Month: July 2020

Historic water rescue team receives helping hand from trailer firm

Europe’s top trailer maker is helping to save lives in Scotland by supporting volunteers from the UK’s oldest inland water rescue team. The Thomas Sheriff & Co trailer centre in Coldstream, on the English-Scottish border, has supplied a BV85 box van to the Borders Water Rescue Team (BWRT) to carry vital equipment during its emergency […]

Animal loving care home residents adopt creatures great and small

A care home is adopting a giraffe, an elephant, a jaguar and a penguin as part of the fund-raising campaign to support Chester Zoo. The kind-hearted residents and staff at Pendine Park Hillbury care home in Wrexham were inspired to help after hearing about the devastating losses suffered by the zoo as a result of […]

High tech crime crackdown in Wrexham and Rhyl

A police boss has promised a high tech crackdown on organised gangs coming on crime sprees to two North Wales towns. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones has secured an extra £1 million in funding for a raft on initiatives including Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras (ANPR) and increased CCTV coverage in Wrexham […]

Bakery clinches “historic” deal with M&S

A top bakery has clinched a historic contract with Marks and Spencer to sell its signature loaf in all its Welsh stores. The award-winning Village Bakery already supplies around 30 products to M&S but what makes this deal special is that this is the first time that their bread has been sold under the family […]

Independent primary school provides a lockdown lifeline for grateful parents

Parents say an independent primary school has provided a lifeline as the only one in North Wales to maintain a full day of online classes through lockdown. Pupils at Myddelton College Preparatory School – just like their senior school counterparts – have logged on to roll call and had a full series of virtual lessons […]

Child abuse victim speaks movingly about how charity saved her life

An inspirational woman from North Wales has spoken movingly about how she put her shattered life back together after she was sexually abused by her older brother when she was eight years of age. Megan, not her real name, was brought back from the brink of suicide by the Stepping Stones North Wales charity, which […]

Kick in the teeth for care home Covid heroes in Wales

Social care providers in Wales have called low pay for carers and nurses a “national disgrace” following public sector pay rises in other areas. According to Care Forum Wales, which represents 500 care homes and domiciliary care companies, it was a “kick in the teeth”  for the frontline heroes who put their lives on the […]

Top cooks launch Big Cheese campaign to promote “world class” Welsh produce

A farmer-owned creamery has joined forces with a quartet of top cooks for a new drive to promote “world-class” Welsh produce. Each of the culinary maestros came up with a mouth-watering recipe for the campaign launched by South Caernarfon Creameries (SCC), based in Chwilog, near Pwllheli. The fab four include BBC MasterChef 2017 contestant  Imran […]

Arts-loving  care organisation in running for top award

A leading care organisation is in the running for an award  for spearheading a major campaign to help an opera company reach out to communities across North Wales. Pendine Park, which has care homes in Wrexham and Caernarfon, has been shortlisted in the Arts and Business Cymru Awards after signing up to be Welsh National […]

Housing pioneer Gwynne hailed as a “legend of the sector”

A Welsh housing pioneer has been hailed as a “legend of the sector” after announcing that he is calling it a day. Gwynne Jones, who has retired as the managing director of housing association Cartrefi Conwy, says he will have many fond memories of working with the innovative organisation. Mr Jones joined Cartrefi Conwy after […]