Mazda MX-5 Road test by Steve Rogers

MAZDA has beefed up the world’s favourite sports car…but don’t get too excited. The MX-5 has been given a power boost, an extra 23bhp for the top of the range two-litre, yet it is the sound rather than the extra grunt that provides most of the thrills. This is a car that makes a big […]

Booming bakery creates 20 more new jobs

Twenty more new jobs are up for grabs at a booming bakery which has just announced an inflation-busting pay increase of up to eight per cent for production workers. The award-winning Village Bakery need extra staff for a new gluten-free bakery that’s being launched later in the year and to put two extra shifts on […]

Livestock rustlers are closer to home than you think, warns police boss

A police boss has spoken out to dispel the myth that all livestock rustlers raiding North Wales come from outside the region. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones believes that in many cases the culprits can be found closer to home – within the rural community itself. According to Mr Jones, it’s clear […]

Food lovers have a ball

The delicacies on offer at a top food festival included sheep’s’ testicles and a host of creepy crawlies. One of the most popular sessions at the Llangollen Food Festival was a cookery demonstration by chef Jack Hatley who cooked up a storm making the lamb fries and dishes using insects such as grasshoppers and meal worms. […]

Llangollen will be UK culinary capital this weekend

The picturesque town of Llangollen will be transformed into the culinary capital of the UK this weekend. Thousands of foodies will be flocking to the town’s popular annual food festival that’s rated as one of the Top 10 food festivals in the UK and has provided a successful platform for innovative new food and drink […]

I’m a food lover, get me out of here!

A top chef from Oswestry is planning a five star bushtucker feast for food lovers. Scrumptious crickets, meal worms, beetles and other bugs will be on the menu at the Llangollen Food Festival that’s being held on Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14. The idea is being masterminded by Jack Hatley, the head chef […]

Cancer survivor Cez joins bakery duo on epic trek

Two bakery workers rose to the challenge to give a hospice a major boost after a mammoth 120-mile trek around the coast of Anglesey. Ashley Dawson and Rob Champion raised more than £2,000 for the Nightingale House Hospice in Wrexham after their bosses at the Village Bakery matched the donations they’d received pound for pound. […]

TV boss creates mini-John Lewis and hands company over to staff

The head of one of Wales’ most successful independent TV companies is creating a “mini-John Lewis” and handing it all over to the staff. Dylan Huws, managing director of Caernarfon-based production company Cwmni Da, is turning the £5 million a year firm into an Employee Owned Trust. The move is believed to be a first […]

Copier firm scores highly with Anglesey Football League

The future of one of the oldest knock-out football competitions in Wales has been secured thanks to a new sponsorship deal. Wrexham-based Rawson Digital, which also has an office in Dinorwic Marina, Y Felinheli, near Bangor, have been unveiled as the new backers of the Elias Cup, one of five high profile tournaments organised by […]

Paintings by artist with dementia printed on chocolate bars to raise money for charity

A chocolatier is launching a new range of chocolate bars featuring paintings by her grandmother who discovered her artistic talent when she was living with dementia. Jo Edwards will be unveiling them at the Llangollen Food Festival and will be raising money for a dementia charity in memory of her beloved “Nanan”, Pat Rayfield, who […]