Month: March 2018

Top builder teams up with housing provider to create apprenticeships

A partnership between an award-winning builder and a leading social housing provider has helped create over 20 apprenticeships across two major construction sites in North Wales. Flintshire-based Anwyl Construction are building two state-of-the-art extra care housing schemes worth £17 million for The Pennaf Housing Group at Llangefni, on Anglesey, and at Flint on Deeside. Both […]

Soaring demand for Sional’s metal drinks bottles thanks to drive to ditch plastic

A campaign spearheaded by TV star David Attenborough encouraging people to ditch plastic has seen a sharp spike in demand for a North Wales company’s refillable metal drinks bottles. Promotional merchandising company Sional is helping reduce the number of discarded plastic bottles – with more than 800 thrown away every minute in the UK. Sional’s […]

Prince Madoc American legend set to bring surge in tourists for North Wales

A surge in tourism for North Wales could be kick-started with a bid to capitalise on the discovery of America by Prince Madoc, says a business group. According to Welsh folklore, the adventurer Prince sailed from Rhos-on-Sea in 1170, on a ship built in Abergele, and ended up in Mobile Bay in Alabama – three […]

Superheroes help clinch hat-trick of accolades for housing association

A team of super heroes has helped turn a housing association that’s celebrating its 10th anniversary this year into one of the UK’s best companies to work for. Cartrefi Conwy have been honoured in the prestigious Sunday Times Top 100 competition in the category for not-for-profit organisations for the third year running. As a result, […]

Hospice aims to strike jackpot

A hospice is aiming to strike the jackpot with a special tournament at a bowling alley. Teams of four people to go head to head in to raise money for Nightingale House in Wrexham at Tenpin at the town’s Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre. According to Eleni Morandi, there will be bags of prizes up for […]

Icelandic farmer chooses an Ifor Williams trailer for when going gets tough up north

When a farmer who raises sheep in rugged country close to the Arctic Circle needed help with moving his flock around he turned to Europe’s top trailer maker to provide the answer. And to demonstrate the commitment it shows to customers across the globe the Ifor Williams Trailers distributor in Iceland drove over 200 miles […]

Making a song and dance about dementia

Musical care home residents and staff are going to rock against dementia. The week-long event at the Pendine Park care organisation will involve all seven of their care homes in Wrexham. The aim of the Rock against Dementia event is to raise awareness about the cruel condition. Pendine Park have supported the campaign since it […]

Hero bakery drivers rewarded with slap-up meal after beating the Beast from the East

A team of delivery drivers have been hailed as heroes by a bakery after they braved and beat the Beast from the East. The 29 drivers from the Village Bakery battled their way through the Siberian conditions to reach around 500 of their customers across North and Mid Wales, Shropshire and the North West. Their […]

Youngsters stay on song thanks to cash snatched from criminals

A charity which aims to get teenage boys in North Wales singing instead of sinning has received a major boost – thanks to cash seized from local criminals. Only Boys Aloud, which runs four choirs across North Wales and has around 70 members based in some of the region’s most deprived areas at Wrexham, Rhyl, […]