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Prisoners to arrive at Wrexham's new 'super prison'

Prisoners are starting to arrive at the UK's newest and largest 'super prison' in Wrexham.

An artist's impression of HMP Berwyn. Credit: Ministry of Justice

HMP Berwyn will eventually house 2,106 prisoners.

The Ministry of Justice say that the prison will contribute a thousand jobs to the local economy, but some people living nearby say they are worried about the effect on the area.

READ MORE: Illegal workers at site of new Wrexham 'super prison'

In December last year the organisation accountable for how prisons are run in England in Wales acknowledged there was "more to do", after a series of concerns were raised about how Cardiff Prison was being managed.


Wrexham business hub to create 100 enterprises with £1m from Welsh Government

Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

The Welsh Government is providing £1 million of funds to establish a business hub to support the creation of 100 new enterprises and 260 jobs.

A two-year pilot scheme in Wrexham, north Wales aims to secure a similar amount of private investment.

Innovation and entrepreneurship are vital drivers for the economy and I want to continue to create the best environment for entrepreneurs across Wales and will be using the pilot to inform my future economic priorities.

The importance of providing space, community and support for aspiring entrepreneurs is key to success and I am keen to build on and complement the existing infrastructure across Wales.

– Ken Skates AM, Economy Secretary


Pensioner's body recovered from canal in Chirk

The body of a woman in her 80s was pulled from a canal in Chirk yesterday. Credit: Google Maps

A woman's body has been recovered from a canal on the outskirts of Chirk, police say.

The woman, who was in her 80s and from Chirk, was found in the water near to The Poachers Pocket pub yesterday. West Mercia Police says her death is being treated as unexplained, but not suspicious. Next of kin have been informed.

FT: Southport 3-2 Wrexham

Wrexham narrowly missed out on a draw away to Southport, losing 3-2.

Wrexham were awarded a penalty after Gerry McDonagh was brought down in the box by Liam Nolan, allowing John Rooney to even the score. It look as though the game would finish two all, but Nolan got his second of the game in the 87th minute sealing with win for Southport.

Final score: Southport 3-2 Wrexham.

HT: Southport 2-1 Wrexham

Wrexham are trailing 2-1 against Southport in the National League.

Jordan White opened the scoring at the Merseyrail Community Stadium, catching the deflection from Gerry McDonagh's shot at goal. Southport came back with an equaliser from Liam Nolan shortly before Delial Brewster made it 2-1 for the homeside just before the whistle.

Man airlifted to hospital after Wrexham incident

Cefn Road, Wrexham. Credit: Google

North wales Police says a man has been airlifted to hospital following an incident on Cefn Road, Wrexham.

The road was closed while emergency services including police, ambulance and a helicopter responded.

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