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Wrexham's Plas Madoc leisure centre shuts

Campaigners previously said plans to close the leisure centres were 'foolish' Credit: ITV News

Plas Madoc Leisure Centre in Wrexham will officially close today, despite numerous campaigns to save it.

The decision, which was made in February, is part of the council's plans to save £45m of its budget over the next five years.

The pool will officially close at 4.30pm today, with the leisure centre closing for good at 5.30.

Campaigners are expected to show their support at the centre this afternoon.

Wrexham recycling plant fire under investigation

Fire crews were called to the industrial park at 11.56am Credit: ITV News

Fire crews were called to a recycling building on Wrexham Industrial Park earlier today after a blaze broke out on a conveyor belt.

Breathing apparatus, hose reels and main jets were used to tackle the fire and prevent it from spreading.

The blaze was reported at 11.56am and has now been extinguished. Firefighters are currently venting the property. North Wales Fire Service says the cause of the blaze is under investigation.

Witness appeal after Rhyl railway station disorder

Three men from Wrexham have been arrested in connection with a disturbance involving football fans in Rhyl on Saturday.

British Transport Police is appealing for witnesses to the incident which happened on a train at Rhyl railway station at around 6.45pm.

The men, aged 49, 31 and 21, were arrested along with a 34-year-old man, on suspicion of public order offences and bailed pending further enquiries.

The disturbance took place on board a Holyhead to Shrewsbury service, which was stationary at Rhyl station at the time...

This must have been an intimidating environment for other passengers on board the train and on the platform at Rhyl. We do not tolerate anti-social and violent behaviour like this and we will be continuing our enquiries, including viewing any available CCTV and speaking to witnesses.

– Inspector Mark Jones, British Transport Police

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 405040 quoting reference number WSUB/B7 of 14/04/2014.


Wrexham boost after recent job losses around Wales

by Carole Green

200 jobs are being created at financial research firm Avox in Wrexham by the end of 2016.

That economic boost comes after a worrying few weeks of jobs news around Wales, with 149 jobs lost at Creative Foods in Flint, 400 under threat at the Murco oil refinery in Milford Haven, 650 going at Avana Bakeries in Newport, and a further 150 under threat at the Freeman events company in Cwmcarn.

The Prime Minister was also in North Wales - visiting a furniture business in Flintshire.

200 new jobs in Wrexham at financial services company

A financial services company has announced it will create 200 new jobs in Wrexham by the end of 2016.

Avox, which has its headquarters at Redwither Business Park, says it is expanding because of growing demand for its services.

Avox was founded in 2003 and is a subsidiary of The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation. Credit: Avox

Prime Minister David Cameron said: “Today’s news from Avox is a great vote of confidence in Wrexham and shows that the UK is open for business.”

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