Food

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 […]

Village Bakery staff on a roll to help hospice

Big-hearted staff at a bakery will be going the extra mile for a hospice – and handing out free sausage rolls. Eight members of the team at the Village Bakery will be taking part in the Midnight Walk in aid of Wrexham’s Nightingale House on Saturday, June 16. This year for the first time the […]

Footage of sea turtle in pain is last straw for North Wales gastro pub group

DISTRESSING footage of a sea turtle having a plastic straw pulled from its nose has prompted the director of a North Wales gastro pub group to ban them from his bars. Rich Watkin of The Fat Boar in Mold and Wrexham was so horrified by the video circulating on social media that he immediately stopped […]

Food firms come together to create Wales’ first pesto sauces for home cooks

Three North Wales food producers have come together to create the first commercially-available Welsh-made pesto for home cooks. Calon Lân and Blodyn Aur are working with Anglesey-based Plas Farm on the new sauces, which are already proving popular with shoppers. Calon Lân Basil Pesto and Calon Lan Sundried Tomato Pesto are made at Plas Farm’s […]

Waiter Robert serves up out of this world Star Wars costumes

A waiter has served up the perfect way to celebrate his love of film and deal with his crippling dyslexia at the same time – making out-of-this-world Star Wars costumes. Robert Williams-Day, 30, who works at Pizza Express at Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre in Wrexham, is a massive fan of the blockbuster move franchise that’s […]

Hero bakery drivers rewarded with slap-up meal after beating the Beast from the East

A team of delivery drivers have been hailed as heroes by a bakery after they braved and beat the Beast from the East. The 29 drivers from the Village Bakery battled their way through the Siberian conditions to reach around 500 of their customers across North and Mid Wales, Shropshire and the North West. Their […]

Jones on the run to celebrate shared name

The biggest collection of runners called Jones gathered in North Wales today to celebrate their shared name. The 200-plus athletes joined forces before setting off to compete in the Jones Crisps Anglesey Half Marathon, Ynys Mȏn 10k run and one-mile RibRide Dragon’s Dash children’s race. They were among 2,300 runners taking part in the event, […]

Bakery man John makes replica Game of Thrones sword for top American TV star

DURING the day John Beech earns his living by selling sandwiches and sausage rolls but by night he’s busy making wooden replica Games of Thrones style weapons for family and friends, including a famous American TV actor. Now the 31-year-old, who works at Greggs in the Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham, is aiming to turn […]