Wrexham-based business Village Bakery has announced it will be creating an extra 50 jobs, which will include a dozen apprenticeships.Bakery operations director Simon Thorpe said the recruitment drive had been prompted by a period of significant growth.“As part of the recruitment campaign, we’re looking to take on another 12 bakery apprentices,” Thorpe said. “Our grow-your-own approach is something we’ve built our business on strongly over many years and, most recently, we’ve invested in the new Baking Academy and Innovation Centre and really we’re going from strength to strength.”The positions will be spread across its three bakeries on Wrexham Industrial Estate and in Coedpoeth. The apprentices will be trained at its Baking Academy and Innovation Centre, which was opened by The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall in July 2015.Robins Jones, managing director of Village Bakery, said the business had a great deal of opportunities.“I think what sets us apart as an employer is that we can really add value and help our staff develop,” Jones said. “We’re looking to invest in people, and looking for people to invest in us. We like to look after our people. We value ourselves as a family business.”In February 2017, Village Bakery claimed to have become the world’s largest producer of Welsh cakes.
The 40-year-old Pacquiao came out firing from the outset and knocked down Thurman in the first round. He never looked back in winning by split decision (114-113 Thurman, 115-112, 115-112) and capturing Thurman’s belt. Boxing fans were looking forward to an exciting fight between two of the best in the world, with WBA (Regular) welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and WBA (Super) welterweight champion Keith Thurman battling at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearHere is how Twitter reacted to Pacquiao’s victory:😏🤞🏾— Errol Spence (@ErrolSpenceJr) July 21, 2019Manny Pacquiao continues his career resurrection!Pacquiao dropped Keith Thurman in the first and went on to win a classic by split decision.#PacquiaoThurman pic.twitter.com/hUSxlOc6j0— Sporting News (@sportingnews) July 21, 2019#AndTheNew WBA Welterweight Super Champion Manny Pacquiao#Respect Keith Thurman 🥊 #PacquiaoThurman #WBAboxing #PacThurman pic.twitter.com/xmkVUgbRYL— WBA Boxing (@WBABoxing) July 21, 2019Congratulations @MannyPacquiaoThank you for always being our hero💙❤️💛🇵🇭#PacquiaoThurman pic.twitter.com/KxxMf93dSN— 🇺🇸 TJ Perkins 🇵🇭 (@MegaTJP) July 21, 2019Congratulations Manny Pacquiao what a Champion. “Senator Pac-Man”— George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) July 21, 2019Keith Thurman on his first career loss.“Thank you, Manny Pacquiao.”Classy.#PacquiaoThurman— TJ Monterde (@tjmusicmonterde) July 21, 2019I scored Thurman Vs Pacquiao 111-116 #ThurmanPacquiao #Boxing pic.twitter.com/Xc3clPMkZq— Jeff Cox (@JeffCoxCNBCcom) July 21, 2019LEGENDS LIVE FOREVER!Boxing’s only eight-division World Champion @MannyPacquiao def. Keith Thurman via SD! pic.twitter.com/DdYcnYlF7c— FOX Sports: PBC (@PBConFOX) July 21, 2019114-113 Thurman. 115-112 Pacquiao and 115-112 for the winner…Manny Pacquiao!!!— Andreas Hale (@AndreasHale) July 21, 2019Split decision. Manny. I didn’t think it was that close. Not sure anyone except one judge did.— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) July 21, 2019Congratulation to my good friend and Champion Manny Pacquiao!!! An amazing display of Guts and Skill!!! https://t.co/OrFKVdq9JX— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) July 21, 2019SPLIT DECISION.. PLS THAT IS DISGUSTING. @MannyPacquiao won easy. #PacquiaovsThurman— Billy The Kid (@BillyDib) July 21, 2019Pac beats Thurman by Split Decision. #PacquiaovsThurman— Lennox Lewis (@LennoxLewis) July 21, 2019I can’t wait til I turn 40 😂😂😂— ClaressaT-rexShields (@Claressashields) July 21, 2019Manny Pacquiao is a bad bad man #THURminated— Chris Eubank Jr (@ChrisEubankJr) July 21, 2019Should not have even been a split decision. @MannyPacquiao outclassed him most of the fight, period. Wasn’t even close. At least the final decision was the right now. But if Pacman knows what’s good for him, he’ll stay away from @terencecrawford and @ErrolSpenceJr. I know THAT!— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) July 21, 2019That fight was so much damn fun. #PacmanThurman— Todd Grisham (@Grishamfight) July 21, 2019
Pochettino has been linked with replacing Zidane at the Bernabeu 1 Mauricio Pochettino has said he would “have to listen” if Real Madrid called him, but has maintained he is happy at Tottenham.The Spanish giants are hunting for a new manager after Zinedine Zidane quit this week following Saturday’s 3-1 Champions League final win over Liverpool.Pochettino, in Spain for the launch of his book ‘A New World’, signed a new five-year deal at Tottenham last month but has been installed as the favourite to replace Zidane at the Bernabeu.“When Real Madrid call you, you have to listen to them but it doesn’t depend on me,” he is reported to have told Spanish newspaper El Confidencial.“I’ve signed a contract and I’m very happy at Tottenham because they let me work and we’re growing together.“Now I want to focus on planning for next season and keep out of all the speculation.”Zidane explained his decision to leave Madrid less than a week after claiming a third Champions League title in a row as “time to go out at the top” in Thursday’s press conference.Real’s LaLiga struggles, finishing third and 17 points behind fierce rivals Barcelona, no doubt factored in World Cup winner Zidane’s decision.Pochettino quickly shot to the top of bookmakers’ lists for Zidane’s replacement, despite only signing that new deal with Spurs last week.“I take it naturally, it does not affect me at all, I am involved in a spectacular project where the motivation is tremendous,” Pochettino told Spanish sports daily AS.“I renewed my contract recently for another five years, I am happy that people at Tottenham are happy with me.“I live in the present, that is the most important thing. I enjoy what is happening and what has to be will be.”It is understood that there is no buy-out clause in Pochettino’s new Spurs deal, and no verbal agreement with chairman Daniel Levy that the 46-year-old could leave if Madrid come calling.Zidane was understood to be under contract at Madrid until 2020, before quitting in the wake of guiding Real to their 3-1 Champions League final triumph over Liverpool.Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, Italian Maurizio Sarri and Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp have all been linked to Madrid, alongside Pochettino.Germany boss Joachim Low meanwhile has ruled himself out of the running to become the next Real manager.Low told a Germany press conference: “I can completely rule it out. I’m sure they will find a strong successor but that is not for me to worry about.“I am here with Germany in the World Cup now.”