Month: November 2018

Top orchestra hits the right note for child safety charity

A celebrated North Wales orchestra will be the headline performers at a special  concert to raise money for a trailblazing child safety charity. NEW Sinfonia will be starring at St Asaph Cathedral on December 5 to support the  work of the DangerPoint centre in Talacre with young people across the region North Wales. A quartet […]

Steve Rogers steps back in time to drive a classic from the seventies

WHAT were you doing in the seventies? I was driving a Renault 5, wearing bell bottoms, tank tops and shirts with wide collars and platform heel shoes which, much to my embarrassment, I fell off and twisted my ankle. We were glued to the tele watching The Good Life, Fawlty Towers and The Sweeney and […]

Money advice from legal experts

An award-winning law firm are to hold free public presentations on money matters at two venues in the Vale of Clwyd next week. Experts from Swayne Johnson, who have offices in Denbigh, Ruthin and St Asaph, will be in Denbigh and Rhewl on Monday and Wednesday week to deliver daytime and evening sessions of advice. […]

New campaign to protect young people from drugs gangs

A new campaign has been launched to tackle the drugs gangs who exploit vulnerable children and young people in North Wales. Criminal gangs from major cities like Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and London have extended their drugs networks to the region as part of the emerging threat of “County Lines”. The charity Crimestoppers and the North […]

Pioneering RCS delivers £33m dose of wellbeing to boost North Wales economy

A pioneering social enterprise has delivered a £33m dose of wellbeing, health and happiness to keep the wheels of business and industry turning in North Wales. The news was revealed as Rhyl City Strategy (RCS Wales) prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary, since it was first set up with just two members of staff in […]

Inspirational Emma wins award at social care Oscars

An inspirational nurse who started off as a care assistant with no formal qualifications has been honoured at the social care Oscars. Emma Watkins, 32, is deputy manager of College Fields Nursing Home in Barry where she has worked for the past decade and become a popular figure with staff, residents and their families. She […]

Wrexham fan Russell hopes for purple patch in form with new kit

Being the guest of honour at the unveiling of a new kit for Wrexham AFC was a dream come true for lifelong fan Russell Williams. The engineering draughtsman from Lloc, near Holywell, works for Ifor Williams Trailers who are the club’s main front of shirt sponsors. Having already launched the home and away kits before […]

Care home Mr Fix-it Clive hits gold standard in major national awards

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 struck gold in major national awards. Apart from his regular round of looking after the 60 residential rooms plus communal areas and tending the extensive grounds at POBL’s […]

Brexit pensions bombshell could mean 133 fewer police officers in North Wales

Brexit will help blow a £5 million black hole in the pension pot of North Wales Police over the next two years – and could mean 133 fewer officers or a massive increase in council tax. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones warned there was even worse to come because of proposed changes […]

Exceptional Amy honoured at social care Oscars

A former factory worker who has fulfilled her dream of working with children has landed a national award just a year into her role caring for young people with autism and learning disabilities. Amy Thomas, 30, who has been hailed as “exceptional” by Ty Bronllys Children’s Home in Brecon where she began working as a […]