Month: May 2018

Royal flower power at care homes

A flower arranger who decorated Westminster Abbey for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton has been helping care home residents make flower baskets fit for a future queen. Wendy Davis was one of five members of the floral committee at Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod who popped in to dispense top tips at the […]

Rising superbike star thanks Wrexham copier firm for fuel injection of cash

AN up and coming superbike rider targeting glory at the Isle of Man TT race has thanked a fast growing Wrexham copier firm for a fuel injection of cash. Bike mechanic Mike Norbury was recently signed up by ECTA Racing who have received a boost in sponsorship from Rawson Digital. The fast-growth 50 company, owned […]

Llanberis corner Junction to lift Lock Stock Cup

A dramatic game finished in gathering darkness as Llanberis cornered Llandudno Junction 4-0 in the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Reserve League Cup Final at Llanfair PG. Three of Llanberis’s second-half goals in the evening game came from corners after the goalless first-half was marred by a nasty-looking injury to a Junction player who fell awkwardly […]

Hospital team scale new heights in aid of Wrexham homeless shelter

Kind-hearted hospital staff are going up in the world as part of a determined campaign to help a life-saving homeless hostel in Wrexham. Among them will be operating department practitioner Catrin Stace-Jones and anaesthetist Lindsey Edge-Smith, who work at the Spire Yale Hospital in Wrexham. They will be climbing 1,085 metres to the top of Wales’s […]

Police boss campaigns for Wales to take control of the cops

North Wales’ policing boss is to take his fight for police powers to be devolved to Wales to the very top. Arfon Jones, the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner, is to represent Wales on the National Criminal Justice Board, which oversees the criminal justice system. He will join Home Secretary Sajid Javid, Lord Chancellor […]

Social worker Rachel is hailed an ‘Exceptional Newcomer’

A newly-qualified social worker has won a national award for her work with adults and young people with learning disabilities. Rachel Gavin, who works in the Community Learning Disability Team at Bridgend County Borough Council, carried off a bronze award in the Exceptional Newcomer category sponsored by Coleg Cambria at the Wales Care Awards. The […]

Pioneering care home duo win gold

TWO social care experts are celebrating after landing a major award for developing a pioneering staff training scheme designed to enrich the lives of care home residents. Michele May and Sarah Longhurst have also helped establish a clear career path for the workforce at the Pendine Park Care Organisation at their homes in Wrexham and […]

North Wales travel firm launches major recruitment drive to find 20 new apprentices

THE UK’S fastest growing independent travel firm has launched a major recruitment drive to find 20 new apprentices. Hays Travel North West, which has 29 branches across North Wales and the North West including its head office in Wrexham’s Lord Street and branches in Flint, Connah’s Quay, Mold, Colwyn Bay and Rhyl, is looking for […]

Shopping centre hailed as a £1.5bn “powerhouse” on 10th anniversary

A shopping centre has given North Wales a massive economic boost after clocking up £1.5 billion in spending since it opened 10 years ago, according to the local AM. More than 500 people now work at Eagles Meadow in Wrexham which has defied the gloomy predictions when it was launched in the teeth of the […]