Month: November 2014

Colwyn Bay care manager hailed as shining example

A dedicated care manager who believes her home should be part of the community has won a national award. Shirley Morris won bronze at a glittering Oscars-style awards night in Cardiff City Hall, hosted by BBC presenter Lucy Owen, and organised by Care Forum Wales, to acknowledge and reward excellence in the care sector. She […]

North Wales police boss welcomes inspection report

A police boss has welcomed an inspection report which has found that the North Wales force is performing well in most areas. But North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Winston Roddick CB QC was surprised by criticism of the way crime recorded as the force had a compliance rate of 94 per cent,  putting it […]

 Eagles Meadow in Wrexham getting set for Black Friday

Retailers at the Eagles Meadow shopping centre are gearing up for Black Friday. Several stores have taken on temporary staff to cope with the festive rush of shoppers. Among them is Debenhams where 17 temporary staff have been recruited. Eagles Meadow manager Kevin Critchley said: “As the main shopping centre at the heart of the […]

Pioneering North Wales super-nurse as good as gold

A super-nurse who has revolutionised palliative care has won top national award. Pioneering Dinah Hickish, the Senior Advanced Nurse Practitioner at St Kentigern Hospice, in St Asaph, took gold at the prestigious Wales Care Awards, the Oscars of the social care sector. She has earned glowing praise after setting up the first nurse-led model of […]

Dalek invades Wrexham care home for performance

A care home in Wrexham was invaded by a Dalek – but there was no risk to the residents. In fact, they loved the energetic performance of entertainer Jo Papworth who came to the Gwern Alyn home dressed as the extra-terrestrial mutant from flagship BBC show, Dr Who. Jo, 25, an actress with Frantic Theatre, is […]

Ruthin timber firm’s treehouses for the rich and famous

Welsh wood products created at Clifford Jones Timber in Ruthin are finding a new lease of life high in the trees of the gardens of the rich and famous. Specially laminated timber from the ground-breaking family firm in Denbighshire are proving a popular choice with bespoke treehouse designer Paul Cameron whose clients include the likes […]

Top school gets major green upgrade from Rhyl firm

One of the UK’s oldest and most successful schools has had a state of the art ‘green’ upgrade thanks to an award-winning builder. The King’s School, Chester, which was founded in 1541 by Henry VIII, has just had a new £1.5 million Learning Centre extension to its Junior School completed by Anwyl Construction. The school, […]

Star tenor helps Eisteddfod raise funds

International star tenor Rhys Meirion will top the bill at a special Christmas Carol Concert to raise a Santa’s sackful of cash to help hard-up competitors take part in the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Every year the Eisteddfod turns Father Christmas by providing over £20,000 of travel and accommodation for competition entrants from as far […]

Colwyn Bay woman treks Sahara in memory of gran

A caring woman who was trapped in Turkey by a giant volcanic ash cloud when her grandmother died has trekked across the Sahara desert in her memory. Clair Jones, 21, a store assistant at Trespass at the Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham undertook the gruelling 200km challenge in Morocco in aid of St David’s Hospice […]

Help me create new North Wales police blueprint

The North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner is seeking the public’s help to draw up a new blueprint for policing the area. Mr Winston Roddick CB QC says he wants to ensure that all communities, groups and representative bodies have a stronger voice in telling the police what they think is most important and what […]