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
Daily Post 15th April 2018
The long list of Wrexham pubs forced to close since 2008
Boarder Counties Advertiser 13th April 2018
World Heritage Day at Llangollen canal World Heritage Site
Leader Live 12th April 2018
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
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.
Shropshire Star 28th March 2018
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?
Wrexham.com 21st March 2018
Former Maelor youth club in Acrefair up for auction
Leader Live 14th March 2018
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
Wrexham.com 8th March 2018
Plan that will shape Wrexham’s future ready for consultation – where could 8,000 houses be built?
New Civil Engineer 26th February 2018
Plea for cash to develop North Wales rail hubs
Daily Post 24th February 2018
Look inside this former chapel that’s been transformed into a tea room
Boarder Counties Advertiser 23rd February 2018
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.
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.
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).
London Live 2nd February 2018
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
Shropshire Star 31st January 2018
A wood panel manufacturer has appealed against a decision to refuse planning permission for new building.
Boarder Counties Advertiser 25th January 2018
Kronospan lodges appeal after rejection of plans for new raw board store
BBC News 22nd January 2018
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.
Shropshire Star 19th January 2018
Nostalgia for canal restoration – Montgomery Canal
Wrexham.com 18th January 2018
Wrexham’s bus service issues raised in Senedd
Leader Live 16th January 2018
New consultation date into future development plans at Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Wrexham Leader 16th January 2018
Public invited to have their say on future regeneration plans at Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Border Counties Advertiser 15th January 2018
Aqueduct closed for maintenance
Northwich Guardian 12th January 2018
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
Shropshire Star 11th January 2018
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
BBC 8th January 2018
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct maintenance restricts access for a month
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.
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.