Talented conductor who conquered childhood deafness scales musical heights on global stage

One of the UK’s most talented young orchestra conductors who conquered childhood deafness is scaling new musical heights on a global stage. Robert Guy, 29, from Wrexham, was thrilled to learn he had been chosen from 300 candidates to take part in the prestigious 2017 Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition in Catalonia in Spain. The […]

Snakes alive! Karen’s in line for top award

A care home nurse who has 15 snakes, five Staffordshire bull terriers, 250 domesticated rats, two cats and eight sons might soon need to find room – for a prestigious award. Karen Wilcox George’s animal collection, including Burmese pythons, might make some people squeamish. Indeed, the animal-lover isn’t so keen on her grandchildren’s tarantulas. But […]

Nutcracker ballet comes to Odeon

THE Royal Ballet’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker is coming to a Wrexham cinema as part of a season of live screened events dedicated to the arts. The festive ballet classic on December 5 which tells the story of a young girl named Clara being whisked off for a magical adventure after creeping downstairs on […]

New play shines a light on dementia through the eyes of a grandson

A heart-warming new play about dementia inspired by the residents of a Gwynedd care home is set to go on a nationwide tour of Wales. Ŵy, Chips a Nain (Egg, Chips and Grandma) will shine a light on the effects of the cruel condition as seen through the eyes of a young grandson. It’s been […]

Van hire company oils the wheels of motorsport’s showpiece rally

A van hire company from North Wales will be playing a key role in ensuring this year’s Dayinsure Wales Rally GB goes like clockwork when it roars into action this month (October 26-29). The 14 vehicles from Take Stock, part of the Denbigh-based Lock Stock self-storage group, one of the UK’s premier containerised storage companies, […]

TV producer Nia, 63, steps into the spotlight as a bodybuilder

An award-winning television producer from Cardiff is preparing to step into the spotlight in front of the camera as one of the world’s oldest first time bodybuilding competitors. Grandmother Nia Ceidiog, 63, is making a documentary for S4C as she prepares to flex her muscles in the Bikini Masters class of a major contest on […]

Hunt is on for first world Welsh Cake Champion

The hunt is on for the first-ever world champion Welsh Cake maker. Bakers are being invited to show off their culinary skills at the inaugural Jones Crisps World Welsh Cake Championships in Llandudno in November. The contest on November 17, organised by Welsh-based Jones Crisps, will celebrate the rich heritage of one of Wales’ favourite culinary […]