A hyperlocal news website set up last year has opened a full time newsdesk in the town it reports on.
Wrexham.com was launched by a former journalist on the Evening Leader together with two friends who felt there was a gap in the market. for local news.
Monthly page views have already topped 100,000 and the site plans to start taking advertising next month.
It has also decided to a town centre office in Yorke Street with ex-Leader journalist Liam Randall working full-time as a reporter there.
Co-owner Rob Taylor, who has a background in web development, said: “It is very useful to be here because if something happens, we can get out and have a look.”
The team claim to have had success in getting disputed parking tickets at ASDA cancelled for residents and have also live blogged from stories including an armed standoff and a bomb scare.
The site runs a crowd-sourced fuel price monitor which tweets the best prices twice a day and even have their own local weather station, which provides updates to the site every 10 minutes.
Rob added: “We have been pretty amazed with the readership of the website and even speaking to people in the town, the feedback has been universally positive.”
Wrexham once housed the main offices of the Evening Leader while the North Wales Daily Post also had an office there.
The Leader still has a presence in the town but moved its main offices to Mold in the 1990s.