News

Dear Reader, you will note that a lot of the articles in this news column are about the realities of what the HS2 rail program will cause or is causing. The PKC Group believe as many other groups do across the UK that a more efficient and better rail service would be acomplished by upgrading and reopening our existing regional railways. Our own line could aleviate consdierable trafffic from the West Coast Main Line for a fraction of the cost and make services that we can use, such as the former Wrexham & Shropshire commercially viable. Please also see our HS2 page.

 

Furthermore, the tax burden that our community will face for HS2 is the equivalent of what a Railway sation in Cefn Mawr would cost, that most of us would use. So this is an ideal example of what we say and why H2S is no good for most of the people of the UK.

 

 

Wrexham.com 16th April 2018

Have your say on where houses, retail and employment should be placed in grand Wrexham plan

http://www.wrexham.com/news/have-your-say-on-where-houses-retail-and-employment-should-be-placed-in-grand-wrexham-plan-147731.html

 

Daily Post 15th April 2018

The long list of Wrexham pubs forced to close since 2008

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/long-list-wrexham-pubs-forced-14529244

 

Boarder Counties Advertiser 13th April 2018

World Heritage Day at Llangollen canal World Heritage Site

http://www.bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk/news/16158749.world-heritage-day-at-llangollen-canal-world-heritage-site/

 

Leader Live 12th April 2018

Extra care residents in Acrefair enjoy makeovers

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/16152373.Extra_care_residents_in_Acrefair_enjoy_makeovers/

 

Wrexham.com 12th April 2018

Health Secretary to visit next week in move welcomed by health centre campaigners

http://www.wrexham.com/news/health-secretary-to-visit-next-week-in-move-welcomed-by-health-centre-campaigners-147538.html

 

Go London 29th March 2018

A royal portrait painter has opened an exhibition of giant murals attacking the felling of trees in central London to make way for HS2.

https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/arts/this-royal-portrait-painter-is-protesting-london-tree-destruction-caused-by-hs2-a3801406.html

 

Shropshire Star 28th March 2018

Hassle with HS2

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/farming/2018/03/28/hassle-with-hs2/

 

Yorkshire Post 22nd March 2018

Potholes bring misery to drivers - something must be done about them – how about using some of the HS2 money to fix them?

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/jayne-dowle-potholes-bring-misery-to-drivers-something-must-be-done-about-them-1-9076171

 

Wrexham.com 21st March 2018

Former Maelor youth club in Acrefair up for auction

http://www.wrexham.com/news/former-maelor-youth-club-in-acrefair-up-for-auction-146468.html

 

Leader Live 14th March 2018

The £60m cost to bring A483 road in Wrexham up to standard

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/16085848.The___60m_cost_to_bring_A483_road_in_Wrexham_up_to_standard/

 

Shropshire Star 12th March 2018

Bridging the gap: Chance to work on major revamp of Montgomery Canal

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/oswestry/2018/03/12/bridging-the-gap/

 

Wrexham.com 8th March 2018

Plan that will shape Wrexham’s future ready for consultation – where could 8,000 houses be built?

http://www.wrexham.com/news/plan-that-will-shape-wrexhams-future-ready-for-consultation-where-could-8000-houses-be-built-145892.html

 

New Civil Engineer 26th February 2018

Plea for cash to develop North Wales rail hubs

https://www.newcivilengineer.com/business-culture/plea-for-cash-to-develop-north-wales-rail-hubs/10028499.article

 

Daily Post 24th February 2018

Look inside this former chapel that’s been transformed into a tea room

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink-news/look-inside-former-chapel-thats-14330231

 

Boarder Counties Advertiser 23rd February 2018

Rural Wrexham can still cash in on £974k European cash pot

http://www.bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk/news/16044105.rural-wrexham-can-still-cash-in-on-974k-european-cash-pot/

 

Shropshire Star 22nd February 2018

Is it a bat, is it a bird... Spectacular snaps shows cormorant getting airborne from the Montgomery Canal.

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/oswestry/2018/02/22/is-it-a-bat-is-it-a-bird/

 

Leader Live 6th February 2018    

Festival at Pontcysyllte Aqueduct nominated for top tourism award. Details of this summer's event are to be announced later this month, while a special celebratory festival is planned next year to mark the tenth anniversary of Pontcysyllte attaining UNESCO World Heritage status.

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/home/2018/02/07/gallery/festival-at-pontcysyllte-aqueduct-nominated-for-top-tourism-award-104769/

 

Leader Live 3rd February 2018

TV Review: Britain's Favourite Walks: Top 100, ITV... and of course the ones you hoped to complete once this endless list eventually finished. Personal favourites included the Nine Ladies in Derbyshire, Another Place in Crosby and the Sandstone Trail in Cheshire. Local interest was piqued by Llangollen Canal (60), Offa's Dyke (41) and Snowdon (2).

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/lifestyle/2018/02/02/gallery/tv-review-britain-s-favourite-walks-top-100-itv-104669/

 

London Live 2nd February 2018

Mural painted in protest of HS2

http://www.londonlive.co.uk/news/2018-02-02/mural-painted-in-protest-of-hs2

 

Stoke Sentinel 2nd February 2018

The slow and cumbersome HS2 project is more like an oil tanker than a bullet train

http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/slow-cumbersome-hs2-project-more-1160054

 

Shropshire Star 31st January 2018

A wood panel manufacturer has appealed against a decision to refuse planning permission for new building.

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/oswestry/chirk/2018/01/31/company-appeals-against-planning-decision/

 

Boarder Counties Advertiser 25th January 2018

Kronospan lodges appeal after rejection of plans for new raw board store

http://www.bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk/news/15898074.Kronospan_lodges_appeal_after_rejection_of_plans_for_new_raw_board_store/#comments-anchor

 

BBC News 22nd January 2018

Plan to offer more at Pontcysyllte aqueduct site

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-wales-42783422/plan-to-offer-more-at-pontcysyllte-aqueduct-site

 

The Chester Standard 22nd January 2018

The designation of the Chester Canal Conservation Area is now part of a national group of important and diverse canal heritage sites such as the Trent and Mersey Canal conservation area, Macclesfield Canal, Regents Canal in London, Ponctysyllte Aqueduct and Llangollen Canal World Heritage Site.

http://www.chesterstandard.co.uk/home/2018/01/17/gallery/stretch-of-shropshire-union-canal-designated-as-conservation-area-103998/

 

Shropshire Star 19th January 2018

Nostalgia for canal restoration – Montgomery Canal

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/mid-wales/2018/01/19/nostalgia-for-canal-restoration/

 

Wrexham.com 18th January 2018

Wrexham’s bus service issues raised in Senedd

http://www.wrexham.com/news/wrexhams-bus-service-issues-raised-in-senedd-143388.html

 

Leader Live 16th January 2018

New consultation date into future development plans at Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/lifestyle/2018/01/16/gallery/new-consultation-date-into-future-development-plans-at-pontcysyllte-aqueduct-103910/

 

Wrexham Leader 16th January 2018

Public invited to have their say on future regeneration plans at Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

http://www.wrexham.com/news/public-invited-to-have-their-say-on-future-regeneration-plans-at-pontcysyllte-aqueduct-143209.html

 

Border Counties Advertiser 15th January 2018

Aqueduct closed for maintenance

http://www.bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk/chirk-news/2018/01/15/gallery/pontcysyllte-aqueduct-closed-for-maintenance-work-103843/

 

Northwich Guardian 12th January 2018

Canal and River Trust launch appeal for lock keepers across Cheshire

http://www.northwichguardian.co.uk/news/15825691.Canal_and_River_Trust_launch_appeal_for_lock_keepers_across_Cheshire/

 

The Guardian 12th January 2018

Vicar unchained from tree after protest against HS2 work at Euston

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jan/12/vicar-unchained-tree-protest-hs2-work-euston

 

Shropshire Star 11th January 2018

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct work will be a tall order

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/oswestry/2018/01/11/pontcysyllte-aqueduct-work-will-be-a-tall-order/

 

The Guardian 11th January 2018

Priest to chain herself to tree at Euston in protest against HS2 felling plans

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jan/11/priest-chain-tree-protest-euston-hs2-felling-plans-london

 

BBC 8th January 2018

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct maintenance restricts access for a month

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-42596093

 

The Leader Live 5th January 2018

WREXHAM town centre is to be given greater emphasis in plans to develop the area's tourism offering. ... He said: “Our tourism action plan for 2018-20 has been developed by TEAM Tourism who have worked with all of our local hotels, attractions and tourism ambassadors in the last six months.

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/home/2018/01/05/gallery/new-tourism-plan-to-focus-more-on-wrexham-town-centre-103324/

 

Express and Star 2nd January 2018

In possibly the worst new year's gift of all time, long-suffering railway users are being handed a hike in train fares today.

https://www.expressandstar.com/news/voices/opinions/2018/01/02/express--star-comment-fares-rise-will-railroad-us-into-cars/