Community

Criminals help pay for crime protection for deaf people

A campaign has been launched to help protect deaf people from becoming the victims of crime – paid for by money seized from criminals. The North Wales Deaf Association have organised a series of Crime Prevention Workshops thanks to a £5,000 grant from special fund set up by North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon […]

Homeless Paul fears he’ll be killed on streets of Wrexham

A police boss heard how a man had been living rough on the streets of Wrexham for 20 years following the death of his mum from cancer. According to Paul Evans, 49, he became addicted to drugs in prison and was now trapped in a vicious cycle of decline that’s ruined his life. Paul says […]

Boost for village youngsters

A youth group that’s going from strength to strength has been given a boost. The Cynwyd Youth Association have received a £500 donation from Ifor Williams Trailers who  have a factory in the village near Corwen. The organisation was officially established last summer and now meets twice weekly on the astro turf playground next to […]

Hospice makeover isn’t just any makeover

A group of big hearted shop workers jumped into action for a DIY SOS-style makeover at a hospice. But the facelift of the guest room at Nightingale House in Wrexham wasn’t just any facelift – it was done by staff from the Marks and Spencer store down the road at Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre. The […]

Fix room for addicts will save lives

Setting up a “fix room” in Wrexham where drug addicts can inject themselves safely and hygienically would save lives. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones spoke out after a fact-finding mission to Switzerland where they have a more “tolerant and compassionate approach” which has yielded positive results for the drug takers themselves and […]

Three generations mark time in a “magical” new garden

Residents created history when they buried three generations of memories and mementoes in a time capsule at a new community garden. The Mayor of Llandudno, Francis Davis and his wife, Sonia, cut the ribbon to officially open the garden, specially created as a place of relaxation and enjoyment for residents of Cysgod y Gogarth in […]

Guide Dogs charity bowled over by fund-raiser

A Wrexham bowling alley is striking out in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind. The charity will be taking over a batch of lanes for a fund-raising challenge at Tenpin at the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre on Monday, July 24. The money will go towards providing people like partially-sighted Heather Worofka, of Penycae near […]

Peace champion Terry Waite gives his backing to care home’s pioneering Eisteddfod music sessions

Legendary peace campaigner Terry Waite has given his seal of approval to a special event which saw care home residents harmonising with schoolchildren at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. The festival’s iconic president dropped by as people from Pendine Park care homes in Wrexham were enjoying a sing-along with youngsters from primary schools in the area […]

Brave girls raise £3K for children’s charity

Two brave little girls have raised over £3,000 for a charity that arranges dream trips to Disneyland Paris for disabled and sick children. Heidi Rogerson, nine, and Evie Davies, seven, who are both wheelchair-bound, took part in a five and a half mile sponsored walk in aid of Miles of Smiles which provides the magical […]

Tenpin bowling puts Wrexham charity for autistic youngsters in the frame

A Wrexham bowling alley is striking out to help a charity which supports children with autism. As part of its rolling programme to boost good causes, Tenpin at the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre helping local charity Your Space to raise funds. The charity provides social opportunities, activities and clubs for 200 children and young people […]