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War hero Bill, 93, unveils spectacular weeping wall of poppies at care home

A 93-year old World War Two hero unveiled a weeping wall of poppies created by care home residents to honour the fallen. The 1,500 poppies have gone on display at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham ahead of Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday. The work of art now hangs from an upper window of […]

Historic memorabilia of two Anglesey air aces is handed over to museum

Historic memorabilia from the home of a pioneer aviator has been donated to the island of Anglesey where he took off from on his most famous flight and where he lived for over 30 years. And detective work by the Isle of Anglesey Council’s Archives Department has revealed that while some of the material belonged […]

Bakery queen Denise is a “superstar”

A grandmother of eight has been honoured after celebrating 25 years at a leading bakery. Bosses at the family-run Village Bakery paid tribute to Denise Matthews, 62, and described her as one of their “superstars”. The mum-of-four is a popular member of the team in the pie room at their bakery in Minera. Her time at […]

The Roads of Castles in Wonderland lead to prosperity for North Wales

Plans have been unveiled for a brand new tourism route created especially for the increasing number of Japanese visitors fuelling the tourism boom in North Wales. The Roads of Castles in Wonderland initiative was revealed by Jim Jones, the managing director of North Wales Tourism, who said the region was now a big hit with visitors from the Land of the Rising […]

Boys’ choir prepares for moving tribute to iconic poet Hedd Wyn

A boys’ choir will be performing at a moving ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of iconic Welsh poet Hedd Wyn – with the help of cash seized from criminals. Among the members of Only Boys Aloud, which is run by the Aloud charity are singing at the Menin Gate in Ypres in […]

Former ‘Downton Abbey’ housemaid toasts good health thanks to revolutionary treatment

A great-grandmother who once worked as a housemaid at the ‘real’ Downton Abbey has praised the doctor who gave her back her life following pioneering gynaecological treatment. Shirley Green, 72, was one of the first women in Wales and the North West to undergo the revolutionary ‘Juliet’ procedure at Spire Yale Hospital in Wrexham to […]

Care home residents create weeping wall of 1,500 poppies

Residents at a care home are creating their own weeping wall of poppies to honour the fallen. The 1,500 poppies will go on display at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham ahead of Armistice Day on November 11. The spectacular tribute will be draped from one the upper windows of the Penybryn care home and […]

Adventurous couple Geoff and Ella celebrate 65 years of wedded bliss

The adventurous grandparents of a world champion sailor celebrated their sapphire wedding anniversary at a care home. Geoff Blore, 88, and his wife Ella, 91, marked 65 years of marital bliss with their family and staff at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham. Ella, has been a resident at the Highfield House Care Home […]

Rocks of ages from Anglesey on show

An exhibition featuring stones from Anglesey that pre-date dinosaurs by 250 million years will form the centrepiece of a unique display. The boulders from the earliest period of the Earth’s history have been collected by the talented artist, Manon Awst, and will be unveiled in the arts pavilion, Y Lle Celf, on the Maes at […]

The mystery of the missing Rubens inspired masterpiece at Soughton Hall Hotel

THE owner of a Downton Abbey-style historic hotel is trying to solve the mystery of a missing masterpiece thought to be have been from the school of the 16th century Dutch artist, Rubens. The giant oil painting once adorned an entire wall in one of the first floor rooms at Soughton Hall Hotel, near Northop, […]