Month: October 2017

Store staff get physical for cancer charity

Big hearted store staff were put through their paces to raise money for a cancer charity. The team at Marks and Spencer at the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre in Wrexham did a high intensity work-out in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care. Among them was store manager George Lees who entered into the spirit of the […]

The Roads of Castles in Wonderland lead to prosperity for North Wales

Plans have been unveiled for a brand new tourism route created especially for the increasing number of Japanese visitors fuelling the tourism boom in North Wales. The Roads of Castles in Wonderland initiative was revealed by Jim Jones, the managing director of North Wales Tourism, who said the region was now a big hit with visitors from the Land of the Rising […]

Llangollen will be transformed into UK culinary capital

A town where Wales meets the world will be transformed into the culinary capital of the UK – for one weekend only. Thousands of foodies will be making a bee-line for the annual Llangollen Food Festival which has established itself as a major highlight in the gastronomic calendar. This year’s event on Saturday and Sunday, October […]

Police bosses condemn Spanish riot cops

The violent and brutal attacks by Spanish riot police on peaceful protesters in Barcelona have been condemned by two Welsh policing chiefs. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones, his deputy, Ann Griffith and Dyfed-Powys Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn have written a strongly-worded letter of protest to the Spanish Ambassador in London. It follows the […]

Chainsaw sculpting supremo to preside over the first ever Wales Pumpkin Carving Championships

A man who tours the world using a chainsaw to create stunning sculptures is masterminding the first ever Welsh pumpkin championship. Simon O’Rourke has carved out an international reputation for himself by turning out a series of wooden masterpieces depicting everything from a life-sized horse to an awe-inspiring tableau of The Beatles. At Llangollen Food […]

Matthew is UK’s first support officer for victims of modern slavery

The UK’s first police support officer dedicated to helping victims of modern slavery has just started work as part of a major campaign to tackle the callous crime in North Wales. The appointment of former British Red Cross worker Matthew Hazlewood was made possible thanks to special funding from the region’s police and crime commissioner, […]

Town design expert calls for a “bold and visionary” revamp of Colwyn Bay

Traders in Colwyn Bay have enlisted the help of a top expert to sort out problems in the town centre – and reopen a shopping street to traffic. Bristol-based Ben Hamilton-Baillie who specialises in traffic and urban design, has come up with a series of recommendations after conducting a study. He presented his findings to […]

Flintshire family firm marks clean sweep of 35 years in the business

A FLINTSHIRE family firm celebrating 35 years in business has been hailed as a ‘world leader’. Alyn and Deeside Labour MP Mark Tami visited the Ewloe headquarters of TDC Services to see first-hand how the company has grown from an early side-line business into an international exporter of high-tech cleaning systems. He was met by […]