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Battle group plan massive splash at Colwyn Bay’s Forties Festival

A World War Two battle re-enactment group is set to make a massive splash at Colwyn Bay’s 1940s festival next month. The supercharged display will be put on by North West Military Collectors group (NWMIL), whose pyrotechnic experts strive to make the action as authentic as possible. As part of their explosive exhibition they plan […]

Prince Madoc American legend set to bring surge in tourists for North Wales

A surge in tourism for North Wales could be kick-started with a bid to capitalise on the discovery of America by Prince Madoc, says a business group. According to Welsh folklore, the adventurer Prince sailed from Rhos-on-Sea in 1170, on a ship built in Abergele, and ended up in Mobile Bay in Alabama – three […]

Family of disabled youngster encourages people to dance the night away for charity

The family of a seriously disabled boy are encouraging people to dance the night away to raise funds for a charity that has helped them. Oliver Coxon was born with his intestines outside his body, later developing brain damage and cerebral palsy – and almost died during a vital operation when he was just months […]

Emotional concert to remember controversial drowning of village

A top harpist revealed the Welsh premiere of a new piece of music to remember the controversial drowning of a village will be a highly emotional occasion for her. Sioned Williams’ grandfather Huw T Edwards led the campaign against the submerging of Capel Celyn in the Tryweryn valley above Bala in 1965 to create a […]

Finance firm brewing up a plan to take over iconic Wrexham Lager building

A WREXHAM finance firm is brewing up a plan to take over one of the town’s most historic buildings. Hadlow Edwards Wealth Management has signed a lease on the original Wrexham Lager brew house on the edge of Central Retail Park and will turn it into state-of-the-art finance offices. The 25-strong team has grown out […]

Clara indulges in her passion for vintage at Forties Festival Ballroom Blitz concert

Singer Clara Bloom will be indulging in her passion for vintage clothes and music when she takes to the stage in a festival marking North Wales’ role in World War Two. She will be headlining at the Ballroom Blitz dance evening, part of the hugely popular Forties Festival in Colwyn Bay, alongside DJ Malcolm Murray […]

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 […]