Month: December 2017

Liz earns gold for opening doors to people in need

A HOLYHEAD woman hopes to inspire Anglesey people to open their homes to adults with learning disabilities as she celebrates a major award. Liz Hughes, 51, won gold at the Wales Care Awards after working with the Gwynedd and Anglesey Shared Lives Scheme for 12 years. In that time she has created a happy and […]

“Out of this world” premiere of Klingon poem at music festival

An IT expert who speaks fluent Klingon is “incredibly proud” that a poem he’s written in the intergalactic language from Star Trek will be performed to music at a festival. According to proud Welshman Alex Greene, the “out of this world” premiere at Bangor Music Festival will mean as much to him as winning the […]

Standstill police budget will mean real terms cut of £2.1m

A police boss has accused the Government of trying to con the public with its claims of a £450 million boost to police funding – with the North Wales force facing a real terms cut of £2.1 million. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones says the standstill budget imposed on forces across the […]

Bargain hunters queue from 3am as sales fever comes to Wrexham

More than 500 bargain hunters braved near freezing temperatures in readiness for the annual Boxing Day sale at Next at a shopping centre in Wrexham. The queue began to snake around Eagles Meadow from 3am as sale addicts waited patiently for the doors to be thrown open just over three hours later. First in the […]

Care home staff jump to it for children’s charity

Kind-hearted care home staff jumped to it and put on their festive finery for a children’s charity. The Christmas Jumper Day at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham was organised in aid of Save the Children. Each member of staff and some residents donated £2 each to wear big and bold yule tide sweaters raising […]

Trustee Trefor retires from Police and Community Trust after two decades

A TRUSTEE of a North Wales police and community trust which supports projects making a difference in their neighbourhoods has retired after more than two decades of dedicated service. Trefor Jones CVO CBE, a founding member and former chairman of the North Wales Police and Community Trust (PACT), was thanked for his loyal service by […]

Wrexham copier firm secures second contract with global pharmaceutical giant

A FAST growing Wrexham copier company has secured a second five-year deal with a global pharmaceutical giant. Rawson Digital, based at The Bridge Business Centre on Wrexham Industrial Estate, has supplied 55 new copiers to Wockhardt UK, the British arm of the worldwide generic pharmaceutical and biotechnology firm which has its main base in Mumbai, […]

Inspirational Sean wins gold award 

An inspirational young carer who overcame dyslexia and dyspraxia has been honoured with a prestigious gold award. Just 18 months after starting work at Kinsale Hall, Llannerch y Mor, near Holywell, Sean Doyle was one of the main award winners at this year’s Wales Care Awards ceremony. The awards are organized by Care Forum Wales […]

Wrexham fans eat all the mince pies – to boost promotion push

The fans of Wrexham AFC are being urged to get into the festive spirit and tuck into mince pies – to help the club buy new players and gain promotion. The family–run Village Bakery have donated 3,500 of the seasonal favourites so they can be sold at home matches as part of the campaign to […]

Care boss and weekend farmer Linda is cream of the crop at national awards

A care boss who juggles a top management role with life as a weekend farmer is celebrating after winning one of the social care industry’s highest accolades. Qualified social worker Linda Forrest-Owen, who manages more than 90 home carers in her role as Anglesey manager at Carelink Homeware Services Ltd, won a coveted Gold award […]