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  • in reply to: Is Wrexham Busier this Christmas? #58025
    Alunh
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    The response from me was to the factless diatribe from the contributor who bemoans other people not citing facts (paininspain). You are actually correct NJones, and I’m not sure who actually sourced the Report on British Universities (which covers Glyndwr). Unfortunately, the Report is accurate but as you suggest is not about the Campus per se, but the immediate hinterland.

    A big thanks to the Angryshopper for an intelligent input. I’m not sure how the University of Wales now operates but until recently all of the Welsh Colleges were component memebers of the University offering a University of wales degree. I’m not sure where the w-in-s got the 6th form college thing from because even Yale is no longer one having gained FE status years ago. Odd!

    in reply to: Is Wrexham Busier this Christmas? #58024
    Alunh
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    From what I can gather, Multiple traders that have branches in Wrexham, particularly Eagles Meadow, have fared reasonably well. Aspirational local traders will have struggled in the battle against huge competition and the changed footflow patterns

    in reply to: Is Wrexham Busier this Christmas? #58023
    Alunh
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    @thewayneinspain 2862 wrote:

    Wrexham is one of the safest towns in Europe, especially when compared to UK placeslike Manchester, Nottingham or South London. Eagles’ meadow is pretty safe too, uglier than a six form students’ exhibition “inspired” by jackson pollock and full of shops that are killing the town’s future, but safe & practically crimefree none the less.

    Just to draw your attention to the Glyndwr University Report of June 2012 based upon stats from June 2011 to May 2012. This actually states that Wrexham is Top of the British University league for enduring crime within 3 miles of the College outside London. Google it or ask the police for data. I presume you have facts otherwise ??

    in reply to: Chancellor’s ‘Autumn Statement’ #57878
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    Quite agree with Wrexview on general principles. The Business rates matter is hugely important in a town like Wrexham because if the Public Sector jobs are being squeezed then small businesses have to take up the slack. Business rates are a front loaded tax, paid irrespective of profitability and prevent people with good ideas opening a business or expanding the same. If there are to be taxes on businesses, at least tax profits

    in reply to: Leveson #57790
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    There are 2 issues in play here, the freedom of the press and potential criminal acts undertaken to source the information to construct a press viewpoint. Whilst the law should be thrown at people who break laws in order to source information, the Government needs to tread very carefully around the subject of controlling the press. History was not very kind to the Prime Minister, Lord Liverpool, and his Home Secretary, Lord Sidmouth, when they produced a series of press muzzling Acts in the early 1800’s and Shami Chakrabarti has already criticised possible legislation as perhaps being ‘illegal’. Governments need to tread very carefully when they act in this area because British people have fought for centuries for the right to express opinion.

    It does seem ironic that the British public ‘trust’ Governments to act as a backstop in this area

    in reply to: Proposed Council Savings 2013/14 #57687
    Alunh
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    Always challenge. Sadly the budgetary goalposts are only capable of X amount of expenditure. Difficult choices for all Councils and Central government

    in reply to: Proposed Council Savings 2013/14 #57686
    Alunh
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    The Council is elected…..therefore it is democratic.

    Whoever was in office would make cut backs. The key is to try and find an optimal way forward

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