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Honda Jazz road test by Steve Rogers

For nigh on 20 years the Honda Jazz has held the unofficial title of most practical supermini on the planet. Yet even this enviable accolade has not been enough to make it the first car on the supermini shopping list, never enjoying the sales, or adoration, of the likes of Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa or […]

Curbs on protests undermine civil rights, says police boss

A police boss who describes himself as an “experienced protester” says a report on how protests are policed is one sided, illiberal and undermines civil and political rights. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones is so concerned that he has written to Home Secretary Priti Patel to complain about it. The UK Government […]

Cash boost for 4×4 volunteers who helped snowbound NHS staff

A team of 4×4 volunteers who helped snowbound NHS staff at the beginning of the year are expanding their service across North Wales thanks to a cash boost from a police charity. Charity 4×4 Response Wales are upgrading critical communications equipment and training more members after receiving a £2,000 grant from The Police and Community […]

Kind Lilly-Anne’s egg-cellent Easter idea

A KIND-hearted teenager found an egg-cellent way to help make Easter extra special this year for care home residents in Wrexham. Miss Teen Wrexham, Lilly-Anne Gibson, spearheaded a goodwill drive to provide Easter eggs for the residents of the Pendine Park care organisation she has been writing to throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. She was overwhelmed […]

Villagers and iconic trailer take centre stage in new TV show

A village in the Vale of Clwyd will be taking centre stage in a new TV show starring popular singer the Welsh Whisperer. Welsh, aka Andrew Walton, pops in to Llanrhaeadr near Denbigh, as part of his televised tour of rural communities across Wales. The other star of the show is his trusty Ifor Williams […]

Social care leader Mary makes history

A social care leader has pledged to work tirelessly to help create better health and care services in North Wales. Mary Wimbury, the chief executive of Care Forum Wales, which represents nearly 500 independent social care providers across Wales, was speaking after she was elected as the chair of North Wales Regional Partnership Board (NWRPB). […]

Mazda6 Tourer road test by Steve Rogers

This is a rare event, a car with a big petrol engine and not a hybrid motor or electric cable to recharge the battery pack in sight, and it’s an estate. Remember those, the  cars we turned to for carrying the big loads before becoming obsessed with SUVs. Volvo built some belters, renowned as load […]

Mazda MX 30 launch report by Steve Rogers

It would be easy to write off Mazda’s new electric car before hitting the starter button. Why? Because Mazda has pegged the range for MX-30 to just 124 miles. Deliberately. That sounds nonsensical, even suicidal, when rivals are busting a gut to extend the range of electric cars yet Mazda has a plan and two […]