Month: September 2018

Art project helps cut through fog of dementia

A ground-breaking art project is helping to cut through the fog of dementia at a care home in Caernarfon. Residents at Pendine Park’s Bryn Seiont Newydd care home on the outskirts of the town are taking part in Age Cymru’s flagship cARTrefu programme. The aim of the scheme being funded by the Arts Council of […]

Plea to halt rise of anti-semitism by top cellist whose mother survived Auschwitz

A world renowned cellist whose mother is one of the last known survivors of the women’s orchestra at a Nazi concentration camp is heading for St Asaph. London-born Raphael Wallfisch will be one of the stars at the prestigious North Wales International Music Festival at the city’s cathedral for a concert on Saturday, September 29. […]

Nissan X-Trail road test by Steve Rogers

FIRST thought when I looked at the front of the Nissan X-Trail was the film Gladiator. Yes, strange one that but the facelifted X-Trail has got that aggressive, ready for combat look about it. It was the thick, gleaming chrome draped across its nose which brought to mind Russell Crowe kitted out in his shiny […]

Football helps Ray kick addiction to cocaine – and reach world cup

A young man has spoken movingly about how football is helping him overcome his addiction to cocaine – and win a place playing for Wales at an international tournament. Robbie Ray, 21, is a member of Wrexham Inclusion FC which was set up to benefit people who might otherwise not get to play the game due to […]

Floss takes on gruelling 50-mile run in memory of “inspiring” dad

A bakery worker is in training for a gruelling 50-mile fell race to raise money for an air ambulance in memory of her father who died of a heart attack. Florence Roberts, 26, who works at the Village Bakery in Wrexham, will be taking part in the Long Mynd Hike which includes 8,000ft of climbing […]

Kind-hearted Ross has the X-Factor

A YOUNG graduate who started going to church because so many of the clients he cares for are religious is in the running for a top award. Ross Camacho’s dedication was rewarded when he was shortlisted as a finalist at the prestigious Wales Care Awards, know as the social care Oscars. He began attending Cornwall […]

Holyhead Hawks score new kits from Anwyl Homes

The junior team at Holyhead Rugby Football Club has scored with new kits from leading residential developer Anwyl Homes. The housebuilder, currently building two, three and four bedroom homes at its Tyddyn Bach development in Llaingoch, has provided a full set of new shirts, shorts and socks for the athletic youngsters, all of which feature […]

Honda Civic road test by Steve Rogers

HERE’S a car that proves size doesn’t matter. Would you believe that under the bonnet of this Honda Civic is a mere one-litre petrol engine, and a feisty one at that. Not so long ago you would want at least a 1.6 litre to carry a family hatchback. Not anymore. The world is demanding a […]

Wrexham copier bless with new contract for Chester Cathedral

A WREXHAM copier firm has been blessed with a new contract at Chester Cathedral. The rapidly expanding Rawson Digital, based on Wrexham Industrial Estate, has struck up the new partnership with the historic attraction to supply four new Xerox devices which will be responsible for producing all the printed material for important religious worship and […]

Inspiring Simon overcomes redundancy to be in the running for top care award

A Cardiff man who discovered a whole new career as a carer following a double redundancy blow is now in line for a top national award. After 20 years working in retail, Simon James, 46, was left wondering what his future held when he lost his job with Woolworths and then high street video retailer […]