Month: February 2019

Leading law firm launches on Anglesey

One of Wales’s oldest and most established law firms has opened its first office on Anglesey as part of a major expansion. Swayne Johnson, which was founded in 1853, celebrated the launch of its new Menai Bridge office in the Old Bank Building in the town’s Uxbridge Square just a few months after the NatWest […]

Dementia centre celebrates national award success with charity donation

A South Wales dementia centre which is in the running for a top national design award after a multimillion pound revamp is celebrating with a charity donation to help others battling the condition. Anwen Care Home, in Heol Pant-Yr-Awel, Bridgend, has won a place in the final of the prestigious Pinders Healthcare Design Awards following […]

Death of food festival saviour is “huge loss” to Llangollen

Tributes have been pouring in for a “larger than life” former wine merchant who saved Llangollen Food Festival. Friends and colleagues were devastated by the death of Colin Loughlin, 76, at his home on the outskirts of the town following a suspected heart attack. When the previous organiser of the food festival pulled the plug […]

Police boss urges public to vote for favourite crime-fighting schemes

People across North Wales are being urged to vote for their favourite crime fighting schemes – using money seized from criminals. The successful groups stand to win £2,500 each from a pot of money set up by North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones. There is a total of more than £60,000 up for […]

Top harpist swaps Albert Hall for Caernarfon care home

One of the UK’s most talented young harpists swapped the Albert Hall for a care home in Caernarfon. Elfair Grug, 29, who has performed at the prestigious venue in London, gave residents at Pendine Park’s Bryn Seiont Newydd a virtuoso performance. The concert came about as the result of a partnership between the Pendine Park […]

Britain’s Got Talent dance sensation Signature to headline charity ball

BRITAIN’S Got Talent dance sensation Signature will take centre stage at a charity ball organised by a Wrexham businessman to raise funds for children with a rare disease. The world’s number one Michael Jackson dance tribute, who came runners up in the second series of the hit TV talent show and have been complimented by […]

Kind hearted community help raise cash for high tech children’s table tablet

A KIND-HEARTED community has helped raise cash for a nursery so it can buy an interactive table tablet to boost children’s learning. Cylch Meithrin Dolgellau, which caters for more than 70 children, has had the impressive piece of technology installed by Rawson Digital, which has one of its two offices in Y Felinheli, after the […]

Employee Ownership Trust secures 50 jobs at Cwmni Da

Fifty jobs have been safeguarded at one of Wales’ leading TV production companies after ownership has been transferred to its employees, following support from the Development Bank of Wales. The move to give Cwmni Da’s staff ownership of the business through an Employee Ownership Trust has been made possible by a £750,000 investment by the […]

Colwyn business leaders urge public to become life-savers

A campaign has been launched to teach life-saving skills to people in four coastal communities in North Wales. Colwyn Business Improvement District has funded a network of nine defibrillators in Old Colwyn, Colwyn Bay, Mochdre and Rhos-on-Sea. The BID is a business-led not-for-profit social enterprise organisation working to improve the Bay of Colwyn district by […]