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Trailer maker fans hoping for happy Hollywood ending after Tinseltown takeover of club

Diehard Wrexham AFC fans who work for shirt sponsors Ifor Williams Trailers are hoping for a happy Hollywood ending after the sale of the club to superstars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney was completed. There were whoops of joy from supporters at the iconic company’s factories in Corwen, Cynwyd, Sandycroft and on Deeside Industrial Estate […]

Endangered hedgehogs find a true friend in former nurse Tracy

A former nurse from Prestatyn who has turned her attentions to the prickly problem of one of Britain’s most endangered garden creatures is to open a new hedgehog hospital in her back garden. Tracy Pierce runs Hedgehog Help Prestatyn and currently has 27 hedgehogs on her books, four of them at the Small Animals department […]

Allowing tourism to re-open over Easter will put North Wales on road to recovery

There are growing calls for a special recovery fund to be set up for the tourism and hospitality industry that’s been pushed into economic freefall as a result of the pandemic. According to Jim Jones, the chief executive of North Wales Tourism, it was also essential that existing financial support measures were extended to help […]

Church appeals for help restoring magnificent stained glass windows

A church in Mold has launched an appeal for help to raise funds to restore a stunning series of beautiful stained glass windows by one of Wales’s most talented 20th century craftsmen. The 12 glass panels were made by Jonah Jones for the Church of the Resurrection of Our Saviour, at Morfa Nefyn, in Gwynedd, […]

Welsh dairy co-op £14.4m investment will boost production and create jobs

A North Wales farmer-owned creamery has announced a three-year £14.4 million expansion to increase cheese production by 50 per cent and create 30 new jobs by 2024. The investment by South Caernarfon Creameries (SCC) is being backed by the Welsh Government with a £5 million grant from their Food Business Investment Scheme. The dairy co-operative […]

Jeep Renegade 4xe road test by Steve Rogers

It feels like the world and his wife is joining the electric party with thousands giving themselves a Christmas present. According to the motoring bible, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, the best selling car in December was the electric Tesla Model 3 with its new rival the Volkswagen ID.3 fourth. In a frantic […]

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 […]