Month: March 2021

Rebecca shows it’s not just jobs for the boys

Engineer Rebecca Davies is spearheading a campaign to inspire more women to follow in her footsteps. Rebecca, 30,  helped to shatter stereotypical views about all gas engineers being male by becoming firmly established in the role with housing association Cartrefi Conwy. She performs vital work at the thousands of properties Cartrefi manages across Conwy county. […]

Social care leader Mary makes history

A social care leader has pledged to work tirelessly to help create better health and care services in North Wales. Mary Wimbury, the chief executive of Care Forum Wales, which represents nearly 500 independent social care providers across Wales, was speaking after she was elected as the chair of North Wales Regional Partnership Board (NWRPB). […]

Easter frustration for tourism industry

A tourism leader in North Wales says it’s a “great shame” that attractions and most of the hospitality industry won’t be open for Easter. Jim Jones, the chief executive of North Wales Tourism, said that their was a real sense of frustration in businesses that had been battered as a result of the pandemic. He […]

Care home owner hits out at £90,000 fee difference

THE owner of a 29-bed care home in Colwyn Bay has hit out after discovering that a home of the same size in Chepstow gets £90,000 a year more for providing exactly the same service. Clive Nadin, who runs Abbey Dale House care home, fears there could become a shortage of carers working in privately-run […]

Booming builder has £60m order book and will build 300 homes in four years

A fast-growing North Wales builder has announced an order book bulging with £60 million of work including plans for 300 new homes in the next four years. Mochdre-based Brenig Construction have doubled their turnover in the last 12 months to over £20 million and are currently working on sites from Bangor to Winsford in Cheshire. […]

It’s only rock ‘n’ roll but the kids really like it

Lessons were pumped up to full volume at a special school when they were treated to a series of rock classics by a group of talented music tutors. The live sessions beamed to Ysgol Tir Morfa in Rhyl were laid on by the Denbigh-based Denbighshire Music Co-operative to lift the pupils’ spirits a year after […]

Mazda6 Tourer road test by Steve Rogers

This is a rare event, a car with a big petrol engine and not a hybrid motor or electric cable to recharge the battery pack in sight, and it’s an estate. Remember those, the  cars we turned to for carrying the big loads before becoming obsessed with SUVs. Volvo built some belters, renowned as load […]

New boss Ashley is hungry for more success at super bakery

A homegrown high-flyer is hungry for more success after landing his “dream job” running Europe’s most modern bakery. Ashley Dawson, 30, has been appointed as the manager of The Village Bakery’s new super bakery on Wrexham Industrial Estate that’s due to open this summer. The promotion comes six years after he joined the Village Bakery […]

Crooks’ cash supports new service to help parents abused by their children

A pioneering service has been set up in North Wales to help parents who are abused by their children after a 70% increase in cases during the pandemic. Break 4 Change is a new support project, backed by North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones, that’s been established with the help of cash confiscated […]

North Wales food firm reaps benefits after taking proactive approach to pandemic 

A food company from North Wales has created a new website to sell directly to the customer as a response to the problems caused by the pandemic. The venture has been so successful that Gwynedd-based Bwydydd Madryn are now planning to continue and expand The company was set up by agri-food expert Geraint Hughes […]