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.



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 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.