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Allowing tourism to re-open over Easter will put North Wales on road to recovery

There are growing calls for a special recovery fund to be set up for the tourism and hospitality industry that’s been pushed into economic freefall as a result of the pandemic. According to Jim Jones, the chief executive of North Wales Tourism, it was also essential that existing financial support measures were extended to help […]

Church appeals for help restoring magnificent stained glass windows

A church in Mold has launched an appeal for help to raise funds to restore a stunning series of beautiful stained glass windows by one of Wales’s most talented 20th century craftsmen. The 12 glass panels were made by Jonah Jones for the Church of the Resurrection of Our Saviour, at Morfa Nefyn, in Gwynedd, […]

Welsh dairy co-op £14.4m investment will boost production and create jobs

A North Wales farmer-owned creamery has announced a three-year £14.4 million expansion to increase cheese production by 50 per cent and create 30 new jobs by 2024. The investment by South Caernarfon Creameries (SCC) is being backed by the Welsh Government with a £5 million grant from their Food Business Investment Scheme. The dairy co-operative […]

Chatting chair wins top award

A special chair designed to get people talking has won a top award. The Cadair Sgwrs (Chatting Chair) was created by housing association Cartrefi Conwy to combat loneliness. The ground-breaking project has now been honoured at the prestigious Arts & Business Cymru Awards where it crowned in the community category. The star-studded virtual ceremony included […]

Turf’s charity gift after gin sales take off

he gift of a case of gin from the Hollywood stars keen to buy Wrexham Football Club to the historic pub alongside the stadium is helping a family support charity backed by North Wales’s policing chief. Regulars at the famous Turf Hotel alongside the club’s Racecourse Ground have been enjoying 18 bottles of Aviation Gin […]

Care home bosses demand stronger PPE in face of deadly new Covid-19 variant

A social care campaigner is calling on the Welsh Government to urgently invest in higher grade PPE to defend against the new coronavirus variant sweeping care homes. Glyn Williams, a member of the Care Forum Wales Council, has grave concerns about the ability of the current visors and masks worn by care workers to provide […]

Jeep Renegade 4xe road test by Steve Rogers

It feels like the world and his wife is joining the electric party with thousands giving themselves a Christmas present. According to the motoring bible, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, the best selling car in December was the electric Tesla Model 3 with its new rival the Volkswagen ID.3 fourth. In a frantic […]

Citizens Advice lead drive for justice for the vulnerable of North and Mid Wales

Vulnerable people across North and Mid Wales are to get free face-to-face legal advice thanks to a £260,000 partnership between local Citizens Advice services, law firms and a leading university. It will help the region deal with what is being described as “a tsunami of cases” over the next 21 months as the pandemic makes […]

Tributes to harp legend Osian Ellis

Tributes have been paid to a globally-renowned harpist who has died at the age of 92, Dr Osian Ellis CBE, who started playing again as he approached his 90th, collaborated with leading British composer Benjamin Britten and performed at the world’s finest concert venues. In 2018 he was honoured at the Wales International Harp Festival […]

Social care leader’s frustration over anti-covid jab no-shows

A social care leader has vented her frustration about people not turning up for appointments for anti-covid jabs. Mary Wimbury, the chief executive of Care Forum Wales which represents nearly 500 independent providers, said it was particularly galling when many vulnerable care home residents are desperate to have them. There has been a significant number […]