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Flintshire boss launches fundraising drive for hospice gym in memory of his father

A FLINTSHIRE businessman is launching a renewed fundraising drive for a Wrexham hospice in memory of his much-loved father. David Catherall is Managing Director of TDC Services, based on the Ewloe roundabout, which celebrated its 35th anniversary last year and supplies industrial cleaning equipment to firms across the world. TDC has a long track record […]

All systems grow thanks to top gardener Andrew

A professional gardener who has managed some of Britain’s top garden estates is helping care home residents grow their own vegetables to use in cookery classes. Andrew Jones, 53, is the Pendine Park Care Organisation’s head gardener and takes time out from his busy schedule to help the green-fingered residents. It’s a role Andrew thoroughly […]

People with dementia relearning skills with training to “heal” brain

A NURSING home is helping residents relearn simple tasks thanks to one of the world’s leading clinical dementia specialists who says the brain has the potential to “heal” itself. College Fields Nursing Home in Barry is reaping the benefits of an innovative training programme which effectively retrains undamaged parts of the brain through a process […]

Conwy land cup double and now plan to lock up league title

High-flying Conwy Borough completed a cup double when they added the Lock Stock Cookson Cup to their trophy cabinet with a 3-0 win over Barmouth and Dyffryn United in the final at Porthmadog. It followed on from their 4-1 FAW Welsh Trophy win against Rhos Aelwyd and with Borough in second place and right in […]

Trio of sporting legends on cue to snooker child abuse

Ex-goal ace Michael Owen and Wales rugby star Sam Warburton will be tackling a whole new ball game when they take on snooker legend Dennis Taylor in aid of a children’s charity. The trio of sporting heroes are joining forces with North Wales Business Club president Lord Gregory Mostyn to raise money for NSPCC Cymru/Wales […]

Sneak peek of new eco-friendly cop shop

Youngsters from a local primary school and North Wales’s policing chief were the first to get a sneak preview behind the scenes of a new eco-friendly police station. As a former police inspector Arfon Jones, the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner, was familiar with the antiquated high rise premises in Wrexham but this was […]

Rachel gets tough in memory of mum

A plucky teenager is in training for a tough physical challenge in memory of her mum who died from cancer. Student Rachel Charles, 18, who works as a server at the Frankie & Benny’s restaurant at Eagles Meadow in Wrexham, will be tackling the Race for Life Pretty Muddy five kilometre course at Alyn Waters […]

Care home residents mesmerised by stunning performance of top Russian harpist Valeria

One of the world’s greatest harpists took time out from an international festival to perform for residents of a care home in Caernarfon. Russian Valeria Voshchennikova  was one of the stars of the opening concert at  the Wales International Harp Festival in Caernarfon. Valeria is a soloist with the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra and is the […]

Sunday Times journalist’s views are “morally repugnant”, says police boss

A police boss is reporting Sunday Times columnist Rod Liddle to the newspaper industry watchdog because of his “morally repugnant” views about the Welsh language and people. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones has been inundated by complaints about Liddle’s comments in relation to the controversial plan to rename the Severn Bridge and call […]