Month: October 2019

Community chorus led by top opera pros stage final performance for 2019 winter parade event

A NORTH Wales community choir coached by top opera professionals will stage their final performance of the year at a winter parade event in Llandudno. Amateur singers of all levels and ages are part of Welsh National Opera (WNO)’s Community Chorus North, which is brought together for specific performances and gives members the opportunity to […]

Ex-homeless martial arts expert fights back to set up thriving business and win award

A martial arts instructor and owner of a thriving start-up enterprise teaching young people vital life skills launched his business from the streets of North Wales while destitute and homeless. In a remarkable turn-around of his fortunes Gavin Eastham is now a role model for other struggling and vulnerable people and has just been presented […]

Smiles and tears of joy at moving awards ceremony

The stars of social care in Wales were given a chance to shine at a moving awards ceremony where there were smiles and tears of joy in equal measure. They were honoured at the Wales Care Awards otherwise known as the Oscars of social care, sponsored by Onyx Healthcare, in the august surroundings of City […]

New super bakery will be best in Europe

Work has started on a new super bakery that will be four times the size of the one it’s replacing after it was destroyed by a fire. The Village Bakery are creating the 210,000 sq ft production facility in Ash Road on Wrexham Industrial Estate which the company say will be the most modern in […]

Police boss calls for reform on right to die

A police boss is calling for a change in the law to allow assisted dying. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones is one of 18 PCCs from across the UK to sign a letter to the Ministry of Justice urging reform on the right to die. Mr Jones is supporting the campaign that’s […]

Spitfire mechanic Ern, 93, spearheads Poppy Appeal

A World War Two Spitfire mechanic is spearheading a call to support this year’s Poppy Appeal in North Wales. Ernest Simmonds, 93, who prepared two of the iconic fighter planes that went over to France on D-Day, lives with his wife of 72 years, Gwyneth, also 93, at Pendine Park’s Hillbury House Care Home in Wrexham. […]

Trailer firm makes mobile command centre for world leader in car salvage

A top trailer maker from Flintshire has created a mobile command centre for the world’s biggest car salvage company. The office-on-wheels has been made by Ifor Williams Trailers for American-owned Copart who recover and sell on 500,000 damaged cars a year in the UK alone. The $18 billion company’s base in North Wales is across […]

Support service for lonely people wins major award

An innovative project which has helped over 200 lonely and isolated people on Anglesey to make friends and build a support network has won a coveted award. County Voluntary Council Medrwn Môn only appointed its first Local Asset Coordinators (LACs) last year to work with lonely residents aged 18 and over to support their reintegration […]

Music teachers hit the high notes in festival fundraiser

Music tutors from a highly acclaimed music centre in Wales will see the tables turned next month when they perform in front of an audience packed with students as part of a festival fundraiser. International concert pianist Iwan Llewelyn-Jones will be joined by a galaxy of talented Welsh musicians from the Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias […]