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Mazda CX-5 drive by Steve Rogers

Mazda’s top selling CX-5 is to get a big facelift in the new year which tells us why this year’s updates were fairly modest. One theory was that the company was focussing on its hybrid/electric programme which is in full swing, but there will be ‘significant’ changes to the big SUV which will benefit from […]

Caring Brigitte overcomes anxiety to fulfil lifelong modelling dreams

A care worker who’s  battled severe anxiety and depression since early adulthood is celebrating a new lease of life after fulfilling her childhood dreams of modelling. Brigitte Prior, who works as a healthcare assistant at Pendine Park’s Gwern Alyn care  home, even contemplated suicide at the height of her mental health struggles. After securing her […]

Ex-top cop confirmed as new deputy police and crime commissioner

The new deputy police and crime commissioner for North Wales has vowed to ramp up the fight against serious and organised crime. Wayne Jones, a former Detective Chief Superintendent, made the crackdown promise after his appointment was unanimously confirmed today (Monday, September 20) by the North Wales Police and Crime Panel. He was the preferred […]

Skoda Kamiq drive by Steve Rogers

Remember the Yeti, Skoda’s ground breaking family SUV with the Tonka toy looks? This is its replacement, the Kamiq, and instead of chunky toy think Dr Who’s tardis. Kamiq is the smallest in Skoda’s trio of SUVs coming under Karoq and the big seven seat Kodiaq, and shares much of what you will find in […]

Police and Crime Commissioner chooses ex-top cop as deputy

A former senior detective who led an award-winning investigation into child sexual abuse has been chosen as the preferred candidate to become the new deputy police and crime commissioner in North Wales. The appointment of ex-Detective Chief Superintendent Wayne Jones, who served as Head of Crime Services at North Wales Police, will go before the […]

Volvo XC90 drive by Steve Rogers

It started with a Spaniard and ended with a Swede so it was goodbye Seat Tarraco and hello Volvo XC90. For week two of our New Forest caravan adventure we were royally looked after by one of Sweden’s finest, the premium SUV that has well and truly put the company on the road to success, […]

Koda joins the canine crimefighters

Meet Koda, the four-legged crimefighter. The 14-month-old Belgian Malinois has just qualified to become a fully-fledged police dog and has been given her collar number, PD1301 and been issued with her own warrant card. She’s the newest member of the Alliance Armed Policing and Police Dogs Unit that’s shared between North Wales Police and their […]

Seat Tarraco drive by Steve Rogers

Hauling my 24ft caravan 250 miles to the New Forest seemed a straight forward enough task for a seven seat SUV until I read the pre delivery spec for the Seat Tarraco. Surely a three-cylinder 1.5 petrol was a mistake? Towbars are always matched with a diesel and Seat has an able 2-litre in its […]

Wacky pineapple-mobile gave tropical flavour to fun-filled care home carnival

A float in the shape of a giant pineapple and a life-sized statue of a surfer were star attractions at a Caribbean-style carnival at a care organisation. Maintenance team member Paul Morris created the gleaming silver statue and he also built the framework for the big bright yellow pineapple-mobile at Pendine Park in Wrexham. Delighted […]

Suzuki Swace drive by Steve Rogers

Getting a new car is exciting, deciding which one can be a headache. Which is the best body shape, best engine; do you go for electric? Then there are the various trim levels and those pricey option packs. I’m getting stressed just writing about it. But what if there was a ‘one size fits all’ […]