Health

Easter eggs-travaganza at Eagles Meadow will boost children’s hospice

AN Easter ‘eggs’travaganza event at a Wrexham shopping centre will kick start a major boost for a children’s hospice charity. Shoppers at Eagles Meadow have been treating the shallow pool at the top of the centre’s Spanish Steps like a wishing well and throwing in their loose change The latest batch of money is being […]

Housing association teams up with fire service on life-saving campaign

A major campaign has been launched urging people living in Llandudno to report potential fire risks like hoarding. Housing association Cartrefi Conwy has joined forces with the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service to get the message out to residents about reducing the risk of fire hazards in their homes. The ‘Tell us before it’s […]

IT expert who broke both legs in horrific accident inspires fundraising drive

An IT expert who broke both legs in a horrific horse riding accident has inspired his colleagues to launch a fundraising campaign for the emergency service he credits with saving his life. Dave Murfitt, 46, is head of IT at the Wrexham-based online criminal record checks firm, Disclosure Services, which has made the Wales Air […]

Wrexham finance firm boss in Montenegro mountain challenge

A WREXHAM finance firm director is donning his walking boots to take part in a marathon charity trek in the mountains of Montenegro. Medwyn Edwards, Joint Founding Director of Hadlow Edwards Wealth Management, has signed up for the three-day, three-peak, 40-mile coastal challenge along the Dinaric Alps in Montenegro. It will be his second trip […]

Seconds out as care home residents get the gloves on for a boxing workout

It was seconds out, round one as residents and staff of a Caernarfon care home showed off their hooks and jabs with a boxing fitness coach who has worked with top actors and sports stars including former Formula One champion Jenson Button in a Los Angeles gym. The special session of Boxing for Fitness was […]

Dynamic duo aged 92 on song with renowned harpist Elfair

Two life-long friends aged 92 burst into song when a renowned harpist performed at the day centre they attend. Morfydd Bartlett and Gwen Pritchard have been close mates ever since they met at the age of five at the primary school in Carmel, near Caernarfon, more than eight decades ago and even lived next door […]

£15m dementia centre plan will create 150 new jobs in Wrexham

A leading care organisation has revealed £15 million plans to build a dementia centre of excellence in Wrexham and redevelop another site in the town, creating 150 new jobs. Pendine Park say they are responding to the huge need for more specialist care because of the soaring number of people aged 85 and over which […]

Increased pay is vital to recruit more care workers with looming 20,000 shortfall

Increasing the pay of social care workers in Wales so that they earn more than shelf stackers in discount supermarkets is vital to solve the massive recruitment crisis in the sector. The call from Mario Kreft MBE, the chair of Care Forum Wales, came after a campaign was launched to attract another 20,000 social care […]

Former royal harpist keeps promise to festival after recovering from cancer

A world renowned harpist who was forced to pull out of a major festival last year, because she was battling breast cancer, is keeping her promise to perform at this year’s event instead. Former Royal Harpist, Catrin Finch will have a starring role at the Wales Harp Festival at Galeri in Caernarfon on April 17 and 18. After […]