Business

Crumpet success on the double

Proud bakery workers are enjoying the taste of success after clinching two awards for their crumpets from the “food industry bible”. The team at the Village Bakery in Wrexham were thrilled to hear the crumpets they make for Iceland had been handed a double honour at the prestigious Own Label Awards run by The Grocer […]

Builder’s major care contracts plough £40 million into North Wales economy

An award-winning builder is nearing completion on three state of the art extra-care housing schemes across North Wales which have boosted the regional economy by over £40 million and created more than 150 jobs. Flintshire-based Anwyl Construction have been engaged on two major projects for the Pennaf Group, in Flint and Llangefni, worth over £17 […]

Historic agreement to twin ancient castles in North Wales and Japan

An historic agreement will be signed next month to twin two ancient castles – one in North Wales and the other in Japan. The arrangement to partner Conwy Castle and Himeji Castle, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is believed to be the first of its kind for the UK. The Mayor of Himeji, Toshikatsu Iwami, […]

Cream of women’s world cycling heads for Colwyn Bay for Sunday finale

Olympic Champion Dani Rowe and rising star Manon Lloyd will spearhead the Welsh challenge in a world-class field for the OVO Energy Women’s Tour cycle race, which finishes in Colwyn Bay next Sunday (17 June). Rowe, from Cardiff, is an Olympic gold medallist and three time world champion while Lloyd, a 21-year-old from Carmarthen , […]

Skoda Karoq road test by Steve Rogers

IF Yeti got Skoda started in the SUV race then Karoq is taking over the baton and is off to a flyer. The Yeti had a name as wacky as the vehicle itself and became a huge favourite because of its quirky looks, versatility and value for money. So should Skoda have given us a […]

New zero commission booking service will boost tourism in Gwynedd

A tourism organisation has launched a new zero commission booking service for hotels, guest houses and self-catering accommodation in Gwynedd. The GoDirect scheme was created by North Wales Tourism as a regional alternative to online travel agencies like lastminute.com and Trivago. The benefit for hotels, B and Bs and self-catering accommodation across North Wales is […]

Arrival of women’s elite pro cyclists to give £2 million boost to Colwyn Bay

Colwyn Bay is set to receive a £2 million boost when the elite riders fight out the final stage of the UK’s premier women’s cycling event on the sea front next month. It’s a first time in Wales for the Ovo Energy Women’s Tour, a gruelling five-day 423-mile race, part of the Women’s World Tour […]

Nursing home company takes care of business with £120K investment

An award-winning Gwynedd care company is making a £120,000 investment to upgrade its facilities and services. Cariad Care Homes, which employs 115 mostly local staff at its two nursing homes in Porthmadog and Criccieth, is continuing a programme of improvements which has seen it invest £700,000 at the homes over the past six years. The […]

Power to the people as Minister opens town’s hydro-electric scheme

A Denbighshire town’s very own renewable hydro-electric scheme promising power to the people has been hailed a success by Wales’s energy minister. Lesley Griffiths AM, the Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, visited Corwen to officially open Corwen Electricity Cooperative’s hydro-electric scheme. The Cabinet Secretary, the Assembly Member for Wrexham, attended […]

UK’s poshest hostel is ready to rock under new owners

A couple from London have quit the life of finance and fashion to relaunch the £1 million Snowdonia backpackers hostel dubbed the UK’s poshest. Proud North Walian Christian Wynne gave up his financial services career in London along with his fashion designer wife Annie to buy the luxurious five-star Plas Curig hostel in Capel Curig. […]