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Two killed in Wrexham car crash

Emergency services were unable to save the people in the car Credit: PA

Two people have died after a car crash near Wrexham last night.

It happened on the A495 at Bronington and involved just one vehicle.

Police said the occupants of a car died despite the efforts of members of the public and emergency services to save them.

Lincoln 1-1 Wrexham (FT)

Wrexham couldn't hold on to their half time lead against Lincoln. Final score Lincoln 1-1 Wrexham.

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Police arrest three people in Wrexham murder investigation

Detectives investigating the death of a 25-year-old man in Wrexham said this afternoon that three people have been arrested.

The unnamed dead man’s family was being supported by family liaison officers.

Police want to speak to anyone who was in the Deva Way area last Friday evening or during the early hours of Saturday.

Details on new 'super prison' delayed

Plans to build a so-called 'super prison' in Wrexham are on hold after councillors voted to defer a decision until they have more information.

Artist Impression of the prison, due to be built on the former Firestone site

A meeting was held last night by Wrexham Planning Committee to address issues such as landscaping, layout and parking.

The prison has already been given outline permission.

The prison, designed to hold over 2000 inmates is estimated to cost £212m.

Councillor Neil Rogers is in favour of the prison and said that the local economy will benefit between £23 and £25m from the construction process alone.

Woman detained after being spotted on Wrexham roof

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A woman was detained and taken to hospital after an incident on a rooftop in Wrexham.

North Wales Police says officers and fire crews were called to Wrexham Road in Rhostyllen at around 11.05am after a woman was spotted on a roof of a building.

The road was closed from Henblas Street to the Rhostyllen roundabout while a police-trained negotiator attempted to talk the woman down.

The woman, who is believed to be in her 20s, was detained by officers after being brought down from the roof by fire crews.

Police say the road was reopened at around 1pm.

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New ambulance centre 'will improve response times'

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A turf- cutting ceremony has been held to mark the construction of the new Ambulance and Fire Services Resource Centre in Wrexham.

The multi-million pound centre will include an eight-bay fire station, a six-bay ambulance station, and top-of-the-range training facilities.

Project leaders were joined at the turf-cutting today by Minister for Health and Social Services Mark Drakeford and Wrexham AM Lesley Griffiths.

The Welsh Government is making a significant investment in this new resource centre to provide both the ambulance and fire services with the most modern facilities available. It will allow greater coordination when it comes to responding to incidents and improve response times.”

– Mark Drakeford AM, Health Minister

Tribute to 'dedicated' and 'brilliant' Wrexham soldier

The mother of Guardsman Jamie Shadrake, who died while serving in Afghanistan in 2012, has paid tribute to him at an inquest into his death.

Catherine Griffiths describes her son as a "dedicated soldier" and a "brilliant son".

Earlier today a coroner found that Guardsman Shadrake had been 'unlawfully killed while on active service'.

Wrexham soldier 'unlawfully killed on active service'

Guardsman Jamie Shadrake died three days after his 20th birthday Credit: Family photo

Coroner John Gittins ruled that Guardsman Jamie Shadrake was 'unlawfully killed whilst on active service'.

In a statement outside the inquest, his mother said: 'We believed in Jamie and in what he was doing in Afghanistan. We know his selfless sacrifice has helped the people of Afghanistan'

Guardsman Jamie Shadrake of the Reconnaissance Platoon, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards died when his checkpoint was attacked by insurgents in the Nahr-e Saraj District of Helmand Province in 2012.

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