Month: May 2017

Ex-addict Zoe is a beacon of hope

A former drug addict who at the age of 14 was selling bags of LSD on the streets of Wrexham to feed her habit has received a special award from a police boss. Zoe Davies is now 39, has been clean for just over two years, is reconciled with her family and is working to […]

Couple go head to head with new Colwyn Bay business

A North Wales businessman has headed back to the classroom to brush up his hairdressing skills so he can work alongside his wife in their beauty salon. Steve Roberts is even getting one-to-one training sessions on cutting and curling techniques from his wife Dawn at their salon, Phase 3 in Colwyn Bay. The 36-year-old outdoor […]

Spectacular Anglesey home of Welsh aviation pioneer goes under hammer

The spectacularly-sited Anglesey home of the aviation pioneer dubbed the Welsh Louis Bleriot is coming up for auction. One hundred and five years ago Captain Vivian Hewitt was the first man to fly across the Irish Sea, just three years after Frenchman Bleriot crossed The Channel. Years later, in 1930, he returned to Anglesey to […]

Blooming marvellous festival attracts thousands of green-fingered tourists

Thousands of green fingered tourists will be heading to North Wales for a spectacular 16-day festival of gardens. A packed programme of events, ranging from behind the scenes guided tours and photography competitions to a squirrel watch and a vintage car rally will be staged as part of the Festival of Gardens North Wales. The […]

Join in the laughter with Colwyn Bay’s ‘Stand-up @ the Seaside’

Award-winning comic Dave Rothnie has got them rolling in the aisles in Colwyn Bay after setting up a regular comedy night at a venue dedicated to Monty Python star Terry Jones. Dave, who has performed alongside Peter Kay and the late Caroline Aherne, established Stand-Up @ The Seaside to attract top comedians to the North […]

Godfather of Merseysound to play major new North Wales outdoor festival

The Lightning Seeds’ Ian Broudie, the godfather of the Liverpool music scene, will bring his own vibrant Mersey sound to make waves at Wales’s newest major sport and music festival this summer. Broudie is best known as the man behind Three Lions, the football anthem that so nearly swept England to European Championship glory 21 […]

Pupils make music with world-class orchestra and care home residents

Schoolchildren joined forces with a world-renowned orchestra and a care organisation to work on a pioneering project about the Welsh colony in Patagonia. Pupils from Ysgol Bodhyfryd in Wrexham spent the afternoon making music with the Hallé orchestra and the residents of the Hillbury care home which is part of the Pendine Park care organisation. […]

New councils urged to ditch double standards over expenses and care fees

The cost of overnight expenses and meal allowances claimed by councillors can be twice what local authorities pay in care home fees for vulnerable people, it’s been revealed. The figures have come to light following an investigation by Care Forum Wales, the body that represents nearly 500 social care providers. If they’re away on official […]

Hello Dolly! Shoppers given sneak preview of hit musical

Shoppers were given a sneak preview of a blockbuster musical in Llangollen. The music of country legend Dolly Parton had customers dancing and tapping their feet at the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre in Wrexham. They were entertained by member of the cast of the hit show, 9 to 5, which will be performed by Llangollen Operatic […]

Bakery pays for staff to join Co-op in a UK first

A leading bakery has become the first company in the UK to pay for all its staff to become members of The Co-op. As a result, the 450-strong workforce at the Village Bakery will be co-owners and have voting rights at the organisation’s annual meeting. On top of that they’ll get a five per cent […]