Month: April 2016

Click and Collect brings massive boost for shopping centre

THE internet revolution has brought a massive boost for a shopping centre in North Wales. While many predicted that online sales would sound the death knell of traditional bricks and mortar shopping, major stores at the Eagles Meadow in Wrexham say their sales have been given a healthy shot in the arm by Click and […]

Queen’s birthday honour for war hero Bill, 91

A Second World War veteran who fought his way through Europe and helped liberate Brussels is being honoured by the Queen. Bill Evans, 91, was thrilled to be invited to the garden party at Buckingham Palace to celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday. The ex-Royal Welsh Fusilier, a resident of Pendine Park’s Gwern Alyn Care Home […]

Expansion plans launched by top North Wales financial firm

A leading North Wales financial firm has launched an expansion scheme by taking over a Shropshire-based business. Bosses at Wrexham-based Hadlow Edwards Wealth Management say the new acquisition will increase the number of their clients by 550 to more than 2,000. The takeover of Ellett Wealth Management, in Oswestry, is part of a long-term Hadlow […]

First Minister drops in for a cuppa and chat at Wrexham care home

The First Minster of Wales dropped into a Wrexham care home and joined residents for afternoon tea. Carwyn Jones was accompanied by Labour’s Assembly candidate for Wrexham Lesley Griffiths during his visit to Gwern Alyn Care Home which is part of the Pendine Park care organisation. Mr Jones said: “It’s been a fabulous visit to […]

Peter helps others to speak after losing voice box to cancer

A former engineer who lost his voice box to cancer is helping others facing the same operation learn how to speak again. Peter Holloway runs the North Wales Laryngectomy Club, which counsels and supports those facing the traumatic treatment. The 70-year-old from Penrhyn Bay suffered a cancerous tumour on his larynx, or voice box, and […]

Cyclist tackles Swedish classic for hospice in memory of cancer victim

A cyclist from a North East Wales-based self-storage company is to tackle a gruelling 186-mile overnight cycle race in Sweden this summer to raise money for a hospice charity. Nick Powell, from Lock Stock, who have sites in Wrexham, Saltney, Flint and Mold, one of the UK’s largest containerised storage companies, will take on the […]

Young barista brews up success by qualifying as a Coffee Master

A YOUNG Wrexham barista is savouring the heady aroma of success after officially reaching the highpoint of his trade. Billy Paterson, who admits he didn’t even like coffee before starting work at Starbucks in Wrexham’s Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre, has just won the right to don the coveted black apron of a Coffee Master. The […]

Paté pioneer to spread secret of his success

A paté entrepreneur who has launched the world’s first dairy-free chicken liver parfait will spread the secret of his success to members of an influential business group. Rufus Carter, commercial director of Patchwork Paté, is one of the keynote speakers at the next meeting of Wrexham Business Professionals (WBP) at the Ramada Plaza on May […]

Sixth formers get measure of career in medical physics

High-flying sixth formers from North Wales have been getting the measure of a career in medical physics. Science students from Abergele’s Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan, St Asaph’s Ysgol Glan Clwyd and Flint’s St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School were given an insight into the world of medical physics. They attended an event at Ysbyty Glan […]