• North Wales travel firm launches major recruitment drive to find 20 new apprentices

  • Theatre company thank care home residents for inspiring success of moving play about dementia

  • Shopping centre hailed as a £1.5bn “powerhouse” on 10th anniversary

  • Young piano virtuoso Luke swaps global stage for Wrexham chapel

Hospital team scale new heights in aid of Wrexham homeless shelter

Kind-hearted hospital staff are going up in the world as part of a determined campaign to help a life-saving homeless hostel in Wrexham. Among them will be operating department practitioner Catrin Stace-Jones and anaesthetist Lindsey Edge-Smith, who work at the Spire Yale Hospital in Wrexham. They will be climbing 1,085 metres to the top of Wales’s […]

Police boss campaigns for Wales to take control of the cops

North Wales’ policing boss is to take his fight for police powers to be devolved to Wales to the very top. Arfon Jones, the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner, is to represent Wales on the National Criminal Justice Board, which oversees the criminal justice system. He will join Home Secretary Sajid Javid, Lord Chancellor […]

Social worker Rachel is hailed an ‘Exceptional Newcomer’

A newly-qualified social worker has won a national award for her work with adults and young people with learning disabilities. Rachel Gavin, who works in the Community Learning Disability Team at Bridgend County Borough Council, carried off a bronze award in the Exceptional Newcomer category sponsored by Coleg Cambria at the Wales Care Awards. The […]

Pioneering care home duo win gold

TWO social care experts are celebrating after landing a major award for developing a pioneering staff training scheme designed to enrich the lives of care home residents. Michele May and Sarah Longhurst have also helped establish a clear career path for the workforce at the Pendine Park Care Organisation at their homes in Wrexham and […]

North Wales travel firm launches major recruitment drive to find 20 new apprentices

THE UK’S fastest growing independent travel firm has launched a major recruitment drive to find 20 new apprentices. Hays Travel North West, which has 29 branches across North Wales and the North West including its head office in Wrexham’s Lord Street and branches in Flint, Connah’s Quay, Mold, Colwyn Bay and Rhyl, is looking for […]

Shopping centre hailed as a £1.5bn “powerhouse” on 10th anniversary

A shopping centre has given North Wales a massive economic boost after clocking up £1.5 billion in spending since it opened 10 years ago, according to the local AM. More than 500 people now work at Eagles Meadow in Wrexham which has defied the gloomy predictions when it was launched in the teeth of the […]

Young piano virtuoso Luke swaps global stage for Wrexham chapel

An internationally renowned young piano virtuoso is returning to his roots for a charity concert as a favour to his former primary school teacher. Luke Jones, 22, is celebrating after taking second prize at the world famous Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona and first prize at the Bromsgrove International Musicians Competition. But in […]

Pioneering fire safety scheme hailed a life-saver by expert

A Conwy housing association’s ground-breaking safety scheme has been hailed as a life-saver by a fire prevention expert. According to Cartrefi Conwy, it has already helped avoid a host of potential fires by highlighting properties packed full of combustible items such as old newspapers and junk mail. As well as posing a risk to tenants, […]

Pupils help care home residents pimp up their zimmer frames to help reduce falls

Residents at a care home have pimped up their zimmer frames – with the help of some creative schoolchildren. The decorations have been used to brighten up the steel walking frames for the older people living at the Hillbury House Care Home in Wrexham. The care home has nurtured a strong relationship with the pupils from […]