Month: July 2019

Flintshire firm’s £4m industrial estate secures 150 jobs for the area

A £4M industrial estate built by a Flintshire construction and civil engineering firm has been fully let, securing 150 jobs for the area. Kings Court in Sandycroft, built by The Hollingsworth Group close by to the firm’s headquarters in Engineer Park, is now home to 10 businesses spread across 12 units ranging in size from […]

Young opera star Erin inspires next generation with meteoric rise to success

ASPIRING young singers from across North Wales are being encouraged to follow their dreams and join a new youth opera group to open the doors to success. Welsh National Opera (WNO) is hoping to inspire the next generation of budding opera stars by launching a youth group for talented singers aged 14-18 who are interested […]

New head appointed for fast-growing North Wales private school

A new head has been appointed at Myddelton College in Denbigh which is the second fastest growing private school in the UK. Andrew Allman, 39, said he was “proud and privileged” to take the helm at the co-educational day and boarding school which was recently hailed by inspectors as “a vibrant international learning community”. As […]

Green machine’s late birdie clinches title

A six-birdie blitz helped green energy business Hafod Renewables take the Ruthin-Pwllglas Golf Club Sponsors Challenge. Hafod Managing Director David Jones led from the front as his four-man team had a run of five threes from their second hole – the ninth on the course – after starting on the hole they sponsor, the eighth. […]

Storage company backs kit donation for young African footballers

Young footballers in West Africa will soon be pulling on the football shirts of a Vale of Clwyd club when they turn out for matches after a chance encounter in The Gambia. Craig Morris, who manages the Lock Stock storage parks in Rhyl and Flint, has persuaded his bosses at Wales’s biggest self-storage company to […]

Cash boost for charity which rescues greyhounds from the food shops of China

A charity that rescues racing greyhounds which could be destined for the food shops of China has been backed by a £500,000 fund run by a leading North Wales law firm. Flintshire-based Almost Home Dog Rescue take dogs of all breeds but have increasingly found themselves rescuing greyhounds bred for the track who have failed […]

Wrexham fan Kyle in seventh heaven after being chosen to launch away kit

A lifelong fan of Wrexham AFC was in “seventh heaven” after being chosen to help officially launch his beloved team’s new away kit. Kyle Jones, 29, works as a programmer at Ifor Williams Trailers who are the club’s main front of shirt sponsors and was thrilled to be invited to unveil the white shirt and […]

Daring duo’s skydive to raise money for children’s hospice

Two daredevil workmates have taken “a leap of faith” in aid of a children’s hospice charity. Nick Mayer and Molly Cadle, who work as client administrators at criminal record checks company Disclosure Services in Wrexham, both did a tandem skydive to raise money for Hope House. They jumped out of a speeding plane 10,000 ft […]

Trout farm with “007” fame unveils tasty new treat at Llangollen Food Festival

A trout farm and smokehouse whose delicacies once tickled the taste buds of James Bond has lined up a legendary new treat for visitors to a top food festival. Chirk Trout Farm Shop and Smokery, which has supplied smoked trout to the Orient Express among other prestigious establishments, will be unveiling its luxurious new smoked […]

New scheme launched to combat teen crime wave in Rhyl

A ground-breaking new scheme has been launched to help young people in Rhyl stay out of trouble after a mini crime wave in the town. The Stand Against Violence Initiative – SAVI – has brought together police, other local organisations and charities in a project aimed at reducing violence and anti-social behaviour among youngsters aged […]