Month: August 2016

Direct line to Bank of England

One of the Bank of England’s monetary experts has given an “invaluable insight” into the economy to businesses in North Wales. Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent attended a lunch organised by the Bank and the round-table session at the town’s Ramada Plaza was attended by around 20 of the area’s top business leaders. Mr Broadbent was […]

Care home sports stars clinch victory

A team from a care home in Wrexham were celebrating after winning a tournament playing the Paralympic sport of boccia. The residents of Gwern Alyn, which is part of the Pendine Park care organisation, clinched gold after a hard-fought competition. The target ball game which is similar to bowls was originally devised for athletes with […]

Crime-fighting fund hits villains where it hurts – in the pocket

A police boss has set up a special fund to help communities in North Wales fight crime – using money seized from villains. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones is urging local groups to bid for the cash with the winners being chosen by a public vote online. The Community Fund is being […]

New trailer puts hill farmer Dafydd out in front

A Gwynedd hill farmer is celebrating after winning a “fantastic” new trailer. Dafydd M Jones, who farms at Coed-Cae, Llanymawddwy, claimed the brand new Q8 trailer worth more than £1,300 after his ticket was picked in a raffle to raise funds for the Royal Welsh Show. The trailer was donated by Ifor Williams Trailers and […]

Back to the classroom for summer as youngsters get taste of high school life

Dozens of youngsters have headed back to the classroom for summer to get a taste of life at high school. Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan at Abergele opened its doors to the 11-year-olds to give them a sneak preview of what to expect when they enrol in September, learn their way round the campus and meet […]

Top bakery firm rises to the environmental challenge

A bakery is helping to lead the way as one of the biggest industrial estates in Europe is being transformed into a haven for wildlife. Among other things, the Village Bakery has created three new wildlife meadows on their land on Wrexham Industrial Estate. The eye-catchingly colourful blooms are helping to save the endangered Grizzled […]

Ex-hairdresser Hayley heads up top Wrexham fashion stores

A young woman who trained as a hairdresser before finding her perfect style in retailing is now heading up one of the largest fashion businesses at a Wrexham shopping centre. Hayley Johnson spent three years studying with the legendary Herbert’s hairdressers of Liverpool before deciding that what she was really cut out for was a career […]

Green-fingered tenants dig their way to victory

A hidden gem of a garden alive with colour and created largely from recycled material has rooted out a major honour for a green-fingered quartet of housing association tenants. At their first attempt the Happy Daze garden, lovingly nurtured by the Cartrefi Conwy residents behind their maisonette block in the town’s Ffordd Dulyn, has landed a […]

Young ice-skating star appeals for sponsors to keep her dreams alive

A shop worker who is skating her way towards international ice dancing success is appealing for sponsors to back her dreams of stardom on the ice. Zara-Louise Owens, 17, who works part time as a supervisor at the Trespass store at Wrexham’s Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre, has been ice skating since the age of nine […]