Month: May 2016

New festival showcases jewel in crown gardens in North Wales 

A major new gardens festival has been launched to attract green fingered tourists to North Wales and tap into a £5 billion market. The gardens, which are the jewels in the crowns of Anglesey, Conwy, Gwynedd, Powys and Wrexham have thrown open their gates to thousands of visitors during the first ever Festival of Gardens […]

War veteran Bill, 91, meets pop star Peter André at Queen’s garden party

War veteran Bill Evans wore his campaign medals for the first time in 70 years to attend the Queen’s garden party at Buckingham Palace. Bill, 91, a resident of Pendine Park’s Gwern Alyn care home in Wrexham, took senior care practitioner Mandy Williams along to share his special day with Her Majesty. According to Bill, […]

UK’s biggest table football game helps keep air ambulance flying

A trailer maker has created the UK’s biggest table football game to support Wales at Euro 2016 and to raise money for the Wales Air Ambulance. The mega foosball table, made from a 14ft by 7ft trailer, and a giant football skittles game are proving popular at the Ifor Williams Trailers stand at the Urdd […]

Healthcare worker shortlisted for top nursing award for his work in rural communities

A healthcare assistant working with farmers and those living in rural North Wales to tackle men’s health problems has been shortlisted for a nursing “Oscar”. Steven Evans-Jones, who is based at Dolgellau and Barmouth Hospital, is in the running for the 2016 RCNi Nurse Awards. The 39-year-old has been nominated by his colleague Anne Thomas […]

Singing teachers to open for superstar soprano Katherine at Llangollen

Two young school teachers from Wrexham are among budding opera singers from across the UK who will be a warm-up act for superstar soprano Katherine Jenkins at this summer’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Rachael Marsh and Karen Davies, from Wrexham are among a group of opera singing students in for the experience of a lifetime […]

Pioneering reading project breaks down age barriers

A HOUSING association has opened up a new chapter in breaking down age barriers with older tenants helping schoolchildren with their reading. Since last autumn Year Seven students from Ysgol John Bright in Llandudno have been paying regular visits to Cartrefi Conwy’s nearby Cysgod y Gogarth sheltered housing development where tenants have been sitting down […]

Superheroes raise money for terminally ill children

A group of superheroes are on a mission to help terminally ill children. Batman, the Incredible Hulk and Super Mario are all heading to the Frankie & Benny’s restaurant for a weekend of fun which it’s hoped will raise a bat cave full of cash for the Rays of Sunshine children’s charity. Staff at the […]

Children’s artwork is showcased at new housing development

Artwork by youngsters from a village primary school is taking pride of place at the entrance to a new £5.6 million housing development in Flintshire. That’s thanks to a partnership between Wales & West Housing and award-winning builders Anwyl Construction who are building 46 new houses and 12 apartments for them at Glan y Don, […]

Care home builds £1m extension and creates nail bar for residents

Glamorous care home residents in their 90s are enjoying some Hollywood-style glitz at their brand new nail bar. Age is no barrier in the beauty stakes at the Pen-y-Bryn care home, in Bagillt, in Flintshire, where the women are booking themselves in for a weekly “file and polish”. The professional nail bar is proving so […]