Month: May 2017

Colwyn Bay set to get into the swing with Forties Festival 

Two iconic planes from World War II will take centre stage in Colwyn Bay this weekend, as the town gets into the swing with its popular Forties Festival. The family-focused event on Saturday May 20 and Sunday May 21 celebrates the town’s strategic war-time role in keeping Britain fed, when the Ministry of Food set […]

Phil measures up to big fundraising challenge in memory of late mum and aunt

The men’s suits manager at a Wrexham department store has fitted himself out as a marathon man to raise cash in memory of his mum and his aunt who both died from cancer. Phil Roberts saw the two sisters lose their separate battles with the disease within a few months of each other last year. […]

UCML officially connects to charity that brightens lives of disabled youngsters

A charity that’s been an “absolute godsend” to disabled teenager Caitlin Chapman and her mum has boosted by kind staff at utility connections company UCML. Soon after her birth, 17-year-old Caitlin was diagnosed with a severe form of cerebral palsy, which has left her unable to walk or talk properly, and she also registered blind. […]

Glamophones help North Wales Forties Festival go with a swing

Retro girl band The Glamophones will help nostalgia lovers get ‘in the mood’ at a North Wales Forties Festival later this month. The Glamophones, who perform songs from the 1940s, right through to modern day hits with a vintage twist, will ensure the festival in Colwyn Bay, on Saturday May 20 and Sunday May 21, goes with […]

New police station will keep frontline officers in town

Here is what the new town centre police station in Wrexham will look like. Work was given the go-ahead by North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones. According to Mr Jones, a former police inspector who served in Wrexham during his career, it will keep a range of vital frontline facilities in the heart […]

Anwyl homes takes two trainee assistant site managers from Coleg Cambria

Flintshire-based Anwyl Homes has employed two young trainee assistant site managers from Coleg Cambria. 18-year-old Jacob Hird from Mold and 17-year-old Jay Williams from Cefn Mawr in Wrexham have joined the fast growing business to learn everything there is to know about the day-to-day construction of quality new build homes, with a view to becoming […]

Grieving mum backs fix room for drug users

The bereaved mother of a teenager who died after taking ecstasy has backed the call by a police boss to set up safe injecting areas for drug users in North Wales. Schoolgirl Martha Fernbeck was just 15 when she suffered a cardiac arrest in July 2013 after swallowing half a gram of 90 per cent […]

Golden jubilee is a moveable feast

A national women’s organisation that began in the Bala area will be celebrating its golden anniversary in style thanks to a trailer company. Merched y Wawr marks its 50th birthday this year and a series of exhibitions is planned to mark the event. But transporting the panels which form the exhibition around the country posed […]

New £2.2M hospice building with green credentials is up for award

A ground-breaking new £2.2 million hospice extension which heats itself and looks after surrounding wildlife is in the running for a top building award. The new extension built by Flintshire company Anwyl Construction for the Hospice of the Good Shepherd, at Backford, near Chester, has been shortlisted for the North West Local Authority Building Control […]

Community spirited pupils volunteer to help give their estate a spring clean

Schoolchildren joined in to help local community groups give their housing estate a major spring clean. The team’s litter picking efforts ensured the Peulwys estate in Llysfaen was left spic and span and they were rewarded with some well-earned bacon butties at the community centre after they finished. The operation was spearheaded by community regeneration […]