Month: January 2016

Appearing in Llangollen will be a “dream come true” for top tenor

Superstar tenor Joseph Calleja will be fulfilling a long-held ambition when he appears at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Not only will he be following in the footsteps of his hero, Luciano Pavarotti, the Maltese singer will also be appearing with one of his best friends, the globally acclaimed bass baritone, Bryn Terfel. Joseph and […]

Hat-trick of world premieres at Bangor Music Festival

A top music festival will be unveiling a hat-trick of world premieres. The Bangor Music Festival kicks off with a St David’s Day concert by Britain’s Got Talent finalists, Cȏr Glanaethwy, and will also star the internationally renowned singing ensemble, The Swingles. The music of Welsh female composers will take centre stage during six days […]

All Wales Boat Show sails back into Conwy marina

A BOAT show which buoys up the local economy to the tune of millions of pounds will be sailing back to Conwy in 2017. The glittering All Wales Boat Show is heading back to Conwy Quays Marina for its fourth event next year, bringing with it a fleet of waterborne attractions and activities. The prestigious […]

Welsh World War II veteran receives French Legion of Honour

A 90-year-old war veteran has been presented with France’s highest military honour for his service to the country during the D-Day landings in 1944. Bill Speake, a resident at Glanenig Care Home in Talgarth, near Brecon, received the rank of Chevalier in the Légion d’honneur – a highly-regarded military decoration usually reserved for the country’s […]

Carnival atmosphere comes to Eagles Meadow with exotic Portuguese parade

A WREXHAM shopping centre will take on a thrilling carnival atmosphere when it becomes a small corner of Portugal early next month. Members of the town’s thriving Portuguese community have chosen to start their big annual pre-Lent parade from Eagles Meadow on the afternoon of Saturday, February 6. And the man in charge of organising […]

First choir to sing at Llangollen prepares for historic return

The first ever choir to sing at the world-famous Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod is to make a symbolic return to celebrate the festival’s 70th year. The Colne Valley Male Voice Choir, based in Huddersfield, has scooped six titles at the historic festival over the years as well as five second places and two third prizes […]

Children’s hospice bowled over by team’s generosity

A tenpin bowling alley is striking out in aid of a children’s hospice. Staff at Tenpin at the Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham have voted for Hope House as their chosen charity in 2016. The organisation has two hospices, Hope House near Oswestry and Tŷ Gobaith in the Conwy Valley. The charity supports hundreds […]

Top builder up for national awards

Top North Wales builders Anwyl Construction are in the running for a double award at a major UK-wide housing innovation awards ceremony. Anwyl, who will move into brand new headquarters at Ewloe this month, have picked up two nominations for a development in Rhyl from prestigious Housing magazine in their annual innovations awards. Both are […]

Rubicon’s new garden room helps motor neurone sufferer Ray stay in his Flintshire home 

A former postman struck down by motor neurone disease has been helped to stay in his home, thanks to his MP and Flintshire building firm Rubicon. Ray Gudger from Mancot has extremely limited movement due to the debilitating disease that attacks his muscles – the same as the one that affects Professor Stephen Hawking – and uses […]

Cost of policing goes up by just 9p a week for the average household

The cost of policing North Wales is going up by just 9p a week for the average householder. The two per cent increase asked for by North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Winston Roddick was agreed on Monday January 25 by the North Wales Police and Crime Panel. It amounts to a rise of £4.68 […]