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 […]

Play about dementia is emotional experience for youngsters

Youngsters from a Flintshire primary school have given a thumbs-up to a heart-warming play about the impact of dementia seen through the eyes of a young boy. Pupils of Ysgol Gwenffrwd, Holywell, attended a performance of Ŵy, Chips A Nain (Egg, Chips and Grandma in Welsh) at Theatr Clwyd in Mold. The play tells the […]

Popular app puts kids at risk of being groomed online, warns police boss

A police boss has warned parents their children could be at risk of being groomed by paedophiles or being bombarded with sexually explicit messages on popular a social media app. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones spoke out after being briefed about the problem during a visit to the DangerPoint children’s safety centre […]

Top builder teams up with housing provider to create apprenticeships

A partnership between an award-winning builder and a leading social housing provider has helped create over 20 apprenticeships across two major construction sites in North Wales. Flintshire-based Anwyl Construction are building two state-of-the-art extra care housing schemes worth £17 million for The Pennaf Housing Group at Llangefni, on Anglesey, and at Flint on Deeside. Both […]

Culinary kids get a pizza the action

CULINARY whizz kids got in on a pizza the action when a Wrexham restaurant was transformed into a classroom for the morning. As part of its education programme, Pizza Express at the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre invited along a group of budding master chefs from St Christopher’s School to make their own pizzas. The Year […]

Pen pal scheme is the write stuff at care home

A 93-year-old former teacher who lives in a Barry care home has inspired a heart-warming pen pal scheme involving residents and pupils of a nearby school. The postman arriving at Springbank Care Home on College Road causes a ripple of excitement as they eagerly await the latest batch of letters from youngsters at Jenner Park […]

Coffee shop helps tots to mind their Welsh language in weekly story sessions

A community-minded coffee shop is helping to brew up interest in learning the Welsh language from the earliest possible age. Starbucks at the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre in Wrexham is hosting weekly sessions where tiny tots and their mums or dads can hear stories and join in with nursery rhymes all in Welsh. The Wednesday […]

Bakery gears up to launch batch of 14 new products

A leading bakery firm is gearing up for the launch of 14 new products in the New Year. The Wrexham-based Village Bakery has appointed eight new apprentices as they prepare to ramp up production for four major retailers. The new products have all been developed at the family firm’s Baking Academy and Innovation Centre at […]

Water experts safeguard new school from risk of flooding

A team of water management experts has come up with a plan to safeguard a £10.5 million new primary school site and local homeowners from the risk of flooding. Ruthin-based Waterco didn’t have far to go for one of their latest major contracts – Denbighshire County Council’s flagship new primary school is being built just […]

Big-hearted shoppers boost school’s cash flow

A Wrexham school has improved its cash flow thanks to the generosity of shoppers. Nine pupils from St Giles’ School headed down to Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre to help empty coins from the centre’s water feature. Shoppers have been treating the shallow pool at the top of the centre’s Spanish Steps like a wishing well […]