Choir leader stands down

Musical director Glyn Hughes has retired after 46 years at the helm of the Brymbo Male Voice Choir.

Mr Hughes MBE was given a huge send-off with a gala dinner celebration after announcing he was standing down from his role with the 100-strong choir. Continue reading

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Sculptor gets his hands on UK’s tallest tree

Wrexham sculptor Simon O’Rourke has been chosen to create a piece of art from the UK’s tallest tree.

The 124-year-old tree, at Lake Vyrnwy, Powys, has had to be felled for safety reasons after it was battered by storms.

Simon, from Rhosddu, Wrexham, was chosen from a list of eight artists to carve the remains of the tree into a sculpture. He is turning it into a giant hand. Continue reading

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Plumber wins national silver

Plumber Lee James Cuthill has proved he is one of the best after winning silver in a national competition.

Lee, who works for DI Jones Heating and Mechanical Engineers in Ruthin, won second place in the prestigious UK SkillPlumb competition.

He had to prove his skills during an intense three-day competition final at Leeds College in September. He had won his place at the final through previous regional heats. Continue reading

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New care plan for dog statues

Four iconic dog statues will be inspected by the council every year after a campaign to keep them looking ship shape.

The Gateway Dogs, which sit at the top of the old stone gateway in the Acton area of the town, have been given a huge makeover after a campaign by local councillor Geoff Lowe to get them spruced up. Continue reading

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Year of Culture

Wrexham had a chance to show off its creative flair with over 500 events in its Year of Culture.

The Year of Culture 2011 aimed to raise the profile of the town and highlight the areas of culture worth celebrating.

Wrexham is often associated with its industrial and business heritage, so Wrexham County Borough Council wanted to show what else the area has to offer. Continue reading

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