Business

Time to cash in on £4 million windfarm windfall for rural Denbighshire

A windfarm windfall of almost £4 million over 25 years is the green dividend for western Denbighshire – and residents are being urged to start cashing in now. Communities in a proposed area from Trefnant in the north to Maerdy, near Corwen, in the south and from the River Clwyd in the east over six […]

Fast-growing law firm heads west with first Anglesey office in Menai Bridge

A fast-growing law firm is continuing its expansion by announcing the opening of its first branch on Anglesey. Swayne Johnson, which is also one of Wales’s oldest legal firms, will open its Menai Bridge office in the Old Bank Building, in Uxbridge Square, in January. Swayne Johnson Solicitors, founded in 1853, has offices employing over […]

Audi A6 road test by Steve Rogers

WHO’D be a car salesman trying to shift a big saloon. Everyone is buying SUVs, aren’t they? Well yes, but there must be a decent market for premium wheels because Audi has spent a bucket full of money developing the new A6. Trendy SUVs have been flying out of the showrooms all year but top […]

Mechanic restores classic car as a tribute to his racing champ mum

A Vale of Clwyd motor mechanic is rebuilding a classic car in memory of his motor racing champion mum. The late Sandie Cooper was North Wales Ladies Autograss Champion several times with many of those races won at the wheel of her beloved 1970s Fiat 127 Abarth which was finally written off in a massive […]

Underfloor heating from green energy keeps Llyr’s hens happy and laying

A North Wales hill farmer is keeping his 16,000 hens happy and laying thanks to underfloor heating from ‘green’ energy stored in the earth. Llyr Jones, who farms 1600 acres 1,000 feet up in the hills near Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr, is harnessing the power of the ground to keep his hens warm. Under half an […]

Classic comics are the new gold for canny investors

Classic comics are the new rival to gold and fine wines for investors, very collectable and likely to increase in value, according to a man with over 100,000 of them. Stuart Stevenson has 40,000 American comics, some dating back to the Sixties and Seventies at Rhyl Comic and Disc Co, in the town’s Wellington Road […]

Lean green driving machine for North Wales’s first community car club

North Wales’s first ever community car club has been launched in Corwen and its sprightly lean ‘green’ driving machine has been given the thumbs-up by two of the region’s top politicians. Clwyd South Assembly Member Ken Skates and MP Susan Elan Jones were at the launch of the Edeyrnion Community Car Club and took the […]

Top cheesemakers bring a slice of festive cheer to veterans

A dairy farmers’ cooperative has bought a slice of Christmas cheer to war veterans with a gift of top quality cheese. Expert cheesemakers South Caernarfon Creameries gave three and a half kilos of their finest Cavern Aged Cheddar, Cheddar & Leek and Caerffili cheeses to the Chelsea Pensioners at the annual Ceremony of the Christmas […]

Suzuki Jimny launch report by Steve Rogers

MEET the new Suzuki Jimny, a car almost as rare as a nine bob note. Anyone wanting the funky off roader is in for a long wait because Suzuki has only got 600 and they have been snapped up even before the car goes on sale in January. Even with a new 1.5 litre petrol […]

Rich wildlife of Denbighshire inspires work of Llangollen potters

Ceramic artists inspired by the rich and varied wildlife of North East Wales are championing a new campaign to persuade people to shop locally this Christmas. Shelves at Gwalia Ceramics in Llangollen’s Oak Street are a testimony to the way the region’s flora and fauna are motivating these artists in clay. The shop and gallery […]