Month: March 2015

Ex-Gladiator Jet will officially open new Spire Cosmetic Suite

A former TV Gladiator is taking on a new challenge in North Wales. Diane Youdale, best known for her role as Jet in the hit television series Gladiators, will officially open the new Spire North Wales Cosmetic Suite in Abergele on Saturday, April 18. The private hospital’s base on the North Wales Business Park on […]

Wand-making is just magic

A shopping centre was sprinkled in fairy dust as young cinema goers made their own special magic wands. The Odeon Cinema at Eagles Meadow in Wrexham is screening the new Easter children’s blockbuster, Cinderella, and to celebrate youngsters had the chance to create their own magic. The wand-making workshop was run by Odeon team member […]

Crime tsar gives go ahead for new Llandudno police station

Llandudno is set to get a new police station. As part of the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner’s current five year Estate Strategy a new station will be built on the site of the current building which is no longer fit for purpose. The current station on Oxford Road was previously a Divisional Headquarters […]

Bodnant Welsh Food Centre named as best retailer in Wales

A Welsh centre of excellence has been named the best retailer in Wales. Bodnant Welsh Food Centre has scooped the title in the prestigious Farm Shop and Deli Awards  – dubbed the industry’s Oscars. Customer votes along with secret visits by a panel of judges to the Conwy Valley centre, which stocks produce from more […]

Woman’s harrowing story of domestic abuse wins ovation from victims’ conference audience

A WOMAN who suffered the daily “torture” of domestic violence for 18 years won a standing ovation after telling her harrowing story at a conference. The woman from the Conwy area, whose identity must be protected, was addressing around 100 representatives of police, social services, the court service and crown prosecutors at the second Victims’ […]

Caring duo go the extra smile

A caring duo have won a top award for going the extra smile. Christine Lewis, 55, and Olga Azarcon, 41, who work at Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham, shared the Top Smiler prize at the company’s annual Smile Awards. The award was created in 2010 to recognise those who not only smile, but who go the […]

Elite American choir opt for real Welsh welcome in Llangollen

An internationally renowned American choir are looking forward to having a true taste of Welsh hospitality. The Azusa Pacific University Chamber Singers from California are heading to Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in July and will be staying with local families rather than booking hotel and guest house accommodation. The 37-strong choir are among the world’s […]

Trailer firm helps power world land speed record supercar

EUROPE’S biggest trailer maker is helping to power an ambitious British bid to smash the sound barrier and break the world land speed record. Two box vans supplied by Ifor Williams Trailers will play a key role when the supersonic jet car Bloodhound SSC it makes its assault on the current record of 763 mph […]

Café customers enjoy flashmob Bach performance with afternoon tea

SURPRISED shoppers got more than they bargained for with a touch of café culture thanks to a top chamber orchestra. Ensemble Cymru accompanied a youth choir in a performance of Bach’s magical music in the middle of a busy Llandudno department store. To mark the 330th anniversary of the birth of the German classical composer […]