Month: May 2015

Artistic Sangeeta full of beans after design competition win

An artistic student has helped boost a dementia charity. Sangeeta Kumari, 22, won a competition to come up with a design for a coffee cup organised by staff at Starbucks in the Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham. They came up with a unique fundraising competition to raise much-needed funds for the Alzheimer’s Society with […]

Snooker club rescue right on cue

A housing association has come to the rescue of a village snooker club that was in danger of folding. It looked as if Cerrigydrudion Billiard and Snooker Social Club’s was going to have to close as it had only one trustee and no money to meet running costs. They were also snookered because the building, […]

Police boss on patrol with Wrexham’s Street Pastors armed with lollipops

Crime tsar Winston Roddick has paid tribute to a group of good Samaritans who are helping to keep the streets of Wrexham safe at night – armed with lollipops. The North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner was speaking as he went on night patrol with the Street Pastors who give a helping hand to those […]

Top builder unveils plans for new HQ on the A55

Award-winning North Wales builder Anwyl Construction has unveiled plans for their £2 million new headquarters just off the A55 in Flintshire. The family company which employs 150 staff and this year celebrates its 85th anniversary will start work this month on the site of its new base at Ewloe. It will mean leaving its long-term […]

Thousands of youngsters will flock to enjoy Children’s Day

AROUND 4,000 schoolchildren will join in a day of music and fun to raise the curtain on this summer’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. They will be heading for the International Pavilion to take part in a concert entitled Bongos, Brass and Plenty of Dance which is the centrepiece of Children’s Day, the traditional prelude to […]

School children raised dough to make dreams come true for terminally ill youngsters

School children raised a whole lot of dough to make dreams come true for terminally ill youngsters. Pupils from the reception class at Ysgol Penycae were treated to a tasty pizza making masterclass at the Frankie and Benny’s restaurant at Eagles Meadow shopping centre, in Wrexham, with the £150 raised going to the Rays of […]

Sales buoyant after boat show

Boat companies are following up leads worth millions of pounds from the biggest maritime event in Wales. Thousands of people from across the UK flocked to the All-Wales Boat Show in Pwllheli over the weekend. Two new international partnerships were also launched at the event at Plas Heli, Pwllheli’s new £8.3m Welsh National Sailing Academy […]

Pilot scheme to boost business in Conwy

A pilot scheme is being launched later this month to reach out to 3,000 businesses in Conwy to help them be more successful. Conwy County Borough Council have appointed a new skills coordinator to ensure that businesses in the county are guided towards the best possible advice, support and possible sources of funding. Anna Openshaw, […]

Marine sports set to jet ahead says Tourism Minister Ken Skates

Tourism minister Ken Skates took to the waves today on a jet ski to launch this year’s All Wales Boat Show. The three-day event has dropped anchor at Plas Heli, the Welsh Sailing Academy and Events Centre from today to Sunday, May 10. It is aiming to boost the marine sector, which already contributes £282 […]

Sculptor Matt Sherratt lined up for Saatchi show with his new works

New work by North Wales sculptor Matt Sherratt is heading to the prestigious Saatchi Gallery in London. The twisted clay ellipses finished in gold were created in his studio in the Elwy Valley and are similar to those seen in millionaire homes from Eaton Square to Mumbai. Other sculptures by Matt are also on display […]