• Paul’s gorilla masterpiece will join magnificent menagerie

  • Community foundation launched by Flintshire firm Rubicon Garden Rooms to support good causes

  • Volvo XC40 road test by Steve Rogers

  • OCD and me: Rising star Elis talks movingly about how crushing mental anxiety attacks stopped him from crossing the road

Paul’s gorilla masterpiece will join magnificent menagerie

Talented chainsaw sculptor Paul Morris is busy carving his latest masterpiece – a five foot tall gorilla. The giant ape will take pride of place among a magnificent menagerie of wooden wild creatures at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham where Paul works as part of the gardening and maintenance team. The leafy 11-acre grounds […]

Community foundation launched by Flintshire firm Rubicon Garden Rooms to support good causes

A pioneering garden room company that uses aviation technology to create outdoor offices, spas, gyms and studios, has launched a Community Foundation to help local good causes with a cash boost. Flintshire firm Rubicon Garden Rooms is asking community groups, projects, associations, locally based charities and even individuals who need support in North East Wales, […]

Volvo XC40 road test by Steve Rogers

My irritation with voice control in cars has, apparently, become legendary and even sparked a discussion in a pub. The trouble is two-fold. You have to go through hoops to get the right function and once there it does not always do what you ask. I even lost my temper with a Lexus (how stupid […]

School rallies round to support pupils from China exiled by virus threat

A top private school in North Wales is to stay open over the half-term and the Easter holidays to protect its pupils from the coronavirus. Staff at Myddelton College, in Denbigh, have cancelled their own holiday plans to ensure that the students from China, where the death toll from the virus has passed 1,000, can […]

Disastrous new immigration rules will force care homes in Wales to close

A social care leader has warned that care homes and home care agencies in Wales will be put out of business as a result of the new immigration rules announced by the Government. Mario Kreft MBE, the chair of Care Forum Wales, has called on Home Secretary Priti Patel not to “close the door” on overseas […]

Jordan didn’t have a home but now he’s helping to build them

A former homeless person is off the streets and forging a new career in the building industry after being given a chance by a fast-growing North Wales construction company. Jordan Thomas fell on hard times and ended up on the streets two years ago when his father died – his mum had passed away when […]

Global opera star Elin returns to her North Wales roots in new production of Carmen

An international singing star from Rhyl who has played some of opera’s greatest soprano roles is returning to North Wales to play a leading part in a new production of Carmen. Welsh soprano Elin Pritchard, who was born in St Asaph and grew up in Rhyl, will make her Welsh National Opera (WNO) debut when […]

New high tech police team set up to target organised crime gangs

A new high tech policing unit has been set up to clamp down on organised crime and drug gangs in North Wales The 16-strong Intercept Team will be using Automatic Number Plate Technology (ANPR) to identify the vehicles of gang members and make the region a hostile environment for crime groups to operate in. It […]

Appeal to make rural North Wales a hostile environment for slavers

An appeal has gone out to rural businesses to help make North Wales a hostile environment for the gangmasters of modern slavery and human trafficking. These victims of organised crime have been found on remote cannabis farms, in pop-up brothels in hotels and on building sites across the region. The call has come from one […]