Month: January 2020

Police boss declares war on “despicably heartless” fraudsters

A police boss has declared war on “despicably heartless” fraudsters after victims in North Wales were tricked out of nearly £9 million. The pledge from the region’s police and crime commissioner, Arfon Jones, came after the North Wales Police and Crime Panel unanimously gave the green light for a 25p a week – increase in […]

Mold couple look back on 20 year journey with their travel firm

A COUPLE from Mold are looking back on a 20-year journey with their high flying independent travel firm which booked a record £100m worth of holidays last year. Don Bircham and Ruth Ward of Hays Travel North West opened up their first branch on The Cross in Mold in January 2000. It remains one of […]

Famous five adventure firms kick start campaign with promise of 500 new jobs

A major tourism campaign to promote North Wales as the Adventure Capital of Europe has been boosted by news that five top attractions are planning to invest £30 million and create 500 new jobs over the next five years. The famous five – Adventure Parc Snowdonia, GreenWood Family Park, Llechwedd, RibRide and Zip World – […]

Stop persecuting sick people for using medicinal cannabis, demands police boss

A police boss is calling for assurances that people using cannabis for medicinal purposes will not be prosecuted. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones has written to the head of the Crown Prosecution Service in Wales asking for a guarantee that sick people will not be hauled before the courts for trying to […]

Llyr tackles Snowdon summit once a week for a year in aid of children’s charity

A BUTCHER with a big appetite for the great outdoors is raising money for vulnerable children by walking to the top of Snowdon every week for the entire year. That means keen walker Llyr Williams, who works for growing food distribution firm Harlech Foodservice, will have climbed the equivalent of Everest five times, trekked more […]

Kia Niro road test by Steve Rogers

Come the end of the year more people will be driving hybrid or electric cars than ever before. That is what the number crunchers at the car companies predict and there is no reason to doubt them. Hybrid and electric sales have more than doubled over the last five years but the trickle of new […]

Two Wrexham finance bosses take to two wheels in epic cycle challenge for hospice

TWO Wrexham finance firm bosses have raised £7,000 by completing a gruelling 240-mile cycling trek from Vietnam to Cambodia in aid of a hospice. Medwyn Edwards and James Parry, Directors of Hadlow Edwards Wealth Management, were part of a 24-strong team who tackled the two-wheel challenge for Nightingale House Hospice in Wrexham. In total the […]

Founder Peter, 82, runs half marathon for first time two years after beating cancer

A founder of the popular Village Bakery Half Marathon in Wrexham will be running himself for the first time ever at the age of 82, two years after overcoming prostate cancer. In previous years Peter Norman, a three times world triathlon champion, was too busy helping to organise the race which meant he wasn’t able […]

Locals rally to back town’s home-grown renewable energy project

A plan to transform Corwen into one of Wales’s greenest towns with its own renewable energy scheme fed by locally-generated hydro and solar power systems has won the support of residents. The Corwen Energy Local project is scheduled to go live in April and aims to sign up 60 households to switch to low-cost, eco-friendly […]