Community

Store staff come steaming in with effort for Macmillan’s World Biggest Coffee Morning

Big-hearted staff at a Wrexham store are brewing up another special day of fundraising for a cancer support charity. After raising hundreds of pounds from the popular event over the past few years, the team at Boots at the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre the will be steaming back into action on Friday September 29 as […]

Choir hits high notes to celebrate fifth birthday

A community choir that’s celebrating its fifth birthday has been hailed as the “eighth wonder of Wales”. The Wrexham Community Choir was formed in 2012 and has transformed the lives of its members who come from all walks of life. As part of their anniversary celebrations, they will be performing at the town’s Eagles Meadow […]

Taking care of football stars of the future

The junior football team where ex-Wales international and TV pundit Robbie Savage started out is stepping out in style thanks to a leading social care organisation. The Llay Under 8s team, which plays in the Wrexham District Mini League, were in need of a kit so their manager asked locally-based Pendine Park for a financial […]

New bakers honoured as drive is launched to recruit another batch

A talented group of newly-qualified apprentices at a bakery have been hailed as stars of the future by the UK’s top trainer. According to Yvonne Evans, who was crowned Assessor of the Year by the Times Educational Supplement, the seven apprentices at the Village Bakery were “truly exceptional”. As a reward, they were each presented by […]

We need to take control of youth justice, says police boss

A police boss is calling for youth justice to be devolved to Wales. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones spoke out following the appointment of the most senior judge in England and Wales to head up a review of how the justice system works in Wales. The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas of […]

Ladies and gents take to the road to raise funds for health charities

Dozens of smartly dressed motorcyclists will take to the roads of North Wales next week to raise funds for men’s health charities, with an event inspired by TV’s Madman Don Draper. The retro-themed Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride on Sunday September 24 involves more than 55,000 bike fans around the world donning their cravats, tweaking their moustaches, […]

Game-changer for £3 billion-a-year social care sector

The Welsh Government decision to include social care as one of five key priority areas for their new economic strategy has been hailed as a “potential game-changer” for the sector. According to Care Forum Wales, independent care homes and domiciliary care companies are now getting the recognition they deserve for the £3 billion-a-year contribution they help […]

Tenants give where they live

A disabled former HGV driver has joined a new generation of community volunteers thanks to an innovative scheme launched by a housing association. Stephen Davis, 51, from Old Colwyn, who’s confined to a wheelchair, does good deeds for his neighbours and in return they also help him. The Give Where You Live scheme set up […]

Green-fingered Gerald unveils community garden at fun day

A big-hearted tenant who suffers from arthritis defied the pain to create a new community garden in memory of his late sister. The flower-filled garden was officially opened by Gerald Dunphy, 62, during a fun day at the Chester Avenue estate in Kinmel Bay in Conwy. Gerald’s efforts have now inspired the other tenants to […]

Police boss calls for rethink on stopping handouts to homeless

A police boss has urged a senior councillor to think again about his call to starve homeless people of donations. Cllr Hugh Jones, the deputy leader of Wrexham County Borough Council, urged the public not to give handouts to the homeless on the site of the former Groves school site, claiming they are being sold on […]