• Locked down care home residents get creative 

  • Tommy’s ticket to adventure with a simple camper van conversion

  • Top builder slams Government for construction shutdown confusion

  • Buckley boys brave the shave to support hero NHS workers

Locked down care home residents get creative 

Locked down care home residents are getting creative to keep their spirits up during the coronavirus crisis. The team at the Pendine Park  care organisation are using everything from music and art to videos and social media technology to counter the emotional and practical impacts of dealing with daily life in the national emergency situation. […]

Virtually connected –top independent school has lessons for the world

Virtual lessons are keeping pupils around the world up to date with their studies thanks to a top North Wales independent school’s pioneering use of an online classroom. Students from Myddelton College in Denbigh are logging on to classes each day whether they’re in China, Nigeria or the Vale of Clwyd thanks to the magic […]

Rural regeneration agency offers cash for countryside epidemic battle

A special fund of over £50,000 has been set up to help rural communities across North East Wales battle the coronavirus epidemic. The cash is being administered by regeneration agency Cadwyn Clwyd who are appealing to local organisations to come forward and share in funds worth up to £3,000 each. It’s aimed at helping develop […]

Tommy’s ticket to adventure with a simple camper van conversion

An outdoor sports enthusiast has turned his passion for life on the wild side into a business converting run of the mill cars and vans into life-changing adventure vehicles. Tommy Chamings started Simple Camper Vans in Caernarfon after friends admired the conversion job he’d done on his old Peugeot Partner and asked him to do […]

Top builder slams Government for construction shutdown confusion

A leading North Wales builder has slammed the Government for lack of clarity after shutting down its sites because of the coronavirus epidemic. Mark Parry, joint managing director of Brenig Construction, said the company made its decision on moral grounds as it was impossible for staff and sub-contractors to work safely. He said: “We’ve been […]

Buckley boys brave the shave to support hero NHS workers

A group of Flintshire friends are shaving off their flowing locks to raise money to support NHS workers who are being pushed to the limits fighting the Coronavirus pandemic. Seven brave Buckley lads agreed to have their heads shaved after joining in last Thursday’s national Clap for Carers in support of NHS workers. The event […]

Doris celebrates 102nd birthday on Zoom in coronavirus lockdown

An Anglesey woman who survived a horrific cycling accident, tuberculosis and meningitis in her younger days celebrated her 102nd birthday under a Coronavirus lockdown at the care home where she now lives. But thanks to technology Doris Hughes was able to see her son and other family members as they joined the birthday party via […]

Bread of heaven from big-hearted bakers

A children’s hospice has thanked big-hearted bakers who made a special consignment of bread to help them keep going. The Village Bakery  delivered a special batch of honey and spelt bread to Hope House in Morda, near Oswestry, which also provides a service for families in North East Wales. Among the other recipients of the […]

Make food banks special case for rationing, urges police chief

Food banks should be made a special case when it comes to food rationing by supermarkets, according to a top policing chief. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones made the appeal after news that an award-winning Conwy food bank could be forced to close by a double-whammy of restrictions brought in to tackle […]

Home care staff fear for their lives because of lack of protective equipment

Care staff providing services for the elderly and infirm in their own homes across Wales are going to work fearing for their lives on the coronavirus front line. That’s the warning from a domiciliary care expert whose 90 staff are being stretched to breaking point as they look after the elderly and infirm in their […]