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Roll up! Roll up! Circus magic comes to care home

Musicians from a world famous orchestra brought the roar of the crowd and the smell of the grease paint to a care home as part of a “magical” circus workshop. Two members of Manchester’s acclaimed Hallé orchestra brought the joyous sounds of the Big Top to Pendine Park in Wrexham, engaging residents in a magical melee […]

Special thanks from Mayoress Bev at hospital’s 30th anniversary event

A VIP guest at an event to mark the 30th anniversary of a private hospital had a special reason to celebrate – she’s a former patient. Spire Yale Hospital in Wrexham came to the rescue when the Mayoress of Wrexham, Bev Williams, who is a ward sister at the nearby Maelor Hospital, was suffering from […]

New £1.5m housing scheme is a boost for Colwyn Bay

A housing association has unveiled a new £1.5 million affordable housing scheme as part of plans to regenerate Colwyn Bay. The former doctor’s surgery in Pwllcrochan Avenue has been converted and extended by Cartrefi Conwy to create 14 apartments eight with two bedrooms and six with one bedroom. The property, previously called Rhoslan, has now […]

Christmas TV update on caring Catherine landing dream job

A young mum has secured the job of her dreams as a care worker at a flagship care home after taking part in a life-life-changing television series. Catherine Lewis, 20, of Caernarfon, credits her experience appearing on S4C’s FFIT Cymru with giving her the confidence boost to go for the career she had always secretly […]

Time to cash in on £4 million windfarm windfall for rural Denbighshire

A windfarm windfall of almost £4 million over 25 years is the green dividend for western Denbighshire – and residents are being urged to start cashing in now. Communities in a proposed area from Trefnant in the north to Maerdy, near Corwen, in the south and from the River Clwyd in the east over six […]

Young support worker hits the big time at care sector ‘Oscars’

A young man who is carving out a high-flying career in social care has just scooped a top national award. Support worker Stefan Jenkins, 23, who lives in Kidwelly, took the joint bronze prize at this year’s prestigious Wales Care Awards, held at City Hall in Cardiff. The national awards, run by Care Forum Wales […]

Mechanic restores classic car as a tribute to his racing champ mum

A Vale of Clwyd motor mechanic is rebuilding a classic car in memory of his motor racing champion mum. The late Sandie Cooper was North Wales Ladies Autograss Champion several times with many of those races won at the wheel of her beloved 1970s Fiat 127 Abarth which was finally written off in a massive […]

Classic comics are the new gold for canny investors

Classic comics are the new rival to gold and fine wines for investors, very collectable and likely to increase in value, according to a man with over 100,000 of them. Stuart Stevenson has 40,000 American comics, some dating back to the Sixties and Seventies at Rhyl Comic and Disc Co, in the town’s Wellington Road […]

Inspiring couple who helped foster son beat the odds are honoured with top award

A Swansea couple who have devoted their lives to caring for their severely disabled foster son who was not expected to live past his 16th birthday have scooped a top national care award. Elaine Bastin, 75, and her husband of 55 years Len, 78, spoke of their ‘total surprise’ at being announced winners at the […]