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A summer show of work from graduating students at Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s School of Creative Arts opens to the public from Monday.

The show is open to the public at the Regent Street campus Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm, opening on June 4 and running through until June 15. It offers the chance to see a wide range of work from final year students’ degree courses – with a wide array of disciplines and artwork involved.

Professor Alec Shepley, Head of the School of Creative Arts, said: “The Summer Show is an event where we – as a school – open our doors to the public and invite them in. I know both our academics and our students very much want to extend a warm welcome to anyone who wants to come in and look at the exhibits.

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Celebrate Carers Week with Wrexham Carers Service ‘Stay Healthy and Connected Event’ on Tuesday 12th June, from 10am until 3pm, at Wrexham Memorial Hall, Bodhyfryd, Wrexham LL12 7AG.

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlighting the challenges carers face and recognising their contribution to families and communities throughout the UK. This year Carers Week is calling on communities, health care professionals, employers, and the wider public to support carers to get connected to health and wellbeing services and support.

Wrexham Carers Service have organised the ‘Stay Healthy and Connected Event’ to look at all the ways we can support Carers to stay Healthy and Connected, build communities which support carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising that they are individuals with health and wellbeing needs of their own. Carers will be able to experience relaxation therapies, get advice on Carers issues, and learn more about local support and services, alongside various demonstrations and info sessions throughout the event

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Small businesses are the lifeblood of any economy, and today the number of people looking to enter self-employment in the UK is growing.

If you are one of those people with an idea or a passion to be your own boss, there’s now a free resource in Wrexham that can provide you with everything you need to start and grow.

The Wrexham Enterprise Hub was officially opened on Thursday by the Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary for Economy & Infrastructure, Ken Skates AM. The hub, which is run by Town Square Spaces Ltd for Business Wales and is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

The Hub is now inviting applications for one of its 20 full-time funded spaces. Successful applicants will receive everything they need to grow and launch, including one-to-one mentoring support and a full-time desk for 12 months.

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Chester and Wrexham have united to encourage Channel 4 to set up its new headquarters in a unique proposal straddling the English-Welsh border.

Channel 4 will set up three bases around the UK, one being its HQ and two further creative hubs. Wrexham Glyndŵr University is supporting the bid, which is being led by Cheshire West & Chester Council and Wrexham County Borough Council, along with MPs, businesses and the wider community on both sides of the border.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Maria Hinfelaar, said: “We are delighted to be supporting the bid for Channel 4 to come to the English-Welsh border. Wrexham Glyndŵr provides excellent education specialism in the region within our School of Creative Arts and Centre for the Creative Industries – we are a dynamic and forward-looking region. Many of our graduates have set up their own businesses in the creative sector, and this is exactly what Channel 4 is looking for because their model is to commission work externally.”

The £5m Centre for Creative Industries at WrexhamGlyndŵr University is home to Calon FM, a community radio station with an FM licence, and students also gain experience working on – an online channel covering live sessions from local artists.

The centre supports courses in art, music, journalism, media, TV, film and theatre and has become home to BBC Cymru Wales in North East Wales, providing new production facilities for its staff, guests and contributors.

The University also has a performing arts space, the Terry Hands Studio, as well as recording facilities, television production facilities, animation labs and more.

Professor Hinfelaar added: “This bid is built on the close relationships developed between councils, universities, MPs, businesses and the wider community on both sides of the border and we’re optimistic that Channel 4 will consider this unique offering.”

Macmillan Cancer Support’s Welsh information and support bus, Bronwen, will be visiting locations in Wrexham and Flintshire during the week commencing next week.

Bronwen comes with her friendly team of Macmillan information and support specialists, a team of frontline health and social care professionals with years of experience in caring and supporting people living with cancer.

The bus hosts two electronic information screens, a private room for sensitive conversations and two iPads to enable people to find the information they need on the spot.

Macmillan would like to encourage anyone living nearby or simply passing by who have questions about cancer to come and say hello.

On Monday 14 May, Bronwen bus will be parked up in Queens Square on Rhosddu Road between 8.30am – 5.30pm.

The next day, Tuesday 15 May, visitors can drop into the bus outside Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre, from 8am to 5.30pm.

On Wednesday 16 May, the bus will be on Earl Street in Mold between 8am and 3pm.

The team will be available on Thursday 17 May on the High Street in Holywell between 9am and 3pm.

On the last day, Friday 18 May, Bronwen bus will be on Church Street in Flint and visitors can drop in from 9am to 3pm.

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