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MDA Innovation Network Business Breakfast – 11th February 2015

MDA Innovation Network Business Breakfast – 11th February 2015

The next MDA Innovation Network Business Breakfast will be held at OpTIC, Glyndwr University in St Asaph on Wednesday 11th February 2015 from 8.30am (registration from 8am) until 9.30am. OpTIC are hosting this event in partnership with the MDA and it is sponsored by…

    400 New Homes to Boost Economy

    400 New Homes to Boost Economy

    Top builder Anwyl Construction will build more than 400 new homes across North Wales and Cheshire over the next three years, creating almost 2,000 jobs. That represents more than £40m of investment into the regional economy, according to figures from…

      New Home for University Cathedral Free School

      New Home for University Cathedral Free School

      It’s back to the future for the University Cathedral Free School (UCFS) which has found a new home – in a former Chester school building. The primary school, which opened in autumn 2013, is still located in a former job…

        Flintshire Coastal Park to be Developed

        Flintshire Coastal Park to be Developed

        A coastal park is to be developed in Flintshire in a bid to attract more tourists to the county. Flintshire County Council approved plans and a prospectus for a Flintshire Coast Park along the 25-mile stretch of the Wales Coast…

          Denbighshire Council Tax Could Rise by 2.75%

          Denbighshire Council Tax Could Rise by 2.75%

          Council tax in Denbighshire could rise by 2.75% as the authority tries to balance the books for the next year. The council is also being asked to dip into its reserves to the tune of half a million pounds, as…

            Wrexham Would ‘Benefit’ from Womens Prison Unit

            Wrexham Would ‘Benefit’ from Womens Prison Unit

            Wales does not need a super-prison in Wrexham but would benefit from a small specialist unit for women, penal reform campaigners told Westminster’s Welsh Affairs committee. Rachel Halford of Women in Prison said the way to tackle the lack of…

              Next Stage of Mold Roadworks to Begin

              Next Stage of Mold Roadworks to Begin

              Roadworks will continue to disrupt traffic in Mold as the next stage in a £575,000 10-month upgrade is set to begin. Welsh Water plans to start digging up the high street today after work to replace pipework on Chester Street…

                Fierce Opposition to North Wales Pylon Plans

                Fierce Opposition to North Wales Pylon Plans

                Plans to build new pylons in Gwynedd and Anglesey have been met with fierce opposition. National Grid  announced plans to opt for a new overhead power line along the “orange corridor” it set out during its first round of public…

                  £2.8m Motorway Repair Project to Begin Next Month

                  £2.8m Motorway Repair Project to Begin Next Month

                  A £2.8m project to repair junction 2 of the M53 removing weight restrictions and reinstating lanes will get underway next month. The long-awaited repairs to the lanes at Moreton will start on Thursday, February 5, and are expected to take…

                    Chester Shopping Centre For Sale for £67m

                    Chester Shopping Centre For Sale for £67m

                    Property giant owners of Chester’s Grosvenor Shopping Centre have put the mall up for sale with a £67m guide price. Consultants Strutt & Parker, who have been instructed to sell the property, confirmed to The Chronicle that a report about…

                      Northern Powerhouse Agenda for Northern Cities

                      Northern Powerhouse Agenda for Northern Cities

                      No city in the North of England will be left behind as part of the Northern Powerhouse agenda, the Prime Minister has told Insider. David Cameron reassured businesses that the initiative would “make the most” of the region’s best assets…

                        Wirral Shortlisted as Possible ‘Housing Zone’

                        Wirral Shortlisted as Possible ‘Housing Zone’

                        Wirral has been shortlisted to become one of the first flagship “housing zones” in England in a bid to help provide thousands of new homes across the country. A shortlist of 29 areas outside London was published on Thursday, with…

                          Supply Chain & Export Seminar – 28th January 2015

                          Supply Chain & Export Seminar – 28th January 2015

                          You are invited to attend a FREE breakfast Seminar on Wednesday 28th January at the University of Chester Thornton Science Park This event will provide an invaluable insight into export and supply chain. It will discuss how your business can…

                            Record Business Growth in Wirral

                            Record Business Growth in Wirral

                            Council leaders have clashed over who should claim credit for a surge in new businesses starting up in Wirral. A new report shows the borough is seeing record levels of growth – with new companies in professional, scientific and technical…

                              £1.5m Pontcysyllte Aqueduct Plans Approved

                              £1.5m Pontcysyllte Aqueduct Plans Approved

                              A £1.5m master plan to boost the number of visitors to a World Heritage Site was approved. A blueprint to breathe new life into the area around the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, near Trevor, has been drawn up by consultants for Wrexham…

                                Chester Eastgate Clock Undergoing £500,000 Restoration

                                Chester Eastgate Clock Undergoing £500,000 Restoration

                                Restoration of Chester’s world-famous Eastgate clock and bridge has begun. Work has started to build a scaffold around the structure in preparation for the next phase of a major £500,000 scheme to conserve the ancient City Walls. The work will see Britain’s…

                                  Chester Giants Awarded £24,00 Funding

                                  Chester Giants Awarded £24,00 Funding

                                  A new company that designs and manufactures spectacular giant figures for worldwide extravaganzas has received a big financial boost. The Earl of Chester’s Fund has awarded The Giant Manufacturing Company Ltd £24,000 towards its set-up and development costs. The new…

                                    Wrexham Councillors Back Plans for New Homes

                                    Wrexham Councillors Back Plans for New Homes

                                    Councillors unanimously approved plans to demolish a derelict pub and replace it with eight houses. The proposal to redevelop the old Brynteg Inn site in Wrexham was met with local opposition, including a petition signed by 86 people. However, at…

                                      IFB 2016 to Partner with GREAT Britain Campaign

                                      IFB 2016 to Partner with GREAT Britain Campaign

                                      The UK’s second International Festival for Business to be hosted in Liverpool in 2016, will partner with the GREAT Britain campaign to promote the UK around the world. The agreement for a formal partnership builds on cooperation between IFB and…

                                        Next Phase Approved for Connecting Cheshire

                                        Next Phase Approved for Connecting Cheshire

                                        Another 10,000 Cheshire homes and businesses are due to have access to fibre broadband by summer 2017 as a result of the£6.5m second phase of the Connecting Cheshire programme. Councils in Cheshire East, Cheshire West & Chester, Warrington and Halton…