Month: June 2018

Double celebration for choir as search for new singing star gets underway

One of the most successful choirs to have graced the stage at an international festival is making an emotional return as it marks the 20th anniversary of their greatest ever triumph. The Sirenian Singers, which is also celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, will be closing the concert at this year’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod […]

The art of business can boost economy, says opera legend

A towering figure from the world of opera will urge business leaders in Wrexham to support the arts as a way of boosting the economy. Welsh National Opera’s Artistic Director David Pountney will be one of three speakers at a morning meeting of the Wrexham Business Professionals at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Wrexham. The […]

Youngsters pop in to say thanks to trailer firm

A nursery group’s plans to move into a new home has been given a major boost. The Cylch Meithrin, in Cynwyd, near Corwen, is refurbishing the former village school which should be ready by September. The staff and a dozen of the youngsters paid a visit to the Ifor Williams Trailers factory down the road […]

Care home residents tune up for international festival

A group of musical care home residents have been tuning up for an international festival with the help of an opera singer and a top accompanist. Mezzo soprano Jenny Pearson and pianist Annette Bryn Parri who plays regularly for Sir Bryn Terfel spent the day at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham. They were […]

Young swimmers are making a splash

A group of talented swimmers from Connah’s Quay Swimming Club and Nofio Clwyd Performance Centre, both based at Cambrian Aquatics Sports Centre, are making a splash following the arrival of several world class starting blocks, courtesy of Anwyl Homes. Having supported the hugely successful Nofio Clwyd Performance Centre for many years, the housebuilder contributed £1500 […]

North Wales tidal lagoon boss vows to press ahead

The company behind plans for a North Wales tidal lagoon that could create 20,000 jobs and generate more than £11 billion for the regional economy has vowed to press ahead with the scheme. Henry Dixon, the chairman of North Wales Tidal Energy (NWTE), the group leading the project, said he was not deterred by the […]

Funding from police boss averts crisis at rape and sexual abuse charity

A charity which helps the victims of rape and sexual abuse has been backed to the tune of more than £10,000 by a policing chief to avert a crisis in its funding. The Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC) has now picked up the Victims Champion Award from North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner […]

Tenants’ flower power honoured

A group of green-fingered tenants have been honoured for their achievement in winning awards for their beautiful flower displays for 14 years in a row. The residents of the Park Way and Llys Parc sheltered housing complex in Rhos on Sea were presented with a special display case for their huge haul of trophies. As […]

Social care leader chosen to help steer Welsh economy

A social care leader will be helping to steer the Welsh economy after being appointed to an influential new panel of advisers. Mario Kreft MBE, the chair of Care Forum Wales and the proprietor of the Pendine Park care organisation, has been appointed to sit on the new Ministerial Advisory Board set up by Economy Secretary […]

Police boss is searching for custody watchdogs

A search has been launched in North Wales to find volunteers to act as custody watchdogs to police the police. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones is seeking for up to six independent custody visitors to help him. Mr Jones wants to appoint volunteers to join the existing team responsible for visiting custody […]