Major News Story’s from 2011

AOL Travel News 31st December 2011

£3m cable cars to boost tourism in Welsh village

http://travel.aol.co.uk/2011/12/31/3m-cable-cars-to-boost-tourism-in-welsh-village/

 

BBC News 30 December 2011

Cable cars plan to boost tourism in Cefn Mawr, Wrexham

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-16097881

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/uk-wales-north-east-wales-16097881

 

The Daily Post 30th December 2011

Fears planned visitor centre extension at Trevor could damage local trade

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2011/12/30/fears-planned-visitor-centre-extension-at-trevor-could-damage-local-trade-55578-30032069/

 

The Leader 29th December 2011

Cable car group’s anger at plan to revamp centre

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/109043/cable-car-group-s-anger-at-plan-to-revamp-centre.aspx

 

The Shropshire Star 23rd December 2011

TV date with Ant and Dec for the Fron choir

http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2011/12/23/tv-date-with-ant-and-dec-for-the-fron-choir/

 

Towpath News 22nd December 2011

Canal project reaches local shortlist in national competition

http://www.towpathtalk.co.uk/news/canal-project-reaches-local-shortlist-in-national-competition

 

The Leader 6th December 2011

Cable cars centrepiece of new vision for village

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/108597/cable-cars-centrepiece-of-new-vision-for-wrexham-village.aspx

 

The Leader 1st December 2011

The torch will be carried over Pontcysyllte aqueduct on May 30 and through Trevor, Rhostyllen, Acrefair and the town centre on its journey to the Olympic ...

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/108546/wrexham-torch-relay-events-could-cost-up-to-1-000-a-minute-.aspx

 

The Leader 25th November 2011

There's a great social aspect to volunteering for Wrexham’s Nightingale House Hospice, from the distribution centre items are sorted and sent out to the hospice's six shops – in Buckley, Flint and Cefn Mawr…..

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/108425/-there-s-a-great-social-aspect-to-volunteering-.aspx

 

The Leader 24th November 2011

Celebrations planned to greet arrival of Olympic torch

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/108399/celebrations-planned-to-greet-arrival-of-olympic-torch.aspx

 

The Leader 22nd November 2011

Charity champ’s arch to arch marathon cycle ride

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/108304/charity-champ-s-arch-to-arch-marathon-cycle-ride.aspx

 

Wales On Line 17th November 2011

Richard Wilkins, 21, from Acrefair, an apprentice with Broughton-based aerospace company Airbus, collected the apprentice of the year award. ...

Richard Wilkins, 21, from Acrefair, an apprentice with Broughton-based aerospace company Airbus, collected the apprentice of the year award. ...http://www.walesonline.co.uk/business-in-wales/business-news/2011/11/17/airbus-apprentice-s-award-proves-he-s-a-real-high-flyer-91466-29791197/

 

Waterways World 9th November 2011

Plas Kynaston Canal Supporters urged to attend public meeting

http://www.waterwaysworld.com/latestpost.cgi?post=2892

 

The Leader 9th November 2011

Celebrations planned on the Olympic torch routes

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/107860/celebrations-planned-on-the-olympic-torch-routes.aspx

 

The Weekly Press 9th November 2011

Living through war as a child: Glenys Leck’s story of survival

http://www.enfieldweeklypress.com/2011/11/08/living-through-war-as-a-child-glenys-lecks-story-of-survival

 

The Leader 8th November 2011

Wrexham marina supporters urged to attend public meeting

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/107870/wrexham-marina-supporters-urged-to-attend-public-meeting.aspx

 

Wrexham.com 8th November 2011

Olympic Torch to Pass Through Wrexham

http://www.wrexham.com/news/olympic-torch-pass-wrexham-3420.html

 

 

The Leader 8th November 2011

Olympic torch relay to pass through town

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/107832/olympic-torch-relay-to-pass-through-town.aspx

 

Wales on Line 8th November 2011

Apprentices’ awards shortlist 10 finalists

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/business-in-wales/business-news/2011/11/08/apprentices-awards-shortlist-10-finalists-91466-29736918/

 

Canal Cuttings 6th November 2011

Plas Kynaston Canal - A Lost Canal Byway with a Future

www.canalcuttings.co.uk/llangollen-canal-Plas-Kynaston-Cana...

 

Towpath Talk 2nd November 2011

A lost canal byway with a future

http://www.towpathtalk.co.uk/news/a-lost-canal-byway-with-a-future

 

The Daily Post 21st October 2011
MPs clash over employment policies at Welsh Grand Committee Meeting in Wrexham

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2011/10/21/mps-clash-over-employment-policies-at-welsh-grand-committee-meeting-in-wrexham-55578-29633746

 

The Daily Post 20th October 2011

Wrexham Marina (PKC) Campaign vows to lobby MPs at Welsh Grand Committee Meeting

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2011/10/20/wrterxham-marina-campaign-vows-to-lobby-mps-55578-29627206

 

The Leader 12th October 2011

Kim ready for mountain mission in memory of ‘dad’ Cyril

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/107039/kim-ready-for-mountain-mission-in-memory-of-dad-cyril.aspx

 

The Leader 12th October 2011

Bosnian bridge renamed in honour of brave soldier Wayne Edwards

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/106952/bosnian-bridge-renamed-in-honour-of-brave-soldier-wayne.aspx

 

BBC News North East Wales 10th October 2011

Bosnian honour for soldier Wayne Edwards

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-15237846

 

Crew Guardian 1st October 2011

South Cheshire Ramblers head to North Wales

http://www.creweguardian.co.uk/news/9276794.Ramblers_head_to_North_Wales/

 

Submitted by Pip Ellwood on Wed 28th September 2011

Fron Male Voice Choir Join Christmas No 1 Race

http://www.entertainment-focus.com/news/fron-male-voice-choir-join-christmas-no-1-race

 

Shropshire Star 19th September 2011

The Whitchurch Waterways Trust is dedicated to promoting the regeneration and rebuilding of the Whitchurch arm of the Llangollen Canal.

http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2011/09/19/hundreds-have-fun-at-whitchurch-boat-rally/

 

Shropshire Star 12th September 2011

Crowds descended on Ellesmere over the weekend for the 27th Ellesmere Festival and Boat Rally, which ran from Friday until yesterday.

http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2011/09/12/188424/

 

Daily Post 26th August 2011

Fron choir get ovation in New York's St Patrick's Cathedral

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2011/08/26/fron-choir-get-ovation-in-new-york-s-st-patrick-s-cathedral-55578-29303850/

 

Wigan Today 25th August 2011

Boaters hit by canal vandalism

http://www.wigantoday.net/news/local/boaters_hit_by_canal_vandalism_1_3704649

 

Wales Online 20th Agust 2011

Fron Choir highlights role of grandparents on US tourFron Choir highlights role of grandparents on US tour
WalesOnline
The North Wales-based choir was founded in 1947 in the village of Froncysyllte, which had always enjoyed a healthy tradition of choral singingFron Choir highlights role of grandparents on US tour
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The North Wales-based choir was founded in 1947 in the village of Froncysyllte, which had always enjoyed WalesOnline
The North Wales-based choir was founded in 1947 in the village of Froncysyllte, which had always enjoyed a healthy tradition of choral singing. ...Fron Choir highlights role of grandparents on US tour
WalesOnline
The North Wales-based choir was founded in 1947 in the village of Froncysyllte, which had always enjoyed a healthy tradition of choral singing. ...Fron Choir highlights role of grandparents on US tour
WalesOnline
The North Wales-based choir was founded in 1947 in the village of Froncysyllte, which had always enjoyed a healthy tradition of choral singing. ...Fron Choir highlights role of grandparents on US tour
WalesOnline
The North Wales-based choir was founded in 1947 in the village of Froncysyllte, which had always enjoyed a healthy tradition of choral singing. ...

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/showbiz-and-lifestyle/music-in-wales/2011/08/20/fron-choir-highlights-role-of-grandparents-on-us-tour-91466-29269631/

 

The Leader 20th August 2011

Team Xtreme, Gavin Davies mixed martial arts club organised a fight night at Flexsys, Cefn Mawr, on August 20th to raise funds for disabled toddler

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/105521/kind-helpers-all-out-effort-for-disabled-toddler.aspx

 

Daily Post 11th August 2011

Demands for views on Cefn Mawr canal plans to go to the Welsh Government

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2011/08/11/demands-for-views-on-cefn-mawr-canal-plans-to-go-to-the-welsh-government-55578-29216026/



Waterscape 4th August 2011

Trip along the Llangollen Canal

http://www.waterscape.com/blog/authors/tony-lenten/llangollen-canal-in-july-2011

 

Daily Post 3rd August 2011

North Wales rescue horse now has 200 friends on Facebook

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2011/08/03/north-wales-rescue-horse-now-has-200-friends-on-facebook-55578-29167062/

 

The Leader 2nd August 2011

Best buildings in Wrexham and Cefn Mawr honoured

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/104926/best-buildings-in-wrexham-honoured.aspx

 

News Wales 28th July 2011

Cadw celebrates rich tapestry of North-East Wales at Eistedfodd and Cefn Mawr

http://www.newswales.co.uk/?section=Culture&F=1&id=21966

 

Towpath Talk 25th July 2011

Bid for vital Plas Kynaston link

http://www.towpathtalk.co.uk/news/bid-for-vital-plas-kynaston-link-

 

WalesOnline.co.uk 1st July 2011

More tourists taking canal holidays in Wales

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2011/07/01/more-tourists-taking-canal-holidays-in-wales-91466-28974300/

 

The BBC 1st July 2011

Red Squirrels and residents of Cefn Mawr on even footing for Lottery Funding!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-13976755

 

The Leader 27th June 2011

MP and AM join forces to fight Cefn Mawr bank’s closure

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/103782/mp-and-am-join-forces-to-fight-cefn-mawr-bank-s-closure.aspx

 

The Leader 15th June 2011

Cefn Mawr’s one and only Bank to close!!!

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/103317/we-ll-fight-to-keep-our-village-bank-vow-campaigners.aspx

 

Daily Post 6th June 2011

Blueprint to transform region around Llangollen World Heritage Site

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2011/06/06/blueprint-to-transform-region-around-llangollen-world-heritage-site-55578-28825953/

 

The Advertizer 10th May 2011

Olympics event under starters' orders

http://www.bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk/sport/102129/oslympics-event-under-starters-orders.aspx

 

Daily Post 6th May 2011

Tourism plan for Wrexham heritage site

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2011/05/06/tourism-plan-for-wrexham-heritage-site-55578-28643565/

 

BBC North East Wales 5th May 2011

Tourism vision for Pontcysyllte aqueduct heritage site

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-13280281

 

Plaid Leader Ieuan Wyn Jones at Cefn Mawr 20 April 2011

Discussing the importance of Plas Kynaston Canal Group proposals

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H38rK8Kgr_o

 

The Guardian 12th April 2011

Report on the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

http://www.ivebeenthere.co.uk/tips/30360

 

The Wrexham Chamber of Trade & Tourism 8th April 2011

Report of presentation regarding the proposed Plas Kynaston Canal and Marina at Cefn Mawr

http://visitwrexham.org/wrexhamblog/entry/the-plas-kynaston-canal-group#comments

 

Plaid Leader Ieuan Wyn Jones at Cefn Mawr 20 April 2011

Discussing the importance of Plas Kynaston Canal Group proposals

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H38rK8Kgr_o

 

Mabon ap Gwynfor, Plaid Cymru candidate for Clwyd South 8th March 2011

Support for Cefn Mawr Marina sought from Government Minister 08.03.11

http://mabonapgwynfor.wordpress.com/support-for-cefn-mawr-marina-sought-from-government-minister-08-03-11/

 

A journey along the Llangollen Canal 8 Mar 2011

Uploaded by madpanictv

http://www.youtube.com/user/madpanictv#p/a/u/1/X0HSVlZttjE

 

Shropshire Star 5th March 2011

Olympic Torch to pass over Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2011/03/05/2012-olympic-flame-to-pass-historic-sites/

 

Narrow Boat World 2nd March 2011

Llangollen Canal marina support for PKC

http://www.narrowboatworld.com/index.php/leatest/2917-llangollen-canal-marina-support

 

The Leader 1st March 2011

The People of Cefn Mawr, Surrounding Villages and supporters of the PKC Group proposals gain a Clear Majority in the Wrexham County Borough Council Local Development Plan.

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/99527/public-throw-their-backing-behind-15m-wrexham-marina-plan.aspx

 

Wrexham Leader 23rd February 2011

Cefn Viaduct may have been damaged by recent floodwaters. Divers to inspect footings, in River Dee.

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/99298/safety-fears-shock-for-crucial-railway-viaduct.aspx

 

The Leader 17th February 2011

Tourist Guides required for the World Heritage Site Corridor

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/99122/guides-look-to-keep-tourists-flocking-in.aspx

 

The Leader 15th February 2011

Expensive price tag for historic Wrexham bridge repairs

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/98952/expensive-price-tag-for-historic-wrexham-bridge-repairs.aspx

The Leader 8th February 2011

River Dee flash floods devastate farmer and sheep

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/98655/farmer-devastated-as-prize-flock-dies-in-freak-weather.aspx

 

Wales on Line 8th February 2011

Forecasters’ warning to avoid floodwaters

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2011/02/08/forecasters-warning-to-avoid-floodwaters-91466-28130890/

 

The Flintshire Chronicle 3rd February 2011

Boost for North East Wales Tourism backed by the Welsh Assembly Government

http://www.flintshirechronicle.co.uk/flintshire-news/flintshire-business-news/2011/02/03/wag-project-aims-to-boost-flintshire-and-north-wales-tourism-51352-28102847/

 

Daily Mail Online 29th January 2011

You can get off at Wolverhampton but you can’t get on: How crazy rules killed Britain’s last great railway

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1351744/How-crazy-rules-killed-Wrexham--Shropshire-Railway.html



BBC North East Wales 27th January 2011

Flexsys workers told Cefn Mawr jobs safe until 2015 but then…

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-12295628

 

Wales on Line 27th January 2011

Fifty jobs given two year stay of execution at Wrexham chemical plant

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/wrexham/2011/01/27/fifty-jobs-given-two-year-stay-of-execution-at-wrexham-chemical-plant-91466-28063396/

 

BBC 26th January 2011

Wrexham-Shropshire-London direct rail link to end

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-12284468



The Guardian 26th January 2011

Closure of the Wrexham & Shropshire Rail Service

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/jan/26/wrexham-and-shropshire-railways-close