Month: January 2017

New survey shows shopping centre is bucking national trend

A shopping centre is North Wales is bucking the national trend of an overall decline in the number of shoppers. Eagles Meadow in Wrexham is doing far better than the picture painted by the Welsh Retail Consortium which shows that footfall in Wales fell by 1.3 per cent year on year in December, the most […]

Police boss criticises budget delay

North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones has criticised a delay in the setting of the vital policing budget for the coming year. The North Wales Police and Crime Panel today (Monday) voted to defer debate of Mr Jones’s recommended increase of 3.79 per cent in the police precept which will put an extra […]

Trailer firm joins back-up team for one of world’s toughest rallies

A Flintshire-based trailer firm is helping two intrepid Danish adventurers to safely complete a gruelling drive of almost 2,000 miles in one of the world’s toughest rallies. Aboard their powerful all-terrain vehicle Jacob Glad and his friend Philip Hansen are competing in the famous Intercontinental Rally from Spain to Senegal in Africa later this month. […]

Body worn cameras are great news for everybody – except criminals

Every front line police officer in North Wales will soon be wearing chest mounted video cameras. North Wales Police have taken just delivery of 301 extra body worn video kits and 50 docking stations and they’re being rolled out across the region. They have been paid for by North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon […]

A High-society Edwardian wedding and 19th century family scandal uncovered at Soughton Hall

The great-grandson of the last people to live in a Downton Abbey-style mansion house revisited his family’s former home following an historical appeal from its new owners. Photos of an Edwardian high society wedding, pictures of an appeal court judge and a 19th century family scandal were just some of the treasures and stories uncovered […]

Dream date on the cards for the most unromantic couple

A security officer who bought his wife a smoothing iron on Valentine’s Day has inspired a search for North East Wales’s most unromantic couple. Bosses at the Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham where Ian Bostock and his better half, Julia, work are now organising a competition and providing a dream date for the winners. […]

Tidal Lagoon report delivers major boost for £7 billion North Wales scheme

A Government review into the role of tidal lagoons has delivered a major boost for a £7 billion energy scheme along the coast of North Wales. The independent review by former Westminster energy minister Charles Hendry will potentially unlock plans by North Wales Tidal Energy & Coast Protection Company (NWTE) to harness electricity from the […]

Work begins on a new residential development in Holyhead

Anwyl Homes has commenced work on a new residential development of 123 homes on an 11 acre site on South Stack Road in Holyhead, Anglesey. Formerly agricultural land, the stunning new build development will be known as Tyddyn Bach and comprise an attractive mix of two, three and four bedroom detached and semi-detached homes, all […]

Poetic video plea for patience by ex-carer with dementia

A former care worker who has dementia had people in tears when recited a poem on video as a heartfelt plea for patience for those who have the condition. Gary Weir, 54, has been a resident of the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham for five years after falling victim to a form of dementia […]

“Scratch and sniff” gas safety leaflet is a hit with tenants

A housing association is using scratch and sniff cards to help warn tenants to be on their guard for leaking gas. Cartrefi Conwy is handing out thousands of gas safety leaflets to tenants, giving  realistic whiff of what a gas smells like and at-a-glance advice on what to do if they suspect they have a […]