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Ex-Sunday school teacher Gertrude reaches 101 after avoiding cigarettes and alcohol

Avoiding alcohol and cigarettes were among the secrets of long life for a great-grandmother who has celebrated her 101st birthday. Former Sunday school teacher Gertrude Jones was born in 1917 when the First World War was still raging, when the Russian Revolution started and Albert Einstein published his first paper on Cosmology. She has been […]

Kind-hearted Tracy takes silver care industry Oscars

A mother-of-two from Tonyrefail has been honoured with a silver award for her care of elderly people in their own homes. Tracy Davies, who works for Home Instead Senior Care, travels round in the Ford Fiesta she calls her ‘mobile office’ looking after clients in Cowbridge, Pontypridd and Caerphilly. Her kind heart and dedication to […]

Watchdogs take a lead in keeping paw and order

Two new police watchdogs are helping North Wales’ four-legged crimefighters to keep paw and order. Marie Jones and Clare Vickers have been appointed as volunteer dog welfare visitors to keep a check on how the police look after the canine cops. The North Wales scheme was set up by the region’s Police and Crime Commissioner, […]

Fantastic five land jobs at flagship dementia centre thanks to life-changing training course

Five young women have all landed permanent jobs at the Caernarfon dementia care centre of excellence which hosted the life-changing training course they took part in. Becky Ward, 26, Roxanne Aston, 20, Ellen Robinson, 28, Kelly Thomson, 30, and 26-year-old Emma Fozzard became enrolled on the Into Health and Social Care course run by a […]

Top award on the menu for caring Karen

A 57 year old woman from Powys who stepped into the breach to cook for a group of young people with autism has been honoured with a national award. Karen Saunders, who works at the Bronllys home in Brecon, was presented with a silver award at the Wales Care Awards at Cardiff City Hall. The […]

Top builder uses historic local quarry for slate for new health centre

Slate from an historic Blaenau Ffestiniog quarry has been used by an award-winning builder to roof the town’s new health centre. Anwyl Construction used the distinctive dark blue and grey slate from the Cwt y Bugail Quarry and Welsh slate walling from a local supplier to ensure a strong local connection with the area. The […]

Builder helps charity raise £2.5K from Christmas tree collection

A popular local charity has received a late Christmas present thanks to the help of a leading local builder. Two HGV drivers from the Anwyl Group took time out of their busy schedule to collect discarded Christmas trees in return for donations to St Kentigern Hospice which totalled £2,500. Dave Jones and Steve Colclough worked […]

Wrexham football club boosted by cash snatched from criminals

A Wrexham football club which tackles mental health problems, discrimination and homelessness has netted a £2,500 windfall – thanks to cash confiscated from crooks. Wrexham Inclusion Football Club was formed in Acrefair last autumn to support people with disabilities, mental health issues, ADHD, autism and also those from ethnic minority or LGBT groups or who […]