• Daredevil grandmother Carys is guest of honour at opening of new nursery play area

  • Citroen C4 Cactus road test by Steve Rogers

  • Crumpet success on the double

  • Builder’s major care contracts plough £40 million into North Wales economy

Police boss is searching for custody watchdogs

A search has been launched in North Wales to find volunteers to act as custody watchdogs to police the police. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones is seeking for up to six independent custody visitors to help him. Mr Jones wants to appoint volunteers to join the existing team responsible for visiting custody […]

Daredevil grandmother Carys is guest of honour at opening of new nursery play area

A DAREDEVIL grandmother was the guest of honour at the official opening of a nursery’s outdoor play area after she took on the fastest zip wire in the world to raise money for it. Courageous Carys Thomas, 77, raised £1,500 by completing the daunting Zip World challenge in Snowdonia to help Cylch Meithrin in Deiniolen, Gwynedd, […]

Citroen C4 Cactus road test by Steve Rogers

RUFFLING the feathers of the hatchback cartel is no easy job but that is the challenge facing the new C4 Cactus. The targets are Focus, Golf and Astra. They have been bossing the market for years but is Cactus prickly enough to do the job? Cactus arrived in 2015, a compact SUV designed to grab […]

Memorial garden is a labour of love

A piece of derelict land has been transformed into an attractive memorial garden to remember residents of a housing estate who have passed away. Creating the garden was a labour of love for the volunteer members of the Green Fingers gardening group who live at Chester Avenue in Kinmel Bay. It was officially opened by […]

Crumpet success on the double

Proud bakery workers are enjoying the taste of success after clinching two awards for their crumpets from the “food industry bible”. The team at the Village Bakery in Wrexham were thrilled to hear the crumpets they make for Iceland had been handed a double honour at the prestigious Own Label Awards run by The Grocer […]

Date and sponsor confirmed for Llaingoch Horticultural Show

The date and a new sponsor for the popular Llaingoch Horticultural Show have been confirmed. The 66th annual Llaingoch and District Horticultural Show will take place on Saturday 18 August at Holyhead High School, with this year’s event kindly supported by new sponsor housebuilder Anwyl Homes, existing sponsor Stena Line ferries and other local businesses […]

Police boss says new chief constable will need to share his vision

A police boss says the appointment of a new chief constable for North Wales will be the biggest and most important decision he makes. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones has set the wheels in motion to find a successor to Mark Polin who retires at the end of July and will be […]

Builder’s major care contracts plough £40 million into North Wales economy

An award-winning builder is nearing completion on three state of the art extra-care housing schemes across North Wales which have boosted the regional economy by over £40 million and created more than 150 jobs. Flintshire-based Anwyl Construction have been engaged on two major projects for the Pennaf Group, in Flint and Llangefni, worth over £17 […]

Anwyl appoints Hawarden’s Jessica Phillips in H&S role

The Anwyl Group has appointed 19-year-old Jessica Phillips from Hawarden to the role of trainee health and safety advisor. Working alongside Mathew Harrison and Greg Roberts, Jessica will help implement Anwyl’s health and safety strategy ensuring that the group meets its ongoing health and safety obligations. She will collate health and safety information, assist with […]

Historic agreement to twin ancient castles in North Wales and Japan

An historic agreement will be signed next month to twin two ancient castles – one in North Wales and the other in Japan. The arrangement to partner Conwy Castle and Himeji Castle, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is believed to be the first of its kind for the UK. The Mayor of Himeji, Toshikatsu Iwami, […]