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Talented conductor who conquered childhood deafness scales musical heights on global stage

One of the UK’s most talented young orchestra conductors who conquered childhood deafness is scaling new musical heights on a global stage. Robert Guy, 29, from Wrexham, was thrilled to learn he had been chosen from 300 candidates to take part in the prestigious 2017 Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition in Catalonia in Spain. The […]

Bakery gears up to launch batch of 14 new products

A leading bakery firm is gearing up for the launch of 14 new products in the New Year. The Wrexham-based Village Bakery has appointed eight new apprentices as they prepare to ramp up production for four major retailers. The new products have all been developed at the family firm’s Baking Academy and Innovation Centre at […]

World champion Welsh Cake maker is crowned

The world’s Champion Welsh Cake maker has been crowned. Bev Marsh from Tywyn, Gwynedd, was chosen after a bake-off by cooks from around Wales, all bidding to take the title at the first-ever Jones Crisps World Welsh Cake Championships. She picked up a year’s supply of Jones crisps, plus £150 and a specially-made trophy. Judges […]

Top builder calls for budget boost for construction

A call for relaxation of red tape to boost building and meet new national housing targets has come from the director of a top North Wales construction firm. Tom Anwyl, who heads Anwyl Construction, the contracts division of the Flintshire-based Anwyl Group, says Chancellor Philip Hammond has to take measures to help Britain’s builders in […]

Nutcracker ballet comes to Odeon

THE Royal Ballet’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker is coming to a Wrexham cinema as part of a season of live screened events dedicated to the arts. The festive ballet classic on December 5 which tells the story of a young girl named Clara being whisked off for a magical adventure after creeping downstairs on […]

First residents move into luxury £3m care complex

Pioneering companion living complex in North Wales is the first of its kind in the UK The first residents have moved into a pioneering £3 million luxury care complex that’s creating 30 new jobs in Gwynedd. According to care organisation Pendine Park there has been a “phenomenal amount of interest” in the 16 companion living […]

Racing is in the blood for engineer Jamie who is gearing up for the new season

A RACING driver from Flintshire is gearing up for the new autograss season and has set his sights on national glory after a 12-month break from the track. Jamie Dodd, 50, from Sandycroft, service manager for Flintshire firm TDC Services, is a former regional and national champion with more than 30 years’ experience in the […]

Car body repair firm doubles in size with £500k investment

A rapidly-growing car body repair company is a business that’s going places. Wrexham-based Body Perfect have created 12 new jobs after virtually doubling the size of the operation. They are also looking to take on another seven apprentices of their own after investing £500,000 in new 30,000 sq ft premises on Rhosddu Industrial Estate, just […]

New play shines a light on dementia through the eyes of a grandson

A heart-warming new play about dementia inspired by the residents of a Gwynedd care home is set to go on a nationwide tour of Wales. Ŵy, Chips a Nain (Egg, Chips and Grandma) will shine a light on the effects of the cruel condition as seen through the eyes of a young grandson. It’s been […]

Stores gearing up for Black Friday bonanza

A Wrexham shopping centre is gearing up for its busiest day of the year so far – Black Friday. Retailers at Eagles Meadow are set to unveil a host of offers ready for the expected avalanche of shoppers as footfall goes through the roof on Friday, November 24. The discount day, renowned for massive markdowns […]