Month: August 2018

Joy’s delight at award for police station’s £25 million boost for region’s economy

A CONSTRUCTION firm responsible for a new police station has built a legacy that will last for years to come – including a £25 million boost for the region. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones says contractors Galliford Try have built not only an eco-friendly divisional police headquarters in Llay, but also a […]

Bakery duo and miracle man Cez step out in aid of hospice

A young father who defied the doctors and made a “miraculous recovery” after being diagnosed with an inoperable cancer is joining his brother on a marathon trek in aid of a hospice. Things looked bleak for Ceri Dawson, 29, two years ago when he was given the bombshell news that he had pleomorphic soft tissue […]

Top trailer firm looking to train and recruit 20 welders

Europe’s biggest trailer maker is looking to train and recruit 20 new welders to cope with a bulging order book. Ifor Williams Trailers has joined forces with the leading commercial training company, Gatewen Training Services, who are based in Wrexham. Jobseekers are being invited to a training and recruitment day at the newly-opened arts centre, […]

Geoff, 72, gets his life back after “miracle” surgery on swollen nose

A retired business manager whose nose swelled and became a horrible bulbous mass three times its normal size has got his life back after “miracle” surgery. The distressing condition suffered by Geoff Turner, 72, from Llandudno, was caused by a rare skin disorder, Rhinophyma, which first struck three years ago. Mr Turner’s massively enlarged nose, […]

Oh Myfanwy! Find out why Wales’ saddest love song will have you crying in your beer

Wales’ most famous and saddest love song has inspired a new beer. The song Myfanwy tells the tragic story of the unrequited love of a penniless young poet called Hywel ab Einion for a beautiful young noblewoman who lived in Dinas Bran castle high above Llangollen in the 14th century. The new brew, appropriately a […]

Oar-some Welsh rower Lucy takes top spot on the podium

A WELSH rower has taken the top spot on the podium at a high profile international tournament against some of the UK’s top competitors. Bodelwyddan-born Lucy Iball, 25, who works for Hadlow Edwards Wealth Management, based at the former Wrexham Lager building in Wrexham, represented Wales and took first place in the lightweight double, at […]

New £500,000 project to help struggling working families in Conwy

A social enterprise has secured £500,000 in funding for a pioneering project to help struggling working families who are living below the poverty line in Conwy. The money to pay for the four-year programme, Making Work – Work For All, being launched by Creating Enterprise is coming from the Big Lottery Fund. The scheme will […]

Having fun at care home is child’s play

Toddlers from a Rhyl nursery showed off their natural charm and boundless energy as they enjoyed a teddy bear’s picnic of jelly and ice-cream with elderly care home residents. The tots, who attend Beach House Day Nursery in Rhyl, took an afternoon “pull-a-long” tram to St David’s Residential Home in the seaside town to spend […]

Crashing out of Europe will put North Wales people in jeopardy, warns police boss

Crashing out of Europe with a hard Brexit or no deal at all will put North Wales people in jeopardy, the region’s police chief has warned. According to North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones and his deputy, Ann Griffith, we are ticking down to a potential crime-fighting catastrophe unless a “sensible agreement” can […]