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Alys - Web Team Alys - Web Team | 10:41 UK time, Friday, 23 October 2009

Unsurprisingly during what's being described as the worst recession since the 1950s, stories about business and how to boost it in our area are in the papers this week.

Hotelier Stephanie Booth hopes that a forthcoming BBC TV servies about running her businesses will help to generate interest in the area. The Leader has a story about Stephanie, who owns and manages a number of local hotels, including the Wild Pheasant in Llangollen and Bodidris Hall in Llandegla.

The Leader also reports on a Tourism 'masterplan' for Flintshire coast. The plan aims to develop the area in a way that will benefit residents, businesses and the visitors.

Meanwhile in Rhyl locals are worried about the effect the temporary closure of the Foryd bridge will have on their businesses, as reported by the Daily Post. The bridge will be closed sporadically over a three month period for vital structural works and owners of nearby businesses fear for the effect on trade.

Other stories in the papers this week include:

Air Products workers record song to mark closure of Wrexham factory - The Leader
As Air Products closes its doors after 50 years, employees of the firm are to record a song marking its closure with the proceeds going to charity.

Waiting times to be cut as Ysbyty Glan Clwyd gets new operating theatres - Denbighshire Visitor
£5.4m is to be spent on three new operating theatres at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd and it's hoped that this will cut waiting times for for day surgery and diagnostics.

Flintshire fan: 'I've got the beach ball that beat Liverpool' - The Leader
And finally...a Flintshire man is the 'proud' owner of a beach ball which caused 'one of football's strangest-ever goals'!

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