Month: May 2019

Surfing the Severn Bore is the greatest ride on earth

The Severn Bore is the greatest ride on earth, says the surfer who has ridden tidal waves from the mighty Amazon to the crocodile-infested Kampar River in Indonesia. The otherworldly experience of surfing one of the world’s great tidal bores includes gliding past grazing cows, according to the record-holder who has ridden the Severn more […]

Runner behind Pen Llŷn ultra marathon reveals diet secret

The ultramarathon runner behind one of Wales’s toughest endurance challenges has revealed the secret to his success– a diet fuelled by Dragon cheese made on the Llŷn Peninsula. Huw Williams has run thousands of miles including the world’s toughest ultramarathon, the gruelling 250km Marathon de Sables in the Sahara desert, and now organises the Pen […]

Hard-hitting film to protect vulnerable youngsters from evil drugs trade

A hard-hitting film aimed at protecting vulnerable children from becoming involved in the drugs trade is to be made by an award-winning TV director with £10,000 of cash confiscated from criminals in North Wales. The video intended for use in schools and across the community will be made by the charity the Colwyn Bay-based Centre […]

Bells toll for climate change

A network of 12 bells including ones on the coastline of Anglesey and Gwynedd are tolling a warning about rising sea levels. The Time and Tide bells have been installed to warn of high tides which cause cause them to ring more and more often these days. In Wales the bells are already in place […]

Dedicated band of volunteers keeping local cycle paths open

A dedicated band of two-wheeled volunteers is combining keeping over 80 miles of cyclepaths across Flintshire and Denbighshire open, repairing children’s bikes and protecting wildlife in the area. The North East Wales Cycle Path Volunteers are part of the nationwide network of the sustainable transport charity Sustrans dedicated to making it easier for people to […]

Reborn football club rises to the challenge

A village football club is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its rebirth in style. Coedpoeth United has  clinched a sponsorship deal with the award-winning Village Bakery which was founded in nearby Park Road. The club’s under 11s team will be stepping up to the under 12s age group next season when they will be playing […]

Rising star Rhodri makes his debut at international festival

One of the most talented young tenors in the UK will have a starring role at a concert to launch a top music festival. Welsh National Opera singer Rhodri Prys Jones will be performing at St Asaph Cathedral on Tuesday, June 25, at the curtain raiser for the acclaimed North Wales International Music Festival. The […]

Pioneering care home course gives Lucy a massive boost

A teenager with Asperger’s Syndrome was among a group of young people being helped into the world of work thanks to a pioneering partnership between the Prince’s Trust and a care organisation. Lucy Williams, 18, from Minera, was  one of four candidates to complete the three-week long Get into Care training course at Pendine Park […]