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The Dragon roars: Dairy farmers’ co-operative posts record sales of £52.9m

Wales’s oldest dairy farming co-operative is celebrating record sales of £52.9m and creating 11 new jobs taking the staff team to 130. South Caernarfon Creameries, based in Chwilog, near Pwllheli, has expanded its product range, grown its customer base and recruited more Welsh farmers as supplying members. The creamery, which makes Dragon branded cheeses and […]

Caring staff drive appeal to honour F1 racing hero

Big hearted staff at a care home in Wrexham have been helping drive forward a fundraising appeal honouring Grand Prix racing hero Tom Pryce. The energetic team of carers and friends of Pendine Park’s Hillbury House Care Home used pedal power to get behind the £50,000 appeal to erect a statue in memory of the late […]

TV firm clinches deal to sell hit children’s show to Brittany

A television production company from Gwynedd has clocked up its first international sales for a hit children’s show about a pair of mischievous twins with magical powers. Caernarfon-based Cwmni Da has sold the first series of the award-winning Deian a Loli to four channels in Brittany after the original version proved hugely popular on S4C. […]

Colourful carnival finale to summer activities for Wrexham charity centre

YOUNG shoppers were transported to the plains of Africa in a colourful finale to summer holiday activities raising money for a Wrexham centre which supports disabled children and their families. Youngsters visiting Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham made the most of an animal mask-making workshop with a choice of fantastic creatures such as elephants, big […]

Old and new guard of the Welsh folk scene take centre stage at festival

Two leading lights from the Welsh folk scene will be taking centre stage at the North Wales International Music Festival’s first dedicated folk night for over 10 years. World-renowned trio Awen Celtica will be joined by chamber-folk band VRï for what promises to be an exciting and eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary Welsh folk […]

Seat Tarraco road test by Steve Rogers

FEAST your eyes on this folks, it’s another SUV and a rather smart one at that. This is the new Tarraco from Seat and sits at the top of the Spanish car company’s SUV line up alongside the little Arona and mid-sized Ateca. As with most Seat models the name represents the Spanish homeland and […]

Great A level day for Ysgol John Bright as Cambridge-bound Ellis leads way

A National eisteddfod winner from Llandudno is heading for Cambridge University this October after a star-studded performance in his A-levels. Ysgol John Bright sixth former Ellis Thomas gained A stars in Music, French and Maths and is off to Downing College Cambridge in October. The 18-year-old from Penrhyn Bay, fresh from success at the National […]

“Camp fire” cuisine inspires new generation of Bear Grylls explorers

A nature-loving duo will be inspiring families to embrace their “inner wildness” and help beat stress with “camp fire” cooking at a top food festival. Forest school and bushcraft experts James and Lea Kendall will be hosting interactive cooking workshops throughout this year’s Llangollen Food Festival to reconnect parents and children with nature to boost […]

Ethical care organisation hailed as an inspiration by London Stock Exchange

A care organisation has been hailed by the London Stock Exchange as one of the most “inspirational” companies in the UK. Pendine Park, which has eight care homes in Wrexham and Caernarfon and employs 800 people, was identified as one of the most dynamic companies in Britain. Around 220 of the jobs have been created […]

Honda CR-V road test by Steve Rogers

CARAVANERS have always loved the Honda CR-V. The SUV offered a huge amount of space and effortless towing but has the Japanese company shot itself in the foot by dropping diesel from the latest model? Honda would say No because diesel sales have fallen off the cliff and are unlikely to recover as car companies […]