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Danny Alexander announces financial support for Wylfa

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has announced the signing of an agreement with Hitachi and Horizon, guaranteeing financial support for developing a new nuclear power station at Wylfa.

Speaking at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London, Mr Alexander said the Wylfa Newydd project is set to create 1,000 permanent jobs once complete.


Treasury's boost for Anglesey power station

The nuclear reactor at the Wylfa plant will shut down in 2014 Credit: ITV News Wales

The Treasury is expected to announce later it'll sign an agreement to support the financing of the development of a new nuclear power station at Wylfa on Anglesey.

The plan is for preparation work on the site to begin in 2015 with major on-site work starting in 2018.

It's estimated that the new nuclear station will create around 1,000 permanent jobs once it is complete.

The construction phase could lead to as many as 6,000 jobs.

The deal is subject to final approval.

Holyhead's Empire Cinema reopens after major restoration

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The Empire cinema has been a landmark in Holyhead since the days when films only came in black and white and Charlie Chaplin was still using a cane.

Like many other small screens - it's had its troubles competing in a Multiplex age - and the screen has gone dark for years. Now though - with a major grant - the projector's flickering back into life:

Rob Shelley went along as the screen curtain lifted on a new era.

Holywell man, 80, bailed after manslaughter arrest

Nicholas Lloyd Davies, 47, died on November 25 Credit: North Wales Police

A 80-year-old man from Holywell has been released on bail after being arrested on suspicion of manslaughter through gross negligence.

It follows the death of 47-year-old Nicholas Lloyd Davies, also from the town.

He was taken ill on November 20 and died in hospital on November 25.

A spokesperson for North Wales Police said the force was awaiting test results following a post mortem.


Refurbished 1920s cinema re-opens in Holyhead

cinema in 1976
The Empire was converted into a twin cinema during 1976 Credit: John Cave

An art-deco cinema will re-open today after a £460,000 overhaul. The Empire cinema now features a soft play area, a laser shooting maze and will show the latest hollywood blockbusters.

It's the only movie theatre on Anglesey and has had several refurbishments since its opening in 1920.

The funding was awarded to Holyhead Town Council from the Welsh Government and Anglesey County Council earlier this year.

The refurbishment of the Empire cinema will create 8 jobs and hopes to bring a new lease of life to the streets of Holyhead.

Seal rescued at Wylfa Power station

Strong currents dragged her into the nuclear power station Credit: RSPCA

A female grey seal has been rescued from the Wylfa power station on Anglesey.

She had a lucky escape after strong currents dragged her into the nuclear power station which is situated on Anglesey

Staff alerted the RSPCA after discovering her in one of the cooling chambers.

Luckily the seal was unharmed and after a quick health check she was returned to the sea near Cemaes Bay.

After quick inspection, the seal was was returned to the sea Credit: RSPCA

Nuclear power station project named ‘Wylfa Newydd’

A Welsh name has been chosen for the nuclear power project on Anglesey, initially referred to as 'Wylfa B' Credit: Horizon Nuclear Power

A proposed nuclear power station on Anglesey has been given the name 'Wylfa Newydd', Horizon Nuclear Power has revealed.

The group said the name, which translates as 'New Wylfa', was chosen in recognition of "the opportunities and benefits it will bring to the island in the years ahead".

Japanese industrial giants Hitachi stepped in after developers E.ON and RWE pulled out of the project, initially referred to as 'Wylfa B'.

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