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Airbus wins Queen's Award for Enterprise

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The Airbus facility in Broughton, north Wales manufactures aircraft wings Credit: PA

Airbus UK, which has a manufacturing site in Broughton, north Wales, has won an award for 'outstanding overseas growth.'

The company has received the Queen's Award for Enterprise, the UK's highest accolade for business success.

The awards panel praised the company's care to understand and anticipate the future needs of customers and its attention to environmental issues.

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Airbus UK has been recognised for its overseas growth Credit: PA

Airbus facilities in Filton, Bristol and Broughton, design and manufacture aircraft wings for the full range of the Airbus aircraft.

The wings are then transported to final assembly lines in France and Germany, where, along with other major sections manufactured across Europe, they are assembled to form a completed aircraft which are then exported to customers around the world.

Youngster hears for the first time after life-changing op

Little Amelie Ring is one of the one-in-a-thousand babies born profoundly deaf. A few weeks ago she had a complex operation to try and help.

Today Amelie and her parents Vicky and Rob made the journey from their home near Holywell to a Manchester hospital - to literally switch on Amelie's hearing and give her a new sense - Rob Shelley was there.


Baby born deaf set to hear for the first time

A baby who was born deaf is set to hear sound for the very first time today.

Amelie Ring from Holywell had an electronic device surgically implanted to enable her to hear for the first time.

In December, surgeons has to postpone plans to insert bilateral cochlear implants after the 20 month old stopped breathing after receiving an anaesthetic.

Last week the implants were put in place and Amelie's mother, Vicky, described said it was a day the family thought they may never see.

Amelie was born at 28 weeks and spent her first 102 days in Glan Clwyd Hospital after suffering major blood loss in her mother's womb. She underwent nine blood transfusions and a heart operation while in hospital.


Witness appeal after Rhyl railway station disorder

Three men from Wrexham have been arrested in connection with a disturbance involving football fans in Rhyl on Saturday.

British Transport Police is appealing for witnesses to the incident which happened on a train at Rhyl railway station at around 6.45pm.

The men, aged 49, 31 and 21, were arrested along with a 34-year-old man, on suspicion of public order offences and bailed pending further enquiries.

The disturbance took place on board a Holyhead to Shrewsbury service, which was stationary at Rhyl station at the time...

This must have been an intimidating environment for other passengers on board the train and on the platform at Rhyl. We do not tolerate anti-social and violent behaviour like this and we will be continuing our enquiries, including viewing any available CCTV and speaking to witnesses.

– Inspector Mark Jones, British Transport Police

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 405040 quoting reference number WSUB/B7 of 14/04/2014.

Wrexham FC joins forces with uni for degree scheme

Ask Wrexham's fans and they'll tell you the team's always played educated football. Now the idea is to educate the footballers too.

They're introducing a tie-up with Glyndwr University next door - the idea is to get players a degree and a career after retirement - and they get to play for the Dragons whilst they study.

Rob Shelley's been to hear about a world where free kicks meet learning curves.

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