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DEESIDE (Welsh : Glannau Dyfrdwy) is the name given to a predominantly industrial conurbation of towns and villages in Flintshire
Flintshire
close to the Wales–England border lying near the canalised stretch of the River Dee that flows from neighbouring Chester
Chester
into the Dee Estuary
Dee Estuary
. These include Connah\'s Quay , Shotton , Queensferry , Aston , Garden City , Sealand , Broughton , Bretton , Hawarden , Ewloe , Mancot
Mancot
, Pentre , Saltney
Saltney
and Sandycroft . The population is around 50,000, with a plurality (17,500) living in Connah's Quay. Although locally the term Deeside
Deeside
is usually only used to refer to Connah's Quay, Shotton, Queensferry, Garden city and the Deeside
Deeside
industrial estate.

Deeside
Deeside
is known for its industry, providing jobs for the people of Cheshire, Merseyside "> The Blue Bridge over the River Dee.

Bus travel in Deeside
Deeside
is mainly provided by Arriva North West
Arriva North West
who offer services to Chester
Chester
Bus Exchange from a starting point in Connah's Quay. Arriva also provide a service to Rhyl
Rhyl
in North Wales from Chester
Chester
which passes through parts of Deeside. Senior citizens are entitled to free public transport to and from Chester.

Arriva provide Train services in the Deeside
Deeside
area. The main services are to Liverpool
Liverpool
and Manchester
Manchester
and to Wrexham
Wrexham
and Rhyl
Rhyl
. There are also services to London
London
and Cardiff
Cardiff
which call at Shotton railway station . The other three railway stations in Deeside
Deeside
are Shotton high level railway station, Hawarden railway station and Hawarden Bridge railway station .

THE DEESIDE SHUTTLE BUS

The Deeside
Deeside
Shuttle Bus is a service which enables people to travel to and from work at a time convenient to them. The Deeside
Deeside
Shuttle Bus allows local residents to book a seat on the bus at a time and place specified by them, which will take them to work on Deeside
Deeside
Industrial Park. It has proved very popular and has now grown to serve other local areas.

LANDMARKS

The most striking landmark in Deeside
Deeside
is the fixed cable-stayed bridge, which was opened by Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II
in 1998. The bridge is known as the Flintshire
Flintshire
Bridge but is commonly referred to by locals as the "New Bridge". The industrial park has been used as the base and the service area of the Wales Rally GB
Wales Rally GB
every year since 2013.

LOCAL MEDIA

TELEVISION

The Deeside
Deeside
area is covered by both the Moel-y-Parc and the Winter Hill transmitters. The area receives BBC Wales
BBC Wales
and BBC North West
BBC North West
and ITV Wales
ITV Wales
and ITV Granada although the North West services generally do not provide news coverage of events on the Welsh side of the border.

RADIO

Local radio stations include Capital North West and Wales
Capital North West and Wales
, Chester's Dee 106.3 , BBC Radio Merseyside
BBC Radio Merseyside
and Radio City 96.7 .

NEWSPAPERS

There are three main newspapers for Deeside: these are The Evening Leader , a Deeside
Deeside
edition of the Chester
Chester
Chronicle and a Deeside edition of the Chester
Chester
and District Standard . There is also an independent news, events and informational website called Deeside.com

NOTABLE PEOPLE FROM DEESIDE

It is notable that a significant amount of the people on this list are or were footballers. This reflects the fact that football is a common pastime in the region. Several generations of the Gladstone-Glynne family were also born in Deeside.

* William Ewart Gladstone
William Ewart Gladstone
, 19th century Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
lived in Hawarden (following his marriage to Catherine Glynne) from 1839 until his death in 1898. * Ann Keen , MP for Brentford and Isleworth , born in Hawarden . * Craig Lawton , Left winger currently playing for Cymru Alliance League side Bala Town F.C.
Bala Town F.C.
, formerly of Manchester
Manchester
United . * Angus McLean , former manager of Hartlepool United F.C.
Hartlepool United F.C.
. * Grenville Millington , Chester
Chester
City F.C. player. * Michael Owen , England and Manchester
Manchester
United F.C. footballer. * Gary Speed
Gary Speed
, former footballer for Wales
Wales
, Leeds United FC and Everton FC
Everton FC
. * Henry Weale , Victoria Cross
Victoria Cross
recipient who fought in the First World War

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