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Wrexham

(rĕk`səm), Welsh Wrescam, town (1981 pop. 39,929) and county borough, 193 sq mi (499 sq km), NE Wales. It lies in the coal field of N Wales. Wrexham's industries include the manufacture of tires, plastics, bricks, pharmaceuticals, metal and paper products, machinery, and chemicals. There are also livestock markets. Since 1946, Wrexham has been a "development area," in which the government has attempted to stimulate industry. The town is the seat of the Roman Catholic bishop of Menevia. St. Giles's Church was rebuilt in 1472 after a fire; most of the present structure dates from the 16th cent. Elihu YaleYale, Elihu,
1649–1721, English merchant, an early benefactor of Yale Univ., b. Boston. The family moved to England c.1652, and Yale was educated in London. He went to Madras (now Chennai) in the service of the British East India Company c.
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 is buried in the churchyard. Glyndwr Univ. is there.

Wrexham

1. a town in N Wales, in Wrexham county borough: seat of the Roman Catholic bishopric of Wales (except the former Glamorganshire); formerly noted for coal-mining. Pop.: 42 576 (2001)
2. a county borough in NE Wales, created in 1996 from part of Clwyd. Pop.: 129 700 (2003 est.). Area: 500 sq. km (193 sq. miles)
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State-of-the-art ICT equipment further enhances the quality of teaching and learning at Rhosnesni.
In North Wales, a long-term relationship has been established with Ysgol Rhosnesni in Wrexham.
There's nothing I can do," said the librarian, who lives with husband Paul Clutton and baby son Oliver, almost one, in Rhosnesni, Wrexham.
Christopher's School Excell Supply Primary School of the Year - Ysgol Gellifor Coleg Cambria Secondary School of the Year - Ysgol Rhosnesni High Andrew Campbell, the editor of the Daily Post, said: "The Daily Post Schools Awards are a celebration of the hard work, dedication and achievements of schools throughout the region, the children who attend them and the staff who inspire them.
Two international firms recognised for their work in Wales include Laing O'Rourke, who won this year's Welsh Water Employee Volunteering Award while ScottishPower picked up the Inspiring Young People Award for their partnership work in Wrexham with Ysgol Rhosnesni.
Millions of council cash was pumped into to build two superschools in the town,Ysgol Clywedog and Rhosnesni, at over pounds 20m.
The court heard that McKenzie was also waiting sentence with two others after he admitted other offences including two attempted robberies at the Spar in Chester Road, Wrexham, and at McColls in Rhosnesni, both on February 12.
One of the three raiders was carrying a sheathed knife when they targeted McColls off-licence and general store on Rhosnesni Lane, Wrexham.
This year in Wales pupils from 66 schools, from Rhosnesni High School in Wrexham to Radyr Comprehensive School in Cardiff, will take part in the festival, from Monday to Friday.
Rural affairs secretary Lesley Griffiths called at Rhosnesni High School, Wrexham, to give a hands-on demonstration on how to prepare food.
uk WHO'LL GET THE MONEY Six secondary schools out of 55 across North Wales were rated at the lowest Band 5 in the report published in December: Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern, Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi on Anglesey; Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen in Gwynedd; Rhosnesni High, Ysgol Bryn Alyn, and Ysgol Clywedog in Wrexham.
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