Month: May 2018

Aloha! Store will be turned into Pacific paradise for charity event

A department store in Wrexham will be turned into a Pacific paradise for an event to raise much-needed funds for a cancer charity. The Debenhams store at Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre is holding a Summer Beauty Club Evening next Thursday (June 7) and staff are hoping to raise more than £500 for the Look Good, […]

Mercedes-Benz X-class road test

THE SUV boom shows no signs of slowing and with it has come an interesting spin off. Pick-ups, always looked on as workhorses, are sneaking in on the side with plush double cab versions providing alternative family transport. The last year or so has seen a surge in new pickups with Volkswagen, Renault, Fiat and […]

Pioneering business park kick-starts construction of 300 new homes

A housing association has built a new business park to create a £30 million a year construction hub. The ground-breaking development by Cartrefi Conwy in Mochdre will kick start plans for regeneration projects across North Wales and to build up to 300 new homes. It is the first of its kind in Wales and will […]

Two stellar talents perform at curtain-raiser for top festival

A young piano virtuoso and “supremely gifted” opera singer will have starring roles at the launch concert for an international music festival. Sion Edwards, 17, and Welsh National Opera (WNO) mezzo soprano Rebecca Afonwy-Jones are set to enchant the audience at St Asaph Cathedral on Wednesday, June 20, at 7.30pm. The concert will be the […]

Caring Ann gets ready for a date with the Queen at the Palace

The manager of a training school for social care practitioners will be swapping the classroom for the grand surroundings of Buckingham Palace. Ann Farr, who runs the Pendine Academy of Social Care in Wrexham, and her fiancé, William Serridge, have been invited to a garden party with Her Majesty the Queen. Ann, 58, who lives […]

Bakers rise to football challenge to net much needed cash for hospice

A HOSPICE was the undisputed winner of a charity football match staged at the home of the oldest soccer club in Wales. Cefn Druids impressive stadium at The Rock in Rhosymedre was the venue for the fundraising  game between Village Bakery’s bases in Wrexham and Coedpoeth. But money raised via collection boxes and buckets dotted […]

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 […]