Month: February 2020

Top composer who performed with Queen legend thanks Wrexham copy firm for concert backing

A TOP composer who has performed with Queen legend Brian May and worked on prime-time TV programmes such as Coronation Street and Cold Feet is leading the band at a series of concerts involving 4,000 schoolchildren supported by a Wrexham copy firm. Youngsters from AmaSing, a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2017, are performing at venues […]

Police boss demands urgent reforms after shock new report on street drugs

A shock new report that reveals that almost a quarter of street drugs are not what users think they are has prompted a police boss to renew his call for urgent reforms to prevent more drug-related deaths. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones said the study that was published British Journal of Clinical […]

Tributes to “formidable” ex-teacher Rhiannon, 104

Tributes have been paid to a “formidable” ex-teacher who has died away at the age of 104. Great great grandmother Rhiannon Grey Davies was reunited with one of her former pupils, 86-year-old Joyce Jones, when she went to live at Pendine Park’s Gwern Alyn Home in Wrexham. Rhiannon, a retired domestic science teacher, passed away on […]

Sty is the limit as Welsh celebrities compete in hilarious TV Olympigs

Six Welsh celebrities had a swill time down on the farm when they swapped the red carpet for bales of hay and high heels for wellies in the TV Olympigs. The sextet of stars were the among the latest of crop of contestants in the popular television farming challenge show, Fferm Ffactor, which is a […]

Rising piano star Laura inspires new generation of talent

A talented pianist is hoping to inspire more young musicians to follow in her footsteps after enjoying a meteoric rise to success since competing in a top Wales piano festival. Lauren Zhang, who was crowned BBC Young Musician in 2018, is returning as one of the headline acts at this year’s International Piano Festival at […]

Schoolchildren celebrate being proud to be Welsh in St David’s Day campaign

SCHOOL children are encouraging TV viewers to celebrate being proud to be Welsh, after starring in a heart-warming campaign to raise awareness of cheese proudly made by farmers in North Wales. A television advert filmed to raise awareness of Dragon cheese, which is made with 100% Welsh milk by Wales’s oldest dairy farming co-operative, South […]

Nursery children make the most of unwanted pallets thanks to Wrexham distribution firm

CHILDREN at a Gresford nursery will be making the most of unwanted wooden pallets and old truck tyres donated by a Wrexham distribution firm. McCarthy Distribution, based on Wrexham Industrial Estate, delivered the items to Homestead Nursery where they will be used outside to construct treehouses, adventure trails and other structures for the children to […]

Paul’s gorilla masterpiece will join magnificent menagerie

Talented chainsaw sculptor Paul Morris is busy carving his latest masterpiece – a five foot tall gorilla. The giant ape will take pride of place among a magnificent menagerie of wooden wild creatures at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham where Paul works as part of the gardening and maintenance team. The leafy 11-acre grounds […]

Community foundation launched by Flintshire firm Rubicon Garden Rooms to support good causes

A pioneering garden room company that uses aviation technology to create outdoor offices, spas, gyms and studios, has launched a Community Foundation to help local good causes with a cash boost. Flintshire firm Rubicon Garden Rooms is asking community groups, projects, associations, locally based charities and even individuals who need support in North East Wales, […]