Month: September 2018

Care home Mr Fix-it in running for major national award

A maintenance man who has fixed it for life to be a little more special for residents at the Port Talbot care home where he works has been shortlisted for a top award. Apart from his regular round of looking after the 60 residential rooms plus communal areas and tending the extensive grounds at POBL’s […]

Fancy dress queen Lisa in line for social care Oscar

A fun-loving nurse is in the running for a major award thanks to her work in bringing joy and laughter into the lives younger people with physical and learning disabilities. Lisa Hallisey, 41, who is responsible for the care of 20 residents aged between 35 and 65 at Greenhill Manor Care Home in Merthyr Tydfil, […]

Cops should carry lifesaving spray for drug overdoses, says police boss

The nasal spray that saved the life of multi-million selling American pop star Demi Lovato should be carried by every police officer in North Wales, according to the region’s policing boss. The 25-year-old Grammy-nominated singer and actor, a star of X Factor USA, collapsed after a suspected overdose at her Hollywood home in July and […]

Green-fingered Lesley in running for top care award

An avid gardener who wanted a new challenge when her two children flew the nest is in line for a national award for her work with young adults with autism. Lesley O’Neill, from Caeriw, Pembroke, took up the role of garden tutor with Orbis Care-owned Bangeston Hall, which offers residential support for adults with autism, […]

Thai food firm stirs up festival excitement with launch of tasty chicken satay starter

A Thai food producer which has tripled in size in 11 years is to launch a brand new chicken satay starter to satisfy a growing appetite for its honest cooking. Authentic Thai Cuisine, based in Llanferres, in Flintshire, will be unveiling the new appetiser at the Llangollen Food Festival which provides a showcase for the […]

Dedicated Mental Health Nurse Maggie shortlisted for social care ‘Oscar’

A dedicated mental health nurse has been shortlisted for a top award for helping people in residential homes to lead fulfilled lives. Maggie Rose, who works for the Accomplish Group as a clinical team leader, has been nominated in The Independent sector Nurse of The Year category sponsored by Ontex UK, at the prestigious Wales […]

Police boss urges local companies to help boxing club punch above weight

A police boss has urged local businesses to support a boxing club that’s helping to combat anti-social behaviour on a once-troubled housing estate. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones was speaking during a visit to the Maesgeirchen Boxing Club which has received a £2,500 grant partly funded by cash seized from criminals. The […]

MP is making “political capital” out of North Wales crime figures

An MP has been accused of attempting to make “political capital” out of the crime figures for North Wales. The region’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Arfon Jones, was responding to an attack from Wrexham MP Ian Lucas. According to Mr Jones, the MP has not accepted any invitations from to meet for a briefing for […]

Kind-hearted care home boss Gill has the X-factor

A district nurse turned social care manager described by her colleagues as an “oracle” of knowledge is in the running for a national award after helping to develop a pioneering training programme. Gill Hughes, from Mold, who has worked in the care sector for more than 40 years, has won a well-earned place in the […]