Month: September 2015

Store staff get on their bikes to support campaign to prevent male suicide

INTREPID staff from two fashion stores in Wrexham are getting on their bikes to support a campaign which aims to prevent men taking their own lives. Suicide is now the single biggest killer of men aged 20 to 45 in the UK and in 2013 male suicide accounted for a staggering 78 per cent of […]

Caring sculptor Alexander carves out a new career

A sculptor who changed career to carve out a key role improving the lives of people with learning disabilities and mental health needs has been shortlisted for a top award. Arts graduate Alexander Smith downed his sculpting tools in favour of caring for society’s most vulnerable people at the Lifelong Learning 4 Living organisation at […]

Young artists Gethin and Llinos take a bow with debut exhibition

A head turning new exhibition by two up and coming young Welsh artists will feature some of the world’s top DJs and a unique painting style using a violin bow. Photographer Gethin Ceidiog Hughes will showcase stunning images of Cardiff’s nightclub scene alongside the ingenious music-inspired work of his friend, violin playing printmaker Llinos Gunn. […]

Shop-in night for Wrexham students

Wrexham’s fashion and budget conscious students will be making a bee-line for the town’s busy Eagles Meadow shopping centre when it stages its third Student Takeover night. The event, which caters exclusively for the town’s huge student population, takes place between 5pm and 8pm on Thursday (October 1). Many stores will feature special offers to give […]

Life-saver Sharon in running for award

A carer from Denbigh who was hailed for saving the life of a person she supports is in the running for a top award. Sharon Aspey has helped to transform the lives of a married couple who had become institutionalised after more than 10 years in hospital. Now her efforts have been recognised by her […]

Veg king Medwyn’s tomato Welsh rugby ball goes viral

Photos of a rugby ball created by Anglesey veg king Medwyn Williams from tiny tomatoes in the colours of the Welsh team have gone viral. Fans hoping to see their team triumph at the clash with England at Twickenham showed their support by sharing the images of the tasty creation across social media. Chelsea gold medal […]

Inspirational trainer shortlisted for major national care award

A TRAINING officer whose teaching sessions are so inspirational and fun that her bosses reckon she ought to sell tickets to them has been shortlisted for a major award. For the past five years Brenda Davies has been responsible for the training of about 350 staff who work at half a dozen care homes in […]

Irish traveller Martin tackles “insidious” hate crime

A member of the Irish travelling community who’s suffered years of often vicious abuse has taken on a new job helping victims of hate crime. Martin Gallagher believes his own experiences will give him a unique insight when he’s helping other people who have been on the receiving end of cruel jibes and discrimination. The […]

Ambulance volunteer Martin in pursuit of national care award

A popular care home manager who volunteers with St John’s Ambulance on his days off is in the running for a top award. Martin Taylor, registered manager at Leadon Court Care Home in Thornhill, Cwmbran, contributes up to 30 hours of his free time every month helping the first aid charity at public events – […]

Ambitious young Katie earns top job at Elwy

An ambitious young woman has earned top job at a lettings and estate agency – after starting out on a work experience placement. Katie Wynne, 24, from Denbigh, has been made manager of the Denbigh office of Elwy Estates, just two years after joining the expanding company through the Jobs Growth Wales scheme. The scheme is […]