Health

Bakery duo and miracle man Cez step out in aid of hospice

A young father who defied the doctors and made a “miraculous recovery” after being diagnosed with an inoperable cancer is joining his brother on a marathon trek in aid of a hospice. Things looked bleak for Ceri Dawson, 29, two years ago when he was given the bombshell news that he had pleomorphic soft tissue […]

Geoff, 72, gets his life back after “miracle” surgery on swollen nose

A retired business manager whose nose swelled and became a horrible bulbous mass three times its normal size has got his life back after “miracle” surgery. The distressing condition suffered by Geoff Turner, 72, from Llandudno, was caused by a rare skin disorder, Rhinophyma, which first struck three years ago. Mr Turner’s massively enlarged nose, […]

Don’t throw “good money after bad”, urges social care leader

A proposed new income tax to fund elderly social care would be “throwing good money after bad” unless there’s radical reform of the whole system, it’s been warned. The idea for the tax of between one per cent and three per cent was recommended in a report by top economist Professor Gerard Holtham which was […]

“Brilliant” performance by boys’ choir brings tears to the eyes of care home residents

Ten members of an acclaimed boys’ choir delivered a moving mid-summer concert which brought tears to the eyes of staff and elderly residents at a care home. The musical evening organised by The Aloud charity and Care Forum Wales was given a resounding verdict of ‘brilliant’ from residents of Springbank Care Home, College Road, Barry, […]

Indian choir brings joy to Nancy, 90

A former Llangollen souvenir shop owner who made it her mission to visit the town’s International Musical Eisteddfod every year was over the moon when one of the most colourful and melodic acts from this year’s event gave a concert at the care home where she now lives. Nancy Povey, 90, a talented pianist and […]

Michelin restaurant boss Susan back in business after life-changing knee op

A life-changing partial knee replacement operation has saved the owner of a Michelin starred North Wales restaurant from having to give up the job she loves. The intricate procedure was carried out on Susan Webb at the private Spire Yale Hospital, Wrexham, by top orthopaedic specialist Mr Tony Smith, after arthritis left her barely able […]

Care home residents tune up for international festival

A group of musical care home residents have been tuning up for an international festival with the help of an opera singer and a top accompanist. Mezzo soprano Jenny Pearson and pianist Annette Bryn Parri who plays regularly for Sir Bryn Terfel spent the day at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham. They were […]

Social care leader chosen to help steer Welsh economy

A social care leader will be helping to steer the Welsh economy after being appointed to an influential new panel of advisers. Mario Kreft MBE, the chair of Care Forum Wales and the proprietor of the Pendine Park care organisation, has been appointed to sit on the new Ministerial Advisory Board set up by Economy Secretary […]