800neo and A330-900neo which will incorporate latest generation Rolls-Royce…

                                  New £1.6m Family Homes Scheme for Village

                                  New £1.6m Family Homes Scheme for Village

                                  Sanctuary Group is celebrating the completion of 18 new family homes in the village of Hampton Heath near Malpas. This £1.6m scheme, part-funded by the Homes and Communities Agency, includes a mix of two, three and four bedroom houses, all…

                                    Fresh Council Service Cuts in Denbighshire

                                    Fresh Council Service Cuts in Denbighshire

                                    The leader of Denbighshire County Council has attacked the Welsh Government after the authority was told to prepare for further budget cuts of £3million. Councillor Hugh Evans has serious concerns about the Welsh Government’s financial planning, and has written to Assembly…

                                      Massive Multi-Million Pound Boost for Science Park

                                      Massive Multi-Million Pound Boost for Science Park

                                      The world-class science park being developed by the University of Chester at Ince has had a near-£20m boost. It has been successful in a bid for almost £7m from the Government to support the development of an ‘energy demonstrator’ at its Thornton Science Park,…

                                        Abbey Square Dream Ends for Free School

                                        Abbey Square Dream Ends for Free School

                                        A massive setback has hit the University Cathedral Free School in Chester, which can no longer locate in Abbey Square in the shadow of the cathedral. The University of Chester Academies Trust (UCAT) says for ‘on-going legal reasons’ it can’t divulge why its…