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Morrell 'really proud' of Wrexham achievements

In a statement, Andy Morrell talked of his disappointment at Wrexham's recent performance

I feel it is in the best interests of both Wrexham FC and me to make a change now.I’m disappointed with how this season has gone, as I desperately wanted to lead the club I love back to the Football League where I feel it belongs.

However, I’m really proud of my achievements over the last two years and to see 20,000 Wrexham fans celebrating with me holding the FA Trophy will live long in my memory.

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Andy Morrell quits as manager of Wrexham AFC

Andy Morrell took over as caretaker manager in September 2011 Credit: PA Images

Andy Morrell has quit his role as manager of Wrexham AFC.

His assistant (pictured right) Billy Barr will take immediate charge of the club on an interim basis.

In a statement the club says it was 'mutually agreed' to allow him to pursue other opportunities.

Andy Morrell was appointed permanent manager in October 2011 following the departure of Dean Saunders to Doncaster Rovers.

Residential home converts chapel to combat cuts

We've heard plenty about leisure centres in Wales having to close because of the pressure on council budgets. A problem that's affecting older people more than others because it limits their opportunities to socialise.

But a residential care home in Wrexham has come up with a way to combat the cuts - they've converted a chapel on their own land into a community centre, and are inviting local groups to take advantage of it. Lorna Prichard reports.


Opinions divided over planned Wrexham prison

Critics of a new super prison in Wrexham believe violence, drug abuse and disorder will be inevitable at a site of its size and scale.

Supporters of the project argue it'll be a boost to the local economy and create jobs. But experts say problems at newly built prisons of similar sizes prove its difficult to keep inmates under control, as Alexandra Lodge reports.

Concerns over planned Wrexham prison to be raised

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The prison is intended to house 2,000 prisoners Credit: Ministry of Justice

Concerns will be raised later over the size and scale of the plans for a new super-prison in Wrexham by a panel of experts at an event in Cardiff Bay.

The UK government says the jail will cover 26 hectares at the former Firestone factory on the Wrexham Industrial Estate, house around 2,000 inmates and employ nearly 800 people.

Those who welcome the plans say it will be beneficial for local economy.

But opponents say the prison will bring disruption and argue that small prisons can find it easier to perform better than large ones. They also say that the development would have a detrimental effect on existing Welsh Government responsibilities.

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