Talented footballer “living the dream” after earning place with Manchester UnitedA talented young footballer who started her footballing journey in Wrexham is living the dream after beating hundreds of rivals to a place with Women’s Super League giants Manchester United. Poppy Holt, a pupil at Myddelton College, Denbigh, was selected by the Red Devils from 1300 triallists this summer. She was then scouted by the FA of Wales North Region Academy and has gone on to win caps for Wales Under-14s. “She’s already played against Liverpool, scored a penalty against Derby County and scored against Sheffield United. “We have a football academy at the school and she speaks to and encourages the others and is a fantastic example to them.
HM Coastguard launches film to highlight the hidden dangers of the coast ahead of half-termHM Coastguard has launched a new film featuring iconic ‘strongest footballer’ Adebayo Akinfenwa, to highlight the hidden dangers of the coast and is urging the public to stay “Coast Clever” ahead of half term. In the film, HM Coastguard asks people to be prepared before going to the coast to ensure they can peacefully enjoy their time. HM Coastguard advises to try and spread your weight if you get stuck in the mud and call 999 for the Coastguard. Commenting on the “Coast Clever” campaign Claire Hughes, Director of His Majesty’s Coastguard said: “Everyone enjoys a bit of time at the coast by the seaside. “Our campaign ‘Coast Clever’ is a great reminder for people to check tide times, stay away from cliff edges and avoid the mud.3 months ago Wrexham.com
Warning UK Gov financial statement could mean “cuts to public services and inevitable job losses” in WalesWelsh Government’s eyes are on Chancellor Hunt and his statement due on Halloween, with a dire warning that if expected cuts to budgets take place then funding cuts would have to be passed on to councils. Locally millions of pounds of cuts have already been made to services operated by Wrexham Council over recent years, with questions over where additional savings could even be found. We work in social partnership here in Wales, so I have a really strong relationship with local government leaders. With the Chancellor making a statement on the 31st of October he could invest in public services and help public services through this difficult period. So they will be making incredibly different difficult choices about the services which they prioritise.3 months ago Wrexham.com
Ofgem hikes price cap to £4,279 – but its “almost totally meaningless” says Martin LewisEnergy regulator Ofgem has announced its quarterly update to the energy price cap for the period 1 January – 31 March 2023. The price cap is set to rise to an annual level of £4,279 in January 2023, up by around 20%. The energy price cap changes every three months and is rising due to the ongoing high price of wholesale energy. In a post on Facebook, Martin Lewis said: “The January price cap is almost totally meaningless for consumers bills. “The energy price guarantee will then rise to around £3,000 for the average household from April 2023 – April 2024.2 months ago Wrexham.com
“Get this wrapped up before Christmas” and negotiate with nurses, says head of RCN on second day of strikesThe head of the Royal College of Nursing has urged the prime minister to meet with the union and negotiate a fair pay deal for nurses. Pat Cullen, RCN General Secretary and Chief Executive, made the plea on the day of the second nursing strike in Wales, England and Northern Ireland. Nursing staff in Wrexham and across Wales will be amongst those on the picket line throughout today. “The Prime Minister should ask himself what is motivating nursing staff to stand outside their hospitals for a second day so close to Christmas,” said Pat Cullen. “The public is increasingly with their local nursing staff and this government desperately needs to get on the right side of them.1 month ago Wrexham.com
“A General Election is now the only way to end this paralysis,” says Wales’ first ministerA General Election is now the only way to end this paralysis, First Minister Mark Drakeford has said today. Responding to the prime minister’s announcement, First Minister Mark Drakeford said a General Election is the only way forward. “A General Election is now the only way to end this paralysis.”Opposition parties have today moved to call for a general election. “We do not need another Conservative Prime Minister lurching from crisis to crisis, we need a general election, we need the Conservatives out of power and we need real change. “The Welsh Liberal Democrats are prepared to fight a general election and play our role in removing the Conservative Party from power.”3 months ago Wrexham.com
Labour’s MP for Chester Christian Matheson resigns after Independent Expert Panel recommends suspending him after “serious sexual misconduct”UPDATE: Chester’s MP has resigned. Following an investigation by an independent investigator the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards upheld two allegations of sexual misconduct against Mr Matheson by a former member of his staff made under Parliament’s Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme (ICGS). “The clear imbalance of power” between Mr Matheson and the complainant, her vulnerability, and reliance on him for employment, were further serious aggravating factors. It determined Mr Matheson should be suspended from the House for four weeks for this “serious breach of the Behaviour Code”. Mr Matheson appealed the sub-panel’s decision.3 months ago Wrexham.com
Supreme Court ruling on Scottish referendum exposes ‘fundamentally undemocratic nature of Westminster rule’, says Plaid CymruA Supreme Court ruling that an Independence Referendum Bill is outside the powers of the Scottish Parliament exposes the “fundamentally undemocratic nature of Westminster rule”, Plaid Cymru have said. In 2014, 55 per cent of the Scottish public voted in favour of remaining as part of the United Kingdom. However Supreme Court judges unanimously ruled that Scottish ministers would need approval from Westminster before any such referendum could take place. Plaid Cymru have said the decision exposes the ‘fundamentally undemocratic nature of Westminster rule’ and that it should be a “wake-up call” for Wales’ First Minister, Mark Drakeford. Plaid Cymru Westminster leader, Liz Saville Roberts MP said: “This ruling exposes the fundamentally undemocratic nature of Westminster rule.2 months ago Wrexham.com