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Betsi hits the road with cash seized from crooks

An inspirational youth leader who got his life back on track after battling heroin addiction is hitting the road to help turn around the lives of young people. The award-winning Youth Shedz Cymru, set up by Scott Jenkinson in 2017, which helps its young members to explore and develop themselves, has been boosted by cash […]

Young taekwondo stars kick on with cash seized from crooks

Young Flintshire taekwondo stars looking to follow in the illustrious footsteps of double Olympic gold medallist Jade Jones are being given a helping hand – thanks to cash seized from criminals. The Deeside and Flintshire Taekwondo club has a long and proud history, attracting scores of participants to its classes, but the Covid-19 pandemic has […]

High-flier to High Sheriff and Steve pledges support for mental health

The new High Sheriff of Clwyd has pledged to help support the growing number of people suffering mental health issues during his term of office. Former Airbus UK executive Steve Thomas, from St Asaph, was speaking after making his declarations before magistrate Toby Prosser, Chair of the Central North Wales Bench, at St Asaph. He […]

It’s only rock ‘n’ roll but the kids really like it

Lessons were pumped up to full volume at a special school when they were treated to a series of rock classics by a group of talented music tutors. The live sessions beamed to Ysgol Tir Morfa in Rhyl were laid on by the Denbigh-based Denbighshire Music Co-operative to lift the pupils’ spirits a year after […]

Crooks’ cash supports new service to help parents abused by their children

A pioneering service has been set up in North Wales to help parents who are abused by their children after a 70% increase in cases during the pandemic. Break 4 Change is a new support project, backed by North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones, that’s been established with the help of cash confiscated […]

Ambitious football club start work on installing new £200K pitch

An ambitious football club has started a £200,000 pitch improvement scheme in time for the planned re-launch of the new Lock Stock Ardal North West Division next season. Denbigh Town have begun work on the latest in a series of major improvements to their Central Park ground which has already seen the club build a […]

Uni’s eco-friendly green packaging for Uganda could soon be on our shelves

Eco-friendly packaging developed by scientists in North Wales to help women farmers in one of Africa’s poorest countries could soon be on supermarket shelves in the UK. The team at Bangor University’s BioComposites Centre on Anglesey and partners in Uganda have been using waste from one of the country’s most important cash crops – maize […]

Historic village cricket club launches search for next generation of players

Cricket in the Cheshire village of Tattenhall dates back over 150 years and now there is a new generation playing the game thanks to the support of a local law firm. Tattenhall Cricket Club, near Chester, was founded in 1864, the year the legendary W G Grace hit his first hundred, and the future looks […]

Back from Down Under – vintage shearing machine finds a new home in Corwen

A remarkable agricultural antique – a mechanical sheep-shearing machine over 100 years old – has completed a 30,000-mile round the world trip to Australia and back to an honoured place in Corwen. The 1909 machine which needed two men to operate it was developed by the Gloucestershire firm of R A Lister and Co but […]

Friends in the north on mercy mission to feed refugees and the vulnerable in Newport

Refugees and asylum-seekers from the Middle East in Newport are getting a taste of home thanks to supplies donated to a local food bank by one of Wales’s leading catering wholesalers. Olive oil, tortilla-style wraps and chickpeas are going into up to 30 food parcels a week put together by the Feed Newport CIC food […]