Month: May 2017

Open air girl Claire finds perfect job as the boss of outdoor store

Adventure loving Claire Vinall has landed her dream job – as the new manager of an outdoor store. Claire, 34, spends her time away from work taking part in fresh air activities like camping and canoeing. So she was thrilled when she was appointed as the boss of Trespass at Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre in […]

Bakers raise dough for hospice

A group of big-hearted bakers are organising a charity football match to raise some dough for a hospice. The team at Village Bakery are in training twice a week for the game in aid of Nightingale House in Wrexham. They will be playing Welsh National League side Johnstown FC at Chester City’s ground, the Deva […]

Holiday cottage hot tubs will see visitors splash out an extra £27m in North Wales

The growing popularity of hot tubs could pump an extra £27 million into the North Wales economy over the next decade. North Wales Tourism, which champions the interests of the region’s tourism and hospitality sector, says an increasing number of holiday cottage owners are seeing that bubbling spas are a must-have feature to boost their […]

Charity ball staged by Wrexham businessman raises £40,000 to help children with rare condition

A CHARITY ball organised by a Wrexham businessman has raised £40,000 to help children with a rare degenerative disease. Vaughn Rawson, managing director of Rawson Digital, hosted his sixth black tie event at Chester Racecourse to help those living with the rare genetic condition known as Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T). The children of Vaughn’s close friends have […]

I’m proud body cams will save victims’ lives, says police boss

The introduction of chest mounted video cameras in North Wales will undoubtedly save lives in domestic violence cases, according to a police boss. Investing £163,000 to buy extra kits was one of the first acts of North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones after he was elected last May. As he reflected on his first […]

Women urged to take part in fun run to battle cancer

An appeal has been launched to find women to take part in a fun run in aid of a cancer charity. Organisers of the Cancer Research Race for Life came to the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre in Wrexham to recruit runners for the women-only event at the Alyn Waters Country Park on Sunday, June 4. […]

Welsh football icon applauds his former school as it unveils new £12,000 playground

Welsh international football star Owain Fôn Williams has sent his heartfelt congratulations to his former primary school as it unveiled a new £12,000 playground. The giant goalkeeper, who plays for Scottish Premiership club Inverness Caledonian Thistle and was one of Wales’ Euro 2016 heroes, said the outdoor facility at Ysgol Bro Lleu in Penygroes, Caernarfon, […]

Force cops 16 local recruits in Gwynedd

Sixteen new police officers who were all recruited from South Gwynedd communities will soon be pounding the beats of their local area. The rookie officers, 11 men and five women, have just started six months of intense training at Dolgellau Police Station. North Wales Police had originally struggled to attract enough applicants wanting to work […]

Hollywood star joins celebrations as village club clinches league title

Hollywood star Naomi Watts is celebrating this week after runaway champions Glantraeth were presented with the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One trophy. The star of blockbusters King Kong and Boxing Day tsunami movie The Impossible spent part of her childhood on Anglesey and is Honorary President of village football club Glantraeth. Club secretary Stan […]