Food

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 […]

Bakery boss thanks “brilliant” staff after doubling bread production

A bakery boss has paid tribute to the workforce for the way they doubled bread production in the wake of the panic buying caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Robin Jones, managing director of the Wrexham-based Village Bakery, revealed staff were working 12-hour shifts to keep up with the spiralling demand, particularly for bread and rolls. There […]

Tasty £1m investment creates 30 jobs in Wrexham

Two businessmen are investing £1 million to open an Italian restaurant and a gastro pub which will create around 30 new jobs in Wrexham. Brothers-in-law John Blaney and Carl Burleigh are breathing new life into the former Barclays Bank premises in High Street that’s lain empty for 10 years. Both men have many years’ experience […]

Eisteddfod fundraiser will be a knockout

A knockout evening of chocolate and wine is being organised to raise money for the National Urdd Eisteddfod in Denbigh. There will also be auction during the event at the Brookhouse Mill at 7pm on Thursday, March 26 – and one of the lots will be a boxing glove signed by the legendary boxer, Sir […]

Schoolchildren celebrate being proud to be Welsh in St David’s Day campaign

SCHOOL children are encouraging TV viewers to celebrate being proud to be Welsh, after starring in a heart-warming campaign to raise awareness of cheese proudly made by farmers in North Wales. A television advert filmed to raise awareness of Dragon cheese, which is made with 100% Welsh milk by Wales’s oldest dairy farming co-operative, South […]

Record number of Welsh food producers at trade expo event

A RECORD number of Welsh food producers will be showcasing their latest fare at a high profile expo event, including a new vegan burger from one of the region’s most well-known foodie firms. The Harlech Foodservice Food and Drink Expo 2020, now in its 42nd year, is expected to welcome more than 2,000 visitors and […]

Cheese made in Wales using French cave method showcased to world experts

Cheese made in North Wales using a traditional French method to mature it deep in slate caverns is to be showcased at one of the world’s most prestigious cheese shows in Paris. South Caernarfon Creameries will be showing some of the world’s most discerning experts at the Salon du Fromage how they have developed a […]

Llyr tackles Snowdon summit once a week for a year in aid of children’s charity

A BUTCHER with a big appetite for the great outdoors is raising money for vulnerable children by walking to the top of Snowdon every week for the entire year. That means keen walker Llyr Williams, who works for growing food distribution firm Harlech Foodservice, will have climbed the equivalent of Everest five times, trekked more […]

Founder Peter, 82, runs half marathon for first time two years after beating cancer

A founder of the popular Village Bakery Half Marathon in Wrexham will be running himself for the first time ever at the age of 82, two years after overcoming prostate cancer. In previous years Peter Norman, a three times world triathlon champion, was too busy helping to organise the race which meant he wasn’t able […]