Month: December 2020

Calls for care home residents to be given “absolute priority” in vaccine roll-out

A social care leader has warned of catastrophic consequences if care home residents are not given “absolute priority” in the roll-out of the newly approved Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine. Mario Kreft MBE, the chair of Care Forum Wales, spoke out because of concerns that the vaccine might be too late in reaching uniquely vulnerable residents at […]

Lockdown panto is a big hit. Oh, yes it is!

A lockdown Christmas panto at a care home was a big hit. Oh, yes it was! Staff at Pendine Park’s Highfield care home on Summerhill Road in Wrexham have been treading the boards this festive season by putting on two shows to the delight of residents. A panto featuring a group of Highfield staff provided […]

Caring Caren is Christmas cracker

Cheerful carer Caren Jones has won an award for going the extra smile – and it’s made her  even more determined to make people happy on Christmas Day. The jolly 40-year-old will leave her home at Caer Saint, in Caernarfon, in time to be at Pendine Park’s Bryn Seoint Newydd care home for 7.30 on […]

Harlech inspired by football superstar to step up deliveries to food banks

A big-hearted wholesaler has been inspired by food bank football superstar Marcus Rashford to help hard-up families across North Wales and Cheshire through Christmas and the New Year. Harlech Foodservices, which has bases at Criccieth and Chester, loaded up its delivery vans to drop off an impressive list of over £1,000-worth of provisions at food […]

Seabed survey is major staging post for £590m tidal lagoon project

Plans for a £590 million tidal lagoon have taken a major step forward after the “encouraging” preliminary results of a seabed survey. The initial findings of the second of a series of three studies showed the sea floor below the Dee Estuary is well-suited to bear the load of the proposed 6.7 kilometre lagoon wall, […]

North Wales can become hub of UK’s green future says top nuclear scientist

North Wales is in pole position to become the hub of the UK’s green energy future, according to the leading scientist who heads Bangor University’s Nuclear Futures Institute. At stake is £525 million for a new generation of small nuclear reactors (SMRs) which can be used to produce medical isotopes as well as power with […]

Thanks a million as meat of Harlech goes on county school dinner menu

Welsh beef is on the menu for pupils across Denbighshire now a leading North Wales food distribution company has won the contract to supply over a million school meals a year for the county. Harlech Foodservice won the three-year contract from a US-owned multi-national and have pledged that wherever possible the county’s seven secondary and […]

Happy ending for Chris who was made homeless when coronavirus struck

A man who was made homeless on the day in March when the UK went into lockdown has turned his life around and moved into his “dream home”. According to Chris, 55, he felt “desperate” when he was forced to sleep in his car for three nights after splitting up from his partner as the […]

Brave mum opens up on violence she suffered at the hands of ex-partner

A young mum who suffered years of violence and abuse at the hands of her ex-partner has bravely spoken out after  family support workers saved her from taking her own life. Debra, who is in her twenties and whose identity we are protecting, had lost so much confidence and self-esteem she was too frightened to […]

Toyota Rav4 road test by Steve Rogers

The hybrid story part two. In the first episode the little Yaris popped in a driving score of 86 so what could the Rav4, its much bigger SUV brother do? I don’t want to brag but I reached the dizzy height of 90 after a 70 mile drive and even hit 93 for a good […]