The trade union Unite is looking into the possibility of a rescue package to help save jobs at Dobson & Crowther, the printing company in Llangollen, where thirty workers face redundancy.
Unite has already contacted AM Ken Skates, deputy minister for skills and technology, about the need for a package to assist Llangollen's largest employer.
“This area can’t afford to lose these jobs and it is a hammer blow to the local economy...The company has been struggling for some time and in November, the workers agreed to give up 7.3 per cent of their wages to tide the company through its financial problems...The company will lose its biggest contract in April and there is a big question mark over whether the company will be able to afford the enhanced redundancy terms for the workers that have been agreed with Unite.
The parents of a soldier from North Wales who was found shot dead at Deepcut Barracks have called for a fresh inquest into her death.
Pte Cheryl James, 18 and from Llangollen, was found with gunshot wounds at Deepcut in November 1995.
She was one of four young soldiers who died at the barracks in Surrey between 1995 and 2002, amid claims of widespread bullying and abuse.
There have been a number of different investigations.
An investigation by a deputy high court judge rejected the families' calls for a public inquiry, and concluded that the four recuits had committed suicide.
An inquest into her death, shortly after it happened, recorded an open verdict.
Human rights group Liberty, which represents her family, has today announced it is applying for a new inquest, after getting access to new documentation.
Pte James' parents, Des and Doreen James, said: "We're disappointed it has taken close to 18 years for us to even get disclosure of the evidence related to Cheryl's premature death."
"No family should ever have to go through what we've experienced, and the fact there still has never been any meaningful inquiry into the four deaths at Deepcut remains a stain on the integrity of everyone involved. All four were placed in the care of the state and all four were badly let down."
"The implications of the new evidence is both serious and extremely worrying for us but we have every confidence in Liberty and our entire legal team."
The seven-year-old girl who presented the newly-crowned Queen with a bouquet at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in 1953 is to be a special guest at this year’s event.
It is the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s visit when Nêst Rhys Roberts – now Nêst Adams – was chosen to make the presentation.
It was only a month after the new queen’s coronation at Westminster Abbey on June 2 and was one of her first official duties.
Nêst, a retired schoolteacher and mother of two, and her husband, Chris, live in Llangollen and she recalls the event vividly.
“I had to practise the curtsey and walk backwards for six paces because you weren’t allowed to turn your back on the Queen.
The Queen smiled and just said thank you but I had fallen the day before and cut my lip and my mother was worried and had to use makeup to hide it."
The 67th Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod starts today and runs until Sunday 14th July.
Tuesday is International Children’s Day with interactive performances from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the procession of the competitors to the Royal International Pavilion.
The evening concerts features four of Wales’s finest male voice choirs, the Rhos Orpheus, Cor Godre’r Aran, Cor y Brythoniaid and the chart topping Fron Choir. They will be joined by the St Melodians Steel Band, from Trinidad and international competitors.
The disaster which saw Wales' oldest oak tree topple into a house earlier this year should set alarm bells ringing about the threat to other old and ancient trees in Wales, say campaigners.
The 1,200 year old Pontfadog Oak was finally removed to a nearby field earlier this week.
The hope is that what remains of the tree can be transformed into a monument-as part of a call for stronger legal protection for our ancient trees. Our reporter Ian lang went to the village, near Chirk, to hear about plans for its future.
Welsh woodland charity Coed Cadw says the Pontfadog was the oldest oak tree in Wales, and probably one of the oldest in Northern Europe, said to have grown since 802.
The charity, part of the Woodland Trust, says "we must learn lessons" from the tree collapsing, because it was not adequately protected.
Just last December, Coed Cadw presented a petition, bearing over 5,300 names, to the Welsh Assembly, calling for better protection for our ancient, veteran and heritage trees and in particular, support for the owners of trees in caring for them, just as the owners of listed buildings can receive support in caring for them.
Also last year, a group of experts from the Ancient Tree Forum visited the Pontfadog Oak and put together a list of actions that they believed could help conserve it.
Although the total cost was only £5,700, these actions were never taken as no funding source was available.
– Angharad Evans, Coed Cadw
Moray Simpson, Tree Officer for Wrexham, said "it would be good to try and save the fallen parts of the tree for posterity and to show future generations what we had and what was lost due to the nation not doing enough to save these trees."