Construction in Wales faces a skills time bomb warns leading builder

The Welsh construction industry faces a skills time bomb as an aging workforce heads towards retirement, a leading building industry figure has warned. Tom Anwyl, Director of Anwyl Construction, which currently has over £100 million of projects on its books and which is building in several  areas of the county, is concerned for the future […]

Teenager who shared photos of naked girlfriend gets 18 months custody

A teenager who shared pictures of his naked girlfriend with a sex offender has been sentenced to 18 months’ youth custody. The 17 year old boy appeared before Wrexham Magistrates’ Court where he was found guilty of publishing indecent pictures of his sweetheart to a third party, a man who was on the Sex Offenders […]

Light bulb moment for creative pupils

An internationally renowned designer lit up the imaginations of artistic pupils at a Flintshire high school. Simon Macro led a workshop at Ysgol Maes Garmon in Mold thanks to a project with eco-friendly property development company Tesni Homes who are based in the town. He is part of the Freshwest partnership which designed the acclaimed […]

Welsh football icon applauds his former school as it unveils new £12,000 playground

Welsh international football star Owain Fôn Williams has sent his heartfelt congratulations to his former primary school as it unveiled a new £12,000 playground. The giant goalkeeper, who plays for Scottish Premiership club Inverness Caledonian Thistle and was one of Wales’ Euro 2016 heroes, said the outdoor facility at Ysgol Bro Lleu in Penygroes, Caernarfon, […]

Pioneering art project in running for a top award

A pioneering art project that bridged the generation gap between residents of a care home and local primary school children is in the running for a top award. Pupils from Ysgol yr Hendre in Caernarfon visited Bryn Seiont Newydd on the outskirts of the town so they could work alongside the people living there to […]

Happy ending to library story

Schoolchildren delivered a musical thank you to the team who gave their local library a massive £47,000 face lift. Pupils of Ysgol Babanod Llanfairfechan and Ysgol Pant y Rhedyn performed songs in Welsh and English at the official reopening of the library on the high street in Llanfairfechan. The building was transformed by the refurbishment […]

Chocs away as top chef helps youngsters become real smarties

A gold medal-winning chocolate expert is helping North Wales youngsters become real smarties – by mastering maths and science skills in the kitchen. Chef Stephen Hewitt runs chocolate workshops for youngsters at his cafe in Colwyn Bay as well as heading into schools to reveal the arts of a professional chocolatier. The youngsters design their […]

Pioneering social care scheme creates 30 jobs

A care organisation aims to create about 30 new jobs over the next year following the launch of an innovative new training programme. The project called Step into Care will specifically target unemployed young people, offering them the chance to find a job in the social care sector. It is being pioneered by the Pendine […]

Lifesaving skills lesson of the day for Abergele youngsters

They used specially-designed mannequins to demonstrate the techniques of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to learners in Years 7, 8 and 9. The event was held as part of Restart a Heart – a national initiative to teach CPR to 100,000 people, which is organised by the UK Resuscitation Council and the British Heart Foundation along with […]