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Crumpet success on the double

Proud bakery workers are enjoying the taste of success after clinching two awards for their crumpets from the “food industry bible”. The team at the Village Bakery in Wrexham were thrilled to hear the crumpets they make for Iceland had been handed a double honour at the prestigious Own Label Awards run by The Grocer […]

Builder’s major care contracts plough £40 million into North Wales economy

An award-winning builder is nearing completion on three state of the art extra-care housing schemes across North Wales which have boosted the regional economy by over £40 million and created more than 150 jobs. Flintshire-based Anwyl Construction have been engaged on two major projects for the Pennaf Group, in Flint and Llangefni, worth over £17 […]

Historic agreement to twin ancient castles in North Wales and Japan

An historic agreement will be signed next month to twin two ancient castles – one in North Wales and the other in Japan. The arrangement to partner Conwy Castle and Himeji Castle, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is believed to be the first of its kind for the UK. The Mayor of Himeji, Toshikatsu Iwami, […]

Cream of women’s world cycling heads for Colwyn Bay for Sunday finale

Olympic Champion Dani Rowe and rising star Manon Lloyd will spearhead the Welsh challenge in a world-class field for the OVO Energy Women’s Tour cycle race, which finishes in Colwyn Bay next Sunday (17 June). Rowe, from Cardiff, is an Olympic gold medallist and three time world champion while Lloyd, a 21-year-old from Carmarthen , […]

More singers needed for world premiere at international festival

A top conductor who led the Fron Choir to global fame is looking for more singers from North Wales to join a new choir for a world premiere at an international festival. In particular tenors and basses are desperately needed to join the ranks of the Welsh National Opera’s Festival Community Chorus at this year’s […]

Matt’s in the driving seat as he goes for gold with new sporting challenge

An all-action admin assistant who has cerebral palsy is aiming to strike gold after taking up the Duke of Edinbugh’s favourite sport – carriage driving. Matt Palamarczuk, 33, is already a qualified Paralympic coach in the sport of boccia which he has championed at the Pendine Park care organisation where he works. Now Matt, a […]

Skoda Karoq road test by Steve Rogers

IF Yeti got Skoda started in the SUV race then Karoq is taking over the baton and is off to a flyer. The Yeti had a name as wacky as the vehicle itself and became a huge favourite because of its quirky looks, versatility and value for money. So should Skoda have given us a […]

New zero commission booking service will boost tourism in Gwynedd

A tourism organisation has launched a new zero commission booking service for hotels, guest houses and self-catering accommodation in Gwynedd. The GoDirect scheme was created by North Wales Tourism as a regional alternative to online travel agencies like lastminute.com and Trivago. The benefit for hotels, B and Bs and self-catering accommodation across North Wales is […]

Arrival of women’s elite pro cyclists to give £2 million boost to Colwyn Bay

Colwyn Bay is set to receive a £2 million boost when the elite riders fight out the final stage of the UK’s premier women’s cycling event on the sea front next month. It’s a first time in Wales for the Ovo Energy Women’s Tour, a gruelling five-day 423-mile race, part of the Women’s World Tour […]

Nursing home company takes care of business with £120K investment

An award-winning Gwynedd care company is making a £120,000 investment to upgrade its facilities and services. Cariad Care Homes, which employs 115 mostly local staff at its two nursing homes in Porthmadog and Criccieth, is continuing a programme of improvements which has seen it invest £700,000 at the homes over the past six years. The […]