Month: February 2021

Festival goes virtual to pay homage to harp legend Osian Ellis

A top music festival that’s going virtual for the first time in its history will be paying homage to globally renowned harpist Osian Ellis who died earlier this year. The 2020 Wales Harp Festival had to be cancelled at the last minute following the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic but this year the organisers are […]

Five key recruits will turbo-charge food firm’s growth to become £50m company

A food company has hired a team of head-hunters to recruit five key staff to turbo-charge ambitious expansion plans. Harlech Foodservice, based in Criccieth and Chester, wants to strengthen the management team, to increase turnover to more than £50 million over the next three years. Part of the strategy includes finding bigger premises in the […]

North Wales food wholesaler ramps up food bank deliveries with ten trucks

A North Wales food wholesaler is ramping up aid to struggling families with three mercy missions a week. Harlech Foodservice have sent 10 truckloads of supplies worth £60,000, including bread, eggs and dairy products and even salmon and steak in the last two weeks Their latest drops to food banks across North Wales and in […]

Give free cannabis to prisoners, says campaigning police boss

A campaigning police boss is calling for jails to trial giving free cannabis to prisoners to help them overcome their drug problems and reduce prison violence. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones, a former police inspector, says  the radical idea could also prevent overdose deaths in prisons. In 2018 a prisoner called Luke […]

Make Covid jabs mandatory for new care home recruits

Care homes in North Wales should be allowed to refuse to hire staff who have not had a Covid jab unless they have a legitimate medical reason, say social care leaders. Care Forum Wales, which represents nearly 500 independent providers, says it’s vitally important to protect vulnerable residents who are particularly at risk because they […]

Wild goats help create stunning new gateway to Llandudno – no kidding!

WILD goats whose cheeky antics on Llandudno’s deserted streets during lockdown attracted global attention are being immortalised in a stunning new work of art. The boundary wall around the town’s Tre Cwm estate is to be given a colourful makeover, after planning permission was granted for an eye-catching new mural to be placed on it. […]

North Wales rapeseed waste for beauty products, burgers, and building panels

Scientists from Bangor University are working on a three-year £3million European scheme to save millions of tons of waste from food production being dumped in landfill or in the fields. They aim to turn the unused leftovers from fruit, vegetable and grain crops from agriculture into products ranging from chemicals for the food industry, building […]

Painting to music provide a new beginning for people with dementia

A musician-in-residence at a care organisation has revealed how a combination of music and art can provide a new beginning for people with dementia. Nia Davies Williams, who works for the Pendine Park care organisation, has been bowled over at the way her music can transform the mood of residents, triggering their creative juices, tapping […]