Month: January 2015

Wrexham shopping centre is buzzing after slashing electricity use

A shopping centre underlined its reputation as the greenest in Wales after slashing its use of electricity – by keeping the lights on. Over the past 12 months Eagles Meadow in Wrexham  has cut electricity consumption by 82,000 kilowatt, a seven per cent saving. Since the drive to make the shopping centre more eco-friendly started […]

Anniversary of Llangollen links with opera giant Pavarotti celebrated

An appeal has been launched to commemorate the double anniversaries of the late great opera singer Luciano Pavarotti’s visits to Wales’s top international cultural festival. This year’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in July will stage an exhibition to commemorate both the 60th anniversary of Pavarotti’s first visit to the event and also the 20th anniversary […]

Denbigh: Artists design dream homes in aid of children’s hospice

ARTISTIC youngsters at a Denbigh school are helping a lettings agency to raise money for a children’s hospice. Pupils from Ysgol Twm o’r Nant have designed their own dream homes as part competition to create new To Let Boards for Elwy Lettings in Vale Street. For every one of the winning boards that is put […]

Wrexham FC scores big hit with record sales at pop-up shop

WREXHAM FC have scored a record-breaking success with their latest pop-up store – with takings up 25 per cent on last year. Steve Cook, commercial manager of the Vanarama Conference side now being successfully run by its own fans, says the shop at the town’s Eagles Meadow shopping centre has given the club’s finances a […]

Flower power will inspire estate’s youngsters to tell enchanting tales

A new nature trail and a famous children’s novel will be used to inspire youngsters on a housing estate to write enchanting stories about their environment. The plan was revealed to Lesley Griffiths, the Welsh Government’s Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, during a visit to the revitalised Parc Peulwys estate in Llysfaen. Ms Griffiths […]

Swans stars at HMV for DVD launch

The incredible back from the brink tale of Swansea City’s rise from near extinction to Premier League glory is being celebrated at the city’s Quadrant Shopping Centre with the launch of the DVD ‘Jack To A King: The Swansea Story’. Stars from that glorious era will be at the HMV store in the Centre on […]

Construction firm fly the flag for Wales with a double win at UK awards 

There was a double celebration for builders Anwyl Construction at a construction industry ‘Oscars’ in London. The Rhyl-based company are no strangers to winning awards and have previously been nominated for UK building awards but this time they took home two top prizes. They were short-listed by Housebuilder, the UK’s best read housebuilding publication, in […]

Terror fears put extra pressure on police

A crime tsar has warned the terror outrages in France have highlighted the increasing demands on the police at a time of austerity. According to North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Winston Roddick CB QC, the massacre of 17 people in the French capital is an illustration of how quickly policing priorities can change. Other […]

Pioneering arts training at Welsh care organisation is a UK first

A care organisation has developed a pioneering training course thanks to a musical collaboration with one of the world’s top orchestras. All members of staff at Pendine Park in Wrexham are being trained to use the arts as a way of improving the quality of life for the residents of their seven care homes. The […]

Falkland Islands sheep may safely graze thanks to fence posts from Wales

Fence posts made from North Wales timber are keeping sheep from straying in the far-off Falklands Islands. Every year a consignment of 4,000 fence posts weighing 20 tons from Clifford Jones Timber in Ruthin is trucked down to Portsmouth on the first stage of an 8,000 mile journey to the South Atlantic. From there the […]