Michelin-star pizza man’s lockdown switch to home delivery

A chef at a Michelin star restaurant who has brought Italian style and vintage vehicles to the world of mobile catering has kept his business going through the Covid-19 lockdown by switching to home delivery. Alex Vincenzo Miraglia runs Altieri Catering from the Lock Stock Storage Park on Saltney’s River Lane and after just 12 […]

Community pub and shop supply vulnerable people in virus crisis

A vibrant village enterprise delivering food and groceries to isolated and vulnerable people in the west of rural Denbighshire through the Covid-19 pandemic has received over £20,000 to boost its services. Clawddnewydd, between Ruthin and Cerrigydrudion, boasts a shop and a pub, the Glan Llyn, run by local people and they have introduced new outreach […]

Top farmers co-op donates 5,000 packs of Welsh cheese to help families in need

Wales’s leading dairy company has provided over a ton of its award-winning cheese worth £10,000 to food banks and community schemes across Gwynedd and Anglesey. North Wales farmer co-operative South Caernarfon Creameries has donated 5,000 220-gram packs of its grated Dragon cheddar to help families in need across North West Wales. The company has maintained […]

Kind-hearted Muslim community rallies to support foodbanks

The kind-hearted Muslim community in Conwy has answered a plea from a police boss to support foodbanks during the coronavirus crisis. The Conwy Islamic Society donated two pallets of food to foodbanks in Abergele, Penmaenmawr, Llanfairfechan, Conwy, Colwyn Bay and Kinmel Bay. They were responding to an appeal by North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner […]

Supermarkets urged to relax bulk-buy rules to support struggling care homes

A worried care home manager is calling on supermarkets to lift restrictions on bulk buying for the sector to help struggling care homes order vital food supplies during Covid-19. Julie Ward, manager of The Laurels residential home in Aberdare, said care workers were being forced to make multiple trips to local food stores – putting […]

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 […]