Month: January 2019

Trailer maker helps steer F1 star to success in Arctic rally 

Europe’s top trailer maker is toasting success after supporting a daring rally run by F1 star Valteri Bottas in one of the most challenging rally races in the world. The legendary F1 star made his rally debut for M-Sport, braving snow and ice-laden roads in his native Finland for the Arctic Lapland Rally – an […]

Bakery aiming for Meghan Markle sparkle in at food show in Dubai

A top bakery will be flying the flag for Wales in the Middle East – with Welsh Cakes that delighted Meghan Markle. The Wrexham-based Village Bakery have been invited by the Welsh Government to attend a one of the world’s largest food trade events in Dubai. The five-day show, Gulfood, gets underway on February 17 […]

Police boss vows to crack down on drugs gangs and child sex abuse

A police boss has vowed to crack down on drugs gangs and child sexual exploitation after his proposed 38p a week rise in the cost of policing was approved. Among the other priorities revealed by North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones are tackling domestic abuse, cybercrime and modern day slavery. Mr Jones was speaking […]

Care home says goodbye to “very own Mary Berry”

A care home has said a fond farewell to their “very own Mary Berry”. Great grandmother Carol Roberts is packing away her rolling pins and hanging up her pots and pans after 32 years’ service at Pendine Park’s Hillbury House Care Home in Wrexham. But Carol admits leaving Hillbury is going to be a wrench […]

Retired HGV driver Roy, 92, celebrates his silver wedding anniversary in style

A 92-year-old HGV driver who met his wife across a Post Office counter is celebrating his silver wedding anniversary in style. Roy Judge and his wife Vivien, 66, joined party-goers at a glamorous Tea and Tiara event at the Tabernacle venue in Llandudno. The event was one of three sessions organised by Culture Action Llandudno […]

Kia ProCeed launch report by Steve Rogers

KIA has opened its 2019 campaign with a real bobby dazzler. Meet the new ProCeed, the range topper that has taken Ceed in a whole new direction with a bold shooting brake design. Until now ProCeed, yes it still has the silly name, has been a three-door hatch. That market is virtually dead but rather […]

MP unveils £250,000 specialist dementia unit in Brynmawr

A pioneering care organisation has invested £250.000 in building a state-of-the art dementia wing, creating up to 10 new jobs. Blaenau Gwent MP Nick Smith officially opened Tŷ’r Brenin at Plasgeller Care Home in Brynmawr, toasting the completion of an extensive redesign project which has been praised by industry champions Care Forum Wales. The new […]

Massive tidal lagoon can fill Wylfa’s jobs and energy gap

A North Wales tidal lagoon could fill the energy and jobs gaps left by the mothballing of the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant on Anglesey. The chairman of North Wales Tidal Energy (NWTE), Henry Dixon, will this week tell business leaders in Wrexham that the giant lagoon could generate enough electricity for a million homes […]

Iconic Welsh trailer firm keeps Bruce “on the ground” in tropical St Helena

A transport boss is flying the flag of Europe’s leading trailer firm on one of the world’s most remote inhabited islands. Business has been booming for Bruce Salt since he shipped his first Ifor Williams TT105 tipper trailer to Saint Helena Island in the South Atlantic Ocean in 2008 after launching a transport business. His growing […]

Cost of policing due to increase by 38p a week for average household

A police boss has unveiled plans for a 38p-a-week increase in the cost of policing in North Wales – less than the price of a packet of chewing gum. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones says the 7.74 per cent rise is needed to recruit 34 extra officers and six more staff to […]