A collection of news stories affecting our community during 2021. As of 2020 we noted our community will be liable to a higher tax burned for HS2 than it would cost to build a much-needed railway station at the centre of our community and the Pontcysyllte WHS. Therefore, we object to HS2, or as we call it, “The Welsh Bypass”. Furthermore, our railway line (Marchers) offers a viable alternative to the main West Coast Line as the former Wrexham & Shropshire Service proved before closure in 2010. We ask, why not use this to alleviate congestion on the main West Coastline, which would literally save billions of pounds.

With the now accepted (2021) cost of HS2 at £106 billion pounds and maybe more confirms the forecast of £1500 taxation for very man, woman and child in the UK. This means that our community numbering 10,000 people will contribute £15 million pounds. A first-rate railway station for Cefn Mawr next to Tesco will only cost around £12 million pounds.

Leader Live 24th December 2021

Wrexham couple sell over 400 copies of book for Alder Hey


Leader Live 22nd December 2021

Increase in anti social behaviour incidents in Wrexham, police say 22nd December 2021

Appeal launched over refusal of Wrexham drive-thru McDonald’s plans


Shropshire Star 10th December 2021

World Heritage designation marked at railway


Whitchurch Herald 9th December 2021

Whixall beauty spot to be made local nature reserve


Boarder Counties Advertiser 8th December 2021

Simon Hart visit to Clwyd South for £13m levelling up plans


South Wales Argus 4th December 2021

Canal “loses out” in levelling up funding 30th November 2021

Small sum secured to ‘progress’ Newbridge landslip “preliminary, assessment & design” of repairs


Leader Live 29th November 2021

£175,000 confirmed to progress repairs on B5605 Newbridge Road


Leader Live 25th November 2021

'I questioned the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales over funding to repair and reopen the B5605 between Newbridge and Cefn Mawr closed since the landslide' 25th November 2021

Animal lovers blast HS2 builders for evicting badgers on the route of the £72bn rail project 24th November 2021

‘Centre 67’ old Vicarage set for demolition as final block ‘resolved’


The Leader Live 21st November 2021

Cefn community Christmas fair taking place next week


Leader Live 20th November 2021

Christmas craft fair in Penycae tomorrow 20th November 2021

Geotechnical report into Newbridge landslip awaited before solution and cost known


World Cargo News 20th November 2021

Rail freight and the UK government's £96B Integrated Rail Plan


Daily Post 19th November 2021

Angry firms marooned by road landslide face 'nightmare' detours and dwindling incomes 


The Leader 18th November 2021

North Wales minister quizzed on 'strange' stance over Newbridge Road landslip repairs


The Gaudian 18th November 2021

The revised HS2 plan may be viable – but don’t expect Boris Johnson to deliver it


Yorkshire Post 18th November 2021

HS2 to Leeds axed while NPR route will stop at Yorkshire border, Grant Shapps confirms 16th November 2021

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct website relaunches after undergoing makeover


Leader Live 14th November 2021

Penycae man to quit job and embark on incredible journey for hospice


Boarder Counties Advertiser 14th November 2021

BIKE RIDE: The Ladies of Llangollen


Leader Live 11th November 2021

Checks were carried out following concerns from Cefn Mawr residents


Sunday Observer 7th November 2021

Children share their biggest fears about climate change 6th November 2021

Housing association takes forward plans for affordable homes on former Air Products site in Wrexham


The Telegraph 5th November 2021

How Wrexham is reinventing itself as the ‘Hollywood of Europe 3rd November 2021

Nightingale House announce closure of three charity shops “to protect the contribution of the remaining shops”


Leader Live 3rd November 2021

Nightingale House: Sadness as Wrexham hospice closes three shops


Daily Post 2nd November 2021

Remembering Gracie's: The Wrexham and Rhos premium high street stores which closed in 1995


Wales on Line 1st November 2021

Tory constituencies get way more money than Labour ones as we ask Government to explain how they chose the successful Levelling Up schemes


Dredging Today 29th October 2021

Over £20M for Montgomery and Llangollen Canals


Daily Post 29th October 2021

Former industrial site in North Wales could be developed into 180 home estate


Denbighshire Free Press 28th October 2021

Projects included in bid will benefit residents and visitors says Clwyd South MP


Denbighshire Free Press 28th October 2021

City association takes forward plans for affordable homes 27th October 2021

Simon Baynes MP welcomes Chancellor's announcement of successful £15m Levelling Up Fund Bid for Clwyd South


Wales on Line 27th October 2021

Budget 2021 Levelling Up Fund: The 10 schemes in Wales to receive extra funding


The Guardian 27th October 2021

Budget money for devolved nations ‘fails to offset economic pressures’


Nation Cymru 27th October 2021

Majority of UK Government’s ‘levelling up’ funds for Wales going to Conservative constituencies


Shropshire Star 27th October 2021

Montgomery Canal restoration gets £16m Budget boost 27th October 2021

Trevor Basin Masterplan amongst three Clwyd South projects to receive £15m from levelling up fund


Daily Post 25th October 2021

Rethink for 'outdated' North Wales planning rules could decide where 8,000 new homes can be built. Anglesey and Gwynedd’s Joint Local Development Plan sets out where new homes should be built and employment allocated


Wales on Line 24th October 2021

The terrifying future of Wales' decimated councils, where millions are being lost each month and broken staff are in short supply 21st October 2021

Welsh Government give £1bn Metro plan update – £50m so far for North Wales is a ‘kick in the teeth’  


Leader Live 20th October 2021

Wrexham pub landlord raises concerns on supermarket alcohol sales

Business Wales 20th October 2021

UK Net Zero Strategy Promises to Build Back Greener: How Will Wales be Affected?


Wales on Line 9th October 2021

The best days out in Wales that don't cost a penny


Leader Live 9th October 2021

Community consultation event for new Wrexham solar installation proposal


The Telegraph 8th October 2021

The destinations vying for 2025 City of Culture (Wrexham)


Leader Live 8th October 2021

Country parks in Wrexham could receive permanent legal protection


Leader Live 6th October 2021

Long wait for Wrexham road repair funds shows 'north-south divide'


Leader Live 5th October 2021

Keep up to date with what's on offer at Wrexham Libraries


Boarder Counties 1st October 2021

How staycation boom could boost visitors to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct


Nation Cymru 30th September 2021

Plan to attract more visitors to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct amid influx of tourists to Wales


Leader Live 28th September 2021

Work starts on housing development at Cefn Mawr


News From Wales 25th September 2021

Amazing Places to Have a Boat Trip in Wales


Leicester Mercury 24th September 2021

Leicestershire Tory MP slams 'loss-making' HS2 saying it will be delayed by a decade


Daily Post 23rd September 2021

National Trust manager's jobs in North Wales could see you earn £50k-a-year


Independent 22nd September 2021



Metro 22nd September 2021

It’s time to scrap HS2 before it causes any more damage


Business Live 22nd September 2021

New body to assess rail investment needs in Wales but no Barnett consequential from HS2


Wales on Line 20th September 2021

Where you can see the most gorgeous autumn colours in Wales


Denbighshire Free Press 17th September 2021

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct: Travellers pitch up world heritage site's car park


Planet Radio 14th September 2021

Aylesbury MP says petition shows HS2 is 'unwanted and unnecessary' after Commons debate


Wrexham Council News 9th September 2021

Be a part of the great big green week 2021 9th September 2021

Road Trip Club – Adventure road trip for couples


Boarder Counties Advertiser 9th September 2021

Llangollen Canal towpath work from Lion Quays to St Martins 9th September 2021

“Radical intervention” needed to save Wales’ town centres says minister


Shropshire Star 9th September 2021

Triathlon race funds for canal restoration of Montgomeryshire Canal


Shropshire Star 7th September 2021

Drivers facing 12-mile diversions for two-mile road closure


Northwich Guardian 5th September 2021

The story of an abandoned rail project amid calls to stop HS2


Leader Live 27th August 2021

Cefn Mawr social club re-opens after substantial renovations and community support


Planning Resource 27th August 2021

HS2 rail route could be ‘mothballed’ over soaring costs


SB News 26th August 2021

Clwyd South MP officially re-opens the Cefn Mawr Community Social Club following substantia


Whitchurch Herald 24th August 2021

Work continues to beautify Whitchurch arm of Llangollen Canal


SB News 24th August 2021

Clwyd South MP visits Offa's Dyke near Chirk and learns more about the Offa's Dyke Rescue Fund


The Telegraph 20th August 2021

‘Don’t fall in!’ Readers’ tips for the perfect canal boat holiday


Leader Live 20th August 2021

Could Hollywood limelight help Wrexham's City of Culture bid?

Denbighshire Free Press 18th August 2021

Drummers set the beat in shadow of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct


The Leader 18th August 2021

What do you love about Flintshire or Wrexham?


Denbighshire Free Press 18th August 2021

One Hundred Knights reveals future plans for Llangollen and Wrexham areas


Leader Live 17th August 2021

Plans revealed for 21 houses on former Wrexham Air Products site


Wrexham Council News 17th August 2021

Hidden holt – roman history revealed in new Wrexham museum exhibition


Building Design Online 16th August 2021

MPs back bid to stop work on HS2 as petition triggers Parliamentary debate


Impact Nottingham 15th August 2021

A new way of life: making life better by water 


Express 15th August 2021

Let's strangle this hated HS2 rail line before it costs us all billions - ANDREW BRIDGEN


The Telegraph 14th August 2021

Debate on scrapping high-speed rail link scheduled after public petition calling for its axing drew more than 100,000 signatures


Leader Live 13th August 2021

Lads complete Three Peaks challenge in memory of Gary


Leader Live 10th August 2021

Pledge to regenerate Ebenezer Chapel and wider Cefn Mawr discussed with MP


Welsh Conservatives 9th August 2021

Simon Baynes MP visits The Ebenezer Chapel in Cefn Mawr at the centre of the Pontcysyllte World Heritage Site


Shropshire Star 9th August 2021

The life and times of Thomas Telford, celebrated civil engineer who helped shape modern Britain


Whitchurch Herald 9th August 2021

Whitchurch Brownies and Guides do their bit to learn about environment


BBC News 8th August 2021

Cefn Mawr disused chapel set to reopen after eight years


Leader Live 8th August 2021

"We need less talk and more action!" Residents have their say on lengthy closure of Newbridge Road


Brink Wire 8th August 2021

HS2 will leave a “massive scar” on our wildlife while we should be waging a war on climate change.


Shropshire Star 7th August 2021

Volunteers needed to keep historic canal yard alive


Wales on Line 7th August 2021

Met Office issues new yellow warning for thunderstorms and chance of flooding

Boarder Counties Advertiser 4th August 2021

Senedd member calls on Welsh Government to fund repairs for Chirk road hit by landslide 5th August 2021

Take action: Morrisons chicken farm cruelty EXPOSED


News from Wales 5th August 2021

Wrexham marks return to council house building with Clos Nant Silyn Development


Daily Mail On Line 5th August 2021

Struggling to find a UK holiday? Take to the water and let your troubles float away with a break on a yacht or canal boat


Mirror 4th August 2021

Fast-growing 'Franken-chickens' reared for Morrisons die in 'extreme' agony and filth


Morning Star 3rd August 2021

Charges dismissed for anti-HS2 protesters who resisted felling of 200-year-old oak


Wrexham Council News 3rd August 2021



Morning Star on Line 2nd August 2021

Anti-HS2 protesters appear in court over attempts to thwart felling of 200-year-old oak tree


Leamington Courier 1st August 2021

Campaigners unveil a plaque at the stump of a 300-year-old tree that was felled by HS2 near Leamington


The Canary 1st August 2021

Broken bat highways and blocked badger homes: how Britain is failing its wildlife


Telegraph 31st July 2021

HS2 broke wildlife rules nine times over handling of bats and newts


Shropshire Star 30th July 2021

Historic canal yard needs volunteer help


Express 29th July 2021

Missed out on a hotel booking this summer? Try a canal boat - best UK routes


Wrexham Council News 29th July 2021



Wales on Line 28th July 2021

Welsh slate landscape named UK's newest Unesco World Heritage site



Wales on Line 26th July 2021

Why you need to visit Blaenau Ffestiniog as it gets UNESCO World Heritage status



Wrexham Council News 26th July 2021


Sainsbury’s hypocrisy: Clean Air and COP26


Wales on Line 25th July 2021

'I photographed these incredible sharks off the coast of Wales'


Brink Wire 25th July 2021

‘Every river is polluted over the legal limit,’ says Green Britain.


Wales on Line 21st July 2021

Anger after Liverpool stripped of Unesco World Heritage status


Daily Post 21st July 2021

School faces losing much-needed bus driver over six-month DVLA 'nightmare'


Birmingham Mail 20th July 2021

Before and after: 'Beautiful' ancient oak tree in Solihull chopped down by HS2


Shropshire Star 19th July 2021

Wondrous creatures are coming out of hiding in Ellesmere this weekend in readiness for the opening of the Magical Plantation Trail.


Business News Wales 19th July 2021

Welsh Canals: Our Built Environment Superstars 20th July 2021

Council demand “significant and speedy support” to help fund repairs to storm damaged B5605 at Newbridge


Boarder Counties Advertiser 19th July 2021

Take a walk on the wild side at Ellesmere's Plantation wood


Lichfield Live 17th July 2021

Impact of HS2 on waterways must be mitigated, Lichfield MP says


Border Counties Advertiser 17th July 2021

The story of Brynkinalt and the Chirk miners who refused to strike


Infrastructure & Intelligence 16th July 2021

Northern mayors “fed up with being fobbed off” on rail investment


The Free press 14th July 2021

Ken Skates MS says there isn’t 'a single community' in Clwyd South which hasn’t been affected by bank closures


Leader Live 12th July 2021

Trains return to Llangollen – success for re-opening weekend


Leader Live 5th July 2021

Acrefair Sports and Social Club could be turned into bar and restaurant


Denbighshire Free Press 5th July 2021

A limited service will see the return of trains to Llangollen Railway


Wales on Line 3rd July 2021

The ghost shopping centre with only one shop where thousands once visited each week


Leader Live 24th June 2021

Cefn Mawr publican wants to help the environment and knock 40p off the price of a pint


The Leader 23rd June 2021

Call for smoking to be banned in all beer gardens and outside eating areas in Wales


Boarder Counties Advertiser 22nd June 2021

TV's Andi Peters took a trip over the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct live on Good Morning Britain


The Conservative Woman 22nd June 2021

The high-speed track to economic ruin


Reaction 22nd June 2021

It’s time to ditch the £106bn folly of HS2


Wales Online 22nd June 2021

The areas of Wales that would be under water and lost by 2050 based on current climate trends


Wales on Line 21st June 2021

HS2 costs 'soared by £1.7bn' in the last year due to coronavirus pandemic pressures


Engineering & Technology 21st June 2021

HS2 costs ‘rose by £1.7bn in past year


Boarder Counties Advertiser 19th June 2021

The perfect places for a picnic in north Shropshire


BBC 17th June 2021

Storm Christoph: Road still closed five months after collapse


Lichfield Live 14th June 2021

Campaigners plan walk from Lichfield to Wigan to highlight impact of HS2


Samford Crimson 13th June 2021

Boris Johnson approved HS2 based on ‘garbage data’, Dominic Cummings says


Daily Post 12th June 2021

Clwydian range: The incredible attractions and breathtaking views in Wales’ new national park


The Daily Post 12th June 2021

Gallery: 21 stunning pictures of Wales newest national park


The Telegraph 12th June 2021

Boris Johnson approved HS2 based on 'garbage data', Dominic Cummings says


Wrexham Council News 11th June 2021



Wrexham Council News 8th June 2021


Wrexham Council opposes plans for plastic bottle deposit return scheme to start in Wales by 2024 7th June 2021

Council set to review Planning amid ‘range of concerns’ over its ‘performance and effective operation’


Boarder Counties Advertizer 7th June 2021

Floating jewellery maker to visit Whitchurch and Ellesmere this week


Shropshire Star 4th June 2021

Lifting of restrictions hits right note with choirs 


Leader Live 4th June 2021

Welsh Government rejects funding bid to repair Newbridge road closed by landslide


Leader Live 2nd June 2021

Climate change and community at heart of School Report


Leader Live 2nd June 2021

Crane Medical Centre in Cefn Mawr praised for tireless work 2nd June 2021

World Heritage Site development set for UK Government Levelling Up Fund bid


Border Counties Advertiser 28th May 2021

Chirk councillor is looking to bring back light festival 27th May 2021

Ebenezer Chapel sells for £122k at auction


The Leader 26th May 2021

Former Ebenezer Chapel in Wrexham sold at auction


Gazette & Herald 24th May 2021

Lionhearted Nick, 76, to cycle 1,000 miles for charity


Wales on Line 19th May 2021

Free book download shares advice on planning a UK staycation with a difference


The Mail 19th May 2021

'Great British Railways' - New public sector body confirmed by DfT


About Manchester 13th May 2021

Top 10 Canalside Pubs 10th May 2021

Ebenezer Chapel set to be sold after council win legal battle for auction to proceed


Daily Mail 9th May 2021

Britain aims to plant 143 million new trees a YEAR by 2035 in huge bid to hit carbon emissions targets - turning swathes of farmland into forest


Leader Live 8th May 2021

Here are 10 beautiful waterfalls you can find in North Wales


Shropshire Star 5th May 2021

Research team to walk to iconic landmark (aqueduct) to raise money for Shropshire hospital charity


Wrexham Council News 4th May 2021

Branch libraries open for browsing but not in Cefn Mawr


Scotsman 2nd May 2021

Travel: Why a scenic narrowboat break can also be a daredevil adventure


South Wales Argus 28th April 2021

'Big cat' spotted in Wales


Daily Post 28th April 2021

'This is not a play area' - Backlash over 'bonkers' plan to create new national park in North Wales


Boarder Counties Advertiser 26th April 2021

Llangollen Canal walk in top five 'Instagrammable' in Wales


Wrexham Heritage 25th April 2021

Here you can find out more about the museum’s permanent displays, our external sites, online resources and other featured objects from our collection.


News and Star 22nd April 2021

In Pictures: Bridges and blooms basking in spring sunshine


Leader Live 22nd April 2021

Former landfill site near Llangollen transformed into new nature reserve


Bdaily News 21st April 2021

Anwyl Partnerships set to transform long stalled housing scheme


The Independent 21st April 2021



Derbyshire Times 20th April 2021

Plans to restore major stretch of Chesterfield Canal given green light - in project that could put borough 'on the map'


Wales on Line 19th April 2021

Six people from different households can meet outdoors from Saturday as Welsh Government confirms pubs can reopen


Wales on Line 19th April 2021

'It was deplorable' Tenby businesses shut early so they are not linked to mass crowds drinking alcohol on beach


Whitchurch Herald 19th April 2021

Canal 'floating market' to visit Audlem for May Bank Holiday weekend


Shropshire Star 19th April 2021

Stylish new look for outside bar at Shropshire hotel


Wales on Line 18th April 2021

Hundreds drinking, people relieving themselves in potties and the worst mess residents had ever seen after a lockdown weekend by Swansea beach


Wales on Line 18th April 2021

The nuclear power plant that shut 30 years ago but still towers over a Welsh village


Leader Live 18th April 2021

Public notices: Listed building and conservation area planning applications in Wrexham


Planet Radio 16th April 2021

HS2 ordered to stop felling trees at Jones Hill Wood near Wendover


The Nantwich News 16th April 2021

Llangollen Canal at Hurleston to close for urgent repairs 16th April 2021

Council win legal battle to proceed with auction of Ebenezer Chapel


Inside Media 15th April 2021

BEARMONT CAPITAL SELLS £3.5M WREXHAM SITE (Air Products) 14th April 2021

Aerospace firm expansion plans backed by planning committee in “boost to the economy of Wrexham”


E&T 14th April 2021

UK woodlands are a vital carbon sink that is not being protected, report warns


Metro 12th April 2021

Discover the UK’s most amazing self-catering holiday spots now that staycations are back


Whitchurch Herald 12th April 2021

Canal traders to bob into Whitchurch for floating market


Leader Live 11th April 2021

Wales' popular Wrexham-based literary festival goes digital with new chapter


Express & Star 10th April 2021

Could travel rules lead to surge in interest in the region's canals?


Leader Live 9th April 2021

Token of Wrexham rail history goes under the hammer


BBC 8th April 2021

HS2: Arrests as 'Roald Dahl wood' felling starts


Shropshire Star 8th April 2021

A new 'pocket park' and nature reserve is being created on the edge of Llangollen as part of a Welsh-wide scheme 8th April 2021

Council urged to ‘put foot down’ as developers seek more time to start Wrexham Air Products housing scheme


The Guardian 6th April 2021

Dame Cheryl Gillan obituary. Former Conservative Welsh secretary and Buckinghamshire MP who was an opponent of HS2


Leader Live 5th April 2021

Anti-social behaviour operation continues over Easter in rural Wrexham


Wales on Line 3rd April 2021

Police move in on Cardiff Bay crowd as pictures show one person pinned to floor and scale of mess left behind


Wales on Line 3rd April 2021

Cardiff Bay again left under piles of rubbish after hundreds gather to party. Street cleaners had been working since 4.30am filling bags and wheelie bins full of discarded rubbish. The area around the Senedd building in Cardiff Bay was again left under a huge amount of rubbish last night after a crowd of hundreds of people gathered.


Wales on Line 2nd April 2021

Hundreds of people were pictured on the steps of the Senedd in Cardiff Bay on the evening of Good Friday with minimal social distancing and people dancing and singing


The Leader Live 2nd April 2021

The best place to get fish and chips this Good Friday in Wrexham and Flintshire


Leader Live 1st April 2021

WALKS: Some of the best on offer in north east Wales


Shropshire Star 1st April 2021

Walkers raise nearly £30,000 for children's hospice


Shropshire Star 31st March 2021

Marina cruisers are ready for holidaymakers


The Guardian 30th March 2021

How I barged into my very own canal crisis


About Manchester 30th March 2021

Drifters Waterway Holidays prepares for record season 26th March 2021

Plans to build new drive-thru coffee shop with electric chargers for cars next to Chirk McDonalds


Leader Live 25th March 2021

Electric car charging service station and drive-thru coffee shop could open next to Chirk McDonald’s 23rd March 2021

Wrexham to receive share of funding aimed at revitalising town centres


Border Counties Advertiser 23rd March 2021

Ellesmere's Grania enters final stretch of 125-mile charity kayak mission


BBC 23 March 2021

Legal challenge prevents Ebenezer Chapel's auction sale 23rd March 2021

Ebenezer Chapel ‘withdrawn’ from auction by Wrexham Council as interim injunction granted after legal challenge


UKNIP 21st March 2021


Welsh Government announce £25m funding for station redevelopment & transport hub as ‘gamechanger’ gateway development progresses


Wrexham Council News 19th March 2021

Wrexham gateway project set to receive £25m to support railway station redevelopment and multi modal transport hub


Leader Live 17th March 2021

Artists to creatively explore stories of the Dee Valley


Wrexham Council News 17th March 2021

North East Wales’ Beautiful and Historic Landscape Is The Subject Of A New Art Project


Leader Live 15th March 2021

Police in rural Wrexham undertake operation to tackle anti-social behaviour


The Leader Live 15th March 2021

Former Ebenezer Chapel in Wrexham up for Auction this month


Wrexham Council News 11th March 2021

Let’s make wales no.1…be mighty. Recycle.


About Manchester 10th March 2021

Enjoy a day out boating on your local waterway


Wrexham Council News 9th March 2021

Council responds to consultation on Manchester rail services


Boarder Counties Advertiser 9th March 2020

Inland Waterways Shropshire branch plea for charity pictures


Wrexham Council News 5th March 2021


Wrexham Council make another attempt to auction off Ebenezer Chapel


Practical Boat Owner 25th February 2021

My first motorboat – two sailors on how and why they converted to powerboating


The Mirror 24th February 2021

Best aqueducts in the UK from Grade I listed spots to a 479ft long structure 25th February 2021

94,000! Responses Environment MP & Basel Convention – Stop exporting plastic waste……


Leader Live 24th February 2021

Affordable housing plans backed for approval despite concerns over proximity to former Wrexham chemicals factory


Business Live 24th February 2021

Wrexham, Deeside, Cardiff, Newport and the Valleys identified as key areas for economic growth in Wales


The Telegraph 21st February 2021

Letters: Halt HS2 and spend the money on improving existing rail services 19th February 2021

‘We’re failing the residents of Wrexham’ – Councillors hit out over state of area’s pothole-ridden roads 19th February 2021

Former Air Products site goes up for sale with £5m development value – “Potentially No Affordable Homes Required”


Wales on Line 19th February 2021

Everything Mark Drakeford said at Friday's Welsh Government briefing


Wales on Line 19th February 2021

Met Office issues amber warning for heavy rain, flooding and disruption in Wales


Leader Live 18th February 2021

New touring caravan site with 38 pitches could be created on edge of Wrexham county borough


Leader Live 17th February 2021

Police remind public of COVID rules after Wrexham anti-social behaviour


Leader Live 17th February 2021

£200 million rail upgrade to connect North Wales and North West of England


Wrexham Council News 16th February 2021



Boarder Counties Advertizer 16th February 2021

Lyneal Trust keeps followers updated over potential return


Leader Live 16th February 2021

Determined Elodie takes on 10-mile hike for Hope House Children's Hospices


Wrexham Council News 15th February 2021



Northwich Guardian 11th February 2021

See this stunning murmuration over Neumann's Flash in Northwich


The Mirror 6th February 2021

Six Nations 2021 fixtures: All matches, dates, kick-off times and TV channels

The PKC Group ask, do Coronavirus Restrictions only apply to ordinary people like us?


BBC 3rd February 2021

Is high-speed rail travel on a track to nowhere?


Wrexham.com3rd February 2021

Council await price to fix landslip at Newbridge with possible £500k-£1m cost


Canal and River Trust 1st February 2021

Get active to fight plastic, Hundreds of people have already pledged their support for our Plastics Challenge, all doing their bit to help us preserve our precious rivers and canals. But now more than ever, we urgently need to keep up the fight.


Boarder Counties Advertiser 26th January 2021

Buses between Oswestry and Wrexham affected by landslide

Wrexham Council News 24th January 2021



Daily Post 23rd January 2021

Full list of roads and rail services still affected following Storm Christoph flooding


Wrexham Council News 23rd January 2021



Wrexham Council News 22nd January 2021



Shropshire Star 22nd January 2021

Charity planning for return of annual walk


Wrexham Council News 22nd January 2021



Leader Live 22nd January 2021

Hope House Children's Hospices plans Llangollen Canal Walk a year on from last live event 22nd January 2021

Storm Christoph floods near Wrexham as seen from space 21st January 2021

Emergency services ask Bangor on Dee residents to evacuate due to severe flood risk 21st January 2021

Significant rainfall continues to cause flooding issues across parts of Wrexham 20th January 2021

Houses evacuated in New Broughton as flooding hits area – “all available resources” deployed by council


Shropshire Star 20th January 2021

Floods hits roads and trains as Shropshire river levels rise


Leader Live 20th January 2021

Storm Christoph: Main roads in Flintshire and Wrexham worst affected by flooding


The Leader 12th January 2021

Wrexham puppy trainer celebrates record number of pups coming through her classes - despite multiple lockdowns


Wales On Line 10th January 2021

More than 100 cars turned away from Welsh beauty spot by police


Bromsgrove Standard 9th January 2021

Petition protest to HS2 speeds to 70,000 signatures in days


In Your Area 8th January 2021

Historic canal lift bridge in Wrenbury receives £150,000 from charity


Wales on Line 6th January 2021

‘We are taking full responsibility for waste:’ Lesley Griffiths on how recycling is going to change in Wales. Wales' Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs shares her strategy for 2021.


Shropshire Star 6th January 2021

Dylan gives a present to the community on his birthday


Bucks Free Press 5th January 2021

More than 45,000 people sign new petition to stop HS2


The Telegraph 2nd January 2021

Anti-HS2 campaigners unite around new push to see controversial project scrapped. Rail demand has dipped during the pandemic as people work from home and avoid crowded public transport.


Shropshire Star 2nd January 2021

WATCH Tower gives a bird's eye view of Whixall Mosses. The Mammoth Tower is a short walk along the Llangollen Canal towpath from Morris' Bridge car park.


The Times 2nd January 2021

Transport bosses told to trim their six-figure salaries. The transport secretary wants to slash the number of huge pay awards handed to leaders at organisations such as HS2, Network Rail and Highways England because of concerns that levels are too high. Note the HS2 CEO in charge of the Gravy Train is the highest paid civil servant in the UK.


Please note the Cefn & Cefn Mawr covers all the villages at the central section of the Pontcysyllte World Heritage Site consisting of Cefn Mawr (leading commercial centre), Cefn Bychan, Rhosymedre, Plas Madoc, Acrefair, Garth, Trevor, Cysyllte, Froncysyllte, Pentre, and Newbridge. The total population is approximately 10,000 and is the largest community in the WHS corridor outnumbering the combined populations of Chirk and Llangollen. We all live in a 2-mile radius circle of Cefn Mawr village centre and our pub, the Holly Bush Inn.

Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation

Please also note that the WIMD is dated 2014 and based on preceding information, in short there is a significant time delay with the above picture and the economic structure of our community has without doubt, deteriorated further than is depicted in this WIMD data.

For an up to date assessment of our communities current status please see:

Cefn Wider Social & Economic Study 2020