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Joy’s delight at award for police station’s £25 million boost for region’s economy

A CONSTRUCTION firm responsible for a new police station has built a legacy that will last for years to come – including a £25 million boost for the region. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones says contractors Galliford Try have built not only an eco-friendly divisional police headquarters in Llay, but also a […]

Bakery duo and miracle man Cez step out in aid of hospice

A young father who defied the doctors and made a “miraculous recovery” after being diagnosed with an inoperable cancer is joining his brother on a marathon trek in aid of a hospice. Things looked bleak for Ceri Dawson, 29, two years ago when he was given the bombshell news that he had pleomorphic soft tissue […]

New £500,000 project to help struggling working families in Conwy

A social enterprise has secured £500,000 in funding for a pioneering project to help struggling working families who are living below the poverty line in Conwy. The money to pay for the four-year programme, Making Work – Work For All, being launched by Creating Enterprise is coming from the Big Lottery Fund. The scheme will […]

Having fun at care home is child’s play

Toddlers from a Rhyl nursery showed off their natural charm and boundless energy as they enjoyed a teddy bear’s picnic of jelly and ice-cream with elderly care home residents. The tots, who attend Beach House Day Nursery in Rhyl, took an afternoon “pull-a-long” tram to St David’s Residential Home in the seaside town to spend […]

Crashing out of Europe will put North Wales people in jeopardy, warns police boss

Crashing out of Europe with a hard Brexit or no deal at all will put North Wales people in jeopardy, the region’s police chief has warned. According to North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones and his deputy, Ann Griffith, we are ticking down to a potential crime-fighting catastrophe unless a “sensible agreement” can […]

Eirias Park transformed into Jurassic Park with invasion of roaring 10ft tall dinosaurs

A fun day was transformed into a scene from the hit film franchise Jurassic Park when it was invaded by rampaging dinosaurs. Although they looked fearsome, there was nothing to worry about when the Tyrannosaurus Rex and the Velociraptor bared their teeth and roared at the Big Day Out organised by housing association Cartrefi Conwy. […]

Police boss chooses preferred candidate for chief constable

North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones has announced his preferred candidate as the region’s new Chief Constable. Gulf War veteran Carl Foulkes’ appointment is subject to confirmation by the North Wales Police and Crime Panel, which will take place on September 10. Mr Jones has informed the Police and Crime Panel about his […]

Special task force honoured for combating virulent batch of the drug Spice

A special taskforce born when a virulent batch of the synthetic drug Spice hit the streets of Wrexham in April last year has won a major award. Then authorities in the town ruled enough was enough and decided something had to be done to tackle the worsening problem. That led to the creation of the […]