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MDA Innovation Network Business Breakfast – 23rd April 2015

MDA Innovation Network Business Breakfast – 23rd April 2015

The next MDA Innovation Network Business Breakfast will be held at STFC, Sci-Tech Daresbury on Thursday 23rd April 2015 from 8.30am (registration from 8am) until 9.30am. STFC, Sci-Tech Daresbury are hosting this event in partnership with the MDA. The event will again be…

    Innovation Network Success at OpTIC Glyndwr University

    Innovation Network Success at OpTIC Glyndwr University

    We held our first MDA Innovation Network Business Breakfast of 2015 at OpTIC Glyndwr University, St Asaph on Wednesday 11th February 2015. Over 110 delegates attended the event which included over 20 business exhibitions. Following on from the breakfast, a…

      Tour of Britain Could Add £3.5m to Local Economy

      Tour of Britain Could Add £3.5m to Local Economy

      The Tour of Britain, which is returning to North Wales and Wrexham, could bring £3.5m to the local economy. Wrexham council’s executive board has approved backing the tour with a £40,000 cash injection saying it is an opportunity for the…

        Ewloe Housing Plans in Inspectors Hands

        Ewloe Housing Plans in Inspectors Hands

        A decision whether to make a u-turn on a controversial application to build houses on agricultural land is now in the hands of a planning inspector. A three-day public inquiry into plans by Anwyl Construction Ltd to build 41 homes in…

          £6m Road Safety Improvements Across Rural Wales

          £6m Road Safety Improvements Across Rural Wales

          Speed limits along dozens of stretches of roads in Wales are to be changed as the Welsh Government reviews road safety across the country. The Welsh Government is planning £6m in road safety improvements in the next five years on…

            Hopes for New Wirral Rail Station

            Hopes for New Wirral Rail Station

            Hopes for the creation of a train station between Moreton and Meols are back on track after a survey found hundreds of people are in support of the idea. Councillors claim the new station – which would be known as…

              Construction Started on Wirral Waters College Campus

              Construction Started on Wirral Waters College Campus

              Construction work has begun on a multi-million training college that will form part of the Wirral Waters development. The £8m Wirral Metropolitan College campus will specialise in enterprise and construction and transform 500 acres of Birkenhead Dockland. Work on the…

                Multi Million Pound Services Hub for Ellesmere Port

                Multi Million Pound Services Hub for Ellesmere Port

                Plans for a public services hub in Ellesmere Port town centre have been revealed as part of a multi-million regeneration scheme. Costing £20m it will, according to Cheshire West And Chester Council, bring together seven public sector organisations under one…

                  Chester Coworking Hub Now Open

                  Chester Coworking Hub Now Open

                  Chester has become part of the growing trend of cities across the UK supporting entrepreneurs and other small businesses through the introduction of a coworking hub. Last August, a pair of local entrepreneurs launched a campaign via the crowdfunding site…

                    Tata Steel Deeside Site Plans Revealed

                    Tata Steel Deeside Site Plans Revealed

                    Tata Steel has revived plans for a small power plant at its Deeside site in a move that could help secure the long term future of the site. The steel giant employs around 850 people in Shotton at its Tata…

                      £2.8m Wirral Motorway Project Begins

                      £2.8m Wirral Motorway Project Begins

                      A major £2.8m project to repair junction 2 of the M53 began today. Long-awaited work on the lanes at Moreton is expected to take up to four months to complete. Highways Agency spokeswoman Louise Baxendale said: “We are delivering on a…

                        Extra Lane Closure to Cause Further Delays

                        Extra Lane Closure to Cause Further Delays

                        Motorists could face even more delays on the A483 tomorrow as emergency work will see an extra lane closed for most of the day. The northbound carriageway of the A483, on the approach to the Posthouse Roundabout, will be reduced…

                          Welsh Government Project for 5,000 Deeside Jobs

                          Welsh Government Project for 5,000 Deeside Jobs

                          A £95M project for a 5,000 job employment site in Deeside will be kick-started after the Welsh Government agreed to fork out for a link road. The massive Northern Gateway project on the former RAF Sealand site has the potential…

                            £14m Deeside Sixth Form Hub

                            £14m Deeside Sixth Form Hub

                            The lucrative contract to build a £14m state-of-the-art sixth form hub in Connah’s Quay has been awarded to a North Wales firm. Bodelwyddan-based Wynne Construction has been chosen to erect the post-16 facility on the Coleg Cambria site in Golftyn…

                              Chester Uni Handbridge Office Takeover

                              Chester Uni Handbridge Office Takeover

                              The University of Chester is negotiating with Lloyds Banking Group on the purchase of two offices totalling 65,000 sq ft in Queens Park Road, which would be converted into teaching facilities. Cheshire West & Chester Council’s planning committee approved the…

                                Council Merger Rejected by Welsh Government

                                Council Merger Rejected by Welsh Government

                                Plans for a voluntary merger between Denbighshire and Conwy county councils have been rejected by the Welsh Government. In a statement the minister in charge of local government, Leighton Andrews said that the proposals for mergers did not meet the…

                                  Rail Electrification is ‘Key’ to North Wales Traffic

                                  Rail Electrification is ‘Key’ to North Wales Traffic

                                  Electrification of the North Wales rail network is “vital” if severe traffic congestion on major roads such as the A55 and A483 is to be reduced. That was the message delivered by a group building the case for stronger rail…

                                    Chester College Campus to Close

                                    Chester College Campus to Close

                                    West Cheshire College’s multi-million pound city campus will close just a few years after opening – after too much was borrowed to build it. The college has finally confirmed the flagship Handbridge site will be shut down, ending months of…

                                      Growth Deals Secure £140m Funding

                                      Growth Deals Secure £140m Funding

                                      Funding totalling £140m has been allocated to local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) in the North West as part of the government’s expansion of its Growth Deal initiative. The cash, which is being devolved from ministers to the public-private organisations, will be…

                                        Local Plan Reaches Final Stage

                                        Local Plan Reaches Final Stage

                                        Cheshire West & Chester Council is set to approve the adoption of its local plan which will guide development in the borough for the next 20 years, subject to the inclusion of changes made by a government planning inspector. The…