Month: March 2017

A glass act: St Asaph firm propelled to success with new fighter jet deal

A glass manufacturing firm that’s pioneered an ultra-strong optical glass for the cockpit of military fighter jets will be sharing its vision for success at a new business event. Phoenix Optical Technologies Ltd, based on St Asaph Business Park, is toasting success after launching its Armourdillo Toughened Glass following a three-year development process. The product […]

PCSO who survived cancer funds in-hospital entertainment for chemo patients

A rugby player who battled cancer has raised more than £3,500 for the cancer centre which treated him to mark the anniversary of his recovery. Holywell Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Gareth Price, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma while training for North Wales Police in 2006, wanted to make life easier for cancer patients […]

Despair turns to joy for Karen after landing her dream job

A sales floor manager who was left devastated when the BHS chain collapsed has gone from heartbreak to joy after landing a dream job. Mum-of-two and grandmother-of-four Karen Carrigan, from Rossett, has been appointed assistant manager at Boots at the Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham. Karen’s departure from BHS was particularly difficult because she was given […]

Parties at the double for centenarian Gertrude

A great-great-grandmother who worked as a volunteer at a hospice until she was 92 has celebrated a new milestone – her 100th birthday. Taking pride of place at the Pendine Park care organisation where she now lives was a birthday card from the Queen, along with cards from the UK government’s Secretary of States for […]

New golf festival is fair way to help take a swing at £4 billion market

A major new campaign is being launched in North Wales to tap into the UK’s £4 billion golf market. North Wales Tourism have organised a brand new golf festival and produced a pocket guide showcasing the best places to play the game, how to find them, the top spots to stay on a golfing break and includes […]

Police boss helps young footballers tackle anti-social behaviour

A pioneering project using football to tackle anti-social behaviour in two deprived areas of Wrexham has been given a major boost – thanks to cash confiscated from crooks. The Racecourse Community Foundation – the charity arm of Wrexham FC – plans to run regular Friday night turn up-and-play soccer sessions for 16-25 year olds from […]

Rugged Ifor Williams trailer helps daring Danish duo snatch victory in one of the world’s toughest rallies

Europe’s biggest trailer maker has helped two intrepid Danish adventurers roar to victory in one of the world’s toughest rallies. Aboard their powerful all-terrain vehicle Jacob Glad alongside his friend and navigator Philip Hansen were overall winners of the famous Intercontinental event covering 2,000 miles of the toughest terrain on the planet from Spain to […]

Chocs away as top chef helps youngsters become real smarties

A gold medal-winning chocolate expert is helping North Wales youngsters become real smarties – by mastering maths and science skills in the kitchen. Chef Stephen Hewitt runs chocolate workshops for youngsters at his cafe in Colwyn Bay as well as heading into schools to reveal the arts of a professional chocolatier. The youngsters design their […]

City centre site cleared for £60 million luxury apartment complex

Developers Anwyl Construction have cleared a Liverpool city centre site in preparation for a £60 million eco-friendly apartment complex. The complex on derelict land at 30 and 36 Pall Mall will provide 336 luxury apartments and has been designed by award-winning Liverpool-based architects Falconer Chester Hall. Anwyl, a family firm based in Ewloe, also recently […]