Month: November 2015

Starring role at world cup for Amy

A talented footballer from Kinmel Bay conquered her fear of flying to represent Wales at an international tournament. Midfielder Amy Woodbridge, 16, was a key member of the Welsh team at the 2015 Homeless World Cup in Amsterdam. The competition, which is open to players over 16 or over who have been homeless or who […]

Children of tragic terrorist victim guests of honour at top awards

An emotional tribute was paid at an awards ceremony to the dedicated and much-loved care worker Trudy Jones who was killed in a terrorist attack in Tunisia. Members of Trudy’s family and colleagues were guests of honour at the annual Wales Care Awards, known as the social care “Oscars”. Trudy, 51, from Blackwood, Caerphilly, who […]

Boys’ choir returns to Pavilion stage for Eisteddfod’s Christmas concert

A BOYS’ choir which sparked a chorus of approval when it sang at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod last year is returning to perform at the festival’s Christmas concert. Rhos Boys’ Choir, the junior section of the world-famous Rhos Male Voice Choir, was only formed just over two years ago but has already attracted plenty of […]

Step in right direction for children’s cancer charity

Staff at a Wrexham fashion shop have put their best feet forward to raise money for a children’s cancer charity. The fab four from the Wallis store at Eagles Meadow shopping centre put on their hiking boots to trek the seven miles from the village of Trefor to the Chain Bridge near Llangollen. With money […]

Abergele school honours pupils for their commitment to the community

A big hearted teenager from Abergele has been honoured with a top award for the huge amount of voluntary work he does to help his local community. James Richardson of Abergele won the Rotary Award at Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan’s glittering school award ceremony held at a packed Rhyl Pavilion. The 14-year-old was joined on […]

Super Pokémon fan Alec on a mission to draw them all

A barista with a passion for illustration is on is on a mission to draw all 720 characters from the Pokémon video game. Alec Jones, 29, who works at Starbucks at Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham, is a huge fan of the global media franchise, which started off as a game on Nintendo’s Game Boy […]

Care worker Tracy in line for award after sitting down on the job

A senior care practitioner with a heart of gold is the running for a major award – after sitting in all of the 10,500 seats at the Racecourse football ground in Wrexham. When comes to wacky fund-raising ideas, Tracy King is willing to consider anything for the benefit of the residents at the nursing home […]

New crime-busting partnership vows to keep Denbigh safe

A police boss is spearheading a new crime-busting partnership in Denbigh following a spate of burglaries. The town hit the national headlines when Mark Young, the owner of Denbigh Chocolate Shop, started going on night-time patrols in a bid to deter the break-ins. The police have now arrested and charged a suspect. At Prestatyn magistrates’ […]

Shop crime slashed after repeat offenders banned from city centre

A police tsar has been told shoplifting has been slashed by 48 per cent in Bangor after repeat offenders were banned from the city centre. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Winston Roddick heard Criminal Behaviour Orders (CBO) were working “brilliant” in keeping thieves out. The news was revealed during a walkabout by Mr Roddick […]

UK’s newest independent school announces ground-breaking Chinese connection

The UK’s newest independent school has announced a groundbreaking education partnership which will see them open their first Chinese campus in December. Myddelton College, in Denbigh, will partner with Myddelton Yinhai College in Qingdao, a city of almost nine million people in Shandong province. The arrangement was announced at the launch of Myddelton College, in […]