Joy’s delight at award for police station’s £25 million boost for region’s economy

A CONSTRUCTION firm responsible for a new police station has built a legacy that will last for years to come – including a £25 million boost for the region. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones says contractors Galliford Try have built not only an eco-friendly divisional police headquarters in Llay, but also a […]

Top trailer firm looking to train and recruit 20 welders

Europe’s biggest trailer maker is looking to train and recruit 20 new welders to cope with a bulging order book. Ifor Williams Trailers has joined forces with the leading commercial training company, Gatewen Training Services, who are based in Wrexham. Jobseekers are being invited to a training and recruitment day at the newly-opened arts centre, […]

Geoff, 72, gets his life back after “miracle” surgery on swollen nose

A retired business manager whose nose swelled and became a horrible bulbous mass three times its normal size has got his life back after “miracle” surgery. The distressing condition suffered by Geoff Turner, 72, from Llandudno, was caused by a rare skin disorder, Rhinophyma, which first struck three years ago. Mr Turner’s massively enlarged nose, […]

Oh Myfanwy! Find out why Wales’ saddest love song will have you crying in your beer

Wales’ most famous and saddest love song has inspired a new beer. The song Myfanwy tells the tragic story of the unrequited love of a penniless young poet called Hywel ab Einion for a beautiful young noblewoman who lived in Dinas Bran castle high above Llangollen in the 14th century. The new brew, appropriately a […]

Oar-some Welsh rower Lucy takes top spot on the podium

A WELSH rower has taken the top spot on the podium at a high profile international tournament against some of the UK’s top competitors. Bodelwyddan-born Lucy Iball, 25, who works for Hadlow Edwards Wealth Management, based at the former Wrexham Lager building in Wrexham, represented Wales and took first place in the lightweight double, at […]

Mazda6 launch report by Steve Rogers

WHEN it comes to looks Mazda6 is up there with the best. The company’s flagship has always been a looker right back to 2002 when the new model set Mazda on the road to recovery. Before that it relied on the likeable MX-5 roadster for its tiny share of the market. But looks alone don’t […]

Road-runner Beth gets her charity marathon kicks in the Windy City

A road-running grandmother will be getting her marathon kicks in Chicago this year as part of the trip of a lifetime – after an entry form mix-up. Beth Taylor-Lloyd, 43, from Ruthin, thought she had applied to run the Berlin Marathon but instead found she will be headed for the USA later this year. It […]

Roaring success of Dragon cheeses scoop 30 awards at two top food and farming shows

Wales’ oldest dairy farmers’ co-operative is celebrating its most successful awards season ever after their cheeses scooped 30 gongs. South Caernarfon Creameries came home to the Llŷn Peninsula with 10 prizes from the prestigious International Cheese and Dairy Awards in Nantwich, the largest cheese show in the world which featured cheeses from 29 different countries. […]

Kia Ceed launch report by Steve Rogers

IT has taken 11 years for the silly apostrophe to be dropped from the Kia cee’d. So the third generation hatchback hitting the showrooms is Ceed – with a capital C as well – just as it should have been in the first place. When the car was launched in 2007 the odd name – […]