Month: February 2016

Choirs, cakes and clogdancers as Boots celebrates 120 years in Swansea

Choirs, cakes and clogdancers will be at Boots in Swansea’s busy Quadrant Shopping Centre to celebrate the 120th anniversary of Britain’s best-known chemist opening its first store in Wales in the city. It’s a milestone event and Boots are marking it with a special Wales-wide Children in Need fund-raiser but the epicentre is in Swansea. […]

Health board gets Stonewall vote of confidence as most improved gay-friendly employer

North Wales health bosses have been praised for their approach to gay rights following a survey by a national equality charity. Stonewall Cymru has named Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board as its most improved employer, in the Top 100 list for 2016. More than 400 companies across Britain took part in the benchmarking survey compiled […]

Machete attack hero sees judge’s words of praise for first time

An heroic ex-soldier who stopped a neo-nazi fanatic killing an Asian dentist was “overwhelmed” to receive a new honour from a police boss. Peter Fuller, 44, risked his own life to save Dr Sarandev Bhambra during the horrific machete and hammer attack in the Tesco supermarket in Mold in January last year. Zack Davies, who […]

Trio of choirs and top orchestra at St David’s Day spectacular

The oldest boy band in the world and two other choirs will be teaming up with a top orchestra to celebrate St David’s Day. The Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir was formed originally to compete at the first ever Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod and went on to achieve global stardom after signing a recording contract with […]

St David and Pudsey bear join forces in Wrexham

A charity that works with autistic youngsters will be showcased at a special Children in Need fundraiser in Wrexham on St David’s Day. The Boots store at Eagles Meadow shopping centre will be selling cup cakes, Welsh Cakes, holding a raffle and competitions as staff pull out all the stops for Pudsey. Also joining in […]

Selling like hot Welsh Cakes

A top bakery is ramping up production of Welsh Cakes in time for St David’s Day after clinching a major new deal. The Village Bakery’s best-selling griddle cakes are currently sold in 300 Tesco supermarkets – and now they’re going to supply a total of 850 of their stores. In addition, they’ve also just been […]

Syrian refugee crisis inspires Gwynedd pupils to compose new musical work

The unfolding tragedy in Syria has inspired schoolchildren in Gwynedd to write a piece of music that will be performed as part of a top music festival The pupils from Ysgol Gynradd Talysarn and Ysgol Brynaerau, in Pontllyfni, are being helped by talented harpist and composer Mared Emlyn. The educational project is part of the […]

Wrexham firm backs charity ball remembering brave Llay teenager 

A charity ball is being organised to raise money for a fund set up to remember the bravery and kindness of a much-loved Llay teenager who died of a brain tumour. Wrexham-based Hadlow Edwards Wealth Management Ltd is the main sponsor of the Rydell High Ball taking place at the Chester Racecourse pavilion on Saturday […]

Finance Minister tells top business chiefs Wrexham is region’s commercial capital

WALES’S Finance Minister told an influential audience of business leaders that Wrexham is now the commercial capital of North East Wales. Jane Hutt was one of two Welsh Government Ministers who were keynote speakers at the latest meeting of Wrexham Business Professionals (WBP). The group is made up of highly skilled professional firms of solicitors, […]

Pet therapy is Gem of an idea at care home

Residents of a care home in Caernarfon have some new four legged friends – including Gem the cocker spaniel. Twelve year old Gem is a regular visitor to Bryn Seiont Newydd, the dementia centre of excellence that’s been built on the site of a former community hospital on the outskirts of the town. Gem belongs […]