Health

Artistic youngsters join forces with care home residents to brighten up safety centre

Schoolchildren and care home residents are working hand in hand to produce a major new artwork at an award winning centre designed to keep children and young people safe. It is being created for the DangerPoint life skills activity centre by pupils of Gwersyllt Primary School who have built a strong bond with residents at […]

“Camp fire” cuisine inspires new generation of Bear Grylls explorers

A nature-loving duo will be inspiring families to embrace their “inner wildness” and help beat stress with “camp fire” cooking at a top food festival. Forest school and bushcraft experts James and Lea Kendall will be hosting interactive cooking workshops throughout this year’s Llangollen Food Festival to reconnect parents and children with nature to boost […]

Ethical care organisation hailed as an inspiration by London Stock Exchange

A care organisation has been hailed by the London Stock Exchange as one of the most “inspirational” companies in the UK. Pendine Park, which has eight care homes in Wrexham and Caernarfon and employs 800 people, was identified as one of the most dynamic companies in Britain. Around 220 of the jobs have been created […]

Welsh Elvis was in the building to sing happy birthday to Ivan

A care home resident who has a degenerative brain condition was All Shook Up when an Elvis impersonator who’s also a hospital chaplain popped in to sing Happy Birthday. Rocking reverend Wynne Roberts, known as the Welsh Elvis, was the star attraction at Ivan Chambers’ 50th birthday party at the Bryn Seiont Newydd care home […]

Police boss welcomes MPs’ call to decriminalise cannabis

The North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner has welcomed a report from a group of cross-party MPs who predict the UK will fully legalise cannabis within five to 10 years. Arfon Jones, a former police inspector, is a long-time advocate of drugs reform and says the conclusions of the MPs’ fact-finding trip to Canada are […]

Daring duo’s skydive to raise money for children’s hospice

Two daredevil workmates have taken “a leap of faith” in aid of a children’s hospice charity. Nick Mayer and Molly Cadle, who work as client administrators at criminal record checks company Disclosure Services in Wrexham, both did a tandem skydive to raise money for Hope House. They jumped out of a speeding plane 10,000 ft […]

Small step for man but a giant leap for care home residents

Care home residents took a giant leap with a madcap celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing – by transforming their lift into Apollo 11’s lunar module, Eagle. The wacky out of this world experience at Pendine Park’s Highfield House Care Home in Wrexham was accompanied by appropriate music like Frank Sinatra singing […]

Wheelchair basketball star Alex ready to take on the world

A talented young wheelchair basketball star from Deganwy has been called up for the Great Britain Under-22 squad preparing for next year’s European Championships. Alex Wilson, 15, from Deganwy, a student at Ysgol John Bright, in Llandudno, is now training hard at regular sessions in Sheffield with the squad’s top coaches. Alex was born with […]