Month: March 2019

Seconds out as care home residents get the gloves on for a boxing workout

It was seconds out, round one as residents and staff of a Caernarfon care home showed off their hooks and jabs with a boxing fitness coach who has worked with top actors and sports stars including former Formula One champion Jenson Button in a Los Angeles gym. The special session of Boxing for Fitness was […]

Poll shows Wrexham company bosses want to scrap Brexit

A poll of business leaders in North East Wales has revealed a massive majority for scrapping Brexit and staying in the European Union. An indicative vote at a meeting of Wrexham Business Professionals addressed by Welsh Government Economy Transport Minister Ken Skates showed 33 out of 52, or 63 per cent, in favour of revoking Article […]

Twist to the tale as bakery attracts global interest in gluten free products

A growing bakery is attracting worldwide interest in its gluten free products after winning a clutch of awards. The latest accolade for the Wrexham-based Village Bakery came at the prestigious Free From Food Awards at the Royal College of Physicians in London. Their mouth-watering Made Without Wheat Belgian Chocolate Twists took gold in the Innovation […]

Dynamic duo aged 92 on song with renowned harpist Elfair

Two life-long friends aged 92 burst into song when a renowned harpist performed at the day centre they attend. Morfydd Bartlett and Gwen Pritchard have been close mates ever since they met at the age of five at the primary school in Carmel, near Caernarfon, more than eight decades ago and even lived next door […]

War zone survivor Abdul gives hate crime the boot

A refugee from Sudan who fled his war-torn homeland after witnessing people murdered in front of him was among the players at a community football match. Abdul Ahmed, now 20 and living in Wrexham, was taking part in the second ever Community Cup game which was set up with the goal of eliminating hate crime […]

TV chief Llion sees the big picture at mini-John Lewis

An ambitious TV company that’s making history by becoming a mini-John Lewis has appointed a broadcasting big hitter to help them chart a course for future growth. Award-winning Llion Iwan, 49, head of content distribution at S4C, will be joining Caernarfon-based Cwmni Da that’s being handed over to the staff. As director of content, Mr […]

International choral festival puts Cardiff on musical map

Choirs and judges from as far afield as India and New Zealand will be heading to Cardiff to compete at an international competition where the judges will include a royal composer. This is the second year of the International Choral Festival which will be held at Hoddinott Hall and the Millennium Centre over the Easter […]

Police boss demands tougher sentences for paedophiles

A police boss has written to the Attorney General expressing concern about “unduly lenient” sentences given to paedophiles after a man who hoarded 300,000 child abuse videos and pictures escaped jail. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones says it was “particularly alarming” that only a quarter of the people sentenced for making, distributing […]