Month: September 2018

Heart-breaking story of poet’s son inspires world premiere at festival

A new work by a royal composer about the death of Rudyard Kipling’s son in the First World War will have its world premiere in North Wales. The poignant piece by Professor Paul Mealor, who was brought up in Connah’s Quay in Flintshire, will be performed in St Asaph Cathedral as part of the North […]

High-flying travel boss will champion Wrexham at business leaders event

A HIGH-FLYING travel firm boss who has created more than 50 jobs in less than a year will tell Wrexham business leaders how his 35-store empire remains rooted in the heart of the town. Don Bircham, Managing Director of Hays Travel North West, will share the secrets of his success with members of an influential […]

Top bakery goes back to the future with retro wheat and heather honey

A bakery is going back to the future after planting and harvesting 50 acres of retro wheat. The Village Bakery will be using the flour milled from the wheat to bake a new range of speciality bread to be launched in the Autumn. The crop was grown at a secret location in Flintshire. They planted […]

World renowned piano virtuoso heads for festival in St Asaph

A world renowned classical pianist who made his Royal Festival Hall debut aged just eight is set to perform at this year’s North Wales International Music Festival. Freddy Kempf will perform music by Chopin, Ravel and Rachmaninov with the programme reflecting on the centenary of the end of the Great War. Kempf will also treat […]

Peugeot 5008 road test by Steve Rogers

THE mark of a good tow car is forgetting you are towing. Granted my caravan is a lightweight at 1350kg but is more than seven metres long so it is hardly a tiddler. My own Renault Kadjar with its 1.6 litre diesel does an admirable job but I really feel the difference with a more […]

CCTV team help catch thief who stole £38,000 worth of goods

A Gwynedd town’s network of CCTV cameras run by local volunteers has had its biggest success when it tracked a thief stealing £38,000 of goods from a Barmouth business. It is just one of the crime-fighting triumphs that has turned the seaside resort into one of the most law-abiding in North Wales. The 48 ‘eyes […]

Young and old join forces for blooming marvellous makeover

A group of green-fingered youngsters and pensioners have joined forces to give a blooming marvellous makeover to a housing estate in Llandudno. Members of Llandudno Youth Club were recruited for an intergenerational planting project with older tenants to add a splash of colour in St Andrew’s Avenue. They filled around 30 flower tubs with begonias, […]

Award for former drug addict who helps others beat the habit

A father-of-two whose drug addiction ruined his life and left him on the brink of suicide has received a special award from a policing czar. After three decades of drug use, 47-year-old John Redican has now turned his life around having been clean for almost two years and is now playing his part in helping […]