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Wrexham steel jobs saved in buy-out

A deal has been announced to sell part of a steel firm which went into administration, safeguarding 79 jobs in Wrexham.

Caparo Wire in Wrexham. Credit:

Auditors Pricewaterhouse Coopers said Caparo Wire which specialises in the manufacture of high-quality galvanised and engineering steel wire, has been sold to Rcapital.

The deal is the second announced by PwC after 76 jobs were saved last week when Caparo Testing Technologies was sold.

"The sale of Caparo Wire is another great result for the staff employed there and is the second deal to be completed, following the recent sale of Caparo Testing Technologies. We would like to thank all of the Caparo people involved for their dedicated support in securing this transaction.


Number of child arrests 'falls in four years'

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The Howard League for Penal Reform says there's been a dramatic fall in the number of children being arrested in Wales over the last four years.

The charity says in the Dyfed Powys Force area arrests are down by 70%, in Gwent by 61% and in the South Wales Force area they're down by 47%.

The League says every police service in England and Wales made fewer arrests in 2014 than in 2010, with some constabularies reducing their numbers by more than 70 per cent.

It says several police services have reviewed their arrest procedures and policies as a result of the Howard League’s engagement with them.


Man admits assault with half eaten sausage

A drunken man has admitted assaulting a shopkeeper by throwing a half-eaten Cumberland sausage bap in his face.

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But magistrates in Prestatyn rejected a claim by Peter Thomas, 44, that dried blood on the victim's cut lip was brown sauce from the bap.

Andrew Trussell, who has a secondhand shop called Steptoe's at Ruthin in Denbighshire, maintained he'd been punched by Thomas after a disagreement about cash.

Thomas admitted assault but denied punching him. He accepted being drunk and unable to remember his arrest.

The court rejected the sausage plea and Thomas, of Pentre Coch, near Ruthin, was told he'd be sentenced next week.

80-year-old woman has died in A5 crash involving lorry

A full police investigation is now underway. Credit: Traffic Wales

Police have confirmed that an 80-year-old woman has died after at a road traffic collision involving a lorry on the A5 in Corwen.

The family have been informed and a full police investigation is now underway.

However, police are warning members of the public that the road is likely to remain closed for at least a further 3 hours.

We would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision involving a pedestrian and a lorry or who was in the vicinity of the Square in Corwen at 10.57am today, Friday 20th November.

– Sergeant Alun Davies, Roads Policing Unit

Anyone with information has been asked to call the Roads Policing Unit on 101 quoting the reference number S178034.

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