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Jobs, festivals and this week's newsletter [04-03-09]

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Nick - Web Team Nick - Web Team | 13:05 UK time, Wednesday, 4 March 2009

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UPDATES: Riot remembered - Rants and Raves - What's Wat's Dyke? - Local band on Radio 1 - Festival time - More jobs to go - Mold's first employer

More jobs to go
Indesit washing machine factory in at Kinmel Park in Bodelwyddan is to close with the loss of 305 jobs.
Tag: Jobs

Prince in the pub
The Prince of Wales toured Froncysyllte - 'the best village in Wales' - on Monday, and went to the pub to meet locals! And today we hear his idea to save rural pubs is to be implemented in Denbighshire.

Next big thing?
Wrexham band Gallops! perform a live session for BBC Radio 1's Bethan Elfyn on tonight's show.

Riot remembered
Today marks the 90th anniversary of the WWI riot between Canadian soldiers at Kinmel Camp in which men died.

Festival time
Flintshire Artsfest gets underway on Friday with a host of top performers including Dafydd Iwan and Mike Peters. Plus, final preparations are being made to this year's line-up for Wrexham Science Festival.

Wrexham parades
Watch again the St David's Day parade through Wrexham and see photos from the 100-strong procession of people in caps and gowns marking Glyndwr University's newly acquired status.

Rants and Raves
Flint - Alien: "I find Flint depressing and soul destroying. I have given up on night life as I cannot relish the thought of visiting the pubs which seem unwelcoming and in dire need of facelifts."

Migrant workers - Frank: "Many Polish [employment] agencies now advertise in the UK and many companies are using them. These are not workers already living in the UK, but guys sent direct from EU countries. How can we control their employment conditions in regard of terms of employment and pay?"

Tiv nightclub memories - Danny: "Dawn tried to charge Freddy Garrity (Freddy and the Dreamers) to get in the Tiv one night when he was doing a gig there because she didn't recognise him without his glasses on!"

What's Wat's Dyke?
Historian Derek Jones says experts are still undecided about the purpose of Wat's Dyke, a 40-mile earthwork built in the Dark Ages and why it was built so close to Offa's Dyke. At Ruabon they're less than a mile apart.

Mold's first big employer
There has been a factory on the site of the current Synthite works, since the 18th Century.

Hospital sewage leak investigated
The Environment Agency investigates after effluent from Glan Clwyd Hospital is feared to have leaked into the River Clwyd.

Man injured in gas blast
A man was taken to hospital after a gas explosion at a flat in Prestatyn and neighbours had to be evacuated from their homes.

BBC needs you!
The BBC Wales Charities Advisory Forum provides essential advice to BBC Wales on charity broadcasts, and Children in Need, and is now recruiting new members.

That's your lot this week!

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