Month: September 2016

Chatterbox Emma aims for sound of silence in aid of charity

The sound of silence will be music to the ears of staff and residents of a care home – at least for a few hours. Chatterbox Emma Locker, 40, who admits she can’t stop talking and singing, agreed to a four-hour long sponsored silence in an effort to raise funds for Age Cymru. Emma, a resident […]

Top builder in line for two national construction awards

A £17.9 million social housing project in Wrexham is in the running for two major national building awards. Top builders Anwyl Construction have built 147 new homes for social housing leader Wales & West Housing on two sites in the town and the project has been short-listed for the Best Affordable Housing Scheme of the […]

Tracy brings Xtra-Factor to social care

The head of operations of a charity which seeks to help vulnerable people to support themselves is in the running for a social care Oscar. Colleagues believe the accolade is richly deserved for Tracy Peers, who for 21 years has worked for St Asaph based Cartref Ni Ltd, which supports 35 adults in Denbighshire, Conwy […]

Caring Louise in line for top award

A guiding light in the training of social care staff in North Wales is in the running for a national award. Wrexham council employee Louise Davies Rae has had her name put forward for an accolade at the prestigious Wales Care Awards 2016, known as the social care Oscars. The award winners will be announced in […]

Virtuoso guitar twins double up to save the day at top music festival

A world-renowned pair of guitar-playing identical twins have stepped in to save the day at a top music festival. The celebrated Hungarian duo, Peter and Zoltán Katona, are swapping Carnegie Hall in New York to perform tonight (Thursday, September 29) at the North Wales International Music Festival. They are replacing guitarist Miloš Karadaglić, from Montenegro, […]

PCSO Delyth is as good as gold

A Police Community Support Officer who patrols the streets of Blaenau Ffestiniog is “worth her weight in gold” The praise came from Ann Griffith, the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales, who joined Delyth Edwards on the beat in the town centre. The mother of two was one of the first PCSOs in […]

Singing care worker banishes blues to be in running for top award

A 31-year-old care worker whose dream of a career in the West End was ended by major brain surgery is in line for a major care award for the way he entertains residents of a Hafod care home with his singing. Rob Thomas, of Sunnyside Road, Bridgend, had his musical theatre dream ended by major […]

Care home residents going for gold with paralympic game boccia

Residents of a Caernarfon care home are dreaming of gold medals as they learn to play an exciting Paralympic sport. Boccia has arrived at the Bryn Seiont Newydd care home on the outskirts of the town after proving to be a big hit at the Rio games. The target ball game which is similar to […]

Everything in the Il Giardino is lovely

An award-winning luxury hotel on Anglesey has opened a new Italian restaurant that will use local produce and ingredients from its own walled garden. The £15,000 investment at the four star Tre-Ysgawen Country House Hotel and Spa near Llangefni has been hailed as a valuable boost for tourism and the local economy. The restaurant called […]