Month: September 2021

Online music heroes in running for top tech award

Music teachers who totally revamped their service and went online to keep music lessons alive during the pandemic have been shortlisted for a top gong. The North Wales Music Cooperative, which comprises sister organisations in Denbighshire and Wrexham, have been nominated in the technology category, ‘tech for good’, of the prestigious Social Business Wales Awards. […]

Green business looks to the west as soaring energy bills boost renewables

An expanding Denbighshire green energy company is heading west as soaring energy prices boost interest in renewables. Vale of Clwyd-based Hafod Renewables has taken on a new team to cover Gwynedd and Ceredigion and is looking at opportunities for opening a new branch in the area. The building boom coupled with expected hikes of over […]

Hero Rhys running marathon for children’s hospices just a year after kidney transplant

An “inspirational” financial planner is to run the London Marathon in aid of a children’s hospice charity just a year after having a kidney transplant. Rhys Owen, 34, from Bangor, who works for Hadlow Edwards Wealth Management Ltd in Wrexham, is back on the road to fitness after his loving younger sister donated one of […]

Mazda CX-5 drive by Steve Rogers

Mazda’s top selling CX-5 is to get a big facelift in the new year which tells us why this year’s updates were fairly modest. One theory was that the company was focussing on its hybrid/electric programme which is in full swing, but there will be ‘significant’ changes to the big SUV which will benefit from […]

Chris rises through ranks to carve out new career as social enterprise helps 300 find jobs

A social enterprise has helped 300 people find jobs – including a former call centre worker who says it’s been “massively life-changing”. Chris Williams, 35, who hails from Llanfairfechan, faced an uncertain future after his fixed-term contract as a BT customer advisor came to an end. It turned out to be the beginning of an […]

Dad and daughter duo on the run again for charity

A big-hearted truck driver and his eight-year-old daughter are planning a sponsored run to raise money for a multiple sclerosis charity. Brian Edwards, 46, who works as a shunter at the McCarthy Group, a haulage and warehousing company based on Wrexham Industrial Estate, was diagnosed with the condition 20 years ago. Luckily, he has only […]

Caring Brigitte overcomes anxiety to fulfil lifelong modelling dreams

A care worker who’s  battled severe anxiety and depression since early adulthood is celebrating a new lease of life after fulfilling her childhood dreams of modelling. Brigitte Prior, who works as a healthcare assistant at Pendine Park’s Gwern Alyn care  home, even contemplated suicide at the height of her mental health struggles. After securing her […]

Ex-top cop confirmed as new deputy police and crime commissioner

The new deputy police and crime commissioner for North Wales has vowed to ramp up the fight against serious and organised crime. Wayne Jones, a former Detective Chief Superintendent, made the crackdown promise after his appointment was unanimously confirmed today (Monday, September 20) by the North Wales Police and Crime Panel. He was the preferred […]

World premiere of new work by acclaimed composer will celebrate outspoken poet

The world premiere of a lasting tribute to the outspoken Welsh poet Harri Webb will take place at a top music festival. The new piece written by acclaimed composer Brian Hughes, who lives in Gresford, near Wrexham, will be performed at the North Wales International Music Festival in St Asaph on Sunday, October 3. According […]

Big-hearted Ann bakes pink dragon cake to boost fund in aid of brave little Nova

A fund-raising campaign for a brave little girl battling an incurable disease has been given a big boost – in the form a giant pink dragon cake. Three year old Nova Martin-Roxburgh needs three specialist supportive body suits to help her walk when she gets older. Ann Chapman, the manager of Pendine Park’s Bodlondeb care […]