Month: March 2018

Hyundai Kona review

Road test by Steve Rogers ANOTHER  day another new crossover, but as my postman said ‘everyone is buying them.’ He got that right. In a year when car sales fell 2017 was a great year for the crossover-cum-SUV, call them what you will. This was the only sector where sales increased although it is hardly […]

Wrexham celebrate hat-trick of deals with top trailer maker

Wrexham AFC has teamed up with Europe’s top trailer maker to clinch a hat-trick of sponsorship deals as it celebrates the anniversary of its best ever season. The club revealed Ifor Williams Trailers have agreed to be their main front of shirt sponsor for the third year running. They’re hoping the news will help spur […]

Purl of an idea to help premature babies

Two care home residents have come up with a “purl” of an idea to help premature babies. Christine Milner, 67, and Barbara Roberts, 77, have been knitting and crocheting blankets and beanie hats for the Premature Baby Unit at the Maelor Hospital in Wrexham. The duo also have a good natter while they’re knitting together […]

Bittersweet award for finance chief from Shropshire

Copping a top award for learning to speak Welsh was a bittersweet moment for a finance chief from Shropshire. Chartered accountant Kate Jackson, chief finance officer with the team supporting North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones, felt that learning Welsh would be a big help in her job. She has now been crowned […]

Top harpist dedicates performance to Catrin Finch who’s battling cancer

One of the world’s top harpists has come to the rescue of an international festival after Catrin Finch was forced to pull out because she is battling breast cancer. According to Isabelle Moretti, she will dedicate her performance at the fourth Wales International Harp Festival in Caernarfon to the former royal harpist who recently announced […]

Award news is music to the ears of care home residents

A musical project with a choir who brought Christmas cheers to care home residents is in the running for a major award. The renowned Only Boys Aloud gave a dazzling performance at Bryn Seiont Newydd in Caernarfon during a session that turned into a real family affair for one of the talented teenage singers. Lewys […]

Beast from the East prompts bumper sales boost for North Wales travel firm

THE Beast from the East has contributed to a scorching hot 60 per cent sales boost in sunshine holiday sales at a leading North Wales travel firm. Hays Travel North West, which has its Headquarters on Wrexham’s Lord Street and stores in Rhyl, Colwyn Bay, Connah’s Quay, Flint and Mold, is reporting the upsurge in […]

Waiter Robert serves up out of this world Star Wars costumes

A waiter has served up the perfect way to celebrate his love of film and deal with his crippling dyslexia at the same time – making out-of-this-world Star Wars costumes. Robert Williams-Day, 30, who works at Pizza Express at Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre in Wrexham, is a massive fan of the blockbuster move franchise that’s […]