Month: May 2020

Virtual court hearings deliver real justice for domestic abuse victims

A pioneering system of virtual court hearings is making sure that perpetrators of domestic violence in North Wales face swift justice – and observe social distancing at the same time. The system set in place by North Wales Police – already receiving attention from forces in Wales and across the border – ensures protection for […]

Applause rings out at care home in heartfelt thanks from family

The family of a care home resident led the last clap for carers event to pay an emotional tribute to him and his carers. Former painter and decorator Tecwyn Hughes, 68, now lives at  Pendine Park’s Penybryn Care Home after suffering a life-changing head and brain injury in a cycling accident while riding home four […]

Trailer firm turns up the heat with relaxation retreat “on wheels”

A top trailer maker has helped turn up the heat to create a new luxury sauna on wheels. Finnmark Ltd, which counts celebrities and movie stars among its clients, has launched a fully functioning wood-burning sauna using box van  from Ifor Williams Trailers. The company, run by brothers’ Jake and Max Newport, who are still […]

Carys dances all day and all of the night to raise £4K for NHS charity

A disco queen from Gwynedd who has boogied with chart-toppers Hot Chocolate, Bananarama and Kool and the Gang and on Top of the Pops has danced for 24 hours to raise over £4,000 for the North Wales NHS charity. Carys Roberts strutted her stuff and shook her booty all day and all of the […]

Care home owner mourning Covid-19 deaths warns sector faces collapse

A care home owner mourning the loss of  19 residents to Covid-19 is suffering financial losses of £15,000 a week  and fears many care homes will not survive. Brian Rosenberg, who owns Tregwilym Lodge Nursing and Residential Home in Rogerstone, Newport, is backing calls from Care Forum Wales for a public inquiry into the Welsh […]

Larger than life Kevin is half the man he used to be after life-changing TV show

An obese health expert who was ashamed of telling diabetic patients to lose weight has now conquered the condition himself thanks to a life-changing TV show – and been congratulated by his footballing hero. Top radiographer Kevin Jones, 53, who hails from Dinas Dinlle near Caernarfon and lives in Ruthin, weighed in at more than […]

Tributes paid to caretaker Phil, the life-saving hero with a heart of gold

Tributes have been paid to a modest hero with a heart of gold who saved two people’s lives – one from a house fire and the other from a raging flood. Father-of-two Phil Evans, who worked as a caretaker for housing association Cartrefi Conwy in Llanrwst, passed away suddenly – just days before his 69th […]

Novel website opens the door to Welsh literature for youngsters during lockdown

A PhD student from Bangor University has launched a new website to open the door to Welsh literature for youngsters during the coronavirus crisis. The Sôn am Lyfra (Talk About Books) website created by Morgan Dafydd offers bilingual reviews of Welsh children’s books to help them develop a passion for reading in Welsh. The former […]

Leading law firm pioneers online system as virus threat sparks a surge in wills

A leading law firm which has seen a surge in demand for wills and family-related enquiries during the Covid-19 lockdown is the first in Wales to pioneer a new remote service developed by a former computer games inventor. Swayne Johnson, which has offices across North Wales and Cheshire, saw a 60 per cent spike in […]