Month: May 2015

Gareth makes a splash for diabetes charity

A coffee shop barista maestro will swim the equivalent of the English Channel in the pool at Wrexham Water World. Gareth Hopkins, 27, who works at the Costa Coffee franchise within the Odeon Cinema at Eagles Meadow shopping centre, is taking on the 22 mile swim to raise money for Diabetes UK. He’s aiming to […]

Top trailer maker reaches paradise thanks to new Caribbean distributor

Europe’s top trailer maker is now in paradise. Ansari Baksh, managing director of the Ansaf  Trading Company, from the islands of Trinidad and Tobago, was so impressed with the products of Ifor Williams Trailers that’s he’s become a distributor for that part of the Caribbean. He first came into contact with Ifor Williams Trailers when […]

Pwllheli will be maritime mecca for thousands of boat lovers

Thousands of boat lovers will be heading for Pwllheli for the biggest maritime event in Wales. The three-day All Wales Boat Show starts at Plas Heli, the Welsh Sailing Academy and Events Centre, from Friday (May 8) until Sunday. The event, effectively the national boat show of Wales, will be officially opened by Welsh Government Tourism […]

Sue’s heading for the palace to have tea with the Queen

A mum of three who organises a major awards ceremony every year will have her own moment in the sun – at a garden party with the Queen. Sue Thomas, from Wrexham, has been invited to the party at Buckingham Palace as a reward for all her hard work with the prestigious Wales Care Awards […]

Light music at top festival

A university has joined forces with a globally-renowned classical music festival to light up North Wales. Glyndŵr University and North Wales International Music Festival will be working in partnership to mark the International Year of Light. The university’s St Asaph OpTIC Centre – which opened 10 years ago – is to host the festival launch […]

Moon rises to baking challenge to promote vocational qualifications

Former Wales rugby star and TV presenter Rupert Moon is a man always up for a challenge and he jumped at the chance to learn new skills when invited to become a baker for a day at The Village Bakery in Wrexham. Rupert, general manager of the Welsh Rugby Union’s North Wales Development Region (Rygbi Gogledd […]

Story of forgotten cycling superstar Arthur Linton revived at Stiwt

The story of a forgotten Welsh superstar who was at the centre of cycling’s first drugs scandal has been brought back to life – with the help of a top TV actress. Llinos Daniel, one of the stars of the hit detective series Hinterland, has one of the main roles in a play inspired by the […]

Top Chinese restaurant cooks up lesson for school children

A top Chinese restaurant cooked up an oriental lesson for school children. Pupils from St Christopher’s School got a taste of Chinese culture when they were taught how to make delicious dumplings at The Real China at Eagles Meadow shopping centre. They were taken step by step though the process of cutting and rolling the […]

Champion jet skier’s world record back flip attempt at All Wales Boat Show

A WORLD champion jet skier who perfected his skills in the sea off North Wales will attempt to break the world record for most back flips in a row on his machine at the All Wales Boat Show 2015. Freestyler Ant Burgess is among the experts who will show off their skills at this year’s […]

Police boss unveils new team to combat child sex crimes

Crime tsar Winston Roddick has vowed to step up the fight against child sexual exploitation in North Wales. The North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner has revealed a new specialist team is being set up to combat the “heinous” offences committed against children. Details are contained in Mr Roddick’s updated Police and Crime Plan which […]