Month: January 2019

Audience will lap up music from wacky Xbox orchestra

A wacky orchestra that uses computers and Xbox game controllers to make music will be taking centre stage at a top festival. The Swansea Laptop Orchestra are promising an “exciting and stimulating” evening at the Bangor Music Festival which gets under way at the city’s Pontio centre on Friday, February 8. According to the festival’s […]

Chainsaw sculptor creates a magnificent menagerie

A former art student who discovered a talent for chainsaw sculpture has created a magnificent menagerie of woodland creatures The collection of giant squirrels, owls and hawks carved by Paul Morris now adorn the grounds of the Pendine Park Care Organisation in the leafy suburbs of Wrexham. Paul, 55, who is a skilled member of […]

Seat Leon ST road test by Steve Rogers

ESTATE cars aren’t meant to be fun…or are they? The days of rattley old boxes bought by people who needed to haul tea chests and sideboards – think they were mainly antique dealers – have been confined to history, in fact I can pinpoint the very year the estate car market was turned on its […]

Drugs and homelessness kill 60 people in six years in Wrexham

Drugs and homelessness have claimed the lives of 60 people in Wrexham over the past six years. The grim death toll – equivalent to 10 fatalities a year – is marked on a Memory Tree at a hostel run by a homeless charity in the town And the memorial at The Wallich’s Tŷ Croeso home […]

Neighbours lend a hand as family bakery gears up for expansion

A family-run business is gearing up for the opening of their second bakery with the creation of 20 new jobs in Denbigh in the New Year. The ovens on Henllan Bakery’s new cake and biscuit making facility on Denbigh’s Colomendy Industrial Estate will fire up in January in an expansion that has already seen the […]

Top festival comes of age with boomwhackers and 21 world premieres

A remarkable 21 world premieres will be taking place at top musical festival in North Wales. The new works will be among the highlights of the critically-acclaimed Bangor Music Festival which gets under way at the city’s Pontio centre on Friday, February 8. According to the festival’s artistic director, Dr Guto Pryderi Puw, a senior […]

Gwern and Lowri earn pop star status as Deian a Loli mania sweeps Wales

Two child actors who play mischievous twins with secret super powers in a hit TV show are getting used to “pop star status” with their legion of fans across Wales. Gwern Jones,11, from Llanrug, near Caernarfon and Lowri Jarman,10, from Llanuwchllyn, near Bala, have taken on the title roles in the new series of Deian […]

Andrew honoured for going the extra smile

Former bingo caller Andrew Roberts has a truly winning smile. Andrew, 33, from Rhostrefor, in Gwynedd, has been named as a champion smiler at the Pendine Park Care organisation. His infectious grin and cheerful nature lights up the lives of residents and colleagues at the Bryn Seiont Newydd centre of excellence on the outskirts of […]

High five for bakery’s pancakes and crumpets at Waitrose

A bakery’s products are going down so well with customers at high-end supermarket chain Waitrose that they have ordered five more from them to sell across the UK. The deal is a massive boost to the Wrexham-based Village Bakery who started out supplying just one Waitrose store in Menai Bridge 10 years ago and are […]