Month: July 2018

Special task force honoured for combating virulent batch of the drug Spice

A special taskforce born when a virulent batch of the synthetic drug Spice hit the streets of Wrexham in April last year has won a major award. Then authorities in the town ruled enough was enough and decided something had to be done to tackle the worsening problem. That led to the creation of the […]

We knead a hand!

Bakery’s recruitment drive is van-tastic An award-winning bakery have come up with a novel way of launching a recruitment drive for 20 new apprentices. The Village Bakery have turned two of their delivery vans into mobile adverts by wrapping them with a special design to get out the message: “We Knead a hand! The vans’ […]

Don’t throw “good money after bad”, urges social care leader

A proposed new income tax to fund elderly social care would be “throwing good money after bad” unless there’s radical reform of the whole system, it’s been warned. The idea for the tax of between one per cent and three per cent was recommended in a report by top economist Professor Gerard Holtham which was […]

Unsung heroes rewarded for work with victims of domestic abuse

A VITAL support service that’s come to the aid of thousands of domestic abuse victims as well as helping perpetrators to change their ways has been honoured by North Wales’s policing czar. Gorwel, which is part of Grwp Cynefin and provides a wide range of services for women, men and children who are affected by […]

Budding Spielbergs make film to find engineers of the future

Budding Spielbergs from three Denbighshire primary schools are working with a pop video producer to make a film to promote engineering as a career. The 35 pupils from Ysgol Carreg Emlyn in Clocaenog, Ysgol Bro Elwern in Gwyddelwern and Ysgol Betws Gwerful Goch have teamed up with digital artist and game developer Rob Spaull, whose […]

Timber company save children’s vegetables from ravenous rabbits

Green-fingered primary school pupils have had their prize fruit and veg saved from ravenous rabbits thanks to a local timber company. Fencing giants Clifford Jones Timber came to the rescue when Llanbedr DC Primary School appealed for help against the bad news bunnies eating their crops. Now the children can look forward to enjoying the […]

Flower power helps beat the vandals

Flower power is uniting the community and beating the vandals in a Denbighshire town – with the help of cash seized from criminals. From three-year-olds at a day nursery to 93-year-olds at a care home, the Denbigh in Bloom campaign has involved all ages and sections of society, according to organisers. They welcomed the North […]