Month: December 2019

Toyota Camry road test by Steve Rogers

Toyota is turning into a company of comebacks. First we had Corolla, back after 13 years on gardening leave, and now the Camry has been given a second chance 15 years in exile. It’s a strange one because Camry was loved the world over – a staggering 19 million sold since 1982 – yet it […]

Christmas parcels filled with love for homeless people

Kind relatives and staff at a care home are spreading a little festive cheer among homeless people who will be sleeping on the streets or in a hostel this Christmas. The idea behind the special Yule Tide delivery of the “parcels filled with love” came from Cindy Clutton, manager of Pendine Park’s Hillbury Care Home in […]

Microbrewery’s Christmas ale to protect Wales’s at risk bird species

An award-winning microbrewery has launched a special Christmas beer to help save North Wales’s threatened bird species. Dovecote Brewery in Denbigh are releasing their Turtle Dove tipple in memory of the bird made famous by the carol The 12 Days of Christmas and with part of the proceeds going to the Royal Society for the […]

Caring ex-builder strikes gold

A FORMER builder is laying the foundations for a strong future in the care industry after striking gold at the Welsh social care ‘Oscars’. Wayne Barry, who works as a maintenance assistant at Ysguborwen Care Home in Aberdare, has hailed the team effort which led to him winning a gold award in this year’s prestigious […]

World class orchestra brings magic of Christmas to care home residents

A world class orchestra brought the magic of Christmas alive for care home residents in Wrexham with a moving Yule Tide concert. The talented trio from the Hallé performed a string of Christmas jingles and carols as part of an enrichment partnership with the Pendine Park care organisation. The musical team was made up of, cellist […]

Caring Rita is as good as gold

A care worker who has long held the admiration and respect of her colleagues has now literally hit the gold standard. Rita Martin from Caldicot was among the main winners of this year’s Wales Care Awards, which are organised each year by Care Forum Wales to acknowledge exceptional work in the care sector. The glittering ceremony, […]

World-renowned pianist headlines at top international piano festival

A world-renowned pianist famed for his interpretations of Beethoven’s music will star at an international piano festival celebrating the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Organisers have revealed for the first time the talented line up for next year’s Wales International Piano Festival which takes place at Galeri Caernarfon between May 1 and 4 next […]

Green energy experts Hafod scoop accolade at star-studded event

A top North Wales green energy company has again been named in the UK’s top three renewable heating installers at the UK’s biggest annual green industry awards. Hafod Renewables, based in the Vale of Clwyd, were presented with their award by actor James Nesbitt at the Energy Efficiency Awards, the renewables industry ‘Oscars’ at the […]

Caring Nicola wins social care Oscar

A WOMAN respected for her efforts in helping people as they come to the end of their lives has collected a prestigious care award. Nicola Williams had never worked in the care industry until five years ago, when she joined Pineshield Health and Social Care Services, based in Whitchurch, Cardiff. Since then she has made […]