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 […]

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 […]

Hard-hitting crime drama gives youngsters a taste of justice

A Gwynedd teenager groomed by a vicious county lines gang to become a drugs supplier has been sentenced to 18 months in youth custody. The magistrates’ court heard that the youngster called Connor was snared by the gang after he started taking drugs himself and fell into debt. After being threatened by the gang, he […]

Good start in life can save taxpayers £500,000 per child

A charity helping parents in North East Wales struggling to bring up babies can help save taxpayers £500,000 each over a child’s lifetime by helping them to stay on the straight and narrow, according to a police boss. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones has backed Home-start, which has bases in Wrexham and […]

Kind hearted community help raise cash for high tech children’s table tablet

A KIND-HEARTED community has helped raise cash for a nursery so it can buy an interactive table tablet to boost children’s learning. Cylch Meithrin Dolgellau, which caters for more than 70 children, has had the impressive piece of technology installed by Rawson Digital, which has one of its two offices in Y Felinheli, after the […]

Youngsters make memories with care home residents

Artistic schoolchildren worked with care home residents to make sure their memories aren’t forgotten. Pupils from Ysgol Bodhyfryd have spent time chatting with residents of Pendine Park’s Hillbury House Care Home in Wrexham to find about what they liked and enjoyed doing when they were younger. The youngsters then researched their findings and found appropriate […]

New state-of-the-art training centre will help protect former hospital site

A new state-of-the-art training centre that will help protect the derelict site of a former psychiatric hospital from vandals has been given the go ahead. Members of Denbighshire County Council’s planning committee unanimously approved the scheme which is the first phase of plans to regenerate crumbling ruins and grounds of the historic North Wales Hospital […]

Surge in demand for security is just the job for electricians who met at college

An electrical business set up by two former apprentices who met in college is enjoying a boom thanks to a surge in security work. Electricians Ryan Griffiths and Nick Dacey teamed up last year as RN Electrical and Security after forming a friendship as apprentice electricians at what is now Coleg Cambria’s Bersham Road campus, […]

School project pays respects to the fallen of the Great War

Pupils from seven Denbighshire schools dressed-up as Tommies and made colourful forget-me-nots as part of a project commemorating the First World War. The project was organised by the North Wales International Music Festival who chose Reflections as the theme for this year’s event to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. The festival is held […]

Top trailer firm looking to train and recruit 20 welders

Europe’s biggest trailer maker is looking to train and recruit 20 new welders to cope with a bulging order book. Ifor Williams Trailers has joined forces with the leading commercial training company, Gatewen Training Services, who are based in Wrexham. Jobseekers are being invited to a training and recruitment day at the newly-opened arts centre, […]