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Colwyn business leaders urge public to become life-savers

A campaign has been launched to teach life-saving skills to people in four coastal communities in North Wales. Colwyn Business Improvement District has funded a network of nine defibrillators in Old Colwyn, Colwyn Bay, Mochdre and Rhos-on-Sea. The BID is a business-led not-for-profit social enterprise organisation working to improve the Bay of Colwyn district by […]

Youngsters make memories with care home residents

Artistic schoolchildren worked with care home residents to make sure their memories aren’t forgotten. Pupils from Ysgol Bodhyfryd have spent time chatting with residents of Pendine Park’s Hillbury House Care Home in Wrexham to find about what they liked and enjoyed doing when they were younger. The youngsters then researched their findings and found appropriate […]

Blur legend choir to sing in aid of sex abuse survivors

A male voice choir that recorded a song with Blur legend Damon Albarn will take centre stage at a concert in aid of survivors of sexual abuse. Côr y Penrhyn will perform at the concert hosted by North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones at Bangor Cathedral on Friday, March 8. All the proceeds […]

No Deal Brexit would make North Wales less safe, warns police boss

A police boss has warned again that a No Deal Brexit would put the people of North Wales in real danger. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones fears the police will be powerless to arrest foreign crime suspects on the spot if Britain loses access to European databases and agreements. It would not […]

Charity chief blames austerity for alarming rise in mental health issues in North Wales

Austerity has led to an alarming rise in the number of people with mental health problems, according to the boss of an advocacy charity. Elfed Williams, the director of services at the Conwy and Denbighshire Mental Health Advocacy Service (CADMHAS), revealed there has been a 15 per cent increase in their workload over the past […]

Bingo! Gertrude celebrates her 102nd birthday or 37,255 days of being alive

A bingo-loving great-great-grandmother who was born in 1917 when the First World War was at its height, Buffalo Bill Cody died and Houdini performed his buried alive trick has celebrated her 102nd birthday. Widow Gertrude Jones and her 90-year-old little sister, Gwen Davies-Barrett, held a small family party at Pendine Park’s Hillbury Care Home in […]

New state-of-the-art training centre will help protect former hospital site

A new state-of-the-art training centre that will help protect the derelict site of a former psychiatric hospital from vandals has been given the go ahead. Members of Denbighshire County Council’s planning committee unanimously approved the scheme which is the first phase of plans to regenerate crumbling ruins and grounds of the historic North Wales Hospital […]

New low energy homes revolutionise housing market

Work has started at a revolutionary new ‘modular house’ factory to produce low-energy homes with running costs of just £200 a year. The facility, on Holyhead’s Penrhos Industrial Estate, has made the timber frame for a new bungalow in less than three days and already has orders for more than 40 houses. It’s been launched […]

New matron spearheads growth at private hospital

A new matron has been appointed to play a key role in the future growth of a private hospital in Wrexham. Pamela Mackie has taken the reins as the clinical lead at Spire Yale Hospital hot on the heels of having helped commission a revolutionary new clinic on the other side of the world. She […]

Police chief urges company bosses to give offenders second chance

A police chief is urging company bosses in North Wales to follow the example of the Timpson shoe and watch repair chain by giving offenders a second chance. According to North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner, Arfon Jones, recruiting people with convictions can have a positive impact on their businesses by giving them access to […]