• Honda Jazz road test by Steve Rogers

  • Curbs on protests undermine civil rights, says police boss

  • Brave man speaks out about horrific sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of foster dad

  • Cash boost for 4×4 volunteers who helped snowbound NHS staff

Honda Jazz road test by Steve Rogers

For nigh on 20 years the Honda Jazz has held the unofficial title of most practical supermini on the planet. Yet even this enviable accolade has not been enough to make it the first car on the supermini shopping list, never enjoying the sales, or adoration, of the likes of Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa or […]

Betsi hits the road with cash seized from crooks

An inspirational youth leader who got his life back on track after battling heroin addiction is hitting the road to help turn around the lives of young people. The award-winning Youth Shedz Cymru, set up by Scott Jenkinson in 2017, which helps its young members to explore and develop themselves, has been boosted by cash […]

Steve brushes up his artistic skills – using his mouth

A former draughtsman who can’t use his hands because of multiple sclerosis is achieving acclaim for his artwork after learning to paint with a brush in his mouth. Steve Neal, 67, discovered his artistic talent after moving to Pendine Park’s Penybryn care home where he’s been tutored by artist-in-residence Sarah Edwards. From producing landscape paintings […]

Family of courageous councillor raise £8K for hospital’s Covid heroes

The family of a courageous councillor who died of Covid-19 have presented a cheque for £8,000 to the hospital which cared for him in his final days. While in intensive care at Wrexham Maelor Hospital Kevin Hughes, 63, from Gwernymynydd, near Mold, pleaded passionately with people to stick to the rules to stop the spread […]

Young taekwondo stars kick on with cash seized from crooks

Young Flintshire taekwondo stars looking to follow in the illustrious footsteps of double Olympic gold medallist Jade Jones are being given a helping hand – thanks to cash seized from criminals. The Deeside and Flintshire Taekwondo club has a long and proud history, attracting scores of participants to its classes, but the Covid-19 pandemic has […]

Search is on to find climate change business heroes

A search has been launched to find Net Zero heroes as companies across North Wales and Merseyside battle to reduce carbon emissions. The challenge has been set by the North Wales Mersey Dee Business Council who are organising a major online conference, Net Zero 2021, on Thursday, May 20, in a bid to inspire business […]

New flagship trailer centre in Berkshire creates more jobs

A new trailer distributor is creating five more jobs and has further plans to expand its workforce thanks to its new partnership with an iconic brand. Agricultural plant and machinery firm John Day Engineering, which already supplies some of the world’s best-known horse trainers, will start selling market-leading products from Ifor Williams Trailers this month […]

Curbs on protests undermine civil rights, says police boss

A police boss who describes himself as an “experienced protester” says a report on how protests are policed is one sided, illiberal and undermines civil and political rights. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones is so concerned that he has written to Home Secretary Priti Patel to complain about it. The UK Government […]

World premiere to celebrate music festival’s 50th year

A top music festival established by a royal composer will mark its 50th year with the world premiere of a new work to celebrate its illustrious history. The piece written by Jon Guy will be featured in one of two concerts in May which will be curtain raisers for the North Wales International Music Festival […]

Bonnie plans for future as Snowdonia’s first ever ice-cream parlour hits 50

A family-owned ice-cream parlour and pizzeria is planning an exciting move into home-made chocolates and wholesale – and a delayed 50th birthday celebration. Bonnie Rowley is the third generation of her family to run the Glaslyn Ice Cream Parlour and Pizzeria in Beddgelert where Italy meets Wales in the heart of Snowdonia. While lockdown put […]