Sun, rain and even air – village hall gets greener thanks to windfarm windfall

A Vale of Clwyd village hall could be the greenest in Wales literally thanks to a windfall from a renewable energy giant. The building at Llanbedr DC, near Ruthin, dates back to the First World War but it’s very 21st century thanks to a brand-new air-source heating system. That’s been installed by award-winning green energy […]

Giving £40m social care cash to councils is like putting foxes in charge of hen house

A social care leader fears that giving the bulk of a new £48 million funding package to Welsh councils will be like “putting foxes in charge of hen house”. Mario Kreft MBE, the chair of Care Forum Wales, says that local authorities cannot be trusted to distribute the cash from Welsh Government fairly He said […]

Search launched to find tourism heroes

A search has been launched to find the heroes of the tourism and hospitality industry in North Wales after the “absolute nightmare” of the past 18 months. Jim Jones, the chief executive of North Wales Tourism, hopes the glittering Oscars-style awards ceremony will herald a reboot for the sector that’s been battered by the Covid-19 […]

Denbigh’s iconic North Wales Hospital gets go-ahead for redevelopment

The future of one of Wales’s iconic buildings now looks brighter after Denbighshire County Council planners opened the way for the redevelopment of the historic North Wales Hospital in Denbigh. An application by Vale of Clwyd-based Jones Bros to redevelop the 50.6-acre site of the Grade Two Star-listed former psychiatric hospital was approved by the […]

Bakery firm hailed as “role model” after rising to recruitment challenge

A bakery firm from North Wales has been hailed as a “role model” for other companies for the way it recruits people who are struggling to find jobs. The fast-growing Jones Village Bakery that’s recently launched a new 140,000 sq ft super bakery on Wrexham Industrial Estate is looking to take on another 115 staff. […]

County planners to rule on ambitious plans for derelict North Wales Hospital

Multi-million pound plans to redevelop the long derelict North Wales Hospital site in Denbigh are to be considered by Denbighshire planners next week (Wednesday, September 8). Vale of Clwyd-based Jones Bros want to build 300 new homes and facilities for local businesses, shops and leisure facilities, including a new home for the town’s cricket club, […]

Top cheesemaker South Caernarfon announces record profits of £3.4M

A leading Welsh cheesemaker has delivered a record year with operating profits of £3.4 million on sales of £61.5 million. South Caernarfon Creameries (SCC) has achieved that alongside starting work on a major expansion at their headquarters at Chwilog, near Pwllheli, which will be completed by 2024. It will increase capacity at Wales’s largest farmer-owned […]

New £1m zero carbon homes factory will boost deprived area of Rhyl

A social enterprise is investing more than £1 million in a new factory to meet the growing demand for zero carbon homes. Creating Enterprise has taken over the former Travis Perkins depot in Cefndy Road in Rhyl and is hoping it can also play a key role in regeneration the Denbighshire town’s West End. The […]

“World class” dementia centre will create 100 new jobs and provide vital services

Plans have been unveiled for a new “world class” dementia care home to provide vital services in Wrexham and create 100 jobs in the process. The Pendine Park care organisation say the state-of-the art 70-bed facility will be catering for the needs of the local community, with the number of people aged over 85 in […]