Criminals help pay for crime protection for deaf people

A campaign has been launched to help protect deaf people from becoming the victims of crime – paid for by money seized from criminals. The North Wales Deaf Association have organised a series of Crime Prevention Workshops thanks to a £5,000 grant from special fund set up by North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon […]

Homeless Paul fears he’ll be killed on streets of Wrexham

A police boss heard how a man had been living rough on the streets of Wrexham for 20 years following the death of his mum from cancer. According to Paul Evans, 49, he became addicted to drugs in prison and was now trapped in a vicious cycle of decline that’s ruined his life. Paul says […]

Charity trek challenge complete for Wrexham finance firm PA

A PA at a Wrexham finance firm has raised hundreds of pounds for charity by trekking through a huge thunderstorm on a Slovenian mountain range. Fiona Clarke, who works for Hadlow Edwards Wealth Management, based in Regent Street, said her challenging trip started from the moment she arrived in the airport and ended with a […]

Major boost for talented tenor Elgan

The career of a talented tenor from Llandudno has been given a major boost after a “sensational” performance at an international festival. Elgan Llyr Thomas is £2,000 better off after reaching the final of the International Voice of the Future competition at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. He and soprano Catrin Woodruff lost out to […]

Boost for village youngsters

A youth group that’s going from strength to strength has been given a boost. The Cynwyd Youth Association have received a £500 donation from Ifor Williams Trailers who  have a factory in the village near Corwen. The organisation was officially established last summer and now meets twice weekly on the astro turf playground next to […]

Hospice makeover isn’t just any makeover

A group of big hearted shop workers jumped into action for a DIY SOS-style makeover at a hospice. But the facelift of the guest room at Nightingale House in Wrexham wasn’t just any facelift – it was done by staff from the Marks and Spencer store down the road at Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre. The […]

Anwyl’s Pat Kelly is named best site manager in Wales

Anwyl Homes site manager, Pat Kelly from Rhyl, has won the prestigious title of Best Site Manager 2017 in the All Wales National LABC Excellence Awards. It is the second year running that one of the Anwyl Homes’ team has beaten stiff competition from across Wales to scoop the award; last year it was won […]

Sensational soprano Sian crowned International Voice of the Future

A “sensational” young soprano won one of the main prizes at an international festival. Sian Dicker, 26, was crowned as the International Voice of the Future at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. She was presented with the brand new Pendine Trophy and a cheque for £6,000 by Mario Kreft MBE, proprietor of the arts loving sponsor, […]

Family overcome with emotion as Indonesian choir sing happy 80th birthday to Irene

A choir which had just flown 12,000 miles from Indonesia to Wales to compete at an international festival stopped off to join in the 80th birthday celebrations of a care home resident. The family of Irene Williams was overcome with emotion as the choir burst into a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday in the sun-drenched […]

Fix room for addicts will save lives

Setting up a “fix room” in Wrexham where drug addicts can inject themselves safely and hygienically would save lives. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones spoke out after a fact-finding mission to Switzerland where they have a more “tolerant and compassionate approach” which has yielded positive results for the drug takers themselves and […]