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Locked down care home residents get creative 

Locked down care home residents are getting creative to keep their spirits up during the coronavirus crisis. The team at the Pendine Park  care organisation are using everything from music and art to videos and social media technology to counter the emotional and practical impacts of dealing with daily life in the national emergency situation. […]

Rural regeneration agency offers cash for countryside epidemic battle

A special fund of over £50,000 has been set up to help rural communities across North East Wales battle the coronavirus epidemic. The cash is being administered by regeneration agency Cadwyn Clwyd who are appealing to local organisations to come forward and share in funds worth up to £3,000 each. It’s aimed at helping develop […]

Buckley boys brave the shave to support hero NHS workers

A group of Flintshire friends are shaving off their flowing locks to raise money to support NHS workers who are being pushed to the limits fighting the Coronavirus pandemic. Seven brave Buckley lads agreed to have their heads shaved after joining in last Thursday’s national Clap for Carers in support of NHS workers. The event […]

Bread of heaven from big-hearted bakers

A children’s hospice has thanked big-hearted bakers who made a special consignment of bread to help them keep going. The Village Bakery  delivered a special batch of honey and spelt bread to Hope House in Morda, near Oswestry, which also provides a service for families in North East Wales. Among the other recipients of the […]

Make food banks special case for rationing, urges police chief

Food banks should be made a special case when it comes to food rationing by supermarkets, according to a top policing chief. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones made the appeal after news that an award-winning Conwy food bank could be forced to close by a double-whammy of restrictions brought in to tackle […]

Asda come to rescue of care home staff after Tesco ban

A rival supermarket has come to the rescue after Tesco banned care home staff from shopping during the dedicated slots for NHS workers. Asda contacted the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham to say their employees were more than welcome to come to their store in the town at the allotted times. The Tesco ban […]

Victims of domestic violence urged to seek help during coronavirus lockdown

A police boss is urging victims to domestic abuse to seek help during the coronavirus lockdown. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones is concerned there could be an increase in domestic violence as families are thrown together by work closures and business shutdowns. Mr Jones, a former police inspector, has made the fight […]

North Wales builder joins fight to end modern slavery in construction

A fast-growing North Wales construction company has signed up to the fight against modern slavery in the building trade. Brenig Construction, based in Mochdre, Colwyn Bay, which has an annual turnover of £11 million and £40 million of work on its order books, is active across North Wales and into Cheshire. The company, who are […]

Care organisation appeals for volunteers to tackle coronavirus crisis

A leading care organisation is appealing for former nurses and other staff to volunteer to help them beat the coronavirus epidemic threatening the residential care sector. Pendine Park looks after 450 residents at its eight homes in Wrexham and Caernarfon, employs over 800 staff and has been in business for over 30 years but director […]

Llay football team net huge financial boost thanks to group treble

A LLAY football club has netted a huge financial boost for their ambitious ground improvement plans after a hat trick of generous donations from construction firms. Llay Miners Welfare FC, the club which produced former Wrexham and Spurs striker Chris Armstrong, is planning a new enclosure for their ground which would move them closer to […]