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Building collapse closes road in Wrexham

The collapse is on the A5152 between Brook Street and Ruthin Road Credit: Google Maps

A three-story building has collapsed in Wrexham.

Police say the building was derelict and due for demolition next week.

Debris is scattered across the road at Pen Y Bryn the A5152 leading to it being closed.

There are no reported injuries and the emergency services are on scene.


Wrexham man dies after skate park event

Police are treating the man's death as suspicious Credit: PA

A 20-year-old man from Wrexham has died after attending an event at a skate park in Oswestry in Shropshire.

The man had been taken to an event on the Renal Industrial Estate, and was taken to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital where he died.

His cause of death is unknown, but police are treating it as suspicious.

West Mercia Police are appealing for witnesses who may have attended the event or have any information, to contact them on telephone 101.

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.

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.

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