Month: November 2015

Marine biology student survives cancer and becomes a fashion icon for Debenhams

A sports-mad Swansea University student who fought an eight-month battle with cancer is set to model in a Christmas fashion show in aid of the cancer support charity that helped her feel “like a girl” again. Robyn Lock will grace the fashion stage in Debenhams’ Beauty Gala in the Quadrant Shopping Centre on Thursday December […]

Benefits of “see-through trailers” are clear

A new technology is being developed by Land Rover that would make a Welsh icon disappear. The firm is working on a see-through trailer concept that would completely remove the blind spot created when towing a caravan or trailer. Europe’s biggest trailer maker, Ifor Williams Trailers, have provided trailers that have been used for testing […]

Bala pupils get VIP look behind the scenes of their local police station

High school pupils from Bala had the chance to investigate behind the scenes of their local police station. As part of their life skills course at Ysgol y Berwyn they were given a VIP guided tour of Bala Police Station by the North Wales’s Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Julian Sandham and South Gwynedd policing team […]

Black Friday brings bargain bonanza to Eagles Meadow

BARGAIN hunters came flocking to Wrexham’s Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre to take advantage of the big Black Friday buying bonanza. The discount day, renowned for massive markdowns and incredible offers, provided a huge pre-Christmas boost for the centre’s stores and cafes. And the assistant manager at Debenham’s said it was likely the massive department store […]

No more police cuts a victory for common sense says crime chief

The Chancellor’s decision to rule out further cuts to the police budget in his Autumn Statement has been welcomed as a victory for common sense by Julian Sandham, the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales. George Osborne defied expectations when he told the House of Commons that there would be no further cutbacks […]

Chirk smokery brings a tonne of success for Bodnant

An artisan cheese created by a Welsh centre of excellence with a specialist smokery has tasted major success in its first year on sale. More than one and half tonnes of Bodnant Welsh Food Centre’s award-winning Abermwg cheese have been given its distinctive smokey flavour thanks to a Chirk company that supplies food for the […]

Dragons Den grilling helps Abergele school chose first ever head girl and boy

Sixth form students of an Abergele school faced a Dragon’s Den-like interview in their bids to be the school’s first ever head boy and girl. The winning candidates and their two deputies at Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan admitted the grilling by the selection board was “tough”. Naomi Winterbottom is now head girl while Harry Hansen […]

Lilywhites celebrate hat-trick deal with Cartrefi Conwy

A community-minded football club has scored a hat-trick by clinching a three-year sponsorship deal with a housing association. The Cartrefi Conwy logo now appears on the player’s shirts at Rhyl FC but the support package goes much further than backing the Lilywhites’ Welsh Premier League exploits. Andrew Bowden, the Chief Executive of Cartrefi Conwy, says […]

Shops gear up for Christmas rush

Shops in Swansea’s busy Quadrant Shopping Centre are gearing up for the biggest shopping day of the year so far – Black Friday – with over 150 Christmas temps signed up. Retailers are bringing in the extra staff and unveiling a host of offers ready for the expected avalanche of shoppers as footfall goes through […]

Police boss urges rethink over cuts after Paris attacks

A police boss has made a final plea to the Government to abandon further cuts to policing in North Wales in the wake of the terror attacks in Paris. Julian Sandham, the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales, was speaking ahead of the Comprehensive Spending Review that’s being announced tomorrow (Wednesday, December 25) […]