Month: August 2015

Care home residents in chocolate heaven at Pendine Park

Residents of a Wrexham care home have been on the rocky road to marshmallow heaven thanks to a chocolate workshop. Pendine Park care organisation’s enrichment co-ordinator Olivia Thomas set up the tastebud-teasing session at the Penybryn Care Home which cares for people with brain injuries and other neurological problems. As a result, the residents enjoyed […]

SpongeBob SquarePants makes a big splash when he meets young fans

SpongeBob SquarePants, the cartoon hero from the deep blue sea, made a big splash when he stepped ashore to meet shoals of young fans in Wrexham. The big yellow sponge, who stars in one of Nickelodeon’s highest rated shows and has reeled in a host of awards including two Emmy Awards and two BAFTA Children’s […]

Tech company joins forces with top geologist to create London’s first interactive fossil map

The Houses of Parliament are full of old fossils – and that’s official. A tech company from North Wales has created the first interactive map of fossils embedded in London’s historic buildings – including our historic seat of government in Westminster. Llandudno-based Livetech teamed up with retired geologist Dave Wallis, from Colwyn Bay, who worked […]

Success at the double for arts-loving care company

A social care organisation is celebrating an awards double for its commitment to enriching people’s lives through the arts. Pioneering Pendine Park, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, was named Business of the Year at the prestigious Arts and Business Cymru Awards. The award was presented by acclaimed Welsh actress Sian Phillips during […]

Hands-on star chef Luke champions local produce

Britain’s youngest head chef will have a starring role at food festival in North Wales – fresh from cooking Welsh Cakes on the beach in Dubai. Luke Thomas, of Connah’s Quay, will be among a celebrity line up at Hamper Llangollen 2015 where he will be championing fresh, local ingredients. The 21 year old says […]

Aussie officer says G’Day to rural coppers in North Wales

A top cop from Australia has been picking up tips from rural crime-busters in North Wales. Superintendent Craig Gillard from the state of Victoria came on a two-day fact-finding mission with counterparts from the pioneering Rural Crime Team that was set up at the request of North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Winston Roddick. Since […]

Get ready for some heart-stopping motorbike stunts at Denbigh Show

A heart-stopping daredevil spectacle by five-time world cycle trials champion Jack Carthy will be among the star attractions at Denbigh Show on August 29. He will be joined by motorcycle ace, Dan Clark, who has been riding high in the top echelons of the motorbiking circuit for 15 years and holds a Trial Des Nations […]

Spotless record helps win award

A private hospital’s spotless record in keeping infections at bay has helped its owners win a prestigious national award for the second year running. The painstaking hygiene regime at Spire Yale Hospital in Wrexham has enabled them to achieve a zero rating for both the bloodstream infection MRSA and Clostridium Difficile – C.Diff. The hospital […]

Renowned pianist on mission to help autistic children

A world class concert pianist will be starring at a top music festival where she will also be staging a special concert for autistic children. Japanese pianist Noriko Ogawa will be at the North Wales International Music Festival at St Asaph Cathedral on Tuesday, September 29. As well as the main evening performance, the Japanese […]

Transformed housing estate is first in Wales to win coveted award

A housing estate in Conwy has become the first in Wales to be awarded a coveted environmental award. Housing association Cartrefi Conwy, along with local environmental groups, spent more than three years transforming the Parc Peulwys estate in Llysfaen, above Old Colwyn, from an area blighted by anti-social behaviour and drug abuse into a pleasant […]