Month: September 2019

Slimline carer Helen is jumping for joy

A carer who shed six stones over 18 months is literally jumping up and down for joy after being shortlisted for a top award. Helen Bevan, a team leader at Llys y Seren residential home, Port Talbot,  is using the extra energy she acquired following the weight loss to join in health and fitness activities […]

Care home residents raise cash for children’s charity

Care home residents had a great time at a fun day to raise money for a children’s charity. The event at Pendine Park’s Summerhill Road site in Wrexham was attended by fire officers from Wrexham Fire Station who even brought along a fire engine. It raised more than £500 for the children’s charity though raffles […]

Dedicated Hannah in running for social care Oscar

A newly-qualified social worker who was inspired to make a difference after helping to care for her cousin has become the toast of the care industry – while still in her twenties. Hannah Carpanini, who has worked for Monmouthshire County Council’s Adult Disability Service as a social worker for the past 16 months, has been […]

Banning mobile phones has made pupils more sociable and improved exam results

Banning pupils from using mobile phones at a high school a year ago has made a “massive difference” and even helped improve exam results. Ann Webb, the headteacher at Ysgol John Bright, in Llandudno, said the pupils were now much more sociable while they were in school and concentrated better in lessons. The strict rule […]

Volvo launch news by Steve Rogers

VOLVO is on a mission to make driving safer and cleaner. The buzz word at Volvo is electric. It is already the first manufacturer to offer plug in hybrid versions on its entire seven model range and new UK managing director Kristian Elvefors told me the company’s target is for half its sales to be […]

£4.3m plan to transform estate will create jobs and work experience for tenants

A housing association has unveiled a £4.3 million plan to transform a 1970s estate in Llanrwst following consultation with residents. Cartrefi Conwy is proposing to demolish a block of 30 maisonettes and flats at the Glanrafon housing estate and replace it with 14 zero carbon modular homes – creating jobs and work experience for unemployed […]

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 […]

Combat in Corwen as armoured knights do battle at medieval spectacular

It was trial by combat as 50 heavily-armoured knights wielded swords, axes and spears as they battled for supremacy at a spectacular new festival in Corwen. Gwyl Y Fflam – Festival of Flame – which celebrates the town’s links with Welsh hero Owain Glyndwr, has been praised by Battle Heritage for its triumphant hosting of […]

Stage star Corey celebrates new rise to fame with national award nomination

A musical theatre performer who worked as a TV extra to help fund his studies and now trains health carers is in line-up of a national care award – at the age of just 23. Corey Edwards, who appeared in the BBC’s popular drama series Ordinary Lies as an extra during his studies at Swansea […]

Mancot mum gets tough on cancer by braving 10-mile obstacle course

A MANCOT mum has braved a 10-mile obstacle course to raise money for a prostate cancer charity after her father was affected by the disease. For the second year running, Delyth Jones, a customer services representative for McCarthy Distribution, on Wrexham Industrial Estate, took part in the Tough Mudder Classic at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire. […]