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Historic hospital plans get a favourable reception at public consultation event

Plans for the redevelopment of Denbigh’s historic North Wales Hospital site have been given the thumbs up by members of the public as a series of consultations has begun. The latest at Denbigh Library this week saw detailed sets of plans on display with senior representatives from developers Jones Bros available to discuss the proposals […]

North Wales’s most haunted –the Salusbury Arms and its seven ghosts

A village inn in the Vale of Clwyd claims to be the most haunted pub in North Wales after being home to seven ghosts. An exorcism a few years ago whittled that down to three but the Salusbury Arms in Tremeirchion, which features in the Domesday Book, is still certainly spook central. Locals from the […]

Appeal for memories of tragic F1 hero Tom Pryce for new book

An appeal has been launched for stories for a new book about tragic F1 hero Tom Pryce. Campaigners are trying to raise £50,000 to erect a statue in memory of the race ace and to inspire children and young people in his hometown of Denbigh to reach for their dreams. Their drive has received a […]

New Bond between ancient castles will boost North Wales economy

An historic agreement to twin two ancient castles – one in North Wales and the other in Japan – will help attract more visitors from the Land of the Rising Sun and boost the economy. The arrangement to partner Conwy Castle and Himeji Castle, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites dating back to the 13th century, […]

Who lives in a house like this – wander round the home of a Welsh legend

The doors of the home of one of Wales’s greatest heroes will be thrown open to the public as Owain Glyndwr gets the Through The Keyhole treatment in Corwen this month. The miracle of modern technology will give visitors to the inaugural two-day Gwyl y Fflam – Festival of Flame – the chance to tour […]

Top sculptor draws attention to campaign to honour F1 hero and inspire youngsters

A framed drawing of Wales’s greatest ever motor racing driver has been presented to Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns as a campaign to honour his memory and inspire young people gathers pace. Tom Pryce was born at the former Trevalyn Hospital in Rossett and spent his early childhood living in the Hightown area of Wrexham and […]

Caring staff drive appeal to honour F1 racing hero

Big hearted staff at a care home in Wrexham have been helping drive forward a fundraising appeal honouring Grand Prix racing hero Tom Pryce. The energetic team of carers and friends of Pendine Park’s Hillbury House Care Home used pedal power to get behind the £50,000 appeal to erect a statue in memory of the late […]

F1 hero Tom inspires pupild at his old school in Denbigh

The remarkable story of Formula 1 hero Tom Pryce is inspiring the pupils at his old school in Denbigh to reach for their dreams. The youngsters in the two Year Six classes at Ysgol Frongoch were given a special treat when they were given a close-up look at a Formula Ford racing car like the […]

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 […]