BBC to broadcast a week of programmes from Wrexham

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Wrexham is to follow Bradford, Middlesbrough and Stoke-on Trent in becoming the home of a week of BBC programmes.

We Are Wrexham, to take place between March 30th and April 3rd, will be a week of dedicated news broadcasts across the BBC’s networks.

UK and Welsh outlets will broadcast from Wrexham town centre throughout the week, with various BBC TV and radio stations involved.

In addition, a pop-up BBC newsroom will be at the Tŷ Pawb arts centre and community hub in the centre of the town throughout the week.

We Are Bradford, We Are Middlesbrough and We Are Stoke-on Trent have already taken place "with great success", the BBC said, and Wrexham was "a natural ‘next stop’".

Fran Unsworth, Director BBC News, said: “BBC News is delighted to be bringing our We Are... series to Wrexham. We really want to connect with our audience in the town and amplify the stories which matter to them. As part of this, we plan to run a number of audience panel events, and will also use social media as well as the BBC News website to encourage the public to help us identify things we should be covering.”