Month: August 2019

“Camp fire” cuisine inspires new generation of Bear Grylls explorers

A nature-loving duo will be inspiring families to embrace their “inner wildness” and help beat stress with “camp fire” cooking at a top food festival. Forest school and bushcraft experts James and Lea Kendall will be hosting interactive cooking workshops throughout this year’s Llangollen Food Festival to reconnect parents and children with nature to boost […]

Ethical care organisation hailed as an inspiration by London Stock Exchange

A care organisation has been hailed by the London Stock Exchange as one of the most “inspirational” companies in the UK. Pendine Park, which has eight care homes in Wrexham and Caernarfon and employs 800 people, was identified as one of the most dynamic companies in Britain. Around 220 of the jobs have been created […]

Honda CR-V road test by Steve Rogers

CARAVANERS have always loved the Honda CR-V. The SUV offered a huge amount of space and effortless towing but has the Japanese company shot itself in the foot by dropping diesel from the latest model? Honda would say No because diesel sales have fallen off the cliff and are unlikely to recover as car companies […]

Welsh Elvis was in the building to sing happy birthday to Ivan

A care home resident who has a degenerative brain condition was All Shook Up when an Elvis impersonator who’s also a hospital chaplain popped in to sing Happy Birthday. Rocking reverend Wynne Roberts, known as the Welsh Elvis, was the star attraction at Ivan Chambers’ 50th birthday party at the Bryn Seiont Newydd care home […]

Award for new police station that’s given a £17m boost to local economy

A new eco-friendly police station has been awarded a major honour by construction experts. The Eastern Command and Custody Facility in Llay has been kitted out with upcycled furniture and has a host of energy-saving features. The project received a Highly Commended Award in the People Development Category at the glittering Construction Excellence Awards at […]

Demand for trailers creates 150 new jobs at iconic firm

Europe’s largest trailer maker has created 150 new jobs with the help of the successful launch of two new flagship horseboxes. Ifor Williams Trailers is looking for the extra staff across all their four sites in Cynwyd, Corwen, Sandycroft and on Deeside Industrial Estate where around 600 people are currently employed. The company has also […]

Will there be murder in the cathedral?

An internationally renowned vocal group named after a 16th century Italian aristocrat who brutally murdered his wife and her lover will be taking centre stage at a top music festival. The Gesualdo Six will be among the star attractions at the North Wales International Music Festival when they perform at a concert at St Asaph […]