Month: February 2017

Renewables company teams up with green giant for batteries to power the home

A renewable energy company is celebrating after clinching a deal to fit solar-powered batteries made by the manufacturers of the Tesla high performance electric cars. According to Denbigh-based Hafod Renewables, the technology is going to provide a shot in the arm to the solar power industry because it stores up energy that would otherwise be […]

Storage giant’s new Wrexham container park will treble capacity in the town

One of the UK’s biggest containerised self-storage companies has opened a brand new site in Wrexham. Lock Stock Self-Storage, who have 16 storage parks across North Wales and the borders, have just opened their second site in Wrexham. The Wrexham site is at Felin Puleston, on Ruabon Road, where they are in the process of […]

North Wales print firm unveils £70,000 investment in new equipment

A North Wales firm that helps promote pop stars including Little Mix, Kathryn Jenkins and Sir Elton John has unveiled a £70,000 investment. Powlsons Printers in Colwyn Bay prints thousands of flyers, banners and other material for top acts including Sir Elton John, Only Men Aloud, Jools Holland and Shakin’ Stevens as they appear at […]

Legendary choir to host St David’s concert in world’s choral capital

A venue acclaimed as the world capital of choral singing will play host to a show-stopping St David’s Day concert featuring the world famous Rhos Male Voice Choir. The concert will be at The Stiwt theatre, built in in Rhosllannerchrugog near Wrexham, in the 1920s thanks to the blood, sweat and tears of miners from […]

Pancake flippers raise cash for hospice

Shoppers had a flipping good time in aid of a hospice. The Marks and Spencer store at Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham held an appetiser for Shrove Tuesday with a pancake tossing competition for customers. The aim was to raise money for the town’s Nightingale House Hospice and the prizes included frying pans and […]

North misses out on sex offender funding as Cardiff creams off cash

The people of North Wales are being treated like second class citizens when it comes to dealing with sex offenders, according to the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner. Arfon Jones hit out after it emerged that funding was available for a vital scheme to prevent re-offending in South Wales but not in the north. […]

Seaside cafe diners’ enjoyment of music helps eliminate an Anglesey black spot

Diners listening to rag-time music from a rare 1920s nickelodeon at an Anglesey seaside café have helped to improve a dangerous footpath. The new path, alongside Ravenspoint Road in Trearddur Bay, has been installed using money put into a coin-operated nickelodeon at the village’s new Sea Shanty Café. The scheme was boosted thanks to a […]

Merchandising company Sional marks up success with plans to move into new premises

A North Wales merchandising company that supplies Olympic stars through to local firms is celebrating a successful year by moving into a new base and recruiting more staff. Sional supplies more than 60,000 promotional products, from branded pens to sports clothing, uniforms and hi-vis workwear, with items sent as far afield as Australia. It’s also an […]

Last call for International Eisteddfod Voice of the Future entries 

A competition to find the world’s best young singers has been flooded with entries after a pioneering care organisation teamed up with opera superstar Sir Bryn Terfel to increase the prize money to £10,000. The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, revealed there’s been a huge surge in entries […]

Pioneering harness for mums-to-be with pelvic girdle pain wins top life sciences award

A medical harness designed by a North Wales businessman to help pregnant women combat acute pelvic pain has won a top industry innovation award. The revolutionary harness is for women suffering intense pelvic girdle pain (PGP), also called symphysis pubic dysfunction. Dafydd Roberts has been working with medics from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) […]