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Locked down care home residents get creative 

Locked down care home residents are getting creative to keep their spirits up during the coronavirus crisis. The team at the Pendine Park  care organisation are using everything from music and art to videos and social media technology to counter the emotional and practical impacts of dealing with daily life in the national emergency situation. […]

Tommy’s ticket to adventure with a simple camper van conversion

An outdoor sports enthusiast has turned his passion for life on the wild side into a business converting run of the mill cars and vans into life-changing adventure vehicles. Tommy Chamings started Simple Camper Vans in Caernarfon after friends admired the conversion job he’d done on his old Peugeot Partner and asked him to do […]

Top builder slams Government for construction shutdown confusion

A leading North Wales builder has slammed the Government for lack of clarity after shutting down its sites because of the coronavirus epidemic. Mark Parry, joint managing director of Brenig Construction, said the company made its decision on moral grounds as it was impossible for staff and sub-contractors to work safely. He said: “We’ve been […]

Buckley boys brave the shave to support hero NHS workers

A group of Flintshire friends are shaving off their flowing locks to raise money to support NHS workers who are being pushed to the limits fighting the Coronavirus pandemic. Seven brave Buckley lads agreed to have their heads shaved after joining in last Thursday’s national Clap for Carers in support of NHS workers. The event […]

Doris celebrates 102nd birthday on Zoom in coronavirus lockdown

An Anglesey woman who survived a horrific cycling accident, tuberculosis and meningitis in her younger days celebrated her 102nd birthday under a Coronavirus lockdown at the care home where she now lives. But thanks to technology Doris Hughes was able to see her son and other family members as they joined the birthday party via […]

Bread of heaven from big-hearted bakers

A children’s hospice has thanked big-hearted bakers who made a special consignment of bread to help them keep going. The Village Bakery  delivered a special batch of honey and spelt bread to Hope House in Morda, near Oswestry, which also provides a service for families in North East Wales. Among the other recipients of the […]

Make food banks special case for rationing, urges police chief

Food banks should be made a special case when it comes to food rationing by supermarkets, according to a top policing chief. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones made the appeal after news that an award-winning Conwy food bank could be forced to close by a double-whammy of restrictions brought in to tackle […]

Home care staff fear for their lives because of lack of protective equipment

Care staff providing services for the elderly and infirm in their own homes across Wales are going to work fearing for their lives on the coronavirus front line. That’s the warning from a domiciliary care expert whose 90 staff are being stretched to breaking point as they look after the elderly and infirm in their […]

Unprecedented £1.1bn aid package needs to be delivered quickly

A business leader says the unprecedented Covid-19 support will help North Wales through the pandemic and support businesses to bounce back in its aftermath. According to Ashley Rogers, the commercial director of the North Wales and Mersey Dee Business Council, the £1.1 billion package from Welsh Government of extra measures for Wales was a potential […]

Green energy experts chalk up their 1,000th installation in just ten years

A Denbighshire renewables firm is celebrating completion of its 1,000th installation – converting an Anglesey cottage into a state of the art eco-home. The major milestone coincides with Hafod Renewable Energy’s 10th anniversary in business. Hafod Managing Director David Jones and his father, Richard, launched in Denbigh in 2010 when the concept of renewables-powered, carbon-neutral […]