Month: January 2021

Trailer firm helps rugby legend Dan swap All Blacks for Welsh Blacks

A top trailer firm is helping Welsh rugby colossus Dan Lydiate swap tackling All Blacks for rearing pedigree Welsh Black cattle. The fearless Wales and British and Irish Lions hero, 33, who now plays for the Ospreys, is preparing for life after rugby by returning to his roots as a farmer. The powerful 6ft 2ins, […]

Magical unicorn cake treat for little Mali

A BRAVE little girl who spent Christmas undergoing vital treatment in hospital has been handed a magical treat at the start of the new year. Big-hearted Ann Chapman, manager of the Pendine Park’s Bodlondeb care home in Wrexham, has been busy baking a delightful unicorn-themed cake for four-year-old Mali Hilditch Prydderch. The lavish cake represented […]

Premier League club Wolves send “deeply touching“ message of thanks to care home 

A PREMIER League football club have sent a “deeply touching” message of thanks to the care home that looked after one of their legendary ex-players in his final days. Gwyn Jones played for Wolverhampton Wanderers during their glory years in the 1950s, appearing during two seasons in which they finished as First Division champions. The […]

Endangered hedgehogs find a true friend in former nurse Tracy

A former nurse from Prestatyn who has turned her attentions to the prickly problem of one of Britain’s most endangered garden creatures is to open a new hedgehog hospital in her back garden. Tracy Pierce runs Hedgehog Help Prestatyn and currently has 27 hedgehogs on her books, four of them at the Small Animals department […]

New police task force to stop crime before it happens

Plans have been unveiled for a new task force of 20 police officers to spearhead a crime prevention drive across North Wales. The proposal is one of the final flagship programmes of the region’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Arfon Jones, who recently revealed he will be standing down at the next election. It’s part of […]

Hundreds line streets to say farewell to local hero Kevin

Villagers turned out in their hundreds to say a final farewell to a popular councillor who has died from coronavirus at the age of 63. Local people in Gwernymynydd, near Mold, lined the streets and applauded as the hearse carrying Kevin Hughes went by with one of his sons, Andy, walking at the head of […]

Heartbroken care home owner speaks out after husband’s suicide

The heartbroken owner of a care home whose husband killed himself because of the unbearable pressures of Covid has hit out at the lack of support they received. Helen Hough, who runs Gwastad Hall Care Home, in Cefn-y-Bedd, near Wrexham, said she had chosen to speak out because otherwise the death of her husband, Vernon, […]

Survey reveals people believe North Wales is safer than the rest of the UK

A survey has shown that 93% of people in North Wales have confidence in the way the region is policed. The independent study commissioned by the force into public confidence also revealed that 80% of the respondents believe the region is safer than the rest of the United Kingdom. The telephone survey was carried out […]

Allowing tourism to re-open over Easter will put North Wales on road to recovery

There are growing calls for a special recovery fund to be set up for the tourism and hospitality industry that’s been pushed into economic freefall as a result of the pandemic. According to Jim Jones, the chief executive of North Wales Tourism, it was also essential that existing financial support measures were extended to help […]

Church appeals for help restoring magnificent stained glass windows

A church in Mold has launched an appeal for help to raise funds to restore a stunning series of beautiful stained glass windows by one of Wales’s most talented 20th century craftsmen. The 12 glass panels were made by Jonah Jones for the Church of the Resurrection of Our Saviour, at Morfa Nefyn, in Gwynedd, […]