Month: December 2014

Early morning sales fever hits Wrexham

Sales fever gripped Wrexham on Boxing Day. Around 1,000 bargain hunters started queuing from 2.45am outside the Next fashion store at the Eagles Meadow shopping centre. By 6am, when staff threw open the doors signalling the start of the famous sale, the shoppers snaked right around the shopping centre. First in the queue was caterer […]

Young Prestatyn masterchef’s recipe goes on the menu at top restaurant at Bodnant

A talented young masterchef from Prestatyn has won an award and his culinary creation will go on the menu at a top restaurant to raise money for a children’s hospice. Ben Garbutt, 12, was crowned Junior Masterchef by celebrity culinary king Dai Chef at the centre of excellence for Welsh food, Bodnant Welsh Food in […]

People’s police champion is the cheapest in Wales

The North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner is the least expensive police boss in Wales. The news was revealed as Winston Roddick CB QC, an ex-copper who rose to become Wales’s first Counsel General, celebrated his second anniversary in office. Mr Roddick is proud that the costs of the Office of the Police and Crime […]

New jobs for Rhyl as lettings firm expands

A growing lettings agency is also going to become an estate agent and start selling houses after opening a new office in Rhyl. The news was announced when the Elwy Lettings premises in Bodfor Street were officially opened by Vale of Clwyd AM Ann Jones. According to managing director Angela Jones, the estate agency service […]

News about Llandudno housing scheme is the “perfect Christmas present”

A group of housing association tenants in Llandudno were given some cracking news at their Christmas party. During the festivities Cartrefi Conwy revealed a show home would be available for the tenants to see at the development in the New Year and that they should be able to move there in the spring. The state-of-the-art […]

Shopping centre set for £15 million bonanza

A shopping centre is set for a £15 million Christmas bonanza. Over 270,000 shoppers are expected to flow through Eagles Meadow in Wrexham during December. Retailers are in the middle of the busiest month of the year and a number of stores have recruited extra staff to cope with the rush. Among them is Debenhams […]

Bells ring out for Christmas at Wrexham care home

The bells have been ringing for Christmas at a care home in Wrexham. Nine members of Gresford Handbell Ringers treated residents and staff at the Pendine Park’s Bodlondeb home to a host of popular carols. The group, based at All Saints Church in Gresford, was established nearly 40 years ago and has 17 members. They meet […]

Budding illustrator uses artistic talent to support hospice

AN ABERGELE schoolboy with designs on becoming a professional comic book illustrator is using his artistic talent to help a lettings agency raise money for a children’s hospice. Eleven-year-old Lincoln Roberts is so crazy about comics that he spends most of his spare time collecting back numbers and currently has around 100 at home. He […]

School choir makes public debut with carols in Wrexham

CUSTOMERS at a shopping centre were treated to Christmas carols with their coffee courtesy of the talented choir from a Wrexham primary school. The young songsters from Ysgol Alexandra were invited along to the Costa coffee shop at the Odeon at Eagles Meadow shopping centre to make their public debut. They duly obliged by serving […]

Trailer firm delivers Christmas tree to Downing Street

A top trailer maker has branched out to help deliver the iconic Christmas tree which stands outside 10 Downing Street. A sturdy 18ft flatbed trailer made by Ifor Williams Trailers was used to transport the splendid 22 foot Nordmann Fir from its grower in Herefordshire to the Prime Minister’s official residence in London. There the […]