Health

Hospice makeover isn’t just any makeover

A group of big hearted shop workers jumped into action for a DIY SOS-style makeover at a hospice. But the facelift of the guest room at Nightingale House in Wrexham wasn’t just any facelift – it was done by staff from the Marks and Spencer store down the road at Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre. The […]

Sensational soprano Sian crowned International Voice of the Future

A “sensational” young soprano won one of the main prizes at an international festival. Sian Dicker, 26, was crowned as the International Voice of the Future at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. She was presented with the brand new Pendine Trophy and a cheque for £6,000 by Mario Kreft MBE, proprietor of the arts loving sponsor, […]

Brave girls raise £3K for children’s charity

Two brave little girls have raised over £3,000 for a charity that arranges dream trips to Disneyland Paris for disabled and sick children. Heidi Rogerson, nine, and Evie Davies, seven, who are both wheelchair-bound, took part in a five and a half mile sponsored walk in aid of Miles of Smiles which provides the magical […]

Singer Sheena set to star on international stage

A care practitioner with a “voice of an angel” who wowed opera star Sir Bryn Terfel will take centre stage at a global event. Sheena Miranda, 29, who works for the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham, will be competing in the open folk category at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Back in 2003 she […]

Tenpin bowling puts Wrexham charity for autistic youngsters in the frame

A Wrexham bowling alley is striking out to help a charity which supports children with autism. As part of its rolling programme to boost good causes, Tenpin at the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre helping local charity Your Space to raise funds. The charity provides social opportunities, activities and clubs for 200 children and young people […]

A change for the better

A shopping centre has earned national recognition for the quality of its facilities for disabled people. The disabled toilets at Eagles Meadow in Wrexham have been accredited by learning disability organisation Mencap and included on a map of their approved locations. People with disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, Motor Neurone Disease and Multiple Sclerosis, who […]

Cartrefi Conwy reassures tenants after tower block fire tragedy

A housing association has acted to reassure its tenants in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. Cartrefi Conwy are visiting tenants and have posted a message on their Facebook page and website to confirm that none of the cladding at the centre of the investigation in London has been used on any of […]

Intrepid restaurant manager Celine will zip through the air to raise cash for cancer charity

A fearless restaurant boss is serving herself up a hair-raising airborne challenge to raise thousands of pounds for a cancer charity. Celine Larnicol, manager of Pizza Express at the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre in Wrexham, aims to notch up at least £2,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support by taking a heart-stopping zipwire ride which will see […]

Care home masterchefs create culinary delights

A group of care home masterchefs are cooking up a storm. Residents of Pendine Park in Wrexham are making a host of taste bud-teasing dishes after setting up their own cookery school. The idea came from Elaine Lee, the enrichment and activities coordinator at their Penybryn care home which specialises in brain injuries and neurological […]