Month: January 2015

Wrexham Alzheimer’s fundraisers wake up and smell the coffee!

A campaign to turn Wrexham into the first dementia-friendly-town in Wales is being boosted by artistic coffee lovers. Staff at Starbucks at the town’s Eagles Meadow shopping centre came up with a novel idea to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. They have organised a competition in which customers can donate £1 to design their […]

Superstar tenor Alfie Boe promises musical magic in Llangollen

Superstar tenor Alife Boe is heading back to North Wales. The classical heart-throb, has sold one and a half million records, been at number one in the classical charts many times and performed on Broadway, will be taking centre stage at this year’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Boe, dubbed Britain’s Favourite Tenor, will be performing […]

Veg king Medwyn up for record-breaking third gardening Oscar 

A champion veg grower is on course to pick up a record-breaking hat-trick of garden “Oscars”. Medwyn Williams from Anglesey is on the shortlist for the Royal Horticultural Society’s coveted Lawrence Memorial Medal. If he wins it, it will be the third time that Medwyn, who showcases his produce at Bodnant Welsh Food Centre, has been […]

North Wales utility company celebrates 20 years and £5 million of savings

A company celebrating its 20th anniversary has saved its customers over £5 million in energy costs. The news was revealed to Clwyd West AM Darren Millar during a visit to the Ruthin-based Energy Company to help them celebrate the business milestone. The company formed by directors John Davies and Colin Pritchard has specialised in finding […]

From the Lebanon with love as Sally spices up Swansea

A Swansea café is in for a taste of the exotic thanks to its new Lebanese owners. Sally Bouimad, 44, and her husband Rob, have taken over the lease of the Quadrant Shopping centre’s Trenchers Café and are set to spice up the menu. And Sally, who arrived in Swansea via London and Australia after […]

Top Welsh builder reclaims slaughterhouse site for award-winning local housing

A £1 million scheme to transform a derelict former slaughterhouse into valuable social housing has won a major award for a top builder. Anwyl Construction have built a terrace of eight eco-friendly three and four-bedroomed houses on the brownfield site in the heart of Amlwch, on Anglesey. And the tenants of one of North Wales’s […]

New leisurewear store to open in Wales’s surfing capital

Surfs up in Swansea with the news that up to ten new jobs will be created with the opening of outdoor and leisurewear store Saltrock in the city’s Quadrant Shopping Centre. It is the rapidly-growing Devon company’s 24th shop and only their second in Wales but the business, started in 1988 by South African surfing […]

Bethesda choir legend will never be forgotten

THE family of the longest serving member of one of Wales’s oldest choirs have thanked his fellow choristers for performing an emotional rendition of his favourite song at his funeral. Retired quarry worker Twm Morgan sang with Bethesda based Cȏr y Penrhyn for 64 years until shortly before his death aged 81. He was a […]

Grieving Wrexham mum runs race in memory of little daughter

A heartbroken mum from Wrexham is in training to run a half marathon in memory of the young daughter she lost to cancer. Rose Hamlet, 37, will be doing the Chester Half Marathon in May to raise money for the Hope House children’s hospice – and she’ll be joined by some of her best mates. […]

Zany Zappa brought to new generation in Bangor

The life and work of music legend Frank Zappa will be celebrated at a music festival where fans can to talk to his widow via a live link with America. The iconic American bandleader, songwriter, composer and film director will be remembered in a series of events at the Bangor Music Festival which starts on […]