Month: October 2015

First look inside new £7m dementia centre of excellence in Caernarfon

This is the first sneak preview inside the new £7 million centre of excellence for dementia care in Caernarfon. Bryn Seiont Newydd has been built on the site of the former community hospital, Ysbyty Bryn Seiont, on the outskirts of the town. The first residents are expected to arrive soon and 60 new recruits have […]

It’s a Spectre spectacular at Bond film charity gala

Superspy James Bond has helped give a big boost to a hospice. Wrexham’s Eagles Meadow was the setting for a Spectre spectacular on Tuesday evening as the Odeon cinema hosted a glittering charity gala screening of the latest 007 blockbuster. To mark their 30th anniversary, the Pendine Park care organisation teamed up with Barclays Bank […]

New public school to create 150 jobs and boost local economy by £12 million

The UK’s newest independent school will create over 150 jobs and pump more than £12 million into the Denbighshire economy. The new co-educational private school, Myddelton College, in Denbigh, is planning to have 150 staff and 450 pupils in place within three years. The news was revealed ahead of a launch event on Friday, October […]

Life-changing training scheme helps young people into jobs

A pioneering training scheme has transformed the prospects of four young unemployed people from Wrexham. They are being helped into the work place thanks to the partnership between the award-winning care organisation, Pendine Park, and The Prince’s Trust. The quartet have just completed a three week-long training course at Pendine Park and, as a result, […]

Pioneering £600,000 housing scheme for key workers

A housing association is spearheading a pioneering £600,000 scheme to transform an Edwardian mansion into affordable homes for key workers in Colwyn Bay. In a departure from its usual role of providing low-cost social housing Cartrefi Conwy bought the imposing eight-bedroom property on Conway Road from Conwy County Borough Council specifically for this project. The […]

More than 500 jobs up for grabs at careers fair

A jobs fair was hailed a “fantastic” success by an MP. There were 500 jobs up for grabs at the South Denbighshire Jobs Fair at Denbigh Town Hall. It was attended by more than 100 teenagers who were able to find information on future careers. Major employers there included the main sponsor, the Pendine Park […]

Pupils coin it in as wishes come true

Schoolchildren have been re-enacting scenes from a famous Hollywood movie at a shopping centre in North Wales. However, it wasn’t so much a case of Three Coins in the Fountain for the pupils of St Giles School but more like thousands of pennies in the water feature at Eagles Meadow in Wrexham. Shoppers and visitors […]

Gran and grandson help raise £91,000 for hospice on epic trek along Great Wall of China

A grandmother and her grandson helped raise £91,000 for a hospice by walking the Great Wall of China – and trebling the original target. Sue Last and George, 14, joined other fundraisers for the gruelling five-day trek across the longest structure made by humans in aid of the St Kentigern Hospice in St Asaph. Originally, […]

Award for Anglesey towns who join forces to keep island’s crime-busting cameras rolling

A SPECIAL project in which five town councils joined forces to keep Anglesey’s crime-busting CCTV system rolling has snapped up a top award from a police boss. Representatives of the local authorities in Holyhead, Llangefni, Amlwch, Menai Bridge and Beaumaris teamed up to take action last year when it became apparent that Anglesey County Council […]

Women urged to be vigilant for signs of breast cancer

A leading breast cancer specialist has urged women to be vigilant in checking for telltale signs of the disease. Mr Walid Abou-Samra was speaking at an event to raise money for breast cancer research at the Spire Consulting Rooms at the North Wales Business Park in Abergele. It was also an opportunity for talented bakers […]