Month: July 2016

International jockey stresses need to learn European languages to Abergele teenagers 

A former jockey who now runs an international company making hand-crafted gloves is helping to inspire Welsh teenagers to learn European languages. Tim Penn’s sought-after British-made products are loved by the fashion world and used by eventing, dressage and show-jumping riders along with motor sports enthusiasts. From his base in Corwen Tim runs Signature Leather, […]

A jumpsquiffing offer for local charities and community groups

A shopping centre has launched an appeal for local charities or community groups to come forward and take advantage of a jumpsquiffing offer to promote themselves. Eagles Meadow in Wrexham is celebrating the 100th anniversary of popular children’s author Roald Dahl with a series of events at a special Story Shack. His gloriumptious stories will […]

Big screen magic for budding Spielbergs

Budding Steven Spielbergs were given the red carpet treatment at a cinema in Wrexham. Creative media students from Coleg Cambria held a glittering awards ceremony at the Odeon at the Eagles Meadow shopping centre – but instead of getting Oscars the winners received Camels. Among them was second year BTEC student Adam Williams, 18, from […]

Couple have their lives transformed as they find their dream home at last

A couple struggling with disability who have waited 18 years to move have had their lives transformed by the dream home they now live in on a purpose-built new estate in Flintshire. Sidney Card and Donna Bellis have just moved into the new Ash Lane site in the heart of Mancot village and they couldn’t […]

Royal treat for music lovers

The official harpist to the Prince of Wales is taking a break from her royal duties to perform at a top music festival. Anne Denholm, 24, will be making her first visit to the North Wales International Music Festival at St Asaph Cathedral for the Aspire/Inspire concert on Thursday, September 22. She will be starring […]

Llangollen language school puts up scholarship for Eisteddfod competitors

ONE lucky overseas competitor at this year’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod stands to benefit from an all-expenses paid English course courtesy of the town’s newly relaunched language school. After successfully trading under the name of ECTARC from its base in Parade Street for a number of years, the school has now been re-branded as The […]

Social worker unveiled as new deputy police and crime commissioner

A child protection specialist has been unveiled as the new Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales. According to Ann Griffith, who has 30 years’ experience as a social worker, she is committed to listening to children and young people. The 55-year-old Welsh speaker, a Plaid Cymru member of the Isle of Anglesey County […]

Musical celebration for centenarian Kate

Staff at a Wrexham care home laid on a musical afternoon tea party to celebrate the 100th birthday of one of their residents as happy an occasion as possible. It has been a year tinged with sadness for Kate Jasper who was heartbroken at the loss of her daughter last November. But the team at […]

Flagship housing scheme wins award for being “visibly better”

A housing association has won a top honour for the innovative design of a flagship development which makes life easier for tenants with sight loss. Cartrefi Conwy have received a Platinum Visibly Better award from RNIB Cymru (Royal National Institute of Blind People) for features to help visually impaired people at the Cysgod y Gogarth […]

Abuse victim says cash for group is a “godsend”

A woman has spoken movingly about how her life has been turned around after suffering 10 years of cruel emotional abuse by her control freak husband. She told North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones how her life began to improve after she sought the help of the Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy – IDVA […]