Month: January 2017

Matthew back in the saddle after two freak accidents

A top mountain biker has thanked a doctor for helping him get back in the saddle after two freak accidents which he feared would end his cycling days for good. Matthew Booth suffered a broken shoulder and a fractured wrist in the separate incidents. Now he is amazed to be fit enough to race again […]

Caring Joan says fond farewell

A senior care practitioner has retired from her job at a care home in Wrexham where her daughter was born. Joan Price, 66, came over to North Wales from her home in the Irish village of Golden in County Tipperary in 1975. She initially worked at what was then called Nazareth House, a care home […]

Security firm to the stars quadruples in size as it marks its 10th anniversary

The boss of an award winning North Wales security firm that keeps a close eye on football star Michael Owen is marking 10 years at the helm. Jonathan Turner took over the reins as managing director of Flintshire-based AGS Security a decade ago and has seen the company quadruple in size. AGS supplies and fits […]

Melanie still a cut above after 25 years

A former mobile hairdresser who took a part-time job at a fashion store and went on to become the manager is celebrating a quarter of a century working there. Melanie Rogers, 44, is in charge of the Dorothy Perkins and Burton’s Menswear store at Eagles Meadow shopping centre – and has no plans to put […]

Cash seized from criminals boosts fund in memory of brave lifeboatman

A special fund to commemorate a brave lifeboatman tragically killed in a road accident has been boosted by a major grant from a special fund of cash seized from criminals. The Craig Steadman Lifeboat Fund which was launched by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) to raise £24,000 to pay for a new inshore lifeboat […]

Martin puts his best foot forward to cash funds for charity close to his heart

The production manager of a Deeside firm is putting his best foot forward to raise funds for a charity that’s close to his heart. Martin Stevens from Rubicon Garden Rooms in Shotton has vowed to complete the 2017 Chester MBNA Half Marathon in May for the British Heart Foundation. The 57-year-old was inspired to tackle […]

Entrepreneur on hunt for more staff after £1.5m new Anglesey seaside café success story

A pioneering food entrepreneur who created 50 new jobs by ploughing more than £1.5m into an Anglesey seaside café has launched a recruitment drive for extra staff. Phil Brown, a former schoolmate of Prince Charles, who built up the Philpotts bespoke sandwich empire, which now has 22 outlets across the UK, has now launched the Sea […]

Devoted son raises hospice cash in memory of his mum

Devoted son Phillip Roberts has dedicated himself to raising money for a hospice after his mum from cancer just a few weeks after it was diagnosed. Colleagues at the Debenhams store at Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham have rallied round after Phillip’s mum, Belinda Roberts, from Coedpoeth, passed away last September at the age […]

Music festival builds on its success – with Lego

A top music festival will be building on its success this year and inviting people to play with Lego whilst being accompanied by a small ensemble. The initiative at the one-day Bangor Music Festival at the city’s Pontio centre on Saturday, February 18, was dreamt up by the event’s artistic director, Guto Pryderi Puw. The […]

Care home refurb heralds major £1m investment

A care organisation has unveiled a major refurbishment at one if its homes as part of a £1 million improvement programme. The work carried out by Pendine Park at the 44-bed Cae Bryn care home at their main site in Summerhill Road, in Wrexham, was praised by local AM Lesley Griffiths during a visit. The upgrades include […]