Month: October 2020

Shock survey reveals 40% of North Wales firms will fold without more Covid aid

A shock survey has revealed that 40% per cent of North Wales businesses across tourism, hospitality, retail and leisure say they will cease to trade if there are any more lockdowns. The study, conducted by North Wales Tourism with support from the North Wales Business Council, also revealed that 17% of those who took part […]

Bangor University to become a world leader in a nuclear-powered future

Bangor University is to become a world-leading nuclear research site after a £3 million Welsh Government investment in 15 new science posts. The highly qualified jobs at the university’s Nuclear Futures Institute have recharged the region’s nuclear ambitions after the disappointment of Hitachi’s pull-out from the Wylfa Two project. The cash injection has been welcomed […]

Cartrefi Conwy steps up to plate like Marcus Rashford to beat half term holiday hunger

A housing association stepped up to the plate like footballer and free meals campaigner Marcus Rashford to keep children on an estate fed over the half term break. Cartrefi Conwy pledged to provide hot meals as part of the holiday activities organised by the Tŷ Llywelyn Youth Club on the Tre Cwm estate in Llandudno. […]

Animal magic at hedgehog hotel enchants care home residents

The comings and goings at a new hedgehog hotel are enchanting the animal loving residents of a care home. The state-of-the-art pad at Pendine Park in Wrexham has attracted a host of visitors including squirrels, rabbits and even a badger – but no prickly customers as yet. The glamorous guesthouse was designed by the residents […]

Bakery sets up new £5,000 fund to give dough to struggling community groups

Local charities and groups from North Wales are being urged bid for a slice of a £5,000 community fund set up by a big-hearted bakery. The family-run Village Bakery say they want to give something back to the community which has helped the award-winning firm become such a success. According to managing director Robin Jones, […]

Find out the link between megastar Rihanna and the Welsh Whisperer

What do pop megastar Rihanna and country singer the Welsh Whisperer have in common? Both artistes turned to Ifor Williams Trailers when they needed to transport their kit while on tour. Rihanna’s team opted for a box van wrapped with tour branding for the 14,000 mile marathon across Europe while rising star the Welsh Whisperer, […]

Police boss is searching for custody watchdogs

A search has been launched in North Wales to find volunteers to act as custody watchdogs to police the police. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones is seeking up to nine independent custody visitors to help him. Mr Jones wants to appoint people to join the existing team responsible for visiting custody facilities […]

Tourism boss warns of “catastrophic” lack of government support for Wrexham 

A tourism boss has warned of the “catastrophic” threat to the livelihoods of 1,800 people in Wrexham because of a lack of government support. Jim Jones, the chief executive of North Wales Tourism, said the support package on offer from the Welsh Government is nowhere near enough to protect the industry as he spoke in […]

Seat Leon road test by Steve Rogers

Here’s a question which often comes my way. Would you buy a Seat Leon over a Volkswagen Golf? By now everyone interested in cars knows Seat is part of the VW-Audi empire and that Leon is a Golf in Spanish disguise because while it is designed and built in Barcelona all the mechanical bits come […]