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Spectacular Anglesey home of Welsh aviation pioneer goes under hammer

The spectacularly-sited Anglesey home of the aviation pioneer dubbed the Welsh Louis Bleriot is coming up for auction. One hundred and five years ago Captain Vivian Hewitt was the first man to fly across the Irish Sea, just three years after Frenchman Bleriot crossed The Channel. Years later, in 1930, he returned to Anglesey to […]

Blooming marvellous festival attracts thousands of green-fingered tourists

Thousands of green fingered tourists will be heading to North Wales for a spectacular 16-day festival of gardens. A packed programme of events, ranging from behind the scenes guided tours and photography competitions to a squirrel watch and a vintage car rally will be staged as part of the Festival of Gardens North Wales. The […]

Join in the laughter with Colwyn Bay’s ‘Stand-up @ the Seaside’

Award-winning comic Dave Rothnie has got them rolling in the aisles in Colwyn Bay after setting up a regular comedy night at a venue dedicated to Monty Python star Terry Jones. Dave, who has performed alongside Peter Kay and the late Caroline Aherne, established Stand-Up @ The Seaside to attract top comedians to the North […]

Godfather of Merseysound to play major new North Wales outdoor festival

The Lightning Seeds’ Ian Broudie, the godfather of the Liverpool music scene, will bring his own vibrant Mersey sound to make waves at Wales’s newest major sport and music festival this summer. Broudie is best known as the man behind Three Lions, the football anthem that so nearly swept England to European Championship glory 21 […]

Pupils make music with world-class orchestra and care home residents

Schoolchildren joined forces with a world-renowned orchestra and a care organisation to work on a pioneering project about the Welsh colony in Patagonia. Pupils from Ysgol Bodhyfryd in Wrexham spent the afternoon making music with the Hallé orchestra and the residents of the Hillbury care home which is part of the Pendine Park care organisation. […]

Hello Dolly! Shoppers given sneak preview of hit musical

Shoppers were given a sneak preview of a blockbuster musical in Llangollen. The music of country legend Dolly Parton had customers dancing and tapping their feet at the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre in Wrexham. They were entertained by member of the cast of the hit show, 9 to 5, which will be performed by Llangollen Operatic […]

Bakery pays for staff to join Co-op in a UK first

A leading bakery has become the first company in the UK to pay for all its staff to become members of The Co-op. As a result, the 450-strong workforce at the Village Bakery will be co-owners and have voting rights at the organisation’s annual meeting. On top of that they’ll get a five per cent […]

Colwyn Bay set to get into the swing with Forties Festival 

Two iconic planes from World War II will take centre stage in Colwyn Bay this weekend, as the town gets into the swing with its popular Forties Festival. The family-focused event on Saturday May 20 and Sunday May 21 celebrates the town’s strategic war-time role in keeping Britain fed, when the Ministry of Food set […]

Glamophones help North Wales Forties Festival go with a swing

Retro girl band The Glamophones will help nostalgia lovers get ‘in the mood’ at a North Wales Forties Festival later this month. The Glamophones, who perform songs from the 1940s, right through to modern day hits with a vintage twist, will ensure the festival in Colwyn Bay, on Saturday May 20 and Sunday May 21, goes with […]

Golden jubilee is a moveable feast

A national women’s organisation that began in the Bala area will be celebrating its golden anniversary in style thanks to a trailer company. Merched y Wawr marks its 50th birthday this year and a series of exhibitions is planned to mark the event. But transporting the panels which form the exhibition around the country posed […]