Month: December 2014

Denise tastes success in new theatre of operation

A former operating theatre nurse has been hailed as “one of the best” after tasting success in a new field. Denise Roth, 54, has now been honoured at an awards ceremony after swapping to work in a care home in Wrexham. She worked for 25 years at Wrexham Maelor Hospital before before starting a new […]

Sweet charity night from Denbigh Chocolate Shop

A sparkling combination of chocolate and fine wine has raised money for a mental health charity. The event in aid of Vale of Clwyd MIND was organised by Denbigh Chocolate Shop to celebrate their fifth anniversary. Proprietors Mark Young and Mary Tetley launched the shop and café on World Chocolate Day in 2009 – and […]

Denbigh students in Apprentice-style challenge

Budding entrepreneurs have been encouraged to “think outside the box” if they want to follow in footsteps of TV tycoon Alan Sugar. Around 100 pupils from Year 9 at Denbigh High School took part in an Apprentice-style event designed to hone their business skills. The youngsters aged 13 and 14 were split into of six […]

New £2m crumpet line creates 36 jobs at Village Bakery

A top bakery has invested £2 million in a state of the art production line to make crumpets – creating 36 jobs in the process. The new line at the Village Bakery in Wrexham is making the first sourdough crumpets on the market in the UK at the rate of 15,000 an hour. It’s been […]

Bereaved Wrexham mum toasts gala event for hospice

A heartbroken mother who lost her daughter to an aggressive cancer has toasted a gala event to raise money for a children’s hospice. Rose Hamlet, 37, whose eldest daughter Rebekah died when she was six-years-old, mingled at the stylish occasion at Debenhams at Eagles Meadow shopping centre, Wrexham, in aid of Hope House Children’s Hospices. […]

Top DJ returns to his roots in Deeside

A radio DJ who’s worked with music legends like Bob Marley and the Four Tops is returning to his roots with a guest slot at a Deeside Northern soul night. Ian Gibbons, who goes under the DJ name, The Barron, is guesting at The Soulnights at Connah’s Quay Navy Club on Friday and says it […]

Top band hoping for festive treat at shopping centre

One of the region’s top brass bands is hoping for a festive treat of its own when it performs some seasonal favourites for Christmas shoppers. The historic Royal Buckley Brass Band will be accepting donations to help pay for the upkeep of their band room and to replace a flat roof. The band will be performing […]

Builder cracks on with project to bring homes to Rhyl

Work has started on a £2.3 million social housing development in Rhyl. Award-winning builders Anwyl Construction have begun the construction of 24 homes, 16 houses and eight flats, for Wales & West Housing, on the former ITT factory site on Cefndy Road in the town. This is the second phase of a major mixed use […]

North Wales police boss promises to combat fear of crime

A police boss has pledged to put the views of older people at the heart of policing in North Wales – to help them feel safe out and about and in their own homes. According to Julian Sandham, the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, North Wales is one of safest places in the UK – […]

Relatives rally to show support for “excellent” care home

Angry relatives have hit out after Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood criticised a Tonypandy care home without ever going there. Since speaking out in the media Ms Wood, who is also the local AM, has been invited to visit the Taliesin home in Bridge Street but she has not yet responded. The findings of an […]