Month: June 2018

Crumpet success on the double

Proud bakery workers are enjoying the taste of success after clinching two awards for their crumpets from the “food industry bible”. The team at the Village Bakery in Wrexham were thrilled to hear the crumpets they make for Iceland had been handed a double honour at the prestigious Own Label Awards run by The Grocer […]

Date and sponsor confirmed for Llaingoch Horticultural Show

The date and a new sponsor for the popular Llaingoch Horticultural Show have been confirmed. The 66th annual Llaingoch and District Horticultural Show will take place on Saturday 18 August at Holyhead High School, with this year’s event kindly supported by new sponsor housebuilder Anwyl Homes, existing sponsor Stena Line ferries and other local businesses […]

Police boss says new chief constable will need to share his vision

A police boss says the appointment of a new chief constable for North Wales will be the biggest and most important decision he makes. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones has set the wheels in motion to find a successor to Mark Polin who retires at the end of July and will be […]

Builder’s major care contracts plough £40 million into North Wales economy

An award-winning builder is nearing completion on three state of the art extra-care housing schemes across North Wales which have boosted the regional economy by over £40 million and created more than 150 jobs. Flintshire-based Anwyl Construction have been engaged on two major projects for the Pennaf Group, in Flint and Llangefni, worth over £17 […]

Anwyl appoints Hawarden’s Jessica Phillips in H&S role

The Anwyl Group has appointed 19-year-old Jessica Phillips from Hawarden to the role of trainee health and safety advisor. Working alongside Mathew Harrison and Greg Roberts, Jessica will help implement Anwyl’s health and safety strategy ensuring that the group meets its ongoing health and safety obligations. She will collate health and safety information, assist with […]

Historic agreement to twin ancient castles in North Wales and Japan

An historic agreement will be signed next month to twin two ancient castles – one in North Wales and the other in Japan. The arrangement to partner Conwy Castle and Himeji Castle, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is believed to be the first of its kind for the UK. The Mayor of Himeji, Toshikatsu Iwami, […]

Cream of women’s world cycling heads for Colwyn Bay for Sunday finale

Olympic Champion Dani Rowe and rising star Manon Lloyd will spearhead the Welsh challenge in a world-class field for the OVO Energy Women’s Tour cycle race, which finishes in Colwyn Bay next Sunday (17 June). Rowe, from Cardiff, is an Olympic gold medallist and three time world champion while Lloyd, a 21-year-old from Carmarthen , […]

More singers needed for world premiere at international festival

A top conductor who led the Fron Choir to global fame is looking for more singers from North Wales to join a new choir for a world premiere at an international festival. In particular tenors and basses are desperately needed to join the ranks of the Welsh National Opera’s Festival Community Chorus at this year’s […]

Matt’s in the driving seat as he goes for gold with new sporting challenge

An all-action admin assistant who has cerebral palsy is aiming to strike gold after taking up the Duke of Edinbugh’s favourite sport – carriage driving. Matt Palamarczuk, 33, is already a qualified Paralympic coach in the sport of boccia which he has championed at the Pendine Park care organisation where he works. Now Matt, a […]

Skoda Karoq road test by Steve Rogers

IF Yeti got Skoda started in the SUV race then Karoq is taking over the baton and is off to a flyer. The Yeti had a name as wacky as the vehicle itself and became a huge favourite because of its quirky looks, versatility and value for money. So should Skoda have given us a […]