Month: December 2016

Surprise Surprise for hospital stroke stars

A health boss sprang a massive “surprise surprise” when he presented an award to dedicated specialists who work to rehabilitate stroke patients. Gary Doherty, the chief executive of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB), gave the inaugural Gwobr Seren Betsi Star Award to the team based at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, in Bodelwyddan. Occupational therapist Shirley […]

Budding barista Ria is full of beans after landing dream job

A Flintshire job-hunter is full of beans after landing her dream job at a brand new coffee shop at a department store. Ria Morris, 23, was desperate to forge a career as a coffee barista, when she spotted the recruitment advert for the new Costa at Debenhams at the Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham. […]

Chorus of approval for conductor Rob after millions of Playstation 4 hits

One of the UK’s most talented conductors has taken on a new choir – just weeks after working on the new Sony Playstation 4 advertisement watched by millions of fans. The University of Manchester has announced the appointment of Robert Guy as conductor of its Chorus and as a tutor of choral conducting in its […]

Home improvements firm breaks through £2m barrier thanks to hit TV show Grand Designs

The popularity of the Grand Designs television programme has helped a home improvements company achieve record-breaking results. To complement its core PVCu business, five years ago Peninsula Home Improvements decided to concentrate on high-end products similar to the ones used on the hit TV show fronted by Kevin McCloud. The decision has paid dividends because […]

Police boss reveals one in four young people have suffered domestic violence and abuse

A police boss has vowed to step up the campaign against the “scourge” of domestic violence and called on other agencies to do more to help tackle the problem. According to North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones, the extent and nature of domestic abuse remains shocking with seven victims being killed in England […]

Ex-wedding dress designer proves she’s a cut above the rest in national health awards

A wedding dress designer turned healthcare worker who has supported hundreds of new mums to breastfeed is in the running for a top national health award. Julie Edwards, who works as a maternity support worker at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, has been recognised for freeing up the valuable time of midwives and by providing emotional and […]

Brave Gez battles back from cancer to rebuild family decking business

A brave builder who fought off the cancer that almost ended both his company and his life is celebrating 25 years in business. Five years ago Gez Baylis was diagnosed with throat cancer and rushed into hospital for emergency treatment – it seemed to spell the end for his decking company and possibly for him. […]

Cop a sneak preview of new 21st century police station

This is a sneak preview of what a new eco-friendly police station in North Wales will look like – inside and out. Construction will start on January 23 after North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones signed the contract giving the go-ahead to build the eastern command and custody facility. The building on the site […]

Boxing Day bargain hunters out in force

Hundreds of Boxing Day bargain hunters crammed into a shopping centre waiting for the doors of Next to open to signal the start of the retail giant’s annual sale. The 500-strong queue began to form from around 3am at the store at the Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham as sale addicts waited patiently for […]

Jingle tills herald Christmas bonanza as shopping centre breaks 3.5m barrier

TILLS have been playing a merry tune in the run up to Christmas at a shopping centre that’s about to reach a major new milestone. By the end of the year, the number of shoppers at Eagles Meadow in Wrexham is due to break through the three and a half million barrier. Overall footfall is […]