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TV bushcraft star and award-winning gardeners on the joy of volunteering

A TV bushcraft expert and an award-winning group of gardeners have joined forces for a major event to encourage people to volunteer on projects in the Wrexham area. ITV Wales’s popular Coast and Country star Andrew Thomas-Price will be showing how to live off the land at Spring Into Action at Plas Pentwyn, Coedpoeth, on […]

Talented schoolgirl artist brings her author mum’s characters to life

A supremely talented young artist has illustrated a children’s fantasy novel written by her mother which is on the shelves of the UK’s biggest bookshop, Waterstone’s. When author and former schoolteacher Hayley Davenport-Smith was looking for someone to provide the artwork for her first book she could think of nobody better than her 12-year-old daughter […]

Easter eggs-travaganza at Eagles Meadow will boost children’s hospice

AN Easter ‘eggs’travaganza event at a Wrexham shopping centre will kick start a major boost for a children’s hospice charity. Shoppers at Eagles Meadow have been treating the shallow pool at the top of the centre’s Spanish Steps like a wishing well and throwing in their loose change The latest batch of money is being […]

Regulate cannabis to cut out drugs gangs and allow people to grow their own

A police boss is calling for cannabis to be regulated to cut out organised crime and allow people to grow a limited amount of it for their own personal use According to North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner, Arfon Jones, it should be legally controlled just like alcohol and tobacco which caused more harm to […]

Financial expert swaps world of insurance for pies and pasties

It’s oggie, oggie, oggie for a former financial services specialist who has swapped the world of insurance for sausage rolls and pastries – by running a pie shop and delicatessen. And the big seller for Ross Anderson and his wife, Tracey, who are celebrating five years at the Llangollen Oggie Shop and Deli on the […]

Caring canine Daisy is a big hit

A new four-legged friend is bringing joy to a young woman who is in the final stages of a degenerative brain condition. Lizzie Bennett’s face lights up every time playful pooch Daisy, a 10-month old Bichon Frise, scampers into her room and jumps onto her bed at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham. Thirty-year-old […]

Don’t fall prey to cruel fraudsters like my 87-year-old Taid, says victim centre boss

The boss of a centre that supports crime victims from across North Wales has warned elderly people to be on their guard against fraudsters after her 87-year-old grandfather fell prey to a smooth-talking conman. Sioned Jacobsen, the Operations Manager at the North Wales Victim Help Centre, revealed they’re seeing a big increase in the number […]

Cheesemakers at South Caernarfon Creameries launch campaign to support people in North Wales with dementia

CHEESEMAKERS at Wales’s oldest dairy co-operative South Caernarfon Creameries have launched a campaign to support people with dementia in their community. Staff based at the co-operative’s headquarters at Chwilog near Pwllheli have undergone training from experts at the Alzheimer’s Society to become ‘dementia friends’. A dozen workers at South Caernarfon Creameries took part giving them […]

Barnstorming performance of Broadway hit Guys and Dolls

More than 100 talented high school pupils put on a barnstorming performance of Broadway classic Guys and Dolls. The high energy production by the students and staff of Ysgol John Bright in Llandudno celebrated 10 years of shows on the stage at the prestigious Venue Cymru. Seventeen-year-old Tomos Bohanna, from Colwyn Bay, who took the […]

Dedicated charity fundraiser is officially appointed High Sheriff of Clwyd

A DEDICATED charity fundraiser has been officially appointed as the new High Sheriff of Clwyd and pledged to be an ambassador for good causes. Stephanie Catherall took over the independent, non-political Royal role during a ceremony at St Deiniol’s Church in Hawarden. The event was attended by a host of local dignitaries including Lord-Lieutenant of […]