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Caring Sheila battles back to win good neighbour award

A woman who became a virtual prisoner in her own home because of mental health issues has battled back and won a good neighbour award. Community stalwart Sheila Campbell, 60, from Trinity Avenue in Llandudno, was honoured at a housing association’s special day celebrating the lives of older people. More than 200 tenants of Cartrefi Conwy […]

Downton Abbey-style historic hall in Flintshire is top place to get married in Wales  

A DOWNTON Abbey-style historic hall has been officially named at a national awards as the top venue in Wales to get married, for the second year running. Soughton Hall in Northop, Flintshire, was also a regional winner again at The Welsh National Wedding Awards, claiming the title for the best venue in North Wales as […]

New “smart” homes will create 500 jobs

Plans have been unveiled for a £25 million development of “smart” homes in the Conwy Valley which will create nearly 500 jobs during construction. Housebuilders Calon Homes have submitted a planning application to Conwy County Borough Council to build 111 houses on the 13-acre Maes-y-Felin site in Glan Conwy which they say will boost the local […]

Rising opera star Erin takes centre stage in magical celebration

One of the UK’s finest young opera singers will be taking centre stage with North Wales’ flagship orchestra for a magical new year celebration. Talented young soprano Erin Rossington will be headlining at two concerts organised by the Wrexham-based NEW Sinfonia orchestra in St Asaph Cathedral at 7pm on Friday, January 3, and at 3pm […]

New Bond between ancient castles will boost North Wales economy

An historic agreement to twin two ancient castles – one in North Wales and the other in Japan – will help attract more visitors from the Land of the Rising Sun and boost the economy. The arrangement to partner Conwy Castle and Himeji Castle, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites dating back to the 13th century, […]

Mitsubishi L200 road test by Steve Rogers

Pick-ups need to be a lot more than mud slingers grinding out a living on farms and building sites. That used to be the case until the company car brigade realised there was a lot of money to be saved in income tax and the manufacturers duly obliged piling in luxuries and making the pick […]

Daredevil radio star Meg takes “leap of faith” from 10,000ft  

A daredevil radio presenter and actress who starred in the hit TV drama Hidden is taking a “leap of faith” in aid of a children’s charity. Megan Llŷn, who co-presents the Heart North & Mid Wales drive time show with Oli Kemp from their studio in Gwersyllt, near Wrexham, every afternoon, will be doing a […]

Holidays just got greener as caravan park harnesses the power of the sun

One of the North Wales coast’s ‘greenest’ caravan parks has just become even more eco-friendly after harnessing the area’s famous sunshine to help power its mobile homes – and save themselves money in the process. Energy experts Hafod Renewables have just installed an 86-panel solar array at the Ty Gwyn Holiday Park, at Towyn, Abergele, […]

Smiles and tears of joy at moving awards ceremony

The stars of social care in Wales were given a chance to shine at a moving awards ceremony where there were smiles and tears of joy in equal measure. They were honoured at the Wales Care Awards otherwise known as the Oscars of social care, sponsored by Onyx Healthcare, in the august surroundings of City […]