Month: March 2015

Choc-queen Sarah holds sweet masterclass at Wales’ first Chocolate Festival 

An entrepreneur who funded her university studies with a fondant fountain will reveal her sweet secrets with a masterclass at Wales’ first Chocolate Festival. Bodnant Welsh Food centre is hosting the two-day Festival on March 28-29, with everything chocolate-themed, from artisan-made treats to sample through to beauty products using cocoa beans. Among the chocolatiers giving […]

Sister vs sister bake off

The new boss of a bakery store has created a sister versus sister bake off. Nerys Jones, 31, from Cefn Mawr, is the new manager of Greggs at the Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham, while her sister Bethan Jones, 29, runs the company’s branch in Mold. According to ex Ysgol Ruabon school pupil Nerys, […]

Internet surveillance is a key weapon against cyber crime

A crime tsar has defended the use of internet surveillance to catch cyber criminals. According to North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Winston Roddick CB QC, there was always a balance to be struck between personal freedom and public safety. Mr Roddick was speaking after attending a training session for police officers at the police […]

Brand new homes for life

A search has been launched for tenants for a flagship housing development of independent living homes for older and vulnerable people in Llandudno. Housing association Cartrefi Conwy is replacing two sheltered housing schemes in the town’s Trinity Avenue with the new state-of-the-art homes. The 26 one and two-bedroom apartments are being built to the highest […]

Speed star car inspires art installation at Quadrant

A ceramic model of a Welsh world land speed record-breaking car goes on display this weekend at a Swansea shopping centre. ‘Babs’, the car piloted by Welshman John Parry-Thomas to the record back in the 1920s, has inspired the sculpture by artist David Cushway which will be on show at the city’s busy Quadrant Shopping […]

Shoppers will get to write poem at first Wrexham literary festival

Organisers are putting the final touches to the first ever Wrexham literary festival. Among the star attractions at the Carnival of Words are rugby legend Gareth Thomas and former Home Secretary and best-selling author Alan Johnson – not to mention a murder mystery and a session on TV sci fi show Dr Who. The event is […]

Savvy students are the business

A group of business-savvy students from Denbighshire beat off stiff competition from nine other teams to challenge for a UK title. The team of six from Prestatyn High school won the North Wales regional heat of the national business and accounting competition organised by chartered accountancy body ICAEW. They will now go forward to represent North […]

Couple get their dream home thanks to Help To Buy

A young couple have paid tribute to the government scheme which has helped them buy and move into their first home. Scott Woodcock and Katie Davies were one of the first to apply for the Welsh Government’s Help To Buy scheme when it was introduced just over 12 months ago and they are now the […]

All-Wales Boat Show will make £2.5m splash in Gwynedd

A boat and water sports show will create a £2.5 million economic bonanza in Gwynedd. After two years in Conwy, the All Wales Boat Show is moving to Pwllheli and organisers expect sales to top £2 million with an extra £500,000 being pumped into the local economy by visitors. The three-day event will be dropping […]

Share issue for Corwen hydro-electric scheme brings power to the people

Shares have gone on sale in a ground-breaking community hydro-electric power scheme which could make more than a quarter of a million pounds over 20 years. The Corwen Electricity Co-operative, which expects to gross over £800,000 in that time, has just launched a share offer for 300,000 £1 shares and is looking for investors for […]