Health

Bodybuilder Samantha makes the right call

A phone store manager who “never exercised” in her life has gone from a standing start to becoming one of the UK’s top bodybuilders. Samantha Ellis, who manages the EE store at Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre, in Wrexham, fits an ultra-tough training regime around her full on work day, and is building up her muscle […]

Ex-Sunday school teacher Gertrude reaches 101 after avoiding cigarettes and alcohol

Avoiding alcohol and cigarettes were among the secrets of long life for a great-grandmother who has celebrated her 101st birthday. Former Sunday school teacher Gertrude Jones was born in 1917 when the First World War was still raging, when the Russian Revolution started and Albert Einstein published his first paper on Cosmology. She has been […]

Kind-hearted Tracy takes silver care industry Oscars

A mother-of-two from Tonyrefail has been honoured with a silver award for her care of elderly people in their own homes. Tracy Davies, who works for Home Instead Senior Care, travels round in the Ford Fiesta she calls her ‘mobile office’ looking after clients in Cowbridge, Pontypridd and Caerphilly. Her kind heart and dedication to […]

Fantastic five land jobs at flagship dementia centre thanks to life-changing training course

Five young women have all landed permanent jobs at the Caernarfon dementia care centre of excellence which hosted the life-changing training course they took part in. Becky Ward, 26, Roxanne Aston, 20, Ellen Robinson, 28, Kelly Thomson, 30, and 26-year-old Emma Fozzard became enrolled on the Into Health and Social Care course run by a […]

Final Call for Pendine International Voice of the Future competition

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is seeking talented young soloists to enter before the March 2nd deadline so they can vie for the prestigious title A “sensational” soprano who won one of the main prizes at an international festival is urging young soloists from around the world to enter this year’s competition to launch their […]

Top award on the menu for caring Karen

A 57 year old woman from Powys who stepped into the breach to cook for a group of young people with autism has been honoured with a national award. Karen Saunders, who works at the Bronllys home in Brecon, was presented with a silver award at the Wales Care Awards at Cardiff City Hall. The […]

Top builder uses historic local quarry for slate for new health centre

Slate from an historic Blaenau Ffestiniog quarry has been used by an award-winning builder to roof the town’s new health centre. Anwyl Construction used the distinctive dark blue and grey slate from the Cwt y Bugail Quarry and Welsh slate walling from a local supplier to ensure a strong local connection with the area. The […]

New manager at Boots prides herself on taking a hands-on role

A woman who found the perfect prescription for success when she started work in the pharmacy department at Boots 30 years ago has just become manager of the chemist chain’s branch in Wrexham. Dawn Wynne, who joined straight from school at the age of 16 and this year notches up three decades with the company, […]

Builder helps charity raise £2.5K from Christmas tree collection

A popular local charity has received a late Christmas present thanks to the help of a leading local builder. Two HGV drivers from the Anwyl Group took time out of their busy schedule to collect discarded Christmas trees in return for donations to St Kentigern Hospice which totalled £2,500. Dave Jones and Steve Colclough worked […]