Business

Kind bakers help boys’ choir rise to Covid-19 challenge

A pioneering choir that hit the high notes when it wowed the Britain’s Got Talent judges has been given a boost by a bakery firm as it struggles for funding during the coronavirus pandemic. Only Boys Aloud, which has choirs in Wrexham, Rhyl, Caernarfon and Holyhead with a total of 80 members, has received a […]

Housing association’s new deal to build 1,000 new energy efficient homes

A housing association has secured an extra £39 million in funding to build 1,000 new energy efficient homes. According to Cartrefi Conwy Chief Executive Andrew Bowden, the new finance package is a “gamechanger” that will enable the organisation to reach new heights and help kick start the North Wales economy back into life after the […]

Peugeot 208 road test by Steve Rogers

If wow factor is what you want then feast your eyes on this French beauty. As superminis go there is nothing to match the reigning European Car of the Year. Not that we should be surprised, the French have been churning out head turners for decades – Citroen DX, Renault 16, Peugeot 405 – I […]

Harlech inspired by football superstar to step up deliveries to food banks

A big-hearted wholesaler has been inspired by food bank football superstar Marcus Rashford to help hard-up families across North Wales and Cheshire through Christmas and the New Year. Harlech Foodservices, which has bases at Criccieth and Chester, loaded up its delivery vans to drop off an impressive list of over £1,000-worth of provisions at food […]

Seabed survey is major staging post for £590m tidal lagoon project

Plans for a £590 million tidal lagoon have taken a major step forward after the “encouraging” preliminary results of a seabed survey. The initial findings of the second of a series of three studies showed the sea floor below the Dee Estuary is well-suited to bear the load of the proposed 6.7 kilometre lagoon wall, […]

North Wales can become hub of UK’s green future says top nuclear scientist

North Wales is in pole position to become the hub of the UK’s green energy future, according to the leading scientist who heads Bangor University’s Nuclear Futures Institute. At stake is £525 million for a new generation of small nuclear reactors (SMRs) which can be used to produce medical isotopes as well as power with […]

Thanks a million as meat of Harlech goes on county school dinner menu

Welsh beef is on the menu for pupils across Denbighshire now a leading North Wales food distribution company has won the contract to supply over a million school meals a year for the county. Harlech Foodservice won the three-year contract from a US-owned multi-national and have pledged that wherever possible the county’s seven secondary and […]

Toyota Rav4 road test by Steve Rogers

The hybrid story part two. In the first episode the little Yaris popped in a driving score of 86 so what could the Rav4, its much bigger SUV brother do? I don’t want to brag but I reached the dizzy height of 90 after a 70 mile drive and even hit 93 for a good […]

Cheese-packer Keith on his bike as four from class of 95 chalk up 100 years

Cheese-packer Keith Crews thinks the world of his job – and to prove it he’s cycled 37,600 miles, one and a half times the Earth’s circumference to and from work at South Caernarfon Creameries for 25 years. Music fan Keith is one of four loyal employees who have chalked up over 100 years with the […]

Firms desperate for more clarity over tiers fears

A business leader in North Wales says there’s a “desperate need” for more clarity about the four tier system announced by the Welsh Government. According to Ashley Rogers, the Commercial Director of the North Wales Business Council, the new alert levels were a step in the right direction but many questions remained unanswered. The magnitude […]