Month: January 2015

Curtain goes up on world class live shows at Odeon in Wrexham

THE curtain has gone up on the latest series of “world class” live performances streamed by satellite direct to a Wrexham cinema from venues like London and New York. It means audiences at the Odeon Eagles Meadow can enjoy a night at the opera or ballet or watch an electrifying theatre performance without ever having […]

Reaching out with social media in the Clwydian Range

A new campaign has been launched to get visitors switched on to the scenic beauty of the Clwydian Range. Local tourism operators have been given a helping hand to reach out to potential new customers via social media and digital marketing. Members of the Clwydian Range Tourism Group signed up to a series of courses […]

Inspirational duo urge youngsters to sign up for “life-changing” scheme

Two inspirational young people are spearheading a recruitment drive for a training scheme that transformed their lives. Chloe Roberts, 24 and Sarah Price, 21, are urging youngsters between 18 and 25 to enrol on an innovative programme, which is a partnership between The Princes Trust and Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham. They earned jobs […]

New HQ is vote of confidence in future of can do engineering firm

A world leading engineering firm has laid the foundation for future growth by building a new headquarters. The new offices of Microtech Precision Ltd at Bersham Enterprise Centre, near Wrexham, were officially opened by North Wales Regional AM Aled Roberts who has long-standing links with the company which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year. They […]

All systems go to create 100 new jobs at pioneering dementia care centre

Canolfan Gofal Bryn Seiont will be jewel in our crown say Pendine Park A care organisation has started recruiting staff for a new centre of excellence for dementia care in Gwynedd. Pendine Park is creating 100 jobs at the £7 million complex at the site of the former Bryn Seiont community hospital on the outskirts […]

Kind-hearted Wrexham shoppers boost children’s cancer charity

A store manager has thanked her kind-hearted customers for helping them give a £200 boost to a children’s cancer charity. Women’s clothes store Wallis at Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham organised raffles and sold pins in aid of CLIC Sargent. The UK-wide charity’s patrons include former tennis ace Tim Henman, and interior design guru […]

Cost of policing in North Wales goes up by 17p per week

A 3.44 per cent increase in the cost of policing North Wales has been agreed – it works out at 17p a week for Band D households in the region. The rise in the precept was unanimously approved at a meeting today (Monday, January 19) of the North Wales Police and Crime Panel in Conwy. Police […]

Jamie Oliver gives thumbs up to school chutney on sale at Bodnant Welsh Food Centre

Culinary superstar Jamie Oliver has praised chutney created by youngsters at their school, which is being sold at a Welsh centre of excellence. Pupils at Ysgol San Sior in Llandudno turned windfall apples from the school orchard into the no-cook chutney and sent a jar to the cooking wizard to try. He tweeted that it […]

Award for housing scheme breathing new life into Snowdonia village

An eco-friendly housing development that’s helping to breathe new life into a former slate quarrying village in Snowdonia has won a major national award. The £730,000 Maes y Waen scheme in Penmachno in Conwy was named as the Development of the Year at the Welsh Housing Awards. The prize was awarded jointly to housing association […]

Clutch of green awards for Welsh eco-entrepreneur

A renewable energy expert who was among the winners at the Daily Post Business Awards is also celebrating a hat-trick of other major accolades. Gareth Jones, Managing Director of Carbon Zero Renewables, in St Asaph, believes their emphasis on quality and customer service has been a key factor in their success which has seen turnover […]