Month: September 2019

Housekeeper Julie aiming to clean up at awards

A care home housekeeper who describes herself as ‘a cleanliness fanatic’ is in the running for a top award. Julie Michael, 58, of Ogmore Vale, Bridgend, is in her element when kept busy dusting, cleaning and facilitating an appealing environment. “I’ve always been like it since as long as I can remember. When I was […]

Toyota Corolla road test by Steve Rogers

WHEN it comes to comebacks there have been some corkers. Winston Churchill famously said “I’m finished” after he was sacked as First Sea Lord in 1915 and look what happened to him. Muhammad Ali regained his world heavyweight boxing title against the odds having spent years in the wilderness for refusing to fight in the […]

Care a way of life for national awards finalist Jordan

A former teaching assistant who now helps young people who are deaf and blind live life to the full is celebrating a place in the final of a national awards contest. Jordan Probert, a specialist intervenor and team leader with Sense Cymru based in Caerphilly, has been shortlisted for the Promoting Fulfilled Lives category, sponsored […]

New house-building firm gets going with 120 new homes

A house-building company with an innovative business model is ready to kick-start its operation with more than 120 new homes for sale in North Wales and Cheshire. Housing association Cartrefi Conwy has joined forces with Brenig Developments Ltd to form a joint venture named Calon Homes, to create a wholly commercial operation in a partnership […]

New hockey club celebrates first birthday in style

A hockey club has celebrated its first birthday in style – with a smart new kit for all six of its teams. Eirias Hockey Club was created when two struggling clubs in Llandudno and Colwyn Bay joined forces last year. The new burgundy, black and gold kit is being sponsored by housing association Cartrefi Conwy. […]

Opera star reunites with former music teacher in honour of Welsh ladies’ choir

A former music teacher who taught international opera singer Sion Goronwy as a child is to be reunited on stage with the singing star in a celebratory concert in Bala marking 40 years of the Welsh ladies’ choir she founded. Manon Easter Lewis and her 40-strong choir, Côr Merched Edeyrnion, will perform with a star-studded […]

Volkswagen Passat launch report by Steve Rogers

WOULDN’T it be great to never worry about breaking a speed limit. Some way of automatically slowing as soon as a speed sign is sighted. Formula 1 cars can be slowed to the pit lane limit at the touch of a button so can anyone take it a stage further? Volkswagen seem to have come […]

Caring Lizzie in line for top national award

A creative care home worker from Barry who works tirelessly to provide personalised activities for residents with dementia has been shortlisted for a prestigious care award. For the past 12 months, 35-year-old care assistant Lizzie Lewis has worked as a care assistant with College Fields Nursing Home in the town, Her passion for the welfare […]

Young manager Matthew in line for award after transforming care home

A young care worker who turned around the fortunes of a care home criticised by inspectors is in line for a prestigious award. After just seven years in the care sector Mathew Jones was recently appointed Head of Quality, Innovation and Development with the Caron Group based in Ebbw Vale, but it was for his […]