Month: February 2018

Ern and Gwyneth still utterly devoted after 70 years of wedded bliss

A World War Two Spitfire mechanic and the young girl he met and fell in love with at a Flintshire aircraft factory have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Ernest Simmonds and his wife, Gwyneth, both 92, held a platinum anniversary party for family, friends and staff at Pendine Park’s Hillbury Care Home where she now […]

Beds blocked by bureaucracy

Hold-ups with paperwork on the part of the NHS and local authorities are stopping elderly people being discharged quickly from hospitals into care homes. That’s the message from the boss of a home in Colwyn Bay who says that delays in the preparation of formal care assessments of patients can often leave them blocking vital […]

Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce

Road test by Steve Rogers IF there was one car law I had the power to change it would be to scrap front the number plate and save great looking cars from being defaced. We have binned the road fund licence disc on the windscreen so let’s do the same with this outdated institution. Yes […]

Clara indulges in her passion for vintage at Forties Festival Ballroom Blitz concert

Singer Clara Bloom will be indulging in her passion for vintage clothes and music when she takes to the stage in a festival marking North Wales’ role in World War Two. She will be headlining at the Ballroom Blitz dance evening, part of the hugely popular Forties Festival in Colwyn Bay, alongside DJ Malcolm Murray […]

Businesses cut the cost of sick leave thanks to Rhyl City Strategy

A social enterprise is on a mission to combat absenteeism at work through ill-health, which is costing the Welsh economy £500 million a year in lost production. New figures have shown that last year Rhyl City Strategy (RCS), which has offices in Rhyl and Bangor, has helped 86 business and enabled more than 380 people on […]

Double triumph for Jocelyn at social care Oscars

CHRISTMAS came early to a nurse in a Wrexham care home as she carried off two major industry awards for her compassion and dedication to duty. Jocelyn De Guzman earned top honours in the Wales Care Awards, scooping gold in the Dignity in Care category sponsored by the Welsh government. The 48 year-old, who works […]

Power surge from Audi

Review by Steve Rogers THEY have gone power mad at Audi with a string of super quick models. Audi Sport, the company’s high performance team, has been beefing up models right across the range with new engines pumping out incredible power. And the appetite for cars that look like every day family transport but go […]

Couple become TV stars in glamping pod made from Ifor Williams cattle trailer

A national TV audience has seen how a young designer turned his dream of building a luxury glamping pod into reality with the help of Europe’s top trailer maker. Sam Thompson bought himself a pre-owned Ifor Williams livestock trailer for just £4,000 and then spent another £11,000 transforming it into a real transport of delight […]