Business

Charity trek challenge complete for Wrexham finance firm PA

A PA at a Wrexham finance firm has raised hundreds of pounds for charity by trekking through a huge thunderstorm on a Slovenian mountain range. Fiona Clarke, who works for Hadlow Edwards Wealth Management, based in Regent Street, said her challenging trip started from the moment she arrived in the airport and ended with a […]

Boost for village youngsters

A youth group that’s going from strength to strength has been given a boost. The Cynwyd Youth Association have received a £500 donation from Ifor Williams Trailers who  have a factory in the village near Corwen. The organisation was officially established last summer and now meets twice weekly on the astro turf playground next to […]

Hospice makeover isn’t just any makeover

A group of big hearted shop workers jumped into action for a DIY SOS-style makeover at a hospice. But the facelift of the guest room at Nightingale House in Wrexham wasn’t just any facelift – it was done by staff from the Marks and Spencer store down the road at Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre. The […]

Sensational soprano Sian crowned International Voice of the Future

A “sensational” young soprano won one of the main prizes at an international festival. Sian Dicker, 26, was crowned as the International Voice of the Future at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. She was presented with the brand new Pendine Trophy and a cheque for £6,000 by Mario Kreft MBE, proprietor of the arts loving sponsor, […]

Business leaders say new hub will be the catalyst for future growth

Ambitious plans for a new innovation hub that’s set to create 100 new businesses and more than 250 new jobs will help transform Wrexham’s economic prospects. More details will be unveiled by the Welsh Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, Ken Skates, at the next meeting of Wrexham Business Professionals (WBP) at the Ramada […]

Guide Dogs charity bowled over by fund-raiser

A Wrexham bowling alley is striking out in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind. The charity will be taking over a batch of lanes for a fund-raising challenge at Tenpin at the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre on Monday, July 24. The money will go towards providing people like partially-sighted Heather Worofka, of Penycae near […]

Model aircraft enthusiast is flying high thanks to Deeside company

A model flying enthusiast is reaching for the skies thanks to his new garden room, built using aviation technology pioneered in Deeside. Adrian Hazeldine is using the new building at his Cheshire home as a workshop where he cares for his collection of remote controlled model planes – many of them replicas of military planes, […]

Peace champion Terry Waite gives his backing to care home’s pioneering Eisteddfod music sessions

Legendary peace campaigner Terry Waite has given his seal of approval to a special event which saw care home residents harmonising with schoolchildren at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. The festival’s iconic president dropped by as people from Pendine Park care homes in Wrexham were enjoying a sing-along with youngsters from primary schools in the area […]

Gem of a singer Kellyann hits high notes

A gem of a singer from Wrexham is proving to be a smash – with 17,000 hits for her latest number on YouTube. When things get a little quiet in the Pandora jewellery store at Eagles Meadow shopping centre the sales staff often call on their colleague Kellyann Wight to give them a song. And […]

Food festival serves up £8m boost to mark 20th anniversary

One of the first food festivals in Wales is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a record number of stallholders and an £8 million boost for the economy. Llangollen Food Festival was founded in 1997 and pioneered food tourism by creating a shop window for home grown producers. Since then the event has gone from strength […]