Archive for December, 2014

Findit Supports The Green Pages ‘Fresh Start 2015’ Event

Findit Supports The Green Pages ‘Fresh Start 2015’ Event

The Green Pages launched in May 2013 and is an online community bringing together healthy-living resources across North West England and North East Wales. The Green Pages provides the latest information on natural health, nutrition, fitness, personal growth, wellbeing, sustainability…

    Capacity of Over 2000 for Wrexham ‘Super Prison’

    Capacity of Over 2000 for Wrexham ‘Super Prison’

    The new super-prison to be built in Wrexham will have a capacity of 2,106 prisoners, it has been confirmed. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Winston Roddick revealed more information about the prison at a Police Crime Panel meeting in…

      BT in Exclusive Talks for £12.5bn EE Deal

      BT in Exclusive Talks for £12.5bn EE Deal

      BT Group has moved a step closer to a possible £12.5bn acquisition of   mobile network EE after it confirmed it is in exclusive talks with its   owners. The ‘period of exclusivity’ will last several weeks, BT said, allowing it to…

        Launch of Engineering Skills Fund

        Launch of Engineering Skills Fund

        A £10m pot to allow small and medium-sized engineering companies to develop the skills of their workforce has been opened to applications. Engineering businesses in England with fewer than 250 employees can apply for a share of the first £2.5m…

          Wirral MP Calls for Tunnel Resident Discount

          Wirral MP Calls for Tunnel Resident Discount

          A Wirral MP has slammed reports that Merseytravel wants to increase the tolls levied on tunnel users, citing the return to economic growth as the justification. A report due to be considered when Merseytravel committee meets on Thursday says “improving…

            Five-Millionth Car Produced at Vauxhalls Ellesmere Port

            Five-Millionth Car Produced at Vauxhalls Ellesmere Port

            The five-millionth car has rolled off the production line at Vauxhall in Ellesmere Port. The landmark occasion is the second this year for the Cheshire arm of the Luton-based vehicle manufacturer, after it celebrated its 50th anniversary of car production…

              400 Homes Planned in Wrexham 40 Acre Site

              400 Homes Planned in Wrexham 40 Acre Site

              A developer wants to put 400 homes on a 40 acre site in Wrexham in an investment that could total £30m. Liberty Properties, working with the Welsh Town Planning & Housing Trust, has announced it hopes to undertake one of…

                £42m Fund to Boost Life Sciences

                £42m Fund to Boost Life Sciences

                A £42m life sciences investment fund will launch next year to support companies in Manchester and Cheshire. The idea was first mooted at the handover of AstraZeneca’s research base at Alderley Park to Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP) in the summer….

                  ‘Small Business Saturday’ Success in Wrexham

                  ‘Small Business Saturday’ Success in Wrexham

                   Town centre traders got a “phenomenal” boost as shoppers flocked to Wrexham for Small Business Saturday. The event saw scores of shops and stalls gearing up to show the best they have to offer. An event hopper bus – costing…

                    £150m Flood Investment to Benefit North Wales

                    £150m Flood Investment to Benefit North Wales

                    North Wales is to benefit from £150m worth of investment in the country’s flood defences. Finance and Government Business Minister Jane Hutt will today announce the funding for a flood and coastal risk management scheme which will be delivered from…

                      North West ‘Leads the Way’ in Manufacturing Services

                      North West ‘Leads the Way’ in Manufacturing Services

                      The North West “leads the way” in manufacturing and financial services, according to a new report by Deloitte. A new study undertaken by the Big Four firm found that region’s manufacturing industry is the most successful in the UK, while…

                        UK Broadband Rollout Breaks Records

                        UK Broadband Rollout Breaks Records

                        The Government’s rollout of superfast broadband has passed more than 1.5 million premises and is now reaching more than 40,000 additional homes and businesses every week. In the North West more than 217,000 premises can now access a faster and…

                          Funding Available for Wirral Community Projects

                          Funding Available for Wirral Community Projects

                          If you have an idea to improve life in West Wirral, you have until January 9 to bid for a share of a community fund grant for your project. £50,000 has been made available through the Community Fund grants programme…

                            Continued Growth Expected Into 2015

                            Continued Growth Expected Into 2015

                            The Output Index in the latest Business Trends report by BDO has found order books across the UK remained steady at 103.2 in November, which suggests GDP growth over the next three months should be above the long-term trend of…

                              Smart Motorway Project for M53

                              Smart Motorway Project for M53

                              Variable speed limits and hard shoulder running at busy times are heading for a section of the M53 near Ellesmere Port following the Chancellor’s autumn statement. The so-called smart motorway, between junction five (A41 at Hooton) and junction 11 (Stoak…

                                Indian Group with £2.8m Cheshire Buy

                                Indian Group with £2.8m Cheshire Buy

                                A kitchen sink distribution company headquartered in Congleton has been acquired by Indian business Acrysil Ltd in a £2.8m deal. Acrysil will initially hold a 74 per cent stake in Homestyle Products Ltd through its UK subsidiary and will buy…

                                  Airbus Land Finnish Orders

                                  Airbus Land Finnish Orders

                                  The manufacturer, which makes wings for all its civil aircraft in Broughton, Flintshire, has signed an agreement with Finnair to provide eight A350-900s, its new generation wide bodied plane. Finnair was the first airline to select the A350 XWB and…

                                    Fracking Research Centre for Cheshire

                                    Fracking Research Centre for Cheshire

                                    Thornton Science Park at the former Shell research centre near Ellesmere Port is to get one of two new sub-service test centres as part of a £31m investment announced in the Autumn Statement. The government’s Energy Security and Innovation Observing…

                                      Stamp Duty Shake-up to Boost North Wales Housing Market

                                      Stamp Duty Shake-up to Boost North Wales Housing Market

                                      An immediate shake-up in stamp duty and its proposed transfer to the Welsh Government could boost the housing market, it was claimed. Wales could control a total of nearly £3bn in overall taxes by 2020 under the powers set to…

                                        £40m Investment to Create 300 Bentley Jobs

                                        £40m Investment to Create 300 Bentley Jobs

                                        Luxury car manufacturer Bentley is to create 300 jobs at its site in Crewe. This is as part of a £40m investment at its site. Bentley, which employs more than 3,700 staff at the plant, told BBC Breakfast it is…