Month: March 2017

North Wales to stage major new outdoor adventure festival at Bala

A major new outdoor festival combining adventure sports and live music will be launched in North Wales this summer. The Snowdonia Outdoor Festival will be staged on the picturesque shores of Llyn Tegid at Bala on the weekend of August 11 and 12 and is expected to attract up to 10,000 people. According to the […]

Happy Birthday Dame Vera

Residents at a care home will be paying their own tribute to Dame Vera Lynn on her 100th birthday with the help of a West End star. Entertainer Sheena Beckett will performing some of the best-known hits of the legendary Forces’ Sweetheart at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham on Monday, March 20. Sheena, […]

Axed police cells are not safe and cost more than staying at 5 star Savoy Hotel

The cells at the police station in Dolgellau are being axed because they’re not safe – for prisoners or staff. According to Chief Constable Mark Polin, the custody facilities are not fit for purpose, and are little used. Mr Polin stressed the police station itself will remain open and the savings would be invested in […]

Search for talented young singer to join Sir Bryn and other global greats

A search has been launched to find a talented young singer for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to perform with Sir Bryn Terfel and two other global opera stars. The renowned bass baritone will be starring with Lithuanian tenor Kristian Benedikt and Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais in the classic opera, Tosca, at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod this […]

£200m Budget windfall must go to pay for social care sector

Care home bosses are urging the Welsh Government to use its £200 million Budget windfall to boost the crisis-hit social care sector in Wales. Chancellor Phillip Hammond earmarked an extra £2 billion for social care in England. As a result of the so-called Barnett Formula which divvies up the cash for the rest of the UK, […]

Magnificent Seven from the world of business champion the arts

A team of successful company bosses in North Wales have been appointed as official ambassadors to bring the world of arts and business together. They will be championing the advantages of working with Arts & Business (A&B) Cymru create partnerships that can boost business by getting involved in artistic projects. Gwenno Angharad, A&B Cymru’s North […]

Trailer firm keeps Air Ambulance flying high

Big-hearted trailer makers have given a lift to the life-saving Wales Air Ambulance charity. Ifor Williams Trailers kicked off their fund-raising campaign at the Urdd National Eisteddfod in Flint. They created the UK’s biggest table football game made from a 14ft by 7ft trailer, and a giant football skittles game which proved popular at the […]

Police boss says online paedophiles should always be prosecuted

A police boss has hit out at suggestions that online paedophiles shouldn’t be prosecuted in some cases. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner  Arfon Jones was responding to comments by the Simon Bailey, the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for child protection, who believes only offenders who pose a physical risk to children should face […]