Month: November 2017

Water experts back resurgent Blues boosted by return of Llangollen flyer

A leading North Wales rugby club is cutting a dash on the field thanks to sponsorship from a top local company. Flood prevention and water management experts Waterco have put their shirts on Ruthin, the only one of the original members of the old North Wales League never to have been relegated, and are also […]

Discounts on offer to shoppers with new Colwyn BID Loyalty Card

North Wales shoppers will able to snap up Christmas discounts from retailers in the Colwyn area thanks to a new loyalty card aimed at boosting trade. The scheme is being organised by Colwyn BID, the not-for-profit social enterprise run by the local business communities, to help bring more shoppers into the area. The first Colwyn […]

Wrexham AFC aim to score financial hit with Christmas club shop

WREXHAM AFC are aiming for the big league with a new pop-up store where fans can hit the back of the net with their Christmas shopping. The club are aiming to boost their coffers as they push for promotion on the 40th anniversary of their greatest ever season when they won a place in the […]

Green project is child’s play with a giant caterpillar

A scruffy piece of overgrown land has been transformed into a “green oasis” featuring a giant caterpillar made out of boulders as part of a £1.2 million environmental scheme. According to housing association Cartrefi Conwy, the aim is to reconnect youngsters living on the Tre Cwm estate in Llandudno with the natural environment and give […]

Young fashion designer Gethin weaves his magic with a new range of silk scarves

A talented young designer is aiming to get the luxury fashion market wrapped up in his striking new range of woven silk scarves. Gethin Ceidiog Hughes, a former pupil of Ysgol Glan Clwyd in St Asaph, says reaction from potential customers has already been strong and he is aiming to sign lucrative deals with top […]

Patagonia tapestries created by care home residents go on show

Beautiful tapestries depicting life in Wales and Patagonia are going on permanent display at a Wrexham care home. Residents of Pendine Park’s care homes in Wrexham and Caernarfon produced the wall hangings after working on a project about Patagonia with Ruthin-based textile artist Cefyn Burgess. The exhibition at the Bryn Bella care home in Wrexham […]

Glittering awards celebrate world class tourism in North Wales

An adventure tourism company that’s created 350 new jobs in four years has been honoured for its massive contribution to the economy of North Wales. Zip World was one of the stars of the show at the glittering Go North Wales Tourism Awards when it was named as the region’s best attraction. According to a […]

Talented conductor who conquered childhood deafness scales musical heights on global stage

One of the UK’s most talented young orchestra conductors who conquered childhood deafness is scaling new musical heights on a global stage. Robert Guy, 29, from Wrexham, was thrilled to learn he had been chosen from 300 candidates to take part in the prestigious 2017 Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition in Catalonia in Spain. The […]

Bakery gears up to launch batch of 14 new products

A leading bakery firm is gearing up for the launch of 14 new products in the New Year. The Wrexham-based Village Bakery has appointed eight new apprentices as they prepare to ramp up production for four major retailers. The new products have all been developed at the family firm’s Baking Academy and Innovation Centre at […]

Police boss says new law is vital to crack down on human trafficking

A police boss is calling for urgent legislation to crack down on modern slavery and human trafficking. According to North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones, ferry companies should be legally obliged to keep accurate passenger manifests. Mr Jones fears the port Holyhead is a soft target for traffickers. He’s also worried the Brexit vote […]