Month: June 2015

Intrepid care workers to trek up Snowdon in aid of mental health charity 

A group of intrepid care workers will trek up Wales’ highest mountain in aid of a mental health charity. The intrepid crew who work at Bodlondeb care home at Pendine Park care organisation, Wrexham, are going to climb Snowdon on July 4 to raise money for MIND. Whilst they’re on their on their way up […]

Top tenor Wynne will be on a high as he goes for festival hat-trick

Top tenor Wynne Evans has landed an incomparable new role – singing alongside the world-renowned former royal harpist Catrin Finch. Wynne – who shot to stardom as the waiter who belted out catchy jingles in the Go Compare TV ads – will be taking to the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod stage for the third time in […]

Prince of Wales on parade at this year’s International Eisteddfod

This year’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod will have a royal visitor when the Prince of Wales calls on the opening day of the annual event, Tuesday, July 7. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will be there in the afternoon for the opening day Parade of Nations led by Eisteddfod President Terry Waite, CBE. […]

Nursing homes could be forced to close by “daft” immigration rules

A number of nursing homes in Wales could be forced to close because of new UK Government rules, a social care chief has warned. The controversial legislation will force non-European workers to return home if they are not earning at least £35,000 after six years – and that will include well-qualified nurses working in social […]

Taste of success for Wrexham restaurant

A Wrexham restaurant has won an award for its tip top customer service. Frankie and Benny’s at the Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham has been awarded a certificate of excellence by the online review organisation, TripAdvisor. The eatery was rewarded because it received a host of positive reviews submitted by customers. It’s the only […]

Shoot outs score a hit for children’s hospice

A team of big hearted trailer makers raised £15,000 for a children’s hospice charity – and had a ball at the same time. Staff at Ifor Williams Trailers kicked off their fund-raising for the Tŷ Gobaith/Hope House organisation with a series of penalty shoot out competitions for which they built a special trailer. The charity needs […]

Rising star Alex wins national award

A neighbourhood management trainee from Conwy has won a national award. Alexandra Weaver, 30, who works for housing association Cartrefi Conwy beat off competition from across Wales to be named as a Rising Star by the Chartered Institute of Housing Cymru (CIH). The award was presented at Cardiff City Hall at the organisation’s annual conference. […]

Private pension changes are a “ticking timebomb”

NEW rules allowing people more flexibility in how they take their private pension pots are a “ticking timebomb” for some. That was the warning from top pension adviser Richard Costain to over 50 members of Wrexham Business Professionals (WBP) when he addressed their latest technical event at the town’s Ramada Plaza Hotel. WBP is a […]

Film star Eddie Redmayne’s old choir chief to adjudicate at Llangollen Eisteddfod

A MUSICAL maestro who led the school choir in which Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redymayne was a star performer will be one of the adjudicators at this year’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Ralph Allwood MBE was in charge of the world famous choir at Eton College when the young British actor, who earlier this year landed […]