Month: May 2015

Glittering gala event in aid of Hope House Children’s Hospice

A department store in Wrexham is putting the finishing touches to plans for a glittering gala event in aid of a children’s hospice. Over the past few years, Debenhams at the Eagles Meadow shopping centre has raised hundreds of pounds for Hope House by hosting a hugely popular series of special evenings. On Thursday, June […]

Let’s copy the magic of Disney – but with real castles

Conjuring the same marketing tactics as the magic of Disney could put Wales on the world map as a top tourism destination – with the added bonus of having real castles. That was the message of Ken Skates, the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, when he addressed a meeting of an influential group […]

New comedy play kicks off at Stiwt

A playwright and professional ghost writer who’s worked with some of the biggest names in football has thrown the spotlight on the world of theatre. The Committee, a hilarious new observational drama by Peter Read, will be premiered at the Stiwt theatre in Rhos, near Wrexham, at 7.30pm on Friday, June 19, with matinee and […]

Fund-raisers have their cake and eat it!

A care home organised their own version of the Great British Bake Off in aid of charity. Staff and residents at the Highfield House care home, part of the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham, had afternoon tea with cakes and raised a cake tin full of cash for the local branch of the Multiple […]

Abergele teenagers aiming to kick-start careers in football 

Two Abergele teenagers aiming to kick-start careers as professional footballers have already totted up 10 international caps between them. Centre-back Billy Sass Davies has trained with Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, while defender Ashleigh Mills is planning to crack the American soccer scene. The pair are both regulars for their respective Wales international teams as well as […]

Rural economy of North East Wales in line for £6 million cash bonanza

The rural economies of North East Wales are in line for a massive £6 million cash injection over the next five years – and now the search is on for local people to target the money. The funds will be spent to help regenerate the rural areas of Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham and the final […]

Rotarians wing their way to shopping centre in aid of disabled children

Rotarians will be winging their way to a shopping centre to raise cash for disabled children. The Erddig branch of the Rotary Club is organising duck races down the waterfall between 10am and 4pm on Saturday June 6 at Eagles Meadow, in Wrexham. Races will be held throughout the day, with each duck costing £1 […]

Bodnant Welsh Food Centre wins building Oscar for conservation work at Furnace Farm

A Welsh centre of excellence has been handed an industry “Oscar” for its conservation work at an historic Conwy farm. The seven-strong panel of judges in the prestigious RICS awards praised Bodnant Welsh Food Centre for breathing new life into the 250-year-old Furnace Farm complex at Tal y Cafn. Calling the £6m project “an exemplar […]

Dementia time-bomb is society’s biggest threat

A dementia expert from North Wales has warned the condition is the biggest crisis facing society today. The stark message came from Steve Ford, the dementia advisor of Care Forum Wales (CFW) which represents more than 500 independent care providers in Wales. There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK today, a number that’s […]

UB40 legend Ali Campbell speaks about feud with brother

The music legend who formed one of the world’s top reggae bands has spoken about the bitter feud with his brother who’s in a rival version of their original group. Ali Campbell, the legendary voice of UB40, will be one of the star attractions at the Llangollen International Musical Festival this year. He will be […]