Month: April 2018

Racecourse dream comes true for weightlifting champ Gareth

A second dream has come true for football-mad weightlifter Gareth Evans who won Wales’ first gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. Gareth, 32, from Holyhead, was the VIP guest chosen to launch Wrexham AFC’s home kit for next season and he paid tribute to Ifor Williams Trailers who are sponsoring the club for the third […]

Robotic heart op man Owen joins workmates on marathon charity walk

A 51-year-old man is in training for a marathon charity walk just three months after becoming one of the first people in the UK to undergo robotic heart surgery. Now fully recovered Owen Veldhuizen, Community Regeneration Manager at Cartrefi Conwy housing association, will be joining colleagues to complete the Anglesey Coastal Walk. The annual Leadership […]

Police boss calling for new laws to stop football fans being victimised

Football fans across the country are being victimised because of legislation built on the lies told to the Hillsborough inquiry, according to a top policing boss. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones, a dedicated Wrexham fan, says it is time the laws affecting football supporters were revised in the light of the revelations […]

New bowling alley boss aims to strike it lucky for charity

The new manager of a Wrexham tenpin bowling centre has pledged to strike up partnerships with community groups and charities. Martin Carrigan, 41, who has just taken over the reins at tenpin at Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre also wants to start special sessions for children and people with autism. He said: “We are a business of […]

You can bank on Huw

A businessman is on a mission to breathe new life into two town centres in the Vale of Clwyd and come to the rescue of bank customers. Huw Hilditch-Roberts, 41, runs the main post offices in Denbigh and Ruthin where bank closures have left people worried they will be left high and dry and unable […]

Police boss declares war on online paedophiles

The scale of sex crimes against children is much bigger than anybody imagined with apps like Snapchat enabling paedophiles to pinpoint the location of potential targets, according to a police boss. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones is horrified the popular photo messaging app has a mapping device which shows exactly where the […]

Footage of sea turtle in pain is last straw for North Wales gastro pub group

DISTRESSING footage of a sea turtle having a plastic straw pulled from its nose has prompted the director of a North Wales gastro pub group to ban them from his bars. Rich Watkin of The Fat Boar in Mold and Wrexham was so horrified by the video circulating on social media that he immediately stopped […]

Flintshire boss launches fundraising drive for hospice gym in memory of his father

A FLINTSHIRE businessman is launching a renewed fundraising drive for a Wrexham hospice in memory of his much-loved father. David Catherall is Managing Director of TDC Services, based on the Ewloe roundabout, which celebrated its 35th anniversary last year and supplies industrial cleaning equipment to firms across the world. TDC has a long track record […]

All systems grow thanks to top gardener Andrew

A professional gardener who has managed some of Britain’s top garden estates is helping care home residents grow their own vegetables to use in cookery classes. Andrew Jones, 53, is the Pendine Park Care Organisation’s head gardener and takes time out from his busy schedule to help the green-fingered residents. It’s a role Andrew thoroughly […]

Wrexham fans can score cash for club by booking summer tour with Hays Travel

WREXHAM fans can score cash for their club by booking a summer tour break with Hays Travel and then cheer them on in the Portuguese sunshine. Wrexham Football Club would like as many supporters as possible to accompany them on a pre-season summer tour to Vilamoura in the Algarve from July 9-12. Hays Travel, the […]