Environment

Bakery harnesses the power of the sun for a greener future

An expanding Denbighshire bakery is doubling up to harness the power of the sun as part of a planned move to a more eco-friendly future. Henllan Bakery now runs two bakeries on Denbigh’s Colomendy Industrial Estate, one for bread and one for cakes, and both now have arrays of solar panels to help save money […]

Dedicated band of volunteers keeping local cycle paths open

A dedicated band of two-wheeled volunteers is combining keeping over 80 miles of cyclepaths across Flintshire and Denbighshire open, repairing children’s bikes and protecting wildlife in the area. The North East Wales Cycle Path Volunteers are part of the nationwide network of the sustainable transport charity Sustrans dedicated to making it easier for people to […]

Model fishermen net four times what they can earn by catching fish

A television documentary crew uncovered a fishy tale about Chinese fishermen netting four times as much money by posing as models for tourists instead of catching fish. The otherworldly landscape of the 40 square kilometres of the mudflats on the vast Xiapu delta in south-east China has provided a living for its people for thousands […]

Surfing the Severn Bore is the greatest ride on earth

The Severn Bore is the greatest ride on earth, says the surfer who has ridden tidal waves from the mighty Amazon to the crocodile-infested Kampar River in Indonesia. The otherworldly experience of surfing one of the world’s great tidal bores includes gliding past grazing cows, according to the record-holder who has ridden the Severn more […]

Bells toll for climate change

A network of 12 bells including ones on the coastline of Anglesey and Gwynedd are tolling a warning about rising sea levels. The Time and Tide bells have been installed to warn of high tides which cause cause them to ring more and more often these days. In Wales the bells are already in place […]

Are you brave enough to touch a deadly meat-eating plant?

A “deadly” meat-eating plant that can devour a whole rat alive will take pride of place at a new event on Anglesey. The natural habitat of the carnivorous Pitcher Plant is the tropical rainforests of South America or Asia. – but around 40 varieties are being grown at Bangor University’s Treborth Botanical Gardens in Bangor. […]

Trust fund grant helps charity teach young people life and garden skills

A Denbighshire allotment project by children’s charity Barnardo’s Cymru to help young people stay out of trouble and learn new skills has been backed by a £500,000 charity fund. The Gardening and Allotment Project at Brynhyfryd School, Ruthin, has been run by the charity to help young people from across Conwy and Denbighshire, including many […]

TV bushcraft star and award-winning gardeners on the joy of volunteering

A TV bushcraft expert and an award-winning group of gardeners have joined forces for a major event to encourage people to volunteer on projects in the Wrexham area. ITV Wales’s popular Coast and Country star Andrew Thomas-Price will be showing how to live off the land at Spring Into Action at Plas Pentwyn, Coedpoeth, on […]

National award double for Vale of Clwyd green energy company

A Denbighshire renewable energy company has won a prestigious green energy award at a major national awards ceremony for the second year running. Hafod Renewables, from Denbigh, has once again been named Wales’s top Renewable Heating Initiative (RHI) Installer of the Year at the Wales Energy Efficiency Awards in Cardiff. The accolade, which covers air […]