Month: March 2016

Conwy hailed as a social enterprise hot spot

The county of Conwy has been hailed as a UK hotspot for companies run for the benefit of the community. Among the success stories is Sarah Griffiths, 33, who has brewed up a new career after working at a coffee shop that’s operated as a social enterprise. Sarah was left jobless after being made redundant […]

Award-winning manager returns to his old stomping ground

A talented salesman has risen through the ranks to scoop the top job at the mobile phone shop where he began his career. Award-winning James Francis, 29, from Marford, has been appointed manager of the O2 store at the Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham just five years after he started there as a sales […]

School’s pop-up art gallery in hospital praised by visitors and patients

A pop-up art gallery in a North Wales hospital featuring work by local schoolchildren has been praised by visitors and patients. The artworks are brightening up the entrance-way to the women’s and children’s wards at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, Bodelwyddan. Pupils at nearby Ysgol y Faenol created the colourful exhibition of paintings, drawings, collages and craft-models. […]

Youngsters crack computer computing and build robots at Abergele school

Pupils at a North Wales school are cracking the secrets of computer coding and learning how to build robots. The teenagers are now aiming for careers in the hi-tech world of gaming and IT, thanks to the boost from the after-school club at Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan in Abergele. Code@emrys gives older students the chance […]

Cake makers taste more success with paddle boarding business

A COUPLE who run a cake-making business in Denbighshire are tasting more success with the UK’s only white water paddle-boarding experience. Lianne and Anthony Ing, who are both 24 were among the stars of an event to promote the best of Denbighshire’s growing food and drink industry. Both businesses were showcased at A Taste for […]

Return visit to Llangollen is dream come true for Collabro star Thomas Redgrave

A musical theatre boy band who won TV’s Britain’s Got Talent and reduced star judge Amanda Holden to tears are headed to North Wales. Collabro will be starring with Kerry Ellis, the First Lady of the West End, in the Voices of Musical Theatre concert at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod on Wednesday, July 6. And […]

Michelin trained chef Andrew pledges to champion Welsh produce at Bodnant 

A protégé of Michelin starred chef Michael Caines is stepping up to the plate at a centre of excellence for Welsh food. Andrew Sheridan is vowing to champion Welsh produce at Bodnant Welsh Food Centre in the Conwy Valley, aiming to make its restaurant  ”the best in Wales”. The centre has re-branded the restaurant as […]

Sound of the Aussie outback enchants care home residents

The sound of the Australian outback reverberated around a care home while residents took a deep breath and relaxed. Didgeridoo player Chris Thorn, who is also a mental health nurse, enchanted his audience with a special performance with the traditional Aboriginal instrument at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham. According to Anita Moran, an […]

Shopping centre is the perfect training ground for guide dogs

The hustle and bustle of a shopping centre is proving the perfect training ground for a new generation of guide dogs. According to Guide Dogs Cymru, the Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham is the ideal location for putting new guide dogs through their paces. Among those who uses Eagles Meadow is Heather Woroska, 21, […]