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Big cats, burlesque dancing, newsletter and podcast [20-02-09]

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UPDATES: Four firms announce cuts - Two big cat sightings - Pancake races - Podcast - Seasonal scenes - Wrexham FC hopes - Village pits - Town Talk - Burlesque dancing

Podcast - NE Wales Update
uploaded 1pm Fridays
This week, fossils found in coal seams in Brymbo go on display in Wrexham; a pub in Holywell celebrates is 450th anniversary; reporter Chris Dearden goes behind the scenes at Chirk Castle; Jamie and Louise chat to a woman from Mynydd Isa who found that meerkat in her back garden and a former cleaner from Halkyn reveals all about her decision to strut her stuff as a burlesque dancer.

Four firms announce cuts
Four local firms have announced cuts in three days - with contributor BishopHill blaming the problem on setting a minimum wage and Judged Red sharing a suggestion for a speedy resolution to the recession.

Big cat sightings
We've received two sightings this week on the Wrexham-Oswestry border.

Seasonal photos
Malcolm sets the scene on a cold morning en route to the summit of Moel Famau.

Wrexham FC hopes
The mood's upbeat at the moment with fans talking about promotion - but don't mention Tuesday's result.

Family fun and pancakes
Use our guide to places to visit, community events, weblinks and contact details for the local groups, clubs and societies. Plus, find out about pancakes races next week.

History today
Village pits - Historian Alice tells us about lesser known pits that transformed villages.

Bromfield Hall - Do you remember Mold's stately building, Bromfield Hall, which was once a family home?

War at the door - Contributors share memories and photos and record their recollections about WWII and how life was affected at home.

Town Talk
Prestatyn's Ffrith park closure - Adrian: "It's always easy to condemn rather than support. The community is only to blame, you should be ashamed..."
Wrexham traffic - Sue: "I tried to pick up a friend from the back of the People's Market last week, only to have to drive around in circles to do it! Mad."
More development - Ken: "Is it too late to stop the loss of Wynnstay Park, Ruabon? The way Wrexham has spread from Plas Coch to Eagles Meadow is a disaster that will be matched by [this] development."

That's your lot this week!

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