• Time running out to save the North Wales tourism industry

  • “Wonderful” Bessie celebrates 104th birthday under lockdown

  • How doing “simple” things right will lead to exciting future for food distribution firm

  • Royal composer launches major campaign to save Land of Song

High tech crime crackdown in Wrexham and Rhyl

A police boss has promised a high-tech crackdown on organised gangs coming on crime sprees to two North Wales towns. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones has secured an extra £1 million in funding for a raft on initiatives including Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras (ANPR) and increased CCTV coverage in Wrexham and […]

Time running out to save the North Wales tourism industry

An expert says the famous Welsh welcome or Croeso will play a key role in reviving the crisis-hit tourism industry in North Wales – but time is running out with 12,500 jobs at stake. Jim Jones, the chief executive of North Wales Tourism, believes the remaining four weeks of the summer season will be crucial […]

“Wonderful” Bessie celebrates 104th birthday under lockdown

A “wonderful” woman who was born at the height of the First World War has celebrated her 104th birthday under lockdown in a care home. Mrs Martha Elizabeth Hughes, who is known universally as Bessie, lived all her life in Brymbo, near Wrexham, until she was 101. The year before tenor Wynne Evans, who plays […]

How doing “simple” things right will lead to exciting future for food distribution firm

A food industry big hitter who started out as a Saturday boy at Iceland Frozen Foods has taken the helm at another iconic North Wales company. David Cattrall, 49, a former pupil of Ysgol Friars, in Bangor, is already looking beyond the coronavirus crisis after being appointed managing director at distribution company Harlech Foodservice which […]

Royal composer launches major campaign to save Land of Song

Royal composer Paul Mealor has launched a passionate campaign to save Wales’ reputation as the Land of Song. Professor Mealor spoke out as Patron of the North Wales Music Co-operative amid fears music lessons will be axed as a result of deep financial cuts in the wake of the Coronavirus crisis. The group includes two […]

Opportunities Academy being launched to give vulnerable young people a leg up

A social enterprise is launching a new academy in a former bank in Caernarfon to invest in vulnerable young people across Gwynedd in the wake of the Coronavirus lockdown. The charity, Gisda, is opening the Academi Cyfleon (Opportunities Academy) to give jobless and homeless young adults a much-needed leg up. Grant support is enabling it […]

MPs praise for apprenticeships at the heart of historic hospital development

One of the UK’s major civil engineering companies has opened its new purpose-built training centre as part of one of North Wales’s most ambitious construction and restoration projects. Jones Bros now train their apprentices at the new facility on the site of the former North Wales Hospital in Denbigh where the company plan to carry […]

Magic mushrooms could avert looming mental health crisis, says police boss

The compound found in magic mushrooms could save lives by being used as a revolutionary new treatment for people suffering from PTSD and depression, according to a police boss. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones has written to all the region’s MPs asking them to support a call to reclassify psilocybin as a […]

What lies beneath – university’s seabed survey pinpoints historic wreck

The last resting place of a historic Anglesey-built fast sea raiding vessel featured in a 1951 British film has been pinpointed by sonar in a new survey by experts from Bangor University. The revolutionary MTB – motor torpedo boat – 539 was designed and built on the Menai Straits 75 years ago to rocket along […]

Historic water rescue team receives helping hand from trailer firm

Europe’s top trailer maker is helping to save lives in Scotland by supporting volunteers from the UK’s oldest inland water rescue team. The Thomas Sheriff & Co trailer centre in Coldstream, on the English-Scottish border, has supplied a BV85 box van to the Borders Water Rescue Team (BWRT) to carry vital equipment during its emergency […]