Environment

Green machine’s late birdie clinches title

A six-birdie blitz helped green energy business Hafod Renewables take the Ruthin-Pwllglas Golf Club Sponsors Challenge. Hafod Managing Director David Jones led from the front as his four-man team had a run of five threes from their second hole – the ninth on the course – after starting on the hole they sponsor, the eighth. […]

Sicilan cook Marina ditches plastic packaging for new range of meals

A Sicilian cook from is ditching plastic packaging to launch a new range of classic Italian meals contained in reusable pottery dishes. Marina Midolo, 51, will be unveiling her authentic lasagne made with homemade pasta at Llangollen Food Festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20. She set up her kitchen at her smallholding […]

Rush of orders for zero carbon homes

A company that makes revolutionary modular homes has got off to a flying start after clinching orders for 62 of its zero carbon properties – including some of Anglesey’s first council houses for decades. The news was revealed during the official opening of the factory of Creating Enterprise Modular Solutions on the Penrhos Industrial Estate […]

Bakery blasts council for mowing down habitat of endangered butterfly

Bosses and staff an eco-friendly bakery are browned off after their wildflower meadow was mown down by council workers. The eye-catchingly colourful blooms at the Village Bakery on Wrexham Industrial Estate were designed to brighten up the area and help save the endangered Grizzled Skipper butterfly and the bee population which are under threat because […]

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. […]