• Caring Sheila battles back to win good neighbour award

  • Downton Abbey-style historic hall in Flintshire is top place to get married in Wales  

  • New “smart” homes will create 500 jobs

  • Rising opera star Erin takes centre stage in magical celebration

Caring Sheila battles back to win good neighbour award

A woman who became a virtual prisoner in her own home because of mental health issues has battled back and won a good neighbour award. Community stalwart Sheila Campbell, 60, from Trinity Avenue in Llandudno, was honoured at a housing association’s special day celebrating the lives of older people. More than 200 tenants of Cartrefi Conwy […]

Double celebration for care manager Rose who wins industry accolade

An inspirational social care manager who was stunned to be announced as an MBE winner in the Queen’s New Year Honours list is celebrating a double triumph after scooping a national care award. Rose Brown, who works on behalf of Caerphilly County Borough Council as the South East Wales Shared Lives Scheme Manager, won a […]

DS7 Crossback road test by Steve Rogers

Goddess. What a wonderful name for a car, particularly one that lit up the motoring world. That was the incomparable Citroen DS of 1955, the car that changed the face of motoring with its ground breaking design and technology. In French DS, or rather Déesse, means goddess, a nugget of information imparted by my wife […]

Downton Abbey-style historic hall in Flintshire is top place to get married in Wales  

A DOWNTON Abbey-style historic hall has been officially named at a national awards as the top venue in Wales to get married, for the second year running. Soughton Hall in Northop, Flintshire, was also a regional winner again at The Welsh National Wedding Awards, claiming the title for the best venue in North Wales as […]

New “smart” homes will create 500 jobs

Plans have been unveiled for a £25 million development of “smart” homes in the Conwy Valley which will create nearly 500 jobs during construction. Housebuilders Calon Homes have submitted a planning application to Conwy County Borough Council to build 111 houses on the 13-acre Maes-y-Felin site in Glan Conwy which they say will boost the local […]

‘Laid back’ IT engineer wins charity cage war event

A ‘LAID BACK’ IT engineer who usually prefers to avoid confrontation has won his first ever cage fight, all in aid of charity. Dominic Buckley, who is a senior systems engineer at Wrexham-based Rawson IT Services, shocked colleagues when he announced he was embarking on a gruelling eight-week training programme to get him ready for […]

Ex-GB sled dog racer Nick claims victory at national care awards

A former Great Britain sled dog racer who achieved European fame competing in some of the world’s most challenging races has won gold again – this time in the national care awards. Nick Evans, 49, travelled the globe with his dedicated team of Greenland Huskies in an action-packed professional racing career – once crossing the […]

Rising opera star Erin takes centre stage in magical celebration

One of the UK’s finest young opera singers will be taking centre stage with North Wales’ flagship orchestra for a magical new year celebration. Talented young soprano Erin Rossington will be headlining at two concerts organised by the Wrexham-based NEW Sinfonia orchestra in St Asaph Cathedral at 7pm on Friday, January 3, and at 3pm […]