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 […]

Finance firm brewing up a plan to take over iconic Wrexham Lager building

A WREXHAM finance firm is brewing up a plan to take over one of the town’s most historic buildings. Hadlow Edwards Wealth Management has signed a lease on the original Wrexham Lager brew house on the edge of Central Retail Park and will turn it into state-of-the-art finance offices. The 25-strong team has grown out […]

#itsgoodtotalk – gastro pub calls time on mobile phones

A popular Wrexham gastro pub is calling time on mobile phones for one night a week in a bid to encourage people to chat without any distractions. Customers at The Fat Boar pub and restaurant in Wrexham will receive 25 per cent off their food bill if they are willing to hand in their mobile […]

On your marks! Joneses are on the run to set new world record

An appeal has been launched for help in setting a new world record for the biggest gathering of runners named Jones. Already more than 800 athletes have signed up for the fifth Jones Crisps Anglesey Half Marathon on Sunday March 4 – with almost 10 per cent of them called Jones. Race organisers Always Aim […]