Month: August 2021

Falcons ready to fly high after rescuers pitch in

An unkempt and long disused playing field in a village near Wrexham has been rescued by the local community and turned into a football pitch. The transformation of the land behind Maes Meillion, in Minera, has enabled Coedpoeth United Under-12 Falcons to kick off their season in the Wrexham Junior League. It’s all been made […]

Wacky pineapple-mobile gave tropical flavour to fun-filled care home carnival

A float in the shape of a giant pineapple and a life-sized statue of a surfer were star attractions at a Caribbean-style carnival at a care organisation. Maintenance team member Paul Morris created the gleaming silver statue and he also built the framework for the big bright yellow pineapple-mobile at Pendine Park in Wrexham. Delighted […]

“World class” dementia centre will create 100 new jobs and provide vital services

Plans have been unveiled for a new “world class” dementia care home to provide vital services in Wrexham and create 100 jobs in the process. The Pendine Park care organisation say the state-of-the art 70-bed facility will be catering for the needs of the local community, with the number of people aged over 85 in […]

“Ridiculous” 999 calls putting lives at risk

An aspiring police officer rang 999 to check on the progress of his application to join North Wales Police, it’s been revealed. The region’s police and crime commissioner, Andy Dunbobbin, heard it was one of a string of “ridiculous” emergency calls dealt with by the force’s control room. It was said, Mr Dunbobbin, a “serious […]

Poignant song written with care home residents conjures memories of Tom’s beloved gran Betty

An Anglesey musician has spoken movingly how writing a song with nursing home residents conjured memories of his beloved late grandmother after being kept apart by the Covid-19 pandemic According to Tom Owen, the experience was all the more poignant because Coronavirus restrictions meant he was unable to see his 97-year-old gran, Elizabeth Owen, in […]

Women ready to ruck and roll in Bala

A rugby club has unveiled plans for a new women’s team. Clwb Rygbi Bala, which celebrated its 40th anniversary last year, has 200 players on its books. According to chairman Tony Parry, the community-based club has come a long way since it was established in 1980 and has become a focal point for social and […]

Choir’s moving musical tribute to victims of 80s AIDS epidemic

A gay mens’ choir member has spoken movingly of the darkest times of his life when he lost beloved close friends and neighbours to the AIDS virus crisis of the 1980s. Cardiff singer Nigel Lewis, 63, who grew up in Bridgend, vividly recalled the heartbreak of seeing men in the prime of their lives physically […]

Denbigh Town’s £200K new pitch makes TV debut in floodlit cup-tie

Lights, camera, action – Denbigh Town’s £200,000 new pitch will be getting the Hollywood treatment when it is the centrepiece of S4C’s Friday night DW Welsh Cup football action next week (September 3). It will be the first time the newly re-laid pitch is played on when Town host Caernarfon Town in the second round […]

Opera superstar Sir Bryn sings praises of top festival for reaching “momentous milestone”

Opera superstar Sir Bryn Terfel has sent his “heartfelt congratulations” to an international music festival that’s celebrating reaching its 50th year. His talented wife Hannah Stone, a former royal harpist, also sent her best wishes to the North Wales International Music Festival that’s returning with a hybrid event after being held solely online last year […]