Food

Magnificent Seven bakers rise to Three Peaks Challenge

A “magnificent seven” bakery staff are taking on an epic challenge to raise money for four charities close to their hearts. The adventurous group from the Village Bakery in Wrexham will be aiming to go from sea level to conquer the highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales, starting at 5pm on Saturday, June 22. […]

The pie’s the limit for Welsh meat

A bakery has launched a new campaign to promote the use of Welsh lamb and beef. The Wrexham-based Village Bakery has secured accreditation to label their popular pies and slices as being made with Welsh meat which has Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status. The family have now teamed up with Meat Promotion Wales and one […]

Scientist on mission to create perfect gin with new solar-powered distillery

A scientist is on a mission to create the perfect gin after setting up his new solar-powered distillery in time for a top food festival this autumn. Former university lecturer Kevin Flower will be unveiling the special edition gin at the popular Llangollen Food Festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20. Kevin, 53, […]

Horsebox converted into UK’s first mobile milk vending machine

A horsebox made by Europe’s largest trailer maker has been converted into the UK’s first mobile vending machine selling fresh milk and cheese in rural communities. With doorstep deliveries largely a thing of the past, he innovative idea has been developed at Thorngarth Home Farm in Aysgarth, North Yorkshire, using a HB506 model from Ifor […]

Bakery harnesses the power of the sun for a greener future

An expanding Denbighshire bakery is doubling up to harness the power of the sun as part of a planned move to a more eco-friendly future. Henllan Bakery now runs two bakeries on Denbigh’s Colomendy Industrial Estate, one for bread and one for cakes, and both now have arrays of solar panels to help save money […]

Runner behind Pen Llŷn ultra marathon reveals diet secret

The ultramarathon runner behind one of Wales’s toughest endurance challenges has revealed the secret to his success– a diet fuelled by Dragon cheese made on the Llŷn Peninsula. Huw Williams has run thousands of miles including the world’s toughest ultramarathon, the gruelling 250km Marathon de Sables in the Sahara desert, and now organises the Pen […]

Sausage roll power to help charity walk break through £1m barrier

A charity walk is aiming to go out with a bang by breaking through the £1 million barrier for the amount of money it has raised. Preparations are under way for the 13th and final Midnight Walk organised by Nightingale House Hospice in Wrexham. Long-term supporters Village Bakery will once again be providing sausage rolls […]

Financial expert swaps world of insurance for pies and pasties

It’s oggie, oggie, oggie for a former financial services specialist who has swapped the world of insurance for sausage rolls and pastries – by running a pie shop and delicatessen. And the big seller for Ross Anderson and his wife, Tracey, who are celebrating five years at the Llangollen Oggie Shop and Deli on the […]