Month: October 2018

How businesses find that a container base is secure, safe and cheap

A North Wales-based company at the forefront of the boom in containerised self-storage is seeing a boom in businesses using its steel shipping containers for their security, flexibility and value for money. Lock Stock Self Storage, founded in Denbigh in 1998 by brothers Nick and Shon Powell, is now the biggest in the UK and […]

Hafod hit the heights at the UK’s renewable energy ‘Oscars’

A top North Wales green energy company has been named in the UK’s top three renewable heating installers at the industry’s annual national awards. Denbigh-based Hafod Renewables were presented with their award by Sir Lenny Henry at the Energy Efficiency Awards, the renewables industry ‘Oscars’ at the Hilton NEC Metropole Hotel in Birmingham. It was […]

Head of long-established legal firm is top law officer for Clwyd

The head of one of Wales’s oldest law firms has taken over a legal post that dates back over a thousand years to the days of Alfred the Great and Ethelred the Unready. Sarah Noton, of leading law firm Swayne Johnson, who have a base in St Asaph and branches across North Wales and Cheshire, […]

Mum inspires Sarah to teach CPR to pupils

A hospital worker volunteered to teach life-saving skills to schoolchildren after colleagues attempted to save her own mum who had suffered a massive heart attack. Operating department practitioner Sarah Williams-Bellis, who works at Spire Yale Hospital, in Wrexham, believes it’s vitally important to teach CPR techniques to youngsters. Sarah was speaking at an event at […]

Seaweed sausages – one of the new tastes of Wales

Seaweed sausages, cheesy Welsh cakes and boozy biscuits – three local food treats with a difference that could soon be in production in North East Wales. The local delicacies have been cooked up by the team at The Food Technology Centre in Llangefni, for North East Wales Local Action Groups’ Concept to Consumer project with […]

Cave rescue team honoured for Thai football team rescue

A cave rescue team which helped mastermind the safe release of a Thai football team in one of the most perilous rescue missions in history were the pride of Wales at a special awards ceremony. Members of the South and Mid-Wales Cave Rescue Team (SMWRCT) played a vital role in the recovery of 12 boys […]

Farmers’ son Hefin returns to his roots for business success in New Zealand

A Welsh exile revealed how he returned to his roots to build a thriving business on the other side of the world. Businessman Hefin Lloyd Davies, 65, has set up a successful distributorship selling the market-leading products of Ifor Williams Trailers in New Zealand. He was born in Carrog and brought up in Glyndyfrdwy, near […]

Salah day as two-goal Adnan clinches Commissioner’s anti-racism trophy

A football tournament held to highlight the fight against hate crime and racism has been won by a club formed in Wrexham to provide the opportunity to play for people from different ethnic backgrounds. The six-a-side event held at Ysgol Clywedog in the town was sponsored by North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones […]

Housing worker Maria speaks out against hate crime in video

A housing worker who suffered racist taunts via social media is urging all victims of hate crime to come forward. According to Maria Smith, 47, from Conwy, it’s vitally important that people don’t suffer in silence but report the abuse to the police. Maria enthusiastically supports the Hate Crime Awareness Week launched by North Wales […]

Steve Rogers casts and eye over the new Volvo XC40

MY first drive in Volvo’s new XC40 SUV and it took no more than a few minutes to find out why it romped away with the European Car of the Year title. Since that triumph back in January there have been 34 more awards and PR boss Mike Gale told me his dinner suit would […]