Month: September 2019

New cocktail launched in honour of Ladies of Llangollen who inspired TV’s Gentleman Jack

A new cocktail is being launched in honour of two aristocratic women who scandalised 18th century society when they eloped together from Ireland and settled in Llangollen. The concoction called Ladies’ Dee-light that’s being unveiled at the town’s popular food festival will celebrate the lives of the Ladies of Llangollen, Lady Eleanor Butler and Sarah […]

Racecourse Legends pitch in at Denbigh to help African footballers

The golden oldies of Wrexham football club’s Legends are pulling their boots on to help kit out young footballers from West Africa. The Dragons stars of yesteryear have answered a call from leading Welsh self-storage company Lock Stock to take on the veterans of Denbigh Wanderers in a charity match at Denbigh Town’s Central Park […]

Losing mum inspired nurse to improve end of life care

A DEVOTED nurse who put aside her own personal grief to provide end of life care for one of her patients has been shortlisted for a top award. Alison Williams, who is the head of unit at Awel y Mor Care Centre in Swansea which supports young physically disabled people with acquired head injuries, has […]

Castle, cathedrals and the cha-cha-cha are all on Victoria’s construction CV

Over 100 medieval castles, cathedrals and even Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom are all on the CV of a mum of three who has carved out a career in the macho world of the construction industry. Victoria Godberford, 38, now runs her own health and safety consultancy from bases in Denbigh and Chester and is as comfortable […]

Birthday performance by pioneering young choir

A pioneering boys’ choir will celebrate their fifth anniversary with a headline performance at an international music festival. The North Wales Only Boys Aloud choir will be taking centre stage at the North Wales International Music Festival’s opening concert at 7pm at St Asaph Cathedral on Saturday, September 14. And for around 15 members, who […]

Top entrepreneur urges bosses to provide more mental health support for staff

One of Wales’s most successful businessmen will be urging company bosses to do more to help staff with mental health problems. Entrepreneur Alan Peterson OBE will tell business leaders in Wrexham that staff mental health difficulties have always been a massive issue that holds back many firms. He will be a key note speaker at […]

Who lives in a house like this – wander round the home of a Welsh legend

The doors of the home of one of Wales’s greatest heroes will be thrown open to the public as Owain Glyndwr gets the Through The Keyhole treatment in Corwen this month. The miracle of modern technology will give visitors to the inaugural two-day Gwyl y Fflam – Festival of Flame – the chance to tour […]

Care organisation wins top award for moving play about dementia

An arts-loving care organisation from North Wales has been honoured with a top award for their partnership with a theatre company in producing a moving play about dementia. More than 5,000 people saw the drama, Ŵy, Chips a Nain (Egg, Chips and Grandma), which was inspired by residents of Pendine Park. At the glittering Arts […]

Energy experts up for two awards at star-studded green ‘Oscars’

A North Wales company which has installed almost 200 energy systems worth £1.5 million in the past 12 months is up for a brace of prestigious national awards this month. Denbighshire-based Hafod Renewables have installed solar panels for a bakery and a steam railway and has been short-listed in two categories in the UK-wide Energy […]

Director roles for trio of next generation financial advisers

A TRIO of young financial advisers are the next generation to lead a well-respected Wrexham wealth management firm. Ben Gittins, Gwyn Edwards and Tom Hadlow have all been appointed as Directors at Hadlow Edwards Wealth Management Ltd, as part of a long-term strategy to ensure the continued success, direction and longevity of the firm. Existing […]