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Two killed in Wrexham car crash

Emergency services were unable to save the people in the car Credit: PA

Two people have died after a car crash near Wrexham last night.

It happened on the A495 at Bronington and involved just one vehicle.

Police said the occupants of a car died despite the efforts of members of the public and emergency services to save them.


Company launched to develop tidal energy along North Wales coast

North Wales is already home to several offshore windfarms Credit: PA

A new company is being launched to develop tidal energy along the coast of North Wales.

North Wales Tidal Energy & Coastal Protection will explore the possibilities of building tidal lagoons which will create sustainable energy.

Based in St Asaph, NWTE aim to work with local communities and business people to create a world-leading tidal energy programme.

Once completed, the company says North Wales will benefit from cheaper electricity and coastal communities will be safer from flood risks.

This is a major infrastructure project that we are addressing, with benefits here in North Wales and beyond. We are determined to protect the beautiful environment in which we live while providing power, amenity and employment for the long-term.

– Eryl Vaughan, NWTE

Snack company set to create jobs in Deeside

More than 100 jobs are being created in Deeside as a Japanese company makes its first investment in Europe.

Calbee Inc - Japan's largest savoury snack manufacturer - is set to open a new facility on Deeside Enterprise Zone with the backing of Welsh Government. The site will make savoury snacks for UK and European markets. The deal comes following a trade mission to Japan last year.

We have a very successful food manufacturing sector in wales and this investment will support our strategy to grow and expand the industry, creating more jobs and prosperity and I wish Calbee every success in the future.

– Edwina Hart AM, Economy Minister

The site will incorporate manufacturing, distribution and some research and development activities. It's set to create around 100 jobs over the next five years. Production is expected to start early next year.

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