Month: December 2018

Let’s work together to make Wrexham more prosperous, says new council boss

A new council boss has vowed to build a “new and exciting” relationship with the business community in Wrexham. Ian Bancroft, the recently-appointed chief executive of Wrexham County Borough Council, says it’s vital the public and private sectors work together to forge a more prosperous future for the town. Mr Bancroft made to the pledge […]

Roll up! Roll up! Circus magic comes to care home

Musicians from a world famous orchestra brought the roar of the crowd and the smell of the grease paint to a care home as part of a “magical” circus workshop. Two members of Manchester’s acclaimed Hallé orchestra brought the joyous sounds of the Big Top to Pendine Park in Wrexham, engaging residents in a magical melee […]

Special thanks from Mayoress Bev at hospital’s 30th anniversary event

A VIP guest at an event to mark the 30th anniversary of a private hospital had a special reason to celebrate – she’s a former patient. Spire Yale Hospital in Wrexham came to the rescue when the Mayoress of Wrexham, Bev Williams, who is a ward sister at the nearby Maelor Hospital, was suffering from […]

Rising star Elgan joins forces with flagship orchestra

A rising star of opera is to join forces with the flagship orchestra of North Wales to welcome in 2019 in rousing musical style at Wrexham and St Asaph. Up and coming Llandudno-born tenor Elgan Llŷr Thomas, 28, is thrilled to at last be taking centre stage as a soloist with the NEW Sinfonia Orchestra […]

New £1.5m housing scheme is a boost for Colwyn Bay

A housing association has unveiled a new £1.5 million affordable housing scheme as part of plans to regenerate Colwyn Bay. The former doctor’s surgery in Pwllcrochan Avenue has been converted and extended by Cartrefi Conwy to create 14 apartments eight with two bedrooms and six with one bedroom. The property, previously called Rhoslan, has now […]

Christmas TV update on caring Catherine landing dream job

A young mum has secured the job of her dreams as a care worker at a flagship care home after taking part in a life-life-changing television series. Catherine Lewis, 20, of Caernarfon, credits her experience appearing on S4C’s FFIT Cymru with giving her the confidence boost to go for the career she had always secretly […]

Time to cash in on £4 million windfarm windfall for rural Denbighshire

A windfarm windfall of almost £4 million over 25 years is the green dividend for western Denbighshire – and residents are being urged to start cashing in now. Communities in a proposed area from Trefnant in the north to Maerdy, near Corwen, in the south and from the River Clwyd in the east over six […]

Fast-growing law firm heads west with first Anglesey office in Menai Bridge

A fast-growing law firm is continuing its expansion by announcing the opening of its first branch on Anglesey. Swayne Johnson, which is also one of Wales’s oldest legal firms, will open its Menai Bridge office in the Old Bank Building, in Uxbridge Square, in January. Swayne Johnson Solicitors, founded in 1853, has offices employing over […]

Young support worker hits the big time at care sector ‘Oscars’

A young man who is carving out a high-flying career in social care has just scooped a top national award. Support worker Stefan Jenkins, 23, who lives in Kidwelly, took the joint bronze prize at this year’s prestigious Wales Care Awards, held at City Hall in Cardiff. The national awards, run by Care Forum Wales […]