Month: March 2020

Unprecedented £1.1bn aid package needs to be delivered quickly

A business leader says the unprecedented Covid-19 support will help North Wales through the pandemic and support businesses to bounce back in its aftermath. According to Ashley Rogers, the commercial director of the North Wales and Mersey Dee Business Council, the £1.1 billion package from Welsh Government of extra measures for Wales was a potential […]

Green energy experts chalk up their 1,000th installation in just ten years

A Denbighshire renewables firm is celebrating completion of its 1,000th installation – converting an Anglesey cottage into a state of the art eco-home. The major milestone coincides with Hafod Renewable Energy’s 10th anniversary in business. Hafod Managing Director David Jones and his father, Richard, launched in Denbigh in 2010 when the concept of renewables-powered, carbon-neutral […]

Miracle recovery spurs on Debenhams worker to raise funds for brain charity

A Wrexham mum who almost died after developing a serious brain infection while pregnant has launched a new fundraising drive to help support other survivors of the condition. Becky Rule, who works at Debenhams in Eagles Meadow shopping centre, Wrexham, was given an emergency C-section under general anaesthetic in January last year after attending the […]

Asda come to rescue of care home staff after Tesco ban

A rival supermarket has come to the rescue after Tesco banned care home staff from shopping during the dedicated slots for NHS workers. Asda contacted the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham to say their employees were more than welcome to come to their store in the town at the allotted times. The Tesco ban […]

Police boss urges public to join fight against “hidden” crime of modern slavery

A police boss is urging the public in Wrexham to join the fight against modern slavery and human trafficking. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner is asking people to keep their eyes peeled and report any suspected cases of exploitation. Mr Jones, a former police inspector, made the plea at an event held at the […]

Furious care home staff call for Tesco boycott over shopping ban

Furious care home staff are calling for a boycott of Tesco after they refused to allow them to shop there during the special NHS time slots. Disgusted Senior care practitioner Ria Roberts, a 34-year-single mum who works for the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham, blasted the “lack of respect” shown to them by the […]

Care home residents are being treated like “collateral damage”

A social care leader has warned that more elderly and vulnerable care home residents will die because they are being treated like “collateral damage” in the war against the corona virus. Mario Kreft MBE, the chair of Care Forum Wales which represents nearly 500 independent social care providers, is calling for “vision and leadership” from […]

 Business leaders’ call to plug the gaps in support to survive Coronavirus crisis

Business leaders are calling for more urgent support for companies and the self-employed in North Wales so they can survive the corona virus crisis. The North Wales Mersey Dee Business Council, the regional umbrella body for the private sector has written to the Westminster and Cardiff Bay governments saying it was imperative to act quickly. […]

Victims of domestic violence urged to seek help during coronavirus lockdown

A police boss is urging victims to domestic abuse to seek help during the coronavirus lockdown. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones is concerned there could be an increase in domestic violence as families are thrown together by work closures and business shutdowns. Mr Jones, a former police inspector, has made the fight […]

North Wales builder joins fight to end modern slavery in construction

A fast-growing North Wales construction company has signed up to the fight against modern slavery in the building trade. Brenig Construction, based in Mochdre, Colwyn Bay, which has an annual turnover of £11 million and £40 million of work on its order books, is active across North Wales and into Cheshire. The company, who are […]