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 […]

Toyota Yaris road test by Steve Rogers

Unlike my primary school reports my parents would have been pleased with my marks for the Yaris hybrid. Each trip ends with marks out of a hundred and comments on how well, or badly, you have done, and I did rather well. What I wouldn’t have given for marks like 86,73 and even 66 along […]

Spectacular horsebox makeover creates lasting legacy

A trailer company has helped create a lasting legacy for a rural community after teaming up with a TV show to transform a vintage horsebox. It was turned into a mobile office and a commentary position for local shows in Ysbyty Ifan in Conwy after Ifor Williams Trailers worked with the producers of S4C series […]

Firms slam “disproportionate and unjust” covid restrictions

Business leaders in North Wales have condemned the new round of covid restrictions as “disproportionate and unjust”. According to the North Wales and Mersey Dee Business Council, the tourism hospitality and leisure sector felt particularly hard done by following the news that pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes will not be allowed to sell alcohol and […]

Charity appeals for crafters to train adults with learning difficulties

A charity that works with adults with learning difficulties is appealing for crafters to volunteer to pass on their skills at their café and shop in Wrexham town centre. Baseline Matters was set up by Denise Thomas, whose son has Aspergers, after she found that there was a lack of services for young people with […]