Month: March 2017

Blaze heroes win award

A shopping centre’s security staff have won an award for their swift response when a freak fire broke out in one of the shops. The team at Eagles Meadow in Wrexham sprang into action when a faulty light fitting caused a blaze at the Sports Direct store. They have now been named as the winners […]

Psoriasis patients in North Wales take part in ground-breaking drug study

Ground-breaking research into the impact of long-term drug therapies to treat North Wales people with the chronic skin condition psoriasis has won a top award. More than 140 psoriasis patients who are being treated at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s three acute hospitals are taking part in the national study. The team at Ysbyty Gwynedd […]

Legal eagles soar above the Dee Valley to raise cash for charity

A team from a top North Wales legal firm have raised a packet for a deserving charity after making the most of their Christmas fitness presents. Legal eagles from Swayne Johnson took part in the annual Hope House Ty Gobaith 10-mile Canal Walk along the picturesque Llangollen Canal – and showing a head for heights, […]

More home workers open the door to an idyllic garden office in 2017

A Deeside garden rooms firm is reporting an increase in the number of people wanting to shun the daily commute to work by creating their own garden office space. Since the start of the year, Rubicon Garden Rooms has been inundated with enquiries for its bespoke garden rooms for home work solutions, mirroring a national […]

Anwyl promotes Julie to financial controller

Flintshire-based Anwyl Homes has promoted Julie Banham, from Rhyl, to the role of financial controller for the Homes division. A key member of the senior management team, Julie has been employed by Anwyl Homes for more than 12 years.  She joined the expanding family construction business in 2003 as finance manager and quickly gained a […]

Welsh premiere of movie about tragic cult American band Sparklehorse 

A movie telling the tragic story of American cult indie band Sparklehorse is set for its Welsh premiere to help raise awareness of mental health issues. The special screening of Sad and Beautiful World of Sparklehorse tells the story of musician Mark Linkous, who took his own life after battling drug and alcohol addiction. Arts […]

Health board works with GPs, dentists and opticians to increase roll out of Welsh language services

Health officials are working with GPs, dentists, opticians and pharmacists across North Wales to help them deliver services in Welsh. Community-based language initiative Menter Iaith Bangor is working with the Welsh Language Unit of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) across Gwynedd and Anglesey. Primary care providers such as opticians, GPs, dentists and pharmacists are […]

Young tenants dream of playing for Wales

A housing association is aiming to fast track young tenants to rugby stardom – and dreams of playing for Wales. Cartrefi Conwy have signed a three-year partnership deal with Principality Premiership rugby side RGC which will see the housing association’s logo on the sleeves of the home and away kits and the club Regional Age Grade kits. […]

Success of wheat-free bakery leads to doubling of workforce

The explosion in demand for wheat-free products has helped a bakery double its workforce to more than 50 staff in less than a year. The Village Bakery’s invested £500,000 in the former gluten-free bakery on Wrexham Industrial Estate to cater for the expansion. They now employ a total of more than 400 people in their three […]

Grandmother hails breast reduction surgery that gave her back her life

A grandmother who spent 25 years suffering chronic back pain has been reunited with the world-renowned plastic surgeon who gave her back her life after breast reduction surgery. Gladys Healey, 65, underwent breast reduction surgery at the private Spire Yale Hospital in Wrexham after being crippled with spinal pain from the weight of her EE […]