Month: June 2019

Bakery blasts council for mowing down habitat of endangered butterfly

Bosses and staff an eco-friendly bakery are browned off after their wildflower meadow was mown down by council workers. The eye-catchingly colourful blooms at the Village Bakery on Wrexham Industrial Estate were designed to brighten up the area and help save the endangered Grizzled Skipper butterfly and the bee population which are under threat because […]

Wales’ first Youth Commission will help lay down the law

A search has been launched to find young people to take part in a ground-breaking initiative to help draw up a new plan for policing North Wales. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones is looking for a team of 30 aged between 14 and 25 to become members of Wales’ first Youth Commission […]

Animal magic is real tonic for care home residents

A care organisation was transformed into a “magical menagerie” when some furry friends dropped in for a spot of animal therapy. Residents at Pendine Park’s Highfield House, Bryn Bella and Cae Bryn care homes were delighted to welcome rabbits, gerbils, chinchillas, guinea pigs and even tortoises. The session was organised by activities and enrichment co-ordinator […]

Wrexham finance firm boss scales Montenegro mountain challenge

A WREXHAM finance firm boss has raised more than £3,500 after taking part in a marathon Montenegro mountain charity challenge. Medwyn Edwards, Joint Founding Director of Hadlow Edwards Wealth Management, completed the three-day, three-peak, 40-mile coastal challenge along the Dinaric Alps in Montenegro despite treacherous, torrential rain. It was his second trip to one of […]

Green deal as Johnstown bowlers land sponsorship with top storage company

A go-ahead crown green bowling club which runs 11 teams across three leagues and is celebrating its silver jubilee this year has landed a sponsorship deal to help fund its junior coaching sessions. Johnstown Bowling Club play in the Wrexham, Oswestry and Market Drayton Leagues and have over 70 members playing in 11 teams. They […]

New strip for football dads chasing title win thanks to Wrexham IT firm

A GROUP of dads who formed a football team for ‘a bit of fun’ are targeting another league title win in style thanks to the support of a new IT division at a Wrexham copier firm. Spartan Warriors FC are sponsored by Rawson Digital’s new firm, Rawson IT Services, based next door to the company’s […]

Donkey duo help Peggy and pupils get crafty

A pensioner who ran a donkey sanctuary had a “wonderful surprise” when two special visitors trotted into the care home where she now lives. Peggy Morris, 87, was thrilled when donkeys Jenny and Winnie arrived at Bryn Seiont Newydd, Pendine Park’s centre of excellence for dementia care in Caernarfon. The four-legged duo were there as part […]

Kia Stinger road test by Steve Rogers  

A KIA capable of 170mph. We are having a laugh aren’t we? Nope, the Korean company that has won over the Brits with hatchbacks and crossovers has moved into the fast lane with a sports saloon destined to challenge the sporting hierarchy that is BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar. Enter the Stinger – what a […]

Funeral of Olympic hero Ken Matthews

A date has been arranged for the funeral of Olympic hero Ken Matthews MBE who has died at the age of 84. Mr Matthews, who won the 20k walking race  for Great Britain at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games,  passed away at Wrexham Maelor Hospital after being taken ill at Pendine Park’s Hillbury Care Home. […]