Month: October 2016

Waste not, want not for timber titans

Businesses from across Wales are heading to Denbighshire to learn more about innovation from one of Welsh industry’s experts in the field. Top wood products company Clifford Jones Timber are holding a special event next Wednesday (November 2) to showcase their immaculate ecological credentials to industry bosses from across the country. The Ruthin-based company are […]

Award launched to honour North Wales mental health workers in memory of former colleague

The family and colleagues of a nurse who championed mental health issues before her death have launched an award in her memory. Jilly Wilcox-Jones, who supported cancer patients with their psychological wellbeing, died in April after developing acute lymphoblastic leukaemia – a cancer of the blood more often seen in children than adults. The mum-of-three […]

The end of summertime and the livin’ ain’t easy for Shell

Spare a thought for Shell Aspinell when the clocks go back this weekend. She’ll have too much time on her hands when she has to change the time on all the clocks and watches at the F Hinds jewellers shop at Eagles Meadow in Wrexham. Shell, 29, will have to adjust the store’s stock of […]

Pledge to put victims at heart of action plan

A police boss has promised to put the welfare of victims at the heart of his action plan to tackle crime and disorder. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones was speaking during a visit to the region by Victims Commissioner Baroness Newlove. She says that, elsewhere in England and Wales, help for the […]

Pioneering £3m care complex will create 30 jobs in Gwynedd  

Work is underway on a pioneering £3 million care complex that will create 30 new jobs in Gwynedd. The 16 companion living apartments being built by the award-winning Pendine Park care organisation on the outskirts Caernarfon will be the first of their kind in Wales. The Parc Bryn Seiont development is going next door to […]

Sexual assault victims urged to come forward

Victims of sexual assaults in North Wales are being urged to come forward to seek help – no matter how many years ago the attacks happened. There has been a surge of people from the region reporting assaults following the Jimmy Savile scandal, including women in their 80s who suffered abuse as children. The news […]

Voice of an angel in demand after wowing superstar Bryn Terfel

A singing care practitioner with “the voice of angel” who wowed opera superstar Bryn Terfel with her talent is in demand. Local MP Ian Lucas has asked Sheena Miranda, 28, who works at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham to perform at the town’s Street Festival in Queen’s Square on Saturday, October 29. Mr […]

Fundraising success sees Samantha shortlisted for top health award

A Wrexham medical secretary whose family cancer experiences inspired her to raise money for charity has been shortlisted for a top health award. Samantha Brand, who works in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology department of Wrexham Maelor Hospital, has completed a host of fitness challenges over the past 10 years in aid of charities such as […]

Student farmers take on challenge to build pigsty fit for a princess porker

Two teams of Welsh young farmers have taken on the challenge of building a pigsty fit for a princess porker – helped by Europe’s leading trailer manufacturer. S4C’s Fferm Ffactor:Brwydr y Ffermwyr programme saw the three-strong teams battling to create perfect free-range homes for the pedigree Welsh weaners, using old pallets, scrap wood, corrugated iron […]

Top award for eco-friendly bakery

A bakery has been honoured for its work in transforming an industrial estate into a haven for wildlife. The Village Bakery is the first ever organisation in the county borough of Wrexham to be presented with an environmental and social sustainability award by the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales (CPRW). Among other things, […]