Month: November 2019

Dedicated Alison wins social care Oscar

A DEVOTED nurse who put aside her own personal grief to provide end of life care for one of her patients has won 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, received a silver award at […]

Audi A4 road test by Steve Rogers

Two weeks, two fine cars. Very fine cars. In the end it came down to Mr Practical against Miss Beautiful. Last week I was lauding the gorgeous Jaguar XE, a relative newcomer to the premium saloon set, and here we have the Audi A4, the elder statesman which has been ruling the roost with BMW […]

Hospital plan gets the thumbs up from its former nursing manager

Plans to redevelop the site of the North Wales Hospital in Denbigh to create a vibrant new community have been welcomed by the author of a book about the historic institution. Clwyd Wynne, from Denbigh, worked at the hospital, which treated mentally ill patients from across North Wales, for over 30 years and is chairman […]

Helen raring to go after winning major honour

A carer who shed six stones over 18 months is feeling like she is on cloud nine after scooping a top honour at the annual Wales health care ‘Oscars’. Helen Bevan, a team leader at Llys y Seren residential home, Port Talbot, achieved a coveted silver accolade at the Wales Care Awards presented at Cardiff […]

“Formidable” ex-teacher Rhiannon, 104, reunited with pupil in care home

A retired 104-year-old domestic science teacher has been reunited with one of her former pupils at the care home where they now both live. Great great grandmother Rhiannon Grey Davies and 86-year-old Joyce Jones were “surprised but delighted” when they bumped into each other at Pendine Park’s Gwern Alyn Home in Wrexham. They first met […]

Construction firm clinches £21m in contracts

A fast-growing construction company has secured £21 million in future contracts. The Brenig Construction Group, based in Mochdre, near Colwyn Bay, was established by joint managing directors Mark Parry and Howard Vaughan. The duo became lifelong friends after first met as six-year-old boys at their local youth club in Glan Conwy in 1987. They say […]

Storage giant steps in to provide Christmas tree greetings for Denbigh

A leading Denbigh business has stepped in to stump up the cash for two Christmas trees at the gateways to the town for the festive season. This follows last week’s announcement that the Town Council had decided not to display the trees over the five weeks of Christmas this year so the money can be […]

Sweet taste of success for chocolate entrepreneur

A young chocolate entrepreneur has enjoyed the sweet taste of success at a glittering ceremony to celebrate a record year in the North Wales tourism industry. Tim Winstanley, 27, was named as the Young Tourism Person of the Year at the Go North Wales Tourism Awards after he set up a new-chocolate based visitor attraction. […]

Anglesey nursing home celebrates 30th anniversary with £500,000 expansion

An Anglesey care home celebrating its 30th anniversary has unveiled plans for a £500,000 expansion. The Glan Rhos Nursing Home at Brynsiencyn, Anglesey, will be submitting a planning application to build four self-contained assisted living apartments. The 52-bed home, which currently employs 75 people, is run by sisters Kim and Helen Ombler who say the […]