Month: April 2015

Windfall provides kick start for futsal

YOUNGSTERS playing a game that has helped hone the skills of some of the world’s greatest footballers are celebrating a windfall of nearly £5,000. The money from the Community Chest fund set up by housing association Cartrefi Conwy has been awarded to Kinmel Bay Football Club to develop futsal, a fast moving game played by […]

Timber company cyclists hit the road to Paris in a worthy cause

A team of four Ruthin cyclists will join around 700 other riders in a triumphant charity challenge ride through Paris the day before the Tour de France ends on the Champs-Élysées. Two members of the team, Clifford Jones Timber Vice-chairman Richard Jones, the son of Chairman Alan Jones and grandson of the founder, and company […]

Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan spearheads major project for greener Europe

AN ABERGELE school is spearheading a major educational project to help its students become global citizens and build a greener Europe. Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan has been chosen to lead an ambitious international bid for 250,000 euros worth of funding to help its students and schools in seven other European countries to develop a more […]

Britain’s Got Talent singing sensation Jonathan is heading for Llangollen

Britain’s Got Talent singing sensation Jonathan Antoine is looking forward to following in the footsteps of another larger than life tenor when he takes to the stage at this summer’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. The down-to-earth 20-year-old, who split from singing partner Charlotte Jaconelli last year, can’t wait to step out onto the stage where […]

Bodnant Welsh Food Centre teams up with brewery to create burger with a real kick

A Conwy brewery and a Welsh centre of excellence have joined forces  to create the ultimate burger. The Welsh Black burger features meat from Wales’ iconic beef cattle breed plus  an award-winning ale from the Great Orme Brewery. The Bodnant Welsh Food Centre creation – which has already picked up a gold medal – will be officially launched at […]

Dancer who stars on film with Kate Winslet steps out at fashion show

A dancer who appears with Alan Rickman and Kate Winslet in their latest blockbuster film helped transform Wrexham into the fashion capital of the UK for the day. Edward Hayes-Neary has worked with a galaxy of stars, from Michael Crawford to Will Young, during his time in show business. His latest high profile role is […]

Spring shopping for Swansea students

Swansea’s busy Quadrant Shopping Centre is to hold its first Spring Student Lock-In night for students this month to cater for the city’s huge undergraduate population. Retailers at the busy centre will close as usual at 6pm on Thursday, April 30, and then re-open for students from 7pm to 9pm when many will feature special […]

“If you try and deal drugs in Caernarfon, you’ll be caught,” warns crime tsar

Crime tsar Winston Roddick has issued a personal warning to drug dealers in the Caernarfon area. Mr Roddick CB QC, the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner, was speaking after 26 people who conspired to supply controlled drugs were jailed for a total of 127 years. He congratulated North Wales Police and said the successful […]

Cool way to raise money for charity

Big-hearted film fans have got it licked when it comes to raising money for charity. Staff at the Odeon at the Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham handed out nearly 700 free cones of ice cream. It was part of a charity initiative dreamt up by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, founders of the American-based […]