Month: August 2015

Top orchestra helps children get in tune with science and engineering

ONE of Wales’s premier chamber orchestras has been using music to help youngsters cue up a possible career in science and engineering. As part of an outreach programme designed to inspire the technocrats of the future, Ensemble Cymru has visited three primary schools in Conwy and Gwynedd helping children to appreciate and understand music and […]

Woman who cared for grandmother with dementia to run £7 million care centre

A manager has been appointed to run a new £7 million centre of excellence for people with dementia – and hundreds of others have applied for jobs there. Sandra Evans, 36, an experienced care home manager, was inspired to apply for the position at Canolfan Bryn Seiont Newydd in Caernarfon after caring for her grandmother […]

New eco-friendly police station is a step closer

A new state-of-the-art police station for Llandudno is a step closer. The planning application for the £2.75 million development has now been submitted to Conwy County Borough Council. The old police station was previously a Divisional Headquarters and had a custody suite that was decommissioned in 2004. According to North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner […]

Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan celebrates its exceptional A Level results

STAFF and learners at Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan in Abergele are celebrating what the delighted head teacher says are an “exceptionally good” set of A Level results. Lee Cummins says the results are a “significant improvement” on last year and have seen almost all the school’s sixth formers achieve two or more good A Level […]

Young fans come flocking to meet Shaun the Sheep

ADORING young fans had a lamb-tastic time when they came flocking to meet their woolly hero Shaun the Sheep in Wrexham. It was a ewe-nique experience for scores of his followers when their fleecy friend made a series of public appearances throughout the morning as part of a packed summer holiday activities programme at the […]

Training scheme builds a bright future for young people in construction

A Prince’s Trust training scheme to help give young people a foothold in the construction industry has secured jobs for six of them. Among the successful candidates is young joiner Chris Rogers, 21, who has been working with Anwyl Construction on a £2.3 million affordable housing contract for the Wales and West housing association in […]

Care home Kung Fu in Wrexham

Care home residents in Wrexham have found a new way to get their kicks – after being taught how to do Kung Fu. The residents from the Highfield care home, which is part of the Pendine Park organisation, were treated to martial art masterclass by Shaolin Monk Pol Wong. Dad-of-three Pol is a regular visitor […]

Bishop launches £5,000 appeal for top festival on a knife-edge

The Bishop of St Asaph has launched a £5,000 appeal to help a top music festival that’s on a financial “knife edge” because of unpaid ticket sales. The box office for last year’s North Wales International Music Festival in St Asaph was run by the Scala Cinema in Prestatyn which closed in January. The Scala […]

Culinary kids get a pizza the action at Eagles Meadow

CULINARY whizz kids got in on a pizza the action when a Wrexham restaurant was transformed into a classroom for the morning. As part of its education programme, Pizza Express in the Eagles Meadow shopping centre invited along a group of budding master chefs from Plas Coch Primary School in the town to  make their […]