Month: September 2018

Caring Helen hailed as a hero of social care

Three years after picking up a prestigious award a Llantrisant woman is now in line for a second honour after being hailed as a “hero and a role model”. For despite being promoted to a more senior position Helen Rees has shown that she has not lost the “common touch”, a quality which has earned […]

Hero care worker Liz lands in running for top award

A retail manager turned care worker who has transformed the lives of her clients by helping them to fulfil their dreams is in line for a top industry award. Liz Williams, 54, quit her retail management position 17 years ago to follow her heart into social care and “give something back” to the community. The […]

Spectacular display of forget-me-nots to remember the fallen of the Great War

A group of artistic care home residents have created a spectacular display of hundreds of forget-me-nots to remember the soldiers who perished in the First World War. The vibrant blue flowers will be used to decorate the pillars at St Asaph Cathedral during the North Wales International Music Festival which gets under way on Saturday […]

New chief constable pledges to protect victims and combat crime overlords

The new chief constable of North Wales has revealed how investigating the horrific triple murder of a young mother and her two children gave him a passion for protecting the victims of domestic violence. Gulf war veteran Carl Foulkes, who hails originally from Caergwrle, near Wrexham, was speaking after his appointment was confirmed by the […]

Chef to the stars will champion local produce at world famous food festival

A former royal chef and another who worked at the iconic Sydney Opera House are joining forces to champion local produce at a food festival. Graham Tinsley MBE, who has tickled the taste buds of world leaders, the Queen and Prince Charles on numerous occasions, will be showcasing local talent as well as the best of […]

Bakery trailblazer Alan Jones wins award for outstanding contribution

A trailblazing pioneer of the bakery industry has been hailed for his “immense contribution” over nearly 60  years. Alan Jones, chairman of the hugely successful Wrexham-based Village Bakery, was presented with the Outstanding Contribution Award  the industry’s Oscars, the Baking Industry Awards. The honour was bestowed at a glitzy ceremony at London’s Park Lane Hilton Hotel […]

Brave couple Sian and Steve help raise funds for children’s charity

A couple who married after falling in love at the care home where they both live were guests of honour at a fun day that raised money for a children’s charity. Friends and family turned out in force to see Sian and Steve Ferrier tie the knot last year at the Ramada hotel in Wrexham. […]

Trailer firm will be full of beans thanks to new anniversary coffee 

A coffee roasting company is brewing up plans to perk up the 60th anniversary celebration of an icon of Welsh Industry. Owen & Edwards are creating a special new blend for the momentous occasion at Ifor Williams Trailers later this month (September). Around 300 representatives of the company’s international network of distributors from as far […]

Police boss says more frontline officers should be armed with tasers

A police boss says the majority frontline officers in North Wales should be armed with tasers so they can protect themselves from an increasing number of assaults. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones spoke out after a shocking series of attacks over the August Bank Holiday weekend in Caernarfon, Bangor, Bala, Wrexham and […]

Special tribute to fundraising queen Beryl

The life of an inspirational Mold fundraiser is to be celebrated at a special fundraising event at the town’s Theatr Clwyd. Beryl Powell MBE passed away last year aged 83 after a lifetime spent raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for North West Cancer Research and other good causes. Sharon Knott, the current chair of […]