Month: April 2017

Police boss makes history in fight against modern slavery

A police boss is stepping up his campaign against modern slavery with the appointment of the UK’s first support officer dedicated to helping victims. Tackling the “insidious” issue has been made a priority by North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones and will be central to his new blueprint for policing the region. The post […]

Athletic villagers gear up for charity run challenge

Athletic villagers are in training for a race to raise money for a trio of good causes in the area. More than 400 people are expected to take part in the fifth annual 5k run in Llandegfan on Anglesey at 6.30pm on Wednesday, June 7. All the money raised by the runners will go to […]

Pioneering art project in running for a top award

A pioneering art project that bridged the generation gap between residents of a care home and local primary school children is in the running for a top award. Pupils from Ysgol yr Hendre in Caernarfon visited Bryn Seiont Newydd on the outskirts of the town so they could work alongside the people living there to […]

Shoppers put heart and ‘sole’ into shoe recycling scheme

Shoppers are putting their heart and ‘sole’ into supporting a shoe recycling scheme which raises money for global education programmes. Around 4,000 pairs of unwanted shoes have been collected by the team at Clarks in Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre in Wrexham as part of the company’s ShoeSHARE scheme which raises funds for UNICEF. The response […]

Choir celebrates golden jubilee in style

One of Wales’s finest male voice choirs is celebrating its 50th anniversary in style – with the help of a care organisation. Côr Meibion Caernarfon’s special golden jubilee concert at Galeri on Friday, July 14, is being sponsored by Pendine Park who run the Bryn Seiont Newydd dementia centre on the outskirts of the town. […]

Happy ending to library story

Schoolchildren delivered a musical thank you to the team who gave their local library a massive £47,000 face lift. Pupils of Ysgol Babanod Llanfairfechan and Ysgol Pant y Rhedyn performed songs in Welsh and English at the official reopening of the library on the high street in Llanfairfechan. The building was transformed by the refurbishment […]

Shoppers dig deep for Help for Heroes

A crack squad of fundraisers at a department store have been raising money for the Help for Heroes charity. The team at Debenhams at the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre in Wrexham collected more than £1,100 with a week of in-store fundraising activities. According to Debenhams sales manager Tina Harris, the generosity of Wrexham shoppers was […]

Specialist treatment helps top drummer give pain the elbow

A top drummer from Anglesey who feared unbearable elbow pain would force him to give up playing for good is aiming to get back on stage after specialist treatment. After years of working as a session musician in the UK and abroad, Mark Thompson was distraught to think his music career was behind him when […]

Gemma scores victory over alopecia thanks to netball

A sales assistant has overcome the devastating effects of losing her hair because of alopecia – thanks to her love of netball. Gemma Nelson, 22, who works at the Next store at the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre in Wrexham, is now a Level 2 netball coach and helps run one of North Wales’ biggest clubs. […]