• Care providers being priced out of the jobs market by the NHS

  • Mazda MX-5 Road test by Steve Rogers

  • Selfless Jeff and Lynne are hailed as social care heroes

  • Booming bakery creates 20 more new jobs

Care providers being priced out of the jobs market by the NHS

A social care leader is calling for urgent reform to enable care homes and home care companies in Wales to compete with the NHS when it comes to recruiting staff. Mario Kreft MBE, the chair of Care Forum Wales, revealed that the NHS was paying staff up to £1.50 an hour more for doing the […]

Mazda MX-5 Road test by Steve Rogers

MAZDA has beefed up the world’s favourite sports car…but don’t get too excited. The MX-5 has been given a power boost, an extra 23bhp for the top of the range two-litre, yet it is the sound rather than the extra grunt that provides most of the thrills. This is a car that makes a big […]

Tributes to brave war veteran Bill Evans, 93

Tributes have been paid following the death of a Second World War veteran who fought his way through Europe and helped liberate Brussels. Bill Evans, 93, who passed away at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital following a short illness, was a popular resident at Pendine Park’s Gwern Alyn Care Home in Hillbury Road. He leaves two […]

Selfless Jeff and Lynne are hailed as social care heroes

A selfless couple whose lives have been dedicated to helping others less fortunate than themselves are in line for a major award. Jeff and Lynne Gornicki are in line for a prestigious award despite claiming, with typical modesty, that their work is ample reward in itself. For 40 years the couple from Wyllie, near Blackwood, […]

Booming bakery creates 20 more new jobs

Twenty more new jobs are up for grabs at a booming bakery which has just announced an inflation-busting pay increase of up to eight per cent for production workers. The award-winning Village Bakery need extra staff for a new gluten-free bakery that’s being launched later in the year and to put two extra shifts on […]

Caring Pamela dedicates nomination for top award to ‘hero’ grandfather

A dedicated operational trainer for a healthcare company with two care homes in Flintshire is in the running for a top award and has dedicated her success to her “hero” grandfather. Pamela Reid, who works for Barchester Healthcare, is shortlisted in the Commitment to Training and Workforce Development category, sponsored by Cardiff and Vale College, […]

Care home kazoo choir prepares for debut in aid of Poppy Appeal

Musical residents at a care home who set up a choir of kazoos are planning to make their public debut at a charity concert to raise money for the Poppy Appeal. The Singing for Fitness programme at Pendine Park in Wrexham has been a big hit and were originally organised to help residents’ breathing and […]

Couple with hearts of gold in line for social care Oscar

A kind-hearted Newport couple are in line for a prestigious award after a lifetime of voluntary work. At an age when most people are looking forward to taking life a little easier and cutting down on their commitments Tim and Christine Masters are as active as ever. They are among those shortlisted for one of […]

Livestock rustlers are closer to home than you think, warns police boss

A police boss has spoken out to dispel the myth that all livestock rustlers raiding North Wales come from outside the region. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones believes that in many cases the culprits can be found closer to home – within the rural community itself. According to Mr Jones, it’s clear […]